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  1. Section Paper Sessions

    Section Paper Session Topics

    Paper submissions to the following topics will open November 1, 2019. The deadline to submit is Wednesday, January 29, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. Eastern. PDF version.

    Section Paper Sessions

  2. ASA Letter to Commerce Department Regarding Census Citizenship Question

    January 5, 2018

    Dear Secretary Ross:

    I write today on behalf of the 12,000 members of the American Sociological Association, the nation’s largest professional association for teachers, scholars, and practitioners of sociology, to express deep concern about a request Ron Jarmin recently received from the Department of Justice to include a citizenship question on the 2020 Census. We strongly urge you to reject this proposal. 

  3. A Meta-Analysis of the Association between Income Inequality and Intergenerational Mobility

    We provide an overview of associations between income inequality and intergenerational mobility in the United States, Canada, and eight European countries. We analyze whether this correlation is observed across and within countries over time. We investigate Great Gatsby curves and perform metaregression analyses based on several papers on this topic. Results suggest that countries with high levels of inequality tend to have lower levels of mobility.

  4. American Sociological Association Statement on Wake Forest Attacks

    We stand in solidarity with our colleagues at Wake Forest University who are under attack for their research and for their commitment to diversity and inclusion.
    These attacks are targeting sociologists for their leadership in anti-racist demonstrations and for their research into the sale of enslaved people that funded the school’s endowment.  Members of the sociology community from historically marginalized populations, including people of color and members of the LGBTQ community, are being singled out for attack. 

  5. Sociological and Philosophical Associations Send Letter to Brazil on Efforts to Defund University Departments

    In a tweet on Friday, April 27, Brazil’s president, Jair Bolsonaro, said that the Minister of Education is considering withdrawing funds from philosophy and sociology programs.

    In response, the American Sociological Association and the American Philosophical Association sent a community letter to President Bolsonaro and Education Minister Weintraub regarding the proposed defunding of sociology and philosophy in Brazilian universities. The letter follows:


    Dear President Bolsonaro and Minister Weintraub,

  6. Political Economy of the World-System Award Nominations Calls

    PEWS Section Immanuel Wallerstein Memorial Book Award 

    Nominations are invited for the 2020 PEWS Section Immanuel Wallerstein Memorial Book Award. The award honors the life and legacies of Immanuel Wallerstein and shall be for the best book or books published with copyright date falling in the two calendar years prior to the year of the award (2018 or 2019).

  7. SAN Profiles

    mosaic of 10 people's faces, including men and women, older and younger, African American, Latino, Asian and White

    Many sociologists are engaged with organizations in the communities where they work and live.