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
Present Professional Position: Professor of Sociology, Stanford University, 2008-present.
Former Professional Positions: Associate Professor of Sociology, Cornell University, 2005-08. Assistant Professor of Sociology, Cornell University, 2003-05. Assistant Professor of Sociology, University of Wisconsin, 2001-03. Education: PhD, Stanford University, 2001. MA, Stanford University, 1996. BS, Texas A&M University, 1989.
Positions Held in ASA: Feminist Scholar Action Award Committee (Chair), ASA Section on Sex and Gender, 2012-13. Sally Hacker Best Graduate Student Paper Award Committee (Chair), ASA Section on Sex and Gender, 2011-12. Council, ASA Section on Sex and Gender, 2009-12, Council, ASA Section on Social Psychology, 2008-11. Elected Member, ASA Committee on Nominations, 2008-10.
Offices Held in Other Organizations: Feminist Mentor Award Committee (Co-chair), Sociologists for Women in Society, 2018-19. Board Member, Social Inequality Book Series, Stanford University Press, 2018-present. Associate PI, Time Sharing Experiments for the Social Sciences, 2001-present. Consulting Editor, Sociological Science, 2014-present. Editorial Board, Gender & Society, 2005-2011.
Publications: Tak, Elise, Shelley J. Correll and Sarah A. Soule. Forthcoming. “Gender Inequality in Product Markets: When and How Status Beliefs Transfer to Products.” Social Forces. Correll, Shelley J. 2017. “Reducing Gender Biases in Modern Workplaces: A Small Wins Approach to Organizational Change.” Gender & Society 31(6): 725-750. Correll, Shelley J., Cecilia L. Ridgeway, Ezra Zuckerman, Sharon Jank, Sara Jordan Bloch, Sandra Nakagawa. 2017. “It’s the Conventional Thought that Counts: How Third-Order Inference Produces Status Advantage.” American Sociological Review 82(2): 297-327. Benard, Stephen and Shelley J. Correll. 2010. “Normative Discrimination and the Motherhood Penalty.” Gender & Society 24: 616-646. Correll, Shelley J, Stephen Benard, and In Paik. 2007. “Getting a Job: Is There a Motherhood Penalty?” American Journal of Sociology 112: 1297-1338.
Personal Statement: The social scientific knowledge we generate as sociologists can create better, more equitable organizations and societies. Throughout my career, I have produced research with the goal of transforming workplaces, including in academic, nonprofit, and corporate settings. Too often, important research findings stay in the academy and are not translated into policy. As a professional association, the ASA has the important role of publicizing and amplifying sociological research for the betterment of society. My long-standing commitment to fostering this goal is evident in my teaching, research, mentoring, and program building, for which I received the SWS feminist mentoring and lecturer awards. As director of the Clayman Institute for Gender Research for the past nine years, I have worked to build and support a diverse community of scholars, activists, and policy makers committed to putting rigorous research into action to create more diverse and inclusive organizations. If elected president, I will devote my efforts to these goals, working with our membership and the ASA staff to amplify the social impact of our collective research.
Present Professional Position: Leon Forrest Professor of Sociology and African American Studies Northwestern University, 1988- Present.
Former Professional Positions: Interim Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, Northwestern University, 2007–08. Associate Professor of Sociology, University of Michigan, 1986–88. Assistant Professor of Sociology, University of Michigan. 1980-86.
Education: PhD (Sociology), State University of New York, Stony Brook, 1980. BA (Cum Laude, Sociology), Bradley University, 1974. AA (Sociology), Olive-Harvey College, 1972.
Positions Held in ASA: Executive Office and Budget, 2016-19. Elected Member, ASA Council, 1994–97. Program Committee, ASA, 1994. Chair, ASA Distinguished Career Award Committee, 1992–93. Elected Member, Nomination Committee, 1990-92.
