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  1. Positions Advertised in the ASA Job Bank in 2016 and 2017

    This report analyzes the position advertisements in the ASA Job Bank in 2016 and 2017. For the first time, data on both academic and non-academic jobs are presented.

  2. Recipients of the 2019 ASA Awards

    The ASA proudly announces the 2019 award recipients of the highest honors the Association confers. Awardees, selected by committees directly appointed by the ASA Council, will be honored during a ceremony on August 11 at the 2019 ASA Annual Meeting in New York City. A formal address by ASA President Mary Romero will follow the ceremony.  

    The officers of the Association extend heartfelt congratulations to the following honorees:

    Cox-Johnson-Frazier Award

    Sandra Barnes, Vanderbilt University

  3. ASA Adds Pronoun Query to Annual Meeting Registration

    PronounsOver the last few years, ASA Annual Meeting attendees may have noticed the small, bright green oval stickers on attendee nametags (or perhaps near the registration tables of ribbons indicating committee and section officer roles) that indicate pronoun preferences as an option to display on your conference name badge. 

  4. ASA Awards Three New Community Action Research Initiative Grants

    ASA is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2018 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 has proposed pro bono work partnering with a community organization. The three principal investigators are listed below, along with a brief description of their funded proposals.

  5. Accessibility Is for Everyone: How to Rock Your ASA Presentation and Make it Inclusive

    We all have a lot on the line when we give professional presentations. We want to convey our research in ways that contribute to our areas, make connections with other scholars, and perhaps put ourselves on the radar of a few senior scholars in our discipline. The last thing most of us would want to do is to leave some of our audience members out of the conversation. Yet, scholars with disabilities often report that participating in professional conferences can be an alienating experience.

  6. The New Publish or Perish: Requirements for Jobs and Tenure

    Do sociology graduate students need to publish more today than their predecessors did a generation ago to get a faculty position? Do assistant professors aspiring to tenure need to publish more than was once expected? 

  7. ASA Minority Fellowship Program: Call for Applications

    Deadline: January 31

    AsA seeks applications for Cohort 46 of the Minority Fellowship Program (MFP). Through MFP, ASA supports the development and training of sociologists of color in any sub-area or specialty in the discipline. Since 1974, MFP has supported more than 500 sociologists of color. A list of these scholars can be found on the ASA website under “ASA Communities.”