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  1. Sociologist Bernice Pescosolido Elected to National Academy of Medicine

    Bernice A. Pescosolido, Distinguished Professor of Sociology in the Indiana University College of Arts and Sciences and a leading expert on the stigma associated with mental illness, has been elected a member of the National Academy of Medicine. Pescosolido is the Director of the Indiana Consortium for Mental Health Services Research and co-director of the Indiana University Network Science Institute. Her research and teaching focus on social issues in health, illness and healing.

  2. Sociology in the News

    A March 17 article in the New York Times, “What if Sociologists Had as Much Influence as Economists?,“ has many readers taking notice. Neil Irwin, senior economics correspondent for the Times made the argument that sociology deserves a similar status in policymaking that the economics field has long enjoyed. Irwin used unemployment as an example.

  3. A New Membership Category for High School Teachers

    While important to the discipline, high school teachers have been minimally represented in ASA’s membership. At its March meeting, ASA Council was asked to recommend a new membership category designed for this population, which it supported. High school teachers are important to ASA as we seek to strengthen the pipeline to the sociology major. If we can support robust sociology high school programs, students will become familiar with and, hopefully, excited about sociology before arriving at college.

  4. From the Executive Office: Sociology at the March for Science

    On Saturday, April 22, hundreds of thousands took to the streets in Washington, DC, and in hundreds of satellite marches around the world in a show of unity and support for scientific research funding and evidence-based policymaking. Sociologists were at the March for Science en masse. Many flew into Washington from around the country to participate in Washington’s march. Many others made their voices heard in their own localities, letting ASA know their presence online via social media using the hashtag #march4sociology.

  5. Science Policy

    Science PolicyCensus Bureau Director Resigns, Complicating Outlook for 2020 Decennial

  6. New for 2017: An Employment Fair at the Annual Meeting

    ASA is excited to announce an updated model and format for job seekers and employers to meet at the Annual Meeting. After careful review of the current service, examination of programs from similar organizations, and input from past Annual Meeting Employment Service users, we have developed a lower-cost, more inclusive service, while maintaining the option for scheduled one-on-one interviews. By reducing the participation cost for attendees as well as employers, we hope to grow participation and expand the scope of the audience we can serve.