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  1. ASA Honors Program

    Deadline: Feburary 15
    2017 American Sociological Association Annual Meeting
    August 12–15, 2017

    The American Sociological Association seeks applications from exceptional undergraduate students who wish to be considered for the 2017 ASA Honors Program, which is highlighted at the ASA Annual Meeting.

  2. Sections Collaborate to Explore Disability as an Overlooked Axis of Intersectionality and Inequality

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, approximately 19 percent of the civilian noninstitutionalized population of the United States lives with disability. As baby boomers age and live longer, the percentage continues to increase and is already larger than that of many of the racial and ethnic groups that we as sociologists intensively study. Yet, disability has often been overlooked in scholarship on inequality and intersectionality.

  3. On the Value of Diversity in Higher Education

    On April 22, 2016, the Tennessee legislature voted to cut all state appropriations for the Office of Equity and Diversity at the state’s flagship university. This move came as a blow to a university struggling to create a more welcoming gender, religious, and racial environment for students, faculty, and staff in Central Appalachia—a region with a long history of intolerance. Since the April decision, students, faculty, and staff at the University of Tennessee have repeatedly rallied in protest.

  4. FAD Grant

    Application Deadlines: June 15 & December 15

  5. Invited Sessions Proposals Solicited for the 2018 Annual Meeting

    The substantive program for the 2018 Annual Meeting continues to develop under the leadership of President-Elect Eduardo Bonilla-Silva and the 2018 Program Committee. The meeting’s theme of “Feeling Race: An Invitation to Explore Racialized Emotions” invites participation across the discipline and provides many opportunities to bring together a variety of sociological work in diverse program formats.

  6. America’s Poverty and Inequality Course

    How much does the average person in the U.S. know about domestic poverty and inequality? The best evidence is … not much. When asked, for example, to characterize the amount of wealth inequality in the U.S., most people vastly underestimate how much inequality there is.

  7. Annual Meeting Town Hall Discussion Continues: Join Us for a Twitter Chat

    Twitter#InclusiveASA Twitter chat with Tanya Golash-Boza, ASA Council member

    Tuesday, December 6 at1:00 p.m. EST and
    Wednesday, December 7 at 1:00 p.m. EST

  8. 2017 ASA Annual Meeting in Montréal: Don’t Miss It / C’est à ne pas manquer!

    As one of the rare Québécoise to serve as President of the American Sociological Association, if not the only one, I am thrilled that ASA’s 2017 Annual Meeting will be held in Montréal. I very much hope you will join me there and encourage your colleagues and graduate students to attend as well.

  9. How Sociology Can Support Black Lives Matter

    With the events in Ferguson in 2014 and the subsequent growth of the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement, sociologists have been pondering what they can do to address police violence. When a group of us gathered in the lobby of a San Francisco hotel in 2014 during the ASA conference, this was at the top of our mind. What could we do as a collective of sociologists who were deeply concerned about the events we were watching unfold on television?