ASA speaks with applied sociologist Timothy Ready at the 2016 ASA Annual Meeting on August, 2016, in Seattle, WA. Ready talks about what it means to “do sociology,” how he uses sociology in his work, highlights of his work in the field, the relevance of sociological work to society, and his advice to students interested in entering the field.
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Notes: Race/Ethnicity not reported by 16 percent of members in 2001; by 5 percent of members in 2008; by 14 percent of members in 2015; and by 4.6 percent of members in 2019. Due to smaller cell sizes, data for members whose race/ethnicity is Native American, American Indian, Alaskan Native are excluded in 2001, 2008, and 2015; they are included in the "other selected " category in 2019. Data on choosing more than one racial category are not available for 2001, 2008, or 2015.