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  1. Apply Now to Have Your Class be Part of the 
ASA TRAILS Teaching Seminar Program!

    TRAILSWant to integrate TRAILS into your graduate teaching seminar? The TRAILS Teaching Seminar program will help you enhance the learning process for your graduate students and advance the scholarship of teaching and learning in Sociology. Applications are now being accepted for Spring 2019.

  2. Practicing Furtive Sociology

    A few years after my retirement, I discovered that I missed teaching and I went back to work at a local university, but I struggled to find ways to connect with students whose life experiences bore little resemblance to mine. At first, I used Tim Delaney’s Seinology (2006) to enliven introduction to sociology. I discovered, however, that Jerry Seinfeld’s humor often missed the mark with 19- to 23-year olds. Not only did they not get the jokes, they failed to see how the themes of the episodes connected with sociological concepts.

  3. ASA Awards Four FAD Grants to Advance Sociology

    ASA is pleased to announce four awards from the Fund for the Advancement of the Discipline (FAD) in response to the June 2018 round of proposals. 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.

  4. 2020 Annual Meeting Theme: Power, Inequality, and Resistance at Work

    115th ASA Annual Meeting • August 8-11, 2020 • San Francisco, CA

  5. New York City Gentrification, Policing, and Real Estate Developers

    Local power in New York City has long been concentrated in the hands of Wall Street, the real estate industry, and the powerful alliance of their interests. The political clout of the super-rich at this moment in time is almost unparalleled in history, rivaling the massive control exerted by the very rich in the 19th century Gilded Age. Whether changing the amount of sunlight in Central Park or casting a loomLong Island borough president’s proposal for St. George Plaza

  6. ASA Style Guide, Sixth Edition

    The sixth edition of the ASA Style Guide is the authoritative reference for writing, submitting, editing, and copyediting manuscripts for ASA journals and other publications following ASA's unique format. This revised, updated edition features guidelines for the most common situations encountered by authors and editors. New features include revisions to reference formatting and additional information on grammar, as well as expanded information on the use of electronic, digital, and social media sources.

  7. Funding to Support Travel to the 2019 Annual Meeting in New York

    Student Forum Travel Awards 

    Deadline: April 1st

    Student Forum Travel Awards are meant to assist students by defraying the expenses associated with attending the ASA Annual Meeting.

    Eligibility Requirements

  8. Call for Applications: Student Travel Awards for the 2018 ASA Annual Meeting in Philadelphia

    Deadline: April 1st

    The ASA Student Forum Advisory Board is pleased to announce the availability of 2018 Student Forum Travel Awards. These awards will be made on a competitive basis and are meant to assist students by defraying the expenses associated with attending the ASA Annual Meeting.

  9. Evidence of Outstanding Pedagogical Accomplishment: TRAILS Top 10 Downloaded Resources of 2017

    TRAILS, the Teaching Resources and Innovation Library for Sociology, is ASA’s online, peer-reviewed repository for teaching and learning materials. Access to TRAILS is a benefit of ASA membership.