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  1. Accessibility Is for Everyone: How to Rock Your ASA Presentation and Make it Inclusive

    We all have a lot on the line when we give professional presentations. We want to convey our research in ways that contribute to our areas, make connections with other scholars, and perhaps put ourselves on the radar of a few senior scholars in our discipline. The last thing most of us would want to do is to leave some of our audience members out of the conversation. Yet, scholars with disabilities often report that participating in professional conferences can be an alienating experience.

  2. The New Publish or Perish: Requirements for Jobs and Tenure

    Do sociology graduate students need to publish more today than their predecessors did a generation ago to get a faculty position? Do assistant professors aspiring to tenure need to publish more than was once expected? 

  3. ASA Minority Fellowship Program: Call for Applications

    Deadline: January 31

    AsA seeks applications for Cohort 46 of the Minority Fellowship Program (MFP). Through MFP, ASA supports the development and training of sociologists of color in any sub-area or specialty in the discipline. Since 1974, MFP has supported more than 500 sociologists of color. A list of these scholars can be found on the ASA website under “ASA Communities.” 

  4. Affiliated Groups at the 2019 ASA Annual Meeting

    ASA provides two avenues for groups desiring to have a presence at the Annual Meeting. Policies on the use of meeting space and display tables are outlined below. Please note that because ASA Sections have been allotted program time, they are excluded from these provisions. Requests for meeting space and/or a display table must be received no later than March 1, 2019.

    Meeting Space

  5. Four Sociologists Elected as AAAS Fellows

    The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) named four sociologists, among its elected 416 fellows. They are Carter T. Butts, John B. Casterline, Monica Kirkpatrick Johnson, and Elaine Wethington, and with other new AAAS Fellows will be recognized for their contributions to science on February 16, 2019, during the Fellows Forum at the 2019 AAAS Annual Meeting in Washington, DC. 

  6. 2019 ASA Student Forum Advisory Board (SFAB):
Call for Nominations

    The Student Forum Advisory Board (SFAB) is the official governing arm for the ASA Student Forum, which provides resources for graduate and undergraduate sociology students, helps develop networks among student members, and facilitates student participation in ASA by encouraging professional development and service. SFAB members are elected by the ASA student membership.

  7. Sorokin Lecture Grants

    The ASA’s Sorokin Lecture Grants allow selected winners of major ASA awards in the past two calendar years to deliver a lecture at state, regional, or aligned sociological association meetings, or on academic campuses. ASA will cover the costs of travel and up to two days of hotel lodging for the Sorokin Lecturer. The host association or campus will be required to cover registration (if applicable) and any meals. Qualifying ASA awards include: