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  1. Deaths

    Edgar F. Borgatta, University of Washington, died in Seattle, WA on February 20, 2016 at age 91. He had a distinguished academic journey in psychology and sociology. His affiliations during his professional career included Harvard University, the Russell Sage Foundation for Social Research, New York University, Cornell University, University of Wisconsin in Madison, Graduate Center of the City University of New York, and University of Washington.

  2. Obituaries

    Leonard Gordon
    1935-2014

    Professor emeritus Leonard (Len) Gordon, a founding member and former dean of the Emeritus College at Arizona State University (ASU), passed away March 4. He was 79.

  3. Obituaries

    Deaths

    Richard Hall, SUNY-University at Albany Distinguished Service Professor of Sociology, passed away on September 23, 2015. He was 80. Richard Hall was a major figure in the sociology of organizations and work.

    Andrew Kohut, Pew Research Center, a pollster who once led the Gallup organization and the Pew Research Center, died September 8, 2015 in Baltimore, MD. He was 73.

  4. Annual Meeting Archives

    Explore past annual meeting video archives. All plenary sessions at the 2016 Annual Meeting will be broadcast, live and over the web. 

    Go to the ASA Video Archive site (will lead to an external website)

    Search Program Archives, 2003-onwards (will lead to an external website)

  5. Footnotes : Obituaries

    Deaths

    Jorge Chapa, University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign, a professor at the Institute of Government and Public Affairs (IGPA), passed away unexpectedly on October 20, 2015.

    Viola Lee Hamilton, Hong Kong Baptist University, died on June 12, 2015, after a protracted struggle with Lewy body dementia. She is perhaps best remembered for her early work on attribution of responsibility.

  6. Footnotes : Obituaries

    • Ivar E. Berg
    • Theodore Caplow
    • Robert M. Marsh

    Ivar E. Berg
    1929-2016

  7. Footnotes : Obituaries

    Deaths

    Alan Booth, distinguished professor emeritus of sociology, human development, and demography at Pennsylvania State University, died on December 23 at the age of 80.

    Obituaries

    • Charles D. Bolton
    • John Henry Gagnon

    Charles D. Bolton
    1921-2016

  8. Footnotes : Obituaries

    Deaths

    Gerhard (Gerry) Emmanuel Lenski, Jr. passed away at his home in Edmunds, Washington on the morning of December 7th, 2015. He was an Alumni Distinguished Emeritus Professor of Sociology at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, and a former Vice-President of the ASA.

    Fatema Mernissi, a Moroccan sociologist who was one of the founders of Islamic feminism, died on November 30 in Rabat. Her work included studies of the sexual politics of Islamic Scripture and a memoir of her childhood in a domestic harem. She was 75.

  9. Obituaries

    S.F. Camilleri
    1922-2016

    S.F. Camilleri, "Frank" to all who knew him, passed away from lung cancer in hospice in Northridge, CA, on February 29, 2016, at age 93.  He was born in Rochester, NY, July 16, 1922.

  10. Awards

    Hilary Davidson, University of Notre Dame, a graduate student, was named a LINES Fellows (Lake Institute Network of Emerging Scholars).

    Rachel Ellis, University of Pennsylvania, received the Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowship for her dissertation, “Conviction behind Bars: Religion in a Twenty-First Century American Women’s Prison.”