American Sociological Association



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  1. In the News

    Research by Richard Alba, CUNY Graduate Center, Victor Nee, Cornell University, Herbert Gans, Columbia University, Mary Waters, Harvard University, Alejandro Portes, Princeton, Ruben Rumbaut, University of California-Irvine, and Philip Kasinitz, CUNY Graduate Center, was discussed in a feature story “What Makes an American?” in the August 9, 2019 New York Times

  2. People

    Amanda Lewis, University of Illinois at Chicago, was named a UIC College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Distinguished Professor. 

  3. Transitions

    Linda M. Burton began her term as dean of Berkeley Social Welfare at the University of California-Berkeley on September 1, 2019. 

    Michele Dillon, Professor of Sociology at the University of New Hampshire (UNH) has been appointed Dean of UNH’s College of Liberal Arts.

    Amy Lutz was selected as the new graduate director for Sociology at Syracuse University effective July 1, 2019.

  4. Qualitative Inquiry Seminars and Qualitative Data Analysis Camp

    Qualitative Inquiry Seminars and Qualitative Data Analysis Camp, October 21-22, 2019, Carrboro, NC. ResearchTalk’s Fall 2019 calendar includes a Qualitative Inquiry Seminar Series and our Qualitative Data Analysis Camp, all held in October and November. Gain theoretical and practical understanding of qualitative inquiry while learning from leading scholars, including Alison Hamilton, Johnny Saldaña, and sociologists Ray Maietta and Rashawn Ray.

  5. Sexual Harassment in Academia and Beyond: Causes, Consequences, and Change

    The #MeToo movement has brought a new wave of attention to the problem of sexual harassment in academia and other workplaces. Policymakers and organizational leaders are asking what causes sexual harassment, what its consequences are, and how it can be stopped. Knowledge from decades of sociological research helps us understand—and change—the reality of sexual harassment in academic workplaces and beyond.

  6. ASA Announces 2019 Howery Teaching Enhancement Fund Grant Winners

    The Carla B. Howery Teaching Enhancement Fund (TEF) is a small grants program of the American Sociological Association. It supports projects that advance the scholarship of teaching and learning within the discipline of sociology. The ASA congratulates the 2019 TEF recipients:

    Yasemin Besen-Cassino, Montclair State University, for “Qualitative Research Methods by Example.”

  7. New Timeline for ASA Awards Process

    A new timeline for reviewing nominations for ASA awards and selecting and honoring winners will be implemented beginning in 2021. 

  8. ASA Member-Get-A-Member Campaign a Success

    The 2019 ASA Member-Get-A-Member campaign was a success, with 43 current ASA members sponsoring 47 new members. Sponsors receive a $10 discount on 2020 member dues for each new member and are entered into a drawing to win a $250 Amazon gift certificate and other prizes. Congratulations to this year’s gift certificate winner, Richard Pitt from Vanderbilt University. The ASA extends its gratitude to all of the sponsors listed below.