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.
The ASA proudly announces the 2019 award recipients of the highest honors the Association confers. Awardees, selected by committees directly appointed by the ASA Council, will be honored during a ceremony on August 11 at the 2019 ASA Annual Meeting in New York City. A formal address by ASA President Mary Romero will follow the ceremony.
The officers of the Association extend heartfelt congratulations to the following honorees:
Sandra Barnes, Vanderbilt University
Do sociology graduate students need to publish more today than their predecessors did a generation ago to get a faculty position? Do assistant professors aspiring to tenure need to publish more than was once expected?
ASA is pleased to announce four awards from the Fund for the Advancement of the Discipline (FAD) in response to the June 2018 round of proposals. FAD is a small grants program jointly funded by ASA and the Sociology Program of the National Science Foundation (NSF). Applications are reviewed by an advisory panel composed of ASA Council members.
A few years after my retirement, I discovered that I missed teaching and I went back to work at a local university, but I struggled to find ways to connect with students whose life experiences bore little resemblance to mine. At first, I used Tim Delaney’s Seinology (2006) to enliven introduction to sociology. I discovered, however, that Jerry Seinfeld’s humor often missed the mark with 19- to 23-year olds. Not only did they not get the jokes, they failed to see how the themes of the episodes connected with sociological concepts.
Want to integrate TRAILS into your graduate teaching seminar? The TRAILS Teaching Seminar program will help you enhance the learning process for your graduate students and advance the scholarship of teaching and learning in Sociology. Applications are now being accepted for Spring 2019.