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  1. From the Executive Office: Bringing Sociology to the Public

    Greetings from the ASA Communications Department at the American Sociological Association. It’s an exhilarating time to be here. It’s also a time of great upheaval in the sense that we have so much to do in a new world paradigm that is greatly impacting ASA members.

  2. ASA Announces Cohort 44 for the 2017-2018 Academic Year

    ASA and the Minority Fellowship Program (MFP) are pleased to introduce the five new scholars who comprise MFP Cohort 44. The MFP Advisory Panel met this spring in Washington, DC, to review the large and highly competitive pool of applications. Keeping with tradition, MFP Cohort 44 consists of talented PhD candidates with strong and diverse sociological research interests. The new Fellows will officially begin their participation in MFP on August 1, 2017.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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

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

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