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  1. 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:

  2. 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.

  3. Share Your Story: Sociology Serving Organizations

    ASA knows that sociologists are doing important publicly engaged work, and we want to highlight some of these contributions to raise awareness of the value of sociological expertise. We are collecting profiles of sociology serving organizations. We are seeking people who have been actively engaged in pro bono projects with public sector or non-profit organizations for which sociological expertise has been used. Share your experience with us at

  4. Thank You to Recent Donors to ASA

    ASA is pleased to recognize the following generous donors, whose recent contributions to the Association will positively impact our discipline and profession.

  5. 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.

  6. 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:

  7. 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.

  8. 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.