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  1. ASA Task Force on Contingent Faculty Issues Interim Report

    The ASA Task Force on Contingent Faculty has prepared an interim report, which can be found at It garnered significant attention from the sociologists who attended a related session in Montréal as well as the interest of the press, including The Guardian and Inside Higher Ed.

  2. Federal Statistics Working Group

    Council is pleased to announce the formation of a Federal Statistics Working Group.  The charge is broad by design.  The group is asked to proactively and reactively address issues related to the continued collection and use of federal statistics.  This is an advocacy charge.  The group may identify relevant issues independently, and issues may be brought to the working group for consideration by the Council or the Executive Office. 

    Thanks to the ASA members who have generously agreed to serve on this important working group:

  3. ASA Member-Get-A-Member Campaign a Success

    The 2017 ASA Member-Get-A-Member campaign was a success, with 76 current ASA members sponsoring 82 new members. Sponsors receive a $10 discount on 2018 member dues for each new member and are entered into a drawing to win a $250 Amazon gift certificate and other prizes. Congratulations to this year’s gift certificate winner, Michele Lee Kozimor-King from Elizabethtown College. The ASA extends its gratitude to all of the sponsors who are listed below.

  4. Exciting New Community Action Research Initiative Grants

    ASA is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2017 Community Action Research Initiative (CARI) grant awards. Both recipients are sociologists bringing social science knowledge, methods, and expertise to address community-identified issues and concerns. Each CARI recipient has proposed pro bono work partnering with a community organization or local public interest group. The principal investigators for the two CARI-funded projects are listed below, along with a brief description of their funded proposals.

  5. ASA Statement on Deferred Action on Childhood Arrivals

    DACA ProtestersThis statement was released on September 5, 2017.

  6. Communicating Across Difference: Free and Responsible Speech

    This ASA Statement was released on August 22:

  7. From the Russian Revolution to her PhD, a Member Celebrates 100

    Julia Brown, born Julia Saparoff in Czarist Russia, often sat on Vladimir Lenin’s lap as a young girl when he visited her family. Later, the Russian Revolution pushed her family to emigrate to the United States where she would embark on a six-decade career as a sociologist.

  8. Policy News

    OBSSR Director on How to Help Social and Behavioral Research Findings Make their Way into Practice Settings