In early 2016, ASA Council appointed a task force “to explore the dynamics and implications of the recent growth of contingent employment among sociologists in the context of the broader structural transformations now underway in U.S. universities and in comparison to other disciplines.” And in March 2019, Council approved the final report from the Task Force on Contingent Faculty The task force was co-chaired by the late Dan Clawson and Louis Edgar Esparza, and included members Marisa Allison, Celeste Atkins, Michael Burawoy, Jay R.
ASA encourages all members to join us in New York for the 114th Annual Meeting. If you have not yet registered, you may still register online or onsite in New York.
Journal of Health and Social Behavior: As of July 15, 2019, all new submissions and correspondence should be sent to the new editor: Amy Burdette, Department of Sociology, Florida State University, 526 Bellamy Building, 113 Collegiate Loop, Tallahassee, FL 32306-2270; email: email@example.com. All manuscripts should be submitted through ScholarOne: mc.manuscriptcentral.com/jhsb.
Contemporary Sociology: As of August 1, 2019, all books, reviews, and correspondence should be sent to the new editor: Yasemin Besen-Cassino, Department of Sociology, Montclair State University, 1 Normal Avenue, Montclair, NJ 07043; firstname.lastname@example.org.
Special Symposia at the 2019 Annual Meeting in New York
Sociology in Practice Settings
Saturday, August 10
The preliminary Annual Meeting program is now posted and searchable on ASA’s website. Any changes or updates to session listings for the final program must be received by ASA Meeting Services (email@example.com) no later than June 1, 2019 for inclusion in the printed program. Changes can only continue to be made in the online program and the mobile program app after that date. To search the program, visit convention2.allacademic.com/one/asa/asa19/.
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.