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  1. Program Information

    You can view and search the 2018 ASA Annual Meeting Program here.

  2. Volunteer to be a Regular Session Organizer

    The 2019 Program Committee is seeking volunteers to organize sessions for the open submission regular paper topics. The deadline to volunteer is February 2, 2018. Volunteering does not guarantee an invitation to organize. Anyone volunteering to organize an open submission regular session must abide by the guidelines governing such work and meet the eligibility requirements.

  3. Call for Invited Session Proposals

    The program for the 2019 Annual Meeting is now taking shape under the leadership of President-elect Mary Romero and the 2019 Program Committee. The theme of "Engaging Social Justice for a Better World" invites participation across the discipline and provides many opportunities to bring together a variety of sociological work in diverse formats.

    Members are encouraged to submit session proposals for the following components of the program:

  4. Job Seekers

    Job Seekers

    This year, the ASA is excited to expand its Annual Meeting career development offerings for job seekers. The new Career Center will host a second year of the Employment Fair as well as introduce the new Prep Talks series. 

    Prep Talks

  5. 2018 Theme

    Each year, ASA’s president chooses a theme on which to focus some of the programming for the ASA Annual Meeting—a tradition that ensures our meetings reflect the rich diversity of perspectives and subject matter in our discipline.  2018 ASA President Eduardo Bonilla-Silva chose the theme “Feeling Race." His conception of his theme is below. 

  6. 2016 Annual Meeting Theme

    Each year, ASA’s president chooses a theme on which to focus some of the programming for the ASA Annual Meeting—a tradition that ensures our meetings reflect the rich diversity of perspectives and subject matter in our discipline.  2016 ASA President Ruth Milkman chose the theme “Rethinking Social Movements." Her conception of her theme is below. 

  7. 2017 Theme

    Each year, ASA’s president chooses a theme on which to focus some of the programming for the ASA Annual Meeting—a tradition that ensures our meetings reflect the rich diversity of perspectives and subject matter in our discipline.  2017 ASA President Michèle Lamont chose the theme “Culture, Inequalