American Sociological Association

ASA Footnotes

A publication of the American Sociological AssociationASA News & Events
November 2016

Annual Meeting Town Hall Discussion Continues: Join Us for a Twitter Chat

Twitter#InclusiveASA Twitter chat with Tanya Golash-Boza, ASA Council member

Tuesday, December 6 at1:00 p.m. EST and
Wednesday, December 7 at 1:00 p.m. EST

ASA hosted a Town Hall at the 2016 Annual Meeting in Seattle. The announced topic of the session was inequalities of race/ethnicity, gender, class, and sexual orientation, and the main focus of discussion was on various manifestations of racism within the profession and in academia more generally.

Council had an extensive discussion of the concerns raised at the Town Hall during its August meeting and reaffirmed its commitment to address them in a concrete way. A discussion about tangible initiatives ASA can undertake will continue at the next Council meeting in March, and data are being collected from a number of sources to inform that discussion.

To that end, Council has asked Tanya Golash-Boza (@tanyaboza) to moderate a Twitter chat #InclusiveASA. Please join the conversation to share your thoughts and experience. What are your ideas for how to have a more inclusive ASA? How can ASA foster more inclusivity in departmental life and in academia more generally? 

During the chat, we will also consider some data about diversity in the elected leadership of ASA,

Not on Twitter, but you would like to be? Find out how to sign up at And for tips on using Twitter, see