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  1. Director of Research, Professional Development, and Academic Affairs at the American Sociological Association

    Are you committed to advancing sociology as a science and profession? Would you enjoy conceptualizing and organizing professional development opportunities for sociologists in all sectors, conducting research on the discipline, and supporting sociology departments? Are you good at working collaboratively with teams to develop and implement programmatic initiatives? Are you a detail oriented, effective, and experienced leader who is ready to embark on a new challenge in a dynamic and fast-paced environment?

  2. Membership Renewal Open for 2020

    Renew Your Membership Today! Log into the ASA website and take advantage of the new member benefits.

  3. Sociologists Receive Honors

    Sociologists Receive Guggenheim Fellowships

    In April 2019, the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation announced the 168 winners of the 95th annual U.S. and Canadian Guggenheim Fellowship Awards. Fellowships were awarded to a diverse group of artists, scientists, and scholars based on prior achievement and exceptional promise. Sociologists Lincoln Quillian and Constance Allen Nathanson are among the 2019 Guggenheim Fellows. 

  4. 2021 Annual Meeting Theme

    Emancipatory Sociology: Rising to the Du Boisian Challenge

    116th ASA Annual Meeting • August 7-10, 2021 • Chicago, IL 

    For decades, intense debates have stirred about the purpose of sociology. On one side, purists view sociology as an objective science whose practitioners are dispassionate scientists interested only in pursuing sociological truths. On the other, emancipationists believe sociology to be a rigorous science whose ultimate goal is uncovering sociological truths crucial to achieving liberation. The debaters proceed as never the twain shall meet.

  5. ASA Awards Three New Community Action Research Initiative Grants

    ASA is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2019 Community Action Research Initiative (CARI) grant awards. These sociologists bring social science knowledge, methods, and expertise to address community-identified issues and concerns. Each CARI recipient is doing pro bono work partnering with a community organization. The principal investigators are listed below, along with brief descriptions of their funded proposals.

  6. Current Newsletter

    The Asian Mode, the official publication of the American Sociological Association Section on Asia and Asian America (ASA/AAA Newsletter), is edited by Kevin Escudero of Brown University and Carolyn Choi of University of Southern California


    Contributions to the newsletter are most welcome.

  7. Footnotes 2019

    Volume 47, Number 1

    • Recipients of 2019 ASA Awards: Cox-Johnson-Frazier Award (Sandra Barnes); Distinguished Career Award for the Practice of Sociology (Eric Wanner); Distinguished Contributions to Teaching Award (William Frey); Distinguished Scholarly Book Award (Nichole Gonzalez Van Cleve for Crook County: Racism and Injustice in America's Largest Criminal Court); Excellence in the Reporting of Social Issues Award (Eric Deggans, NPR); Jessie Bernard Award
  8. When Does Punishment End and Justice Begin?

    In Homeward: Life in the Year after Prison, Bruce Western critically and thoughtfully engages the empirical alongside the ethical in this qualitative study of reentry in the United States. This book is a major methodological departure from Western’s previous work focused on statistical analysis of large-scale data sets, something he acknowledges early...
  9. Confronting Race in American Criminal Justice Reform

    The contemporary American criminal justice system is neither rational nor just. Nor is it color-blind. Despite decades of declines in crime and much talk of policy reform, the criminal justice system remains an established feature of racial inequality in the United States.
  10. The Elusiveness of Inclusion in Elite Higher Education

    Since the late 1980s, lower-income, first-generation college students have been a focal point of scholars of higher education. With three decades of research now accumulated, we have good insight into the experiences and outcomes of students who, on average, enter college with academic, financial, and social challenges.