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  1. ASA Awards Four FAD Grants to Advance Sociology

    The Fund for the Advancement of the Discipline (FAD) is a small grants program jointly funded by ASA and the Sociology Program of the National Science Foundation (NSF). Applications are reviewed by an advisory panel composed of ASA Council members. 

  2. Sociologists Receive Honors

    Sociologists Receive Guggenheim Fellowships

    In April 2019, the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation announced the 168 winners of the 95th annual U.S. and Canadian Guggenheim Fellowship Awards. Fellowships were awarded to a diverse group of artists, scientists, and scholars based on prior achievement and exceptional promise. Sociologists Lincoln Quillian and Constance Allen Nathanson are among the 2019 Guggenheim Fellows. 

  3. ASA Awards Three New Community Action Research Initiative Grants

    ASA is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2019 Community Action Research Initiative (CARI) grant awards. These sociologists bring social science knowledge, methods, and expertise to address community-identified issues and concerns. Each CARI recipient is doing pro bono work partnering with a community organization. The principal investigators are listed below, along with brief descriptions of their funded proposals.

  4. Reconsidering Student Evaluations of Teaching

    Washington, DC:  A formal statement issued by the American Sociological Association (, and endorsed by 17 other scholarly associations, describes the current use of student evaluations of teaching as “problematic” and identifies ways to use student feedback appropriately as one part of holistic assessment of teaching effectiveness in institutions of higher education.

  5. Changes Coming to 2020 Census Data

    2020 CensusFor the data released as part of the 2020 Census, the Census Bureau will adopt a standard called “differential privacy” to fulfill its legal obligation to protect individuals from reidentification.

  6. Announcing the 2020 ASA Award Winners

    The ASA is pleased to announce our 2020 award recipients. Awardees will be honored during a ceremony on August 9 at the 2020 ASA Annual Meeting in San Francisco.  

    We extend congratulations to the following honorees:

    Cox-Johnson-Frazier Award

    Vilna Bashi Treitler, University of California-Santa Barbara 

    This award is given to an individual or individuals for their work in the intellectual traditions of the work of Oliver Cox, Charles S. Johnson, and E. Franklin Frazier. 

  7. NSF’s REU Program Provides Research Opportunities for Undergraduates

    Five Current NSF Research Experiences for Undergraduates Sites Are Led or Co-Led by Sociologists

  8. Sexual Harassment and the Rationales for Punishment

    Justine Tinkler is a member of the ASA Working Group on Harassment. This article is part of a series of articles from that working group.