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  1. 2018 ASA Award Recipients

    The ASA presented the 2018 awards at this year’s Annual Meeting in Philadelphia on August 12. Congratulations to all our distinguished winners.

  2. Making Space for Indigenous Sociology within the Discipline

    “I would like to begin by acknowledging that we are holding our meeting in the ancestral and un-ceded territory of the Lenape people. . . “

    This is how Eduardo Bonilla-Silva began his 2018 ASA Presidential Address. He went on to underscore that “Sociologists must recognize that settler colonialism…is not past history, but a contemporary social force [and] is a racist project.”  

  3. Sociologists Critically Explored Feeling Race
at the 2018 ASA Annual Meeting

    The American Sociological Association convened its 113th Annual Meeting in Philadelphia, August 11–14. With nearly 5,500 registrants, the 2018 ASA Annual Meeting addressed important current issues within society and the discipline. With sessions ranging from sexuality to criminology and from religion to the family, attendees reported on the most sensitive problems confronting American society.

  4. Call for ASA Award Nominations

    ASA members are encouraged to submit nominations for ASA awards. Award selection committees, appointed by ASA Council, review nominations and select awardees. 

    The deadline to submit nominations is January 31, 2019. For submission information, visit  

    Cox-Johnson-Frazier Award

  5. Applications Invited for ASA Editorships

    Applications are invited for the editorships of Contemporary Sociology, Journal of Health and Social Behavior, Sociological Methodology, Socius, and Teaching Sociology.

    The official terms for the new editors (or co-editors) will commence in January 2020 (the editorial transition will be in summer 2019) and is for a minimum of three years (until December 2022), with a possible extension of up to an additional two years.

  6. Take Advantage of What NSF Has to Offer

    NSF LogoIt has been about a year since the two of us began serving as Program Directors for Sociology at the National Science Foundation (NSF). We very much appreciate the support we have received from the sociology community in this first year.

  7. 2019 Regional/Aligned Sociology Meetings

    Sociologists for Women in Society
    (Winter Meeting)
    February 7-10, 2019
    Denver, CO

    Eastern Sociological Society
    March 14-17, 2019
    Boston, MA

    Pacific Sociological Association
    March 28-31, 2019
    Oakland, CA

  8. ASA Fund for the Advancement of the Discipline

    Application Deadline: December 15

  9. Your Membership Supports the Discipline

    As a current member, you are probably familiar with the many direct member services we provide—free access to journals, Annual Meeting discounts, access to job listings, and teaching resources. You may not know as much about our public engagement efforts.

    Membership not only benefits you directly, but also supports our broader efforts in  advancing sociology as a science and profession and promoting the contributions and use of sociology to the wider public.