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  1. Call for Submissions: Carla B. Howery Teaching Enhancement Grants Program

    Deadline: February 1, 2017

    Applications are being accepted for the Carla B. Howery Teaching Enhancement Grants Program. This small grants program supports teaching projects that advance the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) within the discipline of sociology.

  2. ASA Updates Sex and Gender Membership Categories

    The Committee on the Status of LGBTQ People in Sociology would like to inform ASA members that the sex and/or gender-identity categories available in the Demographic Information section of the ASA Member Portal were revised to better reflect how members identify themselves in terms of sex and/or gender. The current categories (of which members may choose two) include: female, male, transgender female/transgender woman, transgender male/transgender man, different identity, genderqueer/gender-nonconforming, and prefer not to state.

  3. Sociologists Reflect on the 2016 Presidential Election

    Before the 2016 Presidential election came to a close, ASA asked a few members to send Footnotes some thoughts about a certain facet of the election. Below are some of their observations on addressing climate change in the election, xenophobia, using sociology to process the results, and the role of gender in the election. In addition to Footnotes, more sociologists are sharing their thoughts on the ASA blog, Speak for Sociology (

  4. Science Policy

    Science PolicyNCSES Publishes Report on Women, Minorities, and Persons with Disabilities in Science and Engineering

  5. Recipients of the 2017 ASA Awards

    The American Sociological Association proudly announces the recipients of the major awards for 2017. These outstanding scholars will be recognized at the 2017 Annual Meeting Awards Ceremony on Sunday, August 13, at 4:30 p.m. in Montreal. The Awards Ceremony will immediately precede the formal address of the ASA President Michèle Lamont. All registrants are invited to attend an Honorary Reception immediately following the address to congratulate President Lamont and the award recipients.

  6. TRAILS Top 10 Downloaded Resources of 2016

    TRAILSTRAILS (Teaching Resources and Innovations Library for Sociology) is ASA’s digital library of teaching resources. TRAILS is a member benefit, and we encourage our members to incorporate TRAILS resources in their own classrooms and consider submitting new innovations to the database.

  7. TRAILS Welcomes New Area Editors; Thanks to Outgoing Editors

    When TRAILS launched in May 2010, a group of talented and dedicated sociologists volunteered to serve on the inaugural team of area editors. These scholar-teachers were part of the team that worked to make TRAILS what it is today. In addition to reviewing the very first resources that would soon grow to a database of nearly 3,500 peer-reviewed, innovative teaching materials, they were also fierce advocates of the teaching and learning community. They were instrumental in creating a disciplinary culture where quality teaching is standard.