American Sociological Association



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  1. The Impact of Cross-Race Mentoring for “Ideal” and “Alternative” PhD Careers in Sociology

    This research brief examines minority career trajectories through a comparison of ASA Minority Fellowship Program fellows' characteristics with those of National Science Foundation Sociology Dissertation Improvement Awardees and a randomly selected control group.

  2. Minorities at Three Stages in the Sociology Pipeline

    This research brief uses data from the National Science Foundation Survey of Earned Doctorates, the ASA Graduate Department Survey, and the ASA 1998 Survey of Recent PhD Graduates in Sociology to compare the status and activities of members of racial and ethnic groups in academic sociology in terms of tenure and promotion process.

  3. The Pipeline for Faculty of Color in Sociology

    This data brief addresses whether sociology as a profession has made progress, stayed in place, or fallen behind in terms of efforts to produce, hire, and promote faculty of color in sociology.

  4. Race, Ethnicity, and the Health of Americans

    This research report examines relevant areas of research on race and American's health, explicates what the social sciences know, dispel myths and misconceptions about race, and identifies gaps in our knowledge.

  5. Race, Ethnicity, and the American Labor Market: What’s at Work?

    This research report focuses on the labor market, workforce indicators, and job market skills in relation to racial and ethnic minorities in the United States.

  6. Race and Ethnicity in the Sociology Pipeline

    This research brief presents data on enrollments of people of color in sociology programs, including in master's and doctoral programs, as well as postdoctoral placement and presence among academic faculty in sociology.

  7. The Faculty Pipeline in Sociology and Other STEM Disciplines

    This presentation summarizes available data on the progression of women, and particularly women of color, in sociology and other disciplines through college degrees and faculty ranks. Obtaining data with sufficient detail is difficult, but there is ample evidence that women are underrepresented at senior faculty ranks across disciplines.

  8. The Future of Sociology: Minorities, Programs, and Jobs

    This presentation uses data from multiple sources of ASA and external data to describe trends in minority participation in sociology undergraduate and graduate degree programs, as well as prospects for employment.

  9. Homosociality or Crossing Race/Ethnicity/Gender Boundaries? Pipeline Interventions and the Production of Scholarly Careers

    This presentation introduces readers to ASA's National Science Foundation-sponsored study of minority career trajectories in sociology, particulary in relation to scholary careers.

  10. Research About Minorities in Sociology: Surveys, Datasets, and Measurement

    This presentation discusses ASA's mixed use of data sources (surveys, unobtrusively gathered information) to measure and analyze the participation of minorities in the discipline of sociology.