American Sociological Association

ASA Footnotes

A publication of the American Sociological AssociationASA News & Events
May/June 2020


Allen Martin Fremont died on February 25 after a 9.5-year battle with lung cancer. Allen was a Physician Policy Researcher in the Santa Monica RAND office. He joined RAND in 2000 along with his wife Chloe Bird, a Senior Social Scientist at RAND.

Mark Frezzo, Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Mississippi, died on May 11. As a scholar and author, Mark’s interests included the sociology of human rights.

James A. Geschwender, 86, passed away in Raleigh, NC on January 15, 2020. During his distinguished academic career he served on the faculty at Florida State University, Wayne State University, University of Western Ontario, as Visiting Professor at University of Hawaii, and was a Full Professor at SUNY-Binghamton. Geschwender was at Binghamton from 1972 to 1999, where he served as Director of Graduate Studies and Chair of the Sociology Department for approximately 20 years.