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  1. 2017 Howery Teaching Enhancement Fund Winners

    The Carla B Howery Teaching Enhancement Fund is a small grants program of the American Sociological Association. It supports projects that advance the scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL) within the discipline of sociology. The ASA would like to congratulate the 2017 recipients.

    Danielle Lavin-Loucks, Valparaiso University, Safe Spaces and Trigger Warnings: The Negotiation of Sensitive Topics in the Classroom.

  2. 2018 Regional and Aligned Meetings

    Winter/Spring 2018

    Sociologists for Women in Society
    January 25-28
    Atlanta, GA
    President: Adia Harvey Wingfield

    Eastern Sociological Society
    “As Time Goes By: Social and Institutional Change”
    February 21-25
    Baltimore, MD
    President: Victor Nee

  3. Science Policy

    Science PolicyReport Calls for NSF to Develop Strategic Plan Specifying SBE Sciences Research Priorities

  4. Call for Editor: Sociological Inquiry

    The Council of Alpha Kappa Delta (AKD), the International Honor Society for Sociology, invites applications for the position of Editor or Co-editors of Sociological Inquiry.  Editors are appointed for a four year term and are not eligible to serve consecutive terms. The next term begins September 1, 2018 and the editorial work begins January 1, 2019.

    Over the past several years Sociological Inquiry has grown in readership and prestige. AKD seeks an editor(s) who has the qualifications and support to continue these positive trends.

  5. Funding: Fund for the Advancement of the Discipline

    The ASA invites submissions for the Fund for the Advancement of the Discipline (FAD) awards. Supported by the National Science Foundation and the ASA, the goal of this program is to nurture the development of scientific knowledge by funding small, groundbreaking research initiatives and other research activities such as conferences that will advance the discipline.

  6. ASA Harassment Working Group Formed

    Harassment—sexual, racial, and other forms—has been a pervasive issue in higher education and we often hear of such misconduct at professional meetings.  Council recently had a discussion about this very serious problem and decided to appoint a Harassment Working Group to identify steps ASA might consider taking to both prevent and respond to misconduct at our Annual Meeting. 

  7. Join the TRAILS Area Editors Team!

    ASA seeks sociologists to volunteer to serve as Area Editors for TRAILS: the Teaching Resources and Innovation Library for Sociology. Area Editors have a three-year terms starting January 1, 2018.  TRAILS Area Editors are responsible for working with the TRAILS Editor and potential authors to expand the range, quantity, and quality of teaching resources in TRAILS, as well as reviewing materials submitted to their subject area and making publication recommendations to the Editor.

    We are accepting applications for the following subject areas:

  8. Promoting Transgender Justice through Sociology

    Sociologists For Trans Justice Now!Recently, the United States has witnessed incredible progress toward equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) people, as well as the inevitable backlash following such a challenge to the status quo.