Offices Held in Other Organizations: Co-Founder and Board Member of the National Du Bois Scholar Network, 2017. Co-Chair, Board of the Society for the Advancement of the Vivian G. Harsh, Research Collection of Afro-American History and Literature, Carter G. Woodson Regional Library, 2000. Member of Advisory Committee, Leadership for a Changing World, Research and Documentation, Ford Foundation and New York University Wagner School, 2000. Consultant, “Eyes on the Prize, the Television History of the Civil Rights Years, 1954–1965,” 1986. President of the Association of Black Sociologists, 1986–88.
Publications: Morris, Aldon. 2017. “W. E. B. Du Bois at the Center: From Science, Civil Rights Movement. to Black Lives Matter,” British Journal of Sociology.
Aldon Morris. 2015. The Scholar Denied: W. E. B. Du Bois and the Birth of Modern Sociology, University of California Press. Mansbridge, Jane and Aldon Morris, 2001. Oppositional Consciousness: The Subjective Roots of Social Protest (edited volume), University of Chicago Press. Morris, Aldon. 1984. The Origins of the Civil Rights Movement: Black Communities Organizing for Change, Free Press. Morris, Aldon. 1981. “Black Southern Student Sit-in Movement: An Analysis of Internal Organization” American Sociological Review Vol. 46.
Personal Statement: Sociological scholarship reveals that systems of domination-patriarchy, race, class, and sexual orientation intersect and mutually reinforce. In these troubling times, a sociology of liberation rooted in empirical observation and theorizing from data rather than ideology is overdue. This sociology is realizable through systematic study and rigorous reasoning in the scholarly tradition pioneered by W. E. B. Du Bois. As ASA president, I would promote using existing methodologies and formulating new ones that facilitate the collection and analysis of critical evidence leading to new theoretical perspectives on the social conditions faced by oppressed groups. I will organize the conference to push the limits of knowledge to point us toward relief from gender discrimination and sexual harassment, racism, ableism, heteronormativity, and devastating class inequalities. In so doing, we can make sociology relevant to positive social transformation thus reclaiming its radical roots anchored in research. While sociology’s strength derives from heterogeneous theories and methodologies, our intellectual habitus need interrogation to generate new insights into an increasingly complex world.
Candidates for Vice President-Elect
Present Professional Position: Professor of Sociology, University of Arizona, 2012-Present.
Former Professional Positions: Professor of Sociology, University of California-Santa Barbara, 2011. Associate Professor of Sociology, University of California-Santa Barbara, 2006-11. Director, Center for Information Technology and Society, University of California-Santa Barbara, 2006-09.
Education: PhD, University of Arizona, 2002. MA, University of Arizona, 1998. BS, Northwestern University, 1996.
Positions Held in ASA: Chair, Collective Behavior and Social Movements Section, 2017-18. Chair, Committee on Sections, 2015-17. Chair, Communication and Information Technologies Section (now CITAMS), 2013-14.
Chair, Membership and Mentoring Committee, Sociology of Law Section, 2008-10. Co-Organizer of the Junior Faculty Mentoring Program, Collective Behavior and Social Movements Section, 2004-05.
Offices Held in Other Organizations: External Advisor for ‘Reinventing Democracy in Europe: Youth Doing Politics in Times of Increasing Inequalities (EURYKA),’ Funded by the European Commission Research Executive Agency, 2017-Present. Co-organizer, ‘Informing Activists’ video series for young activists (co-organized with Thomas V. Maher and Thomas Elliott), published through the Mobilizing Ideas Blog, 2015-Present. Public Voices Op-Ed Project Participant, Tucson, AZ, 2016-17. Associate Editor, Social Problems, 2008-11. Member, Editorial Board, Law and Society Review, 2007-10.
Publications: Earl, Jennifer, Thomas V. Maher, and Thomas Elliott. 2017. “Youth, Activism, and Social Movements.” Sociology Compass 11(4).
Ring-Ramirez, Misty, Heidi Reynolds-Stenson, and Jennifer Earl. 2014. “Culturally Constrained Contention: Mapping the Meaning Structure of the Repertoire of Contention.” Mobilization 19(4): 489-504.
Earl, Jennifer and Katrina Kimport. 2011. Digitally Enabled Social Change: Activism in the Internet Age. MIT Press.
Earl, Jennifer. 2003. “Tanks, Tear Gas and Taxes: Toward a Theory of Movement Repression.” Sociological Theory 21(1): 44-68.
Earl, Jennifer, Sarah A. Soule, and John D. McCarthy. 2003 “Protest under Fire? Explaining the Policing of Protest.” American Sociological Review 68(4): 581-606.
Personal Statement: Our professional community is a critical resource for developing and refining sociological insights, expanding our collective impact, and enriching our individual careers. Building on my extensive track-record and commitment to service and outreach, I would promote our field externally to increase support for research and teaching, drive public recognition of sociological contributions, and amplify the impact of sociology on society. Sections anchor the organizational experience of most ASA members and sections are critical to achieving meaningful inclusivity and deeper senses of belonging. My prior experiences in section leadership and the Committee on Sections have helped me identify important financial, data, and governance supports that would improve the health, vitality, and inclusivity of sections. Expanding services to build members’ work and careers is also a high priority, including forward-looking consideration of issues facing early-career members such as high student loan debts and mentoring needs. This nomination is a true honor, thank you.
Present Professional Position: Professor of Sociology, University of Southern California, 2010-present.
Former Professional Positions: Chair of Sociology Department, University of Southern California, 2012-15. Professor of American Studies, Brown University, 2008-10. Associate Professor and Professor of Asian American Studies, University of California-Davis, 2003-08.
Education: PhD, University of California-Berkeley, 1998. MA, University of California-Berkeley, 1995. BA, University of California-Berkeley, 1992.
Positions Held in ASA: Elected Member, Theory Section Council, 2017-20. Member, Book Award Committee, Global and Transnational Sociology Section, 2019. Elected Member, Nominations Committee, 2014-16. Editorial Board, Contexts, 2011-14. Member, Article Award Committee, International Migration Section, 2013.
Offices Held in Other Organizations: Liaison/Mentor, Ford Fellowship Program, 2007-present. Vice President, Sociologists for Women in Society, 2016-18. Editorial Board, Social Politics, 2015-present. Member, Sociology and Geographic Sciences National Science Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship Awards Committee, 2012-13; 2014-15. Editorial Board, Gender and Society, 2006-09.
Publications: Parreñas, Rhacel, Rachel Silvey, Maria Hwang and Carolyn Choi. 2018. “Serial Labor Migration: Precarity and Itinerancy among Filipino and Indonesian Domestic Workers,” International Migration Review.
Parreñas, Rhacel. 2015. Servants of Globalization: Migration and Domestic Work, 2nd Edition. Stanford University Press.
Parreñas, Rhacel. 2011. Illicit Flirtations: Labor, Migration, and Sex Trafficking in Tokyo. Stanford University Press.
Parreñas, Rhacel. 2005. Children of Global Migration: Transnational Families and Gendered Woes. Stanford University Press.
Parreñas, Rhacel. 2000. “Migrant Filipina Domestic Workers and the International Division of Reproductive Labor,” Gender & Society 14:4: 560-80.
Personal Statement: I am deeply grateful for this nomination and hope to use this as an opportunity to promote greater diversity in higher education, encourage public sociology, and foster the works of new scholars. My long-term support for these goals is reflected in my research and service. I am a scholar of labor, gender, the family, and international migration, who in recent years has used qualitative methods to examine the lives of groups identified as human trafficking victims by the U.S. Department of State. My greatest satisfaction from our profession has come from my mentorship of students and from doing public sociology, which I have done for example by helping international groups such as Human Rights Watch gain access to the hard to reach population of domestic workers in the Middle East. I am honored to have received the 2019 Jessie Bernard Award. If elected, I would work on advancing the public engagement of sociologists so we can collectively have a broader impact in the public sphere.