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  1. Footnotes - 2015 September-October

    ASA's newsletter, Footnotes, publishes updates from the Association and news on the discipline. Footnotes is published monthly with combined issues published in May/June, July/August, and September/October. Footnotes is mailed to all current ASA members.  An archive of prior issues is available online. Non-member subscriptions are available as are single copies. For more information, email or call (202) 383-9005. 

  2. Science Policy

    HHS Releases Proposed Revisions to the Common Rule

  3. ASA Forum for Public Discussion and Debate

    Misconceptions of Our Social Brains

    ASA Forum for Public Discussion and DebateIn 2000 Douglas Massey gave a presidential address saying we have gone too far in privileging the social over the biological. Nonetheless, a problematic distrust of the latter remains. What follows are reasons why such distrust is based on misconceptions of the way the biological is used in “neurosociology”.

  4. Executive Officer Hillsman to Retire in May 2016

    Sally T. Hillsman has announced that she will retire from her position as Executive Officer of the American Sociological Association in May 2016. Since becoming the Executive Officer in 2002, she has overseen all the activities of the Executive Office, with special attention to public affairs, scientific publishing, and social science funding. She has championed the establishment of section-sponsored journals, including Sociology of Race and Ethnicity and Society and Mental Health, as well as Contexts and the new open-access journal, Socius: Sociological Research for a Dynamic World.

  5. Sociologists Take Windy City by Storm

    Sociologists took the Windy City by storm in August as they gathered for the 110th Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association (ASA). With 5,712 registrants, the meeting had the highest attendance of any meeting outside of New York or San Francisco and the fourth largest crowd ever.

  6. Footnotes - 2015 December

    Footnotes - 2015 December
  7. Footnotes - 2015 November

    Footnotes - 2015 November
  8. Footnotes - 2016 January

    Footnotes - 2016 January