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  1. Contexts: Trump365

    Winter 2018, Vol. 17, No. 1

    Features include "After Charlottesville", "Ethnonationalism and the Rise of Donald Trump", "Trump’s Immigration Attacks, in Brief", "Making Protest Great Again", "Emasculation, Conservatism, and the 2016 Election", "Maintaining Supremacy by Blocking Affirmative Action", and "The Algorithmic Rise of the “Alt-Right."

  2. ASA’s Working Group on Harassment Takes First Steps

    ASA appointed a Working Group on Harassment that has been hard at work. Members include Chair Kathrin Zippel, Northeastern University; Frank Dobbin, Harvard University; C. Shawn McGuffey, Boston College ;C.J. Pascoe, University of Oregon; Mary Texeira, California State University-San Bernardino; and Justine Tinkler, University of Georgia.

  3. Call for Suggestions: Nominees for Elective and Appointed Offices

    ASA members are invited to suggest names for nominations for the following elected offices:

    • President-Elect
    • Vice President-Elect
    • Council Members-at-Large
    • Members of the Committee on Committees
    • Members of the Committee on Nominations
    • Members of the Committee on Publications

    Suggestions for elected positions will be sent to the relevant body that determines a ballot for each of these positions—either the Committee on Committees, Committee on Nominations or Council.   

  4. Apply to Participate in the ASA TRAILS Teaching Seminar Program

    Trails LogoWant to integrate TRAILS into your graduate teaching seminar? This 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 fall 2018.

  5. ISA Global Map of Sociologists for Social Inclusion

    ISA Global Map of Sociologists for Social InclusioThe International Sociological Association has developed the “Global Map of Sociologists for Social Inclusion” (GMSSI) to create the global database of sociologists to identify, connect, and enable global collaborations

  6. Call for Papers: Social Psychology of Creativity

    Social Psychology Quarterly invites papers for a special issue on the social psychology of creativity, to be edited by John Parker, Ugo Corte, and Gary Alan Fine. The deadline for submissions is September 1, 2018.

  7. Help Ensure an Accurate 2020 Census

    The Trump Administration has decided to add a citizenship question to the 2020 Census, which will fundamentally compromise the integrity of the census. With little time left before the 2020 launch, a new question can no longer be subject to standard rigorous testing. In fact, field testing for Census 2020 is already underway. In addition, including a citizenship question is likely to keep some people from responding to the questionnaire and others from responding truthfully. Congress has the power to stop this.

  8. ASA Launches 2018 Member-Get-A-Member Campaign

    The ASA challenges its members to encourage their colleagues, students, and others interested in the discipline of sociology to join ASA for 2018. Each current member who sponsors new members between May 1 and July 15, 2018, will receive a $10 discount on their 2019 membership for each 2018 sponsored new member. Sponsors will also be entered into drawings for a $250 Amazon gift certificate and ASA merchandise gift packs. All current members who participate in this campaign will be thanked in a future issue of Footnotes, and prize winners will be notified by August 1, 2018.

  9. Trying to Find a Publishing Outlet for Your Manuscript?

    ASA’s online Publishing Options database includes listings for more than 200 journals accepting manuscripts in sociology or closely related fields. 

  10. What Motivates High School Teachers of Sociology to Join the ASA?

    Beginning in the 2018 membership year, high school teachers of sociology can join the ASA through a membership category tailored to their needs. ASA Council voted to place a proposal to establish the new category on the ASA ballot during their March 2017 meeting, and the proposal was approved by a vote of the full membership in June 2017.