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  1. The Clothesline Project: Promoting Gender Violence Awareness and Student Activism

    As a sociology professor who studies victimization and as Director of the Women’s and Gender Studies Program (WGS) at Indiana University Northwest, I am interested in creative strategies to promote awareness about gender violence as well as ways to empower and engage our students.

  2. The 2017 ASA Election Results

    Mary Romero, Professor of Justice Studies and Social Inquiry at Arizona State University, has been elected the 110th President of the American Sociological Association (ASA), and Grace Kao, Professor of Sociology, Education, and Asian American Studies, has been elected Vice President. Romero and Kao will serve as President-elect and Vice President-elect for one year before succeeding Duke’s Eduardo Bonilla-Silva and University of Minnesota’s Christopher Uggen respectively in August 2018.

  3. Robert Hauser Named Executive Officer of the American Philosophical Society

    The American Philosophical Society (APS), the nation’s oldest learned society, recently named sociologist Robert Mason Hauser as its new executive officer effective June 12, 2017.

  4. Sociologists Receiving Honors

    In February, the National Academy of Education (NAEd), announced the 14 exceptional education scholars elected to membership in the NAEd. The new members, which includes sociologist Chandra Muller, University of Texas-Austin, are leading researchers and educators with wide ranging expertise.  The National Academy of Education advances high quality education research and its use in policy and practice. Muller is Alma Cowden Madden Centennial Professor of Liberal Arts in Sociology at the University of Texas-Austin.

  5. Call for Editor: Journal of World Systems Research

    The Journal of World Systems Research is the official journal of the Political Economy of World Systems (PEWS) Section of the American Sociological Association. The PEWS Publications Committee is seeking proposals for a new editorial team. The journal, available free online, has established a strong reputation in the publication of cutting-edge interdisciplinary research on global social change and world-systems analysis (see

  6. Call for Applications: ASA Minority Fellowship Program (MFP)

    Since 1974, the ASA Minority Fellowship Program (MFP) has supported more than 500 sociologists of color.

  7. Thank You, ASA Members!

    ASA wishes to acknowledge the generous support of the following individuals, whose financial contributions to the Association from May 16 to July 10, 2017, greatly aided in the success of ASA programs and initiatives. The donations given by these individuals to the ASA help support the American Sociological Fund, the Carla B. Howery Teaching Enhancement Fund, the Community Action Research Initiative, the Congressional Fellowship, the Fund for the Advancement of the Discipline, the Minority Fellowship Program, the Soft Currency Fund, and ASA in general.

  8. 2017 Howery Teaching Enhancement Fund Winners

    The Carla B Howery Teaching Enhancement Fund is a small grants program of the American Sociological Association. It supports projects that advance the scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL) within the discipline of sociology. The ASA would like to congratulate the 2017 recipients.

    Danielle Lavin-Loucks, Valparaiso University, Safe Spaces and Trigger Warnings: The Negotiation of Sensitive Topics in the Classroom.