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Each year, section members elect more than 200 leaders from a slate of more than 550 candidates. Section elections are conducted simultaneously with ASA-wide elections. Sections work with the ASA Office to coordinate its election. All sections must meet association-wide deadlines or conduct separate balloting at its own expense. Unless stated otherwise in the section bylaws, an election must be conducted each year and each open position should be competitive (having at least two candidates for each open position).
Deadline: February 1
Any of the winners of major ASA awards in the past two calendar years may be available to deliver a lecture at a state, regional, or aligned sociological association meeting or on an academic campus. ASA would cover the costs of travel and up to two days of hotel costs. The host would cover registration (if applicable) and meals. Contingent upon available funding, the ASA can support up to four such lecture trips each calendar year.
Distinguished Book Award
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Special Issue on Digital Sociology
The American Sociological Association announces the 2020 slate of candidates for ASA Officers, Council, Committee on Committees, Committee on Nominations, and Committee on Publications. Ballots for the 2020 ASA election will be distributed to eligible members in April 2020. Voting will close on May 29, 2020.
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The Program Committee selects a slate of invited sessions to be offered at the annual meeting each year.
Thematic Sessions provide the opportunity to expand the meeting theme.
Special Sessions are usually on topics that are of special interest or importance to the field but not necessarily related to the meeting theme.
Book Salons (formerly Author Meets Critics Sessions) highlight scholarly books of interest to sociologists.
ASA Symposium (Session 1) - How Americans Teach and Learn About Guns: Lessons for the Classroom
Professor Shapira conducted research on firearms schools and interviewed students about how they learn about guns. By examining how people become gun owners, he provides ideas for teaching about this topic.
Presenter: Harel Shapira, University of Texas, Austin.
ASA Symposium (Session 1) - Data in the Classroom
The first session focuses on how teachers can use data within the C3 Framework and the ASA National Standards for High School Sociology. The session also introduces a number of free datasets and data resources used in the classroom.
Presenter: Lynette Hoelter, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI.
ASA invites submissions for the Annual Meeting symposium on the practice of teaching and learning in sociology. This symposium was established by ASA Council in response to the recommendations of the Task Force on Community College Faculty in Sociology and was inaugurated in 2018. Symposium submissions consist of an extended abstract, rather than a full research paper. This creates new pathways to engage a broader array of sociologists in discussions of teaching and learning in the discipline.