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  1. 2018 Annual Meeting of the American Council of Learned Societies in Philadelphia

    The American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS), a private, nonprofit federation of 75 national scholarly organizations, is the preeminent representative of American scholarship in the humanities and related social sciences. Advancing scholarship by awarding fellowships and strengthening relations among learned societies is central to ACLS's mission.

  2. Staying Active: ASA Opportunities in Retirement Network and Its Members

    The ASA Opportunities in Retirement Network (ORN) was established in 2014 to provide resources for retired sociologists. All ASA members in the "Retired Member" category are automatically members of ORN, receiving the biannual e-newsletter ORN Notes and voting on advisory board members as part of the annual ASA election. ASA members who are not yet retired but are interested in issues relating to retirement are encouraged to participate by joining ORN's discussion listserv, following ORN on Facebook, or attending ORN sessions at the ASA Annual Meeting.

  3. ASA Dissertation Award Winner

    ASA proudly announces the winner of the Dissertation Award. The award honors the best PhD dissertation from among those submitted by advisers and mentors in the discipline.

    The 2018 ASA Dissertation Award goes to Juliette Galonnier for "Choosing Faith and Facing Race: Converting to Islam in France and the United States," completed at Northwestern University and the Paris Institute of Political Studies (SciencesPo).

  4. Want to Support Teaching and Learning at ASA? Join the TRAILS Area Editor Team!

    TRAILSTRAILS Area Editors are part of the network of passionate educators dedicated to supporting excellence in teaching and learning in sociology.

  5. Sociologists Elected to the National Academy of Sciences

    In May, the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) announced the election of two sociologists—Dalton Conley and Paula England—from among this year's 84 new members in recognition of their distinguished and continuing achievements in original research. Members of the Academy, who are considered to hold one of the highest honors in American science, help write reports on key scientific issues to help inform policymakers' decisions.

  6. 2017 Journal Manuscript Summary Report

    ASA editors provide data on manuscript decisions in order to provide information on the frequency and timing of editorial decisions, as a means of clarifying authors' chances of having their manuscripts accepted and the length of time authors can expect to wait for decisions. The table shown below reports on decisions, as of April 5, 2018, for manuscripts submitted in the 2017 calendar year.

  7. Contexts: Understanding People in their Social Worlds

    Features include "Why Sociology needs Science Fiction", "The Struggle to Save Abortion Care", "Invisible Inequality "Wounded Warriors", "When the Personal is Political - and Infectious", and "Global Capitalism in the Age of Trump."

  8. ASA Renews Partnership with SAGE Publishing

    ASA has partnered with SAGE since 2010 when Council decided to move away from self-publishing its scholarly journals. As anticipated at the time, the decision to work with a commercial publisher has greatly enhanced our ability over the past nine years to disseminate scholarship broadly, strengthen our journal portfolio, more effectively and efficiently manage journal operations, and generate revenue for mission-driven purposes.