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  1. ASA Section News

    Nominations Sought for 2017 Section Awards

    Each year the ASA’s 52 sections celebrate the achievements of sociologists working in their topic areas. Awards are given to authors of books, dissertations, or articles, to students, and to celebrate career achievements. Please consider nominating colleagues and students who are doing outstanding work. For more information about individual section awards, see

  2. ASA Updates Sex and Gender Membership Categories

    The Committee on the Status of LGBTQ People in Sociology would like to inform ASA members that the sex and/or gender-identity categories available in the Demographic Information section of the ASA Member Portal were revised to better reflect how members identify themselves in terms of sex and/or gender. The current categories (of which members may choose two) include: female, male, transgender female/transgender woman, transgender male/transgender man, different identity, genderqueer/gender-nonconforming, and prefer not to state.

  3. ASA Awards Eight FAD Grants to Advance Sociology

    The American Sociological Association (ASA) is pleased to announce eight awards from the June 2016 round of proposals to the Fund for the Advancement of the Discipline (FAD). The FAD program is jointly funded by ASA and the Sociology Program of the National Science Foundation (NSF). Applications are reviewed by an advisory panel composed of members of the ASA Council and Director of Research.

  4. Space for Affiliates and Other Group Activities

    The ASA provides two services for individuals or groups desiring to use meeting space at the Annual Meeting. ASA Council policies on the use of such space are outlined below. Because ASA Sections have been allotted program time, they are excluded from these provisions.

  5. Call for Applications: The ASA Minority Fellowship Program

    Minority Fellowship ProgramSince 1974, the ASA Minority Fellowship Program (MFP) has supported more than 500 sociologists of color. A list of these scholars can be found on the ASA website.

  6. Sociologists Reflect on the 2016 Presidential Election

    Before the 2016 Presidential election came to a close, ASA asked a few members to send Footnotes some thoughts about a certain facet of the election. Below are some of their observations on addressing climate change in the election, xenophobia, using sociology to process the results, and the role of gender in the election. In addition to Footnotes, more sociologists are sharing their thoughts on the ASA blog, Speak for Sociology (

  7. ASA Awards Eight CARI Grants

    The ASA Spivack Program in Applied Social Research and Social Policy announces the recipients of the 2016 Community Action Research Initiative (CARI) awards. This small grants program encourages and supports sociologists in bringing social science knowledge, methods, and expertise to address community-identified issues and concerns. Each applicant proposed pro bono work partnering with a community organization or local public interest group. CARI provides up to $3,000 for each project to cover direct costs associated with the community action research.

  8. 2016 Guide to Graduate Departments of Sociology

    A best seller for many years, this invaluable reference has been published by the ASA since 1965 and provides comprehensive information for academic administrators, advisers, faculty, students, and a host of others seeking information on social science departments in the U.S., Canada, and abroad. 

  9. Science Policy

    Science PolicyNCSES Publishes Report on Women, Minorities, and Persons with Disabilities in Science and Engineering