ASA is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2019 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 is doing pro bono work partnering with a community organization. The principal investigators are listed below, along with brief descriptions of their funded proposals.
Emancipatory Sociology: Rising to the Du Boisian Challenge
116th ASA Annual Meeting • August 7-10, 2021 • Chicago, IL
For decades, intense debates have stirred about the purpose of sociology. On one side, purists view sociology as an objective science whose practitioners are dispassionate scientists interested only in pursuing sociological truths. On the other, emancipationists believe sociology to be a rigorous science whose ultimate goal is uncovering sociological truths crucial to achieving liberation. The debaters proceed as never the twain shall meet.
Sociologists Receive Guggenheim Fellowships
In April 2019, the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation announced the 168 winners of the 95th annual U.S. and Canadian Guggenheim Fellowship Awards. Fellowships were awarded to a diverse group of artists, scientists, and scholars based on prior achievement and exceptional promise. Sociologists Lincoln Quillian and Constance Allen Nathanson are among the 2019 Guggenheim Fellows.
Application Deadline: January 31
ASA seeks applications for Cohort 47 of the Minority Fellowship Program (MFP). Through MFP, ASA supports the development and training of sociologists of color in any sub-area or specialty in the discipline.
Are you committed to advancing sociology as a science and profession? Would you enjoy conceptualizing and organizing professional development opportunities for sociologists in all sectors, conducting research on the discipline, and supporting sociology departments? Are you good at working collaboratively with teams to develop and implement programmatic initiatives? Are you a detail oriented, effective, and experienced leader who is ready to embark on a new challenge in a dynamic and fast-paced environment?
Nominations Sought for 2020 Section Awards
Each year, the ASA’s 52 sections celebrate the achievements of sociologists in their areas of academic interest. Awards are given for books, dissertations, articles, and student and career achievements. Consider nominating your colleagues and students. For more information about individual section awards, visit www.asanet.org/section-awards.
2020 Annual Meeting — San Francisco, CA
August 8-11, 2020
Application Deadline: February 18
ASA is seeking applications from exceptional undergraduate sociology majors who would like to participate in the 2020 ASA Honors Program. The 2020 ASA Honors Program will take place during the ASA Annual Meeting in San Francisco. It provides undergraduate students with a rich introduction to the professional and intellectual life of the discipline.