The Department Resources Group has been renamed ASA Program Reviewers and Consultants. Although many sociologists are familiar with the work of the Department Resources Group (DRG), a significant proportion continue to ask “What is the DRG?” To address this issue, we have confronted it directly, choosing a moniker that explicitly addresses what this set of ASA-trained consultants do to support and strengthen sociology departments. Namely, the consultants serve as external program reviewers and consult with departments on departmental priorities, retreats, and leadership.
TRAILS, the Teaching Resources and Innovation Library for Sociology, is ASA’s online, peer-reviewed repository for teaching and learning materials. Access to TRAILS is a benefit of ASA membership.
In accordance with election policies established by the ASA Council, biographical sketches of the candidates for leadership positions in the ASA election appear in alphabetical order by office below.
Candidates for President-Elect
The ASA sexual harassment working group (HWG), of which I am a member, was organized nearly two years ago following allegations of sexual harassment, including of women of color, at our annual meetings. We understand that sexual harassment and predatory sexual behavior in academia are not necessarily best treated as the work of a few bad actors, but rather are systemic issues that need to be dealt with as such.
Deadline: June 15 and December 15
The ASA invites submissions for the Fund for the Advancement of the Discipline (FAD) grants. FAD is supported by the National Science Foundation. The goal of this award is to nurture the development of scientific knowledge by funding small, groundbreaking research initiatives that will advance the discipline.
Student Forum Travel Awards
Deadline: April 1st
Student Forum Travel Awards are meant to assist students by defraying the expenses associated with attending the ASA Annual Meeting.
ASA is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2018 Community Action Research Initiative (CARI) grant awards. These sociologists bring social science knowledge, methods, and expertise to address community-identified issues and concerns. Each CARI recipient has proposed pro bono work partnering with a community organization. The three principal investigators are listed below, along with a brief description of their funded proposals.