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Robert Hauser & William Julius Wilson Career Awards
The Hauser award is awarded annually to mark and celebrate the field’s most fundamental accomplishments. The Wilson award is awarded annually to recognize a scholar who has made major contributions early in his/her career. Persons who received their highest degree within the previous ten years (i.e. 2010-present) shall be eligible to receive the Wilson award.
ASA provides two options for groups desiring to have a presence at the Annual Meeting. ASA Sections do not qualify as Affiliated Groups.
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.
Section Paper Sessions
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.
Periodically ASA issues or signs on to statements or letters on particular issues.
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.
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.
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,
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).