American Sociological Association

Sociology of Emotions

The ASA Section on Sociology of Emotions brings together social and behavioral scientists in order to promote the general development of the study of emotions through the exchange of ideas, theory, research, and teaching. Scholars from a variety of backgrounds are members of this section, and collectively encourage the study of emotions in everyday social life. Substantive topics of investigation include: the expression and experience of emotions, emotions in social interaction, identity and emotions, emotions in historical perspective, the cross-cultural study of emotions, emotions and violence, and the traditions of theory and research in the area of emotions.

Annual Report (2020)
Award RecipientsĀ 

Section CouncilĀ 

Chair: Amy Kroska, University of California-Riverside
Chair-Elect: Alicia D. Cast, University of California-Santa Barbara
Past Chair: Alison J. Bianchi, University of Iowa
Section Secretary/Treasurer: Long Doan, University of Maryland-College Park
Marci D. Cottingham, University of Amsterdam
Cynthia Kate Hawks, Emory University Sociology (Student Representative)
Sarah K. Harkness, University of Iowa
Kimberly Brooke Rogers, Dartmouth College

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