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  1. American Sociological Association Names Nancy Weinberg Kidd New Executive Officer

    The American Sociological Association (ASA) announced today that Nancy Weinberg Kidd will succeed the retiring Sally T. Hillsman as the Association's executive officer in September.

    Kidd, who earned a Ph.D. in sociology from Stanford University and a B.A. in sociology from the University of Pennsylvania, is currently the executive director of the National Communication Association (NCA) in Washington, D.C.

  2. American Sociological Association Launches New Open Access Journal, Socius

    The American Sociological Association (ASA) has launched Socius: Sociological Research for a Dynamic World, a new open access journal, which published its inaugural articles earlier this month.

    A first of its kind for the ASA, the journal is free to anyone, appears online only, and can feature scholarly papers on any sociology-related topic.

  3. Science Policy

    HHS Releases Proposed Revisions to the Common Rule

  4. The Concerns of Student Protesters and What Sociology Has to Offer

    Causes of Protests and Student Demands

    At the root of some student complaints are worries over representation, campus climate, and a nagging sense of the failure of diversity policies to address issues of structural inequality. A large body of sociological research on diversity and affirmative action in higher education lends credence to student complaints about a lack of representation. According to the National Center for Educational Statistics, faculty of color remain underrepresented.

  5. Political Parties or Sociology Parties?

    Mike Leavitt, the former governor of Utah, recently stated that “[t]here is more sociology happening now than there is politics [in the current election]…the politics are really overshadowed by the sociology...[But] we don’t have sociology parties, we have political parties.”1 Although I am not extensively versed in political science and cannot speak to whether sociology trumps politics in this election, there certainly is a good deal of sociology surrounding Trump in politics.

  6. ASA Archive Project: Give Permission for Your Work to be Included

    In fall 2016 the American Sociological Association (ASA) and the Center for Social Science Research (CSSR) at George Mason University will launch an online survey for all those who submitted manuscripts (whether published or not) and reviews to the American Sociological Review between 1991 and 2010.