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.
New research from two sociologists demonstrates that this sort of aggressive policing has a negative impact on the scholastic performance of African American young teenagers in the affected neighborhoods.
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.
Over the last few years, ASA Annual Meeting attendees may have noticed the small, bright green oval stickers on attendee nametags (or perhaps near the registration tables of ribbons indicating committee and section officer roles) that indicate pronoun preferences as an option to display on your conference name badge.
Local power in New York City has long been concentrated in the hands of Wall Street, the real estate industry, and the powerful alliance of their interests. The political clout of the super-rich at this moment in time is almost unparalleled in history, rivaling the massive control exerted by the very rich in the 19th century Gilded Age. Whether changing the amount of sunlight in Central Park or casting a loom
We all have a lot on the line when we give professional presentations. We want to convey our research in ways that contribute to our areas, make connections with other scholars, and perhaps put ourselves on the radar of a few senior scholars in our discipline. The last thing most of us would want to do is to leave some of our audience members out of the conversation. Yet, scholars with disabilities often report that participating in professional conferences can be an alienating experience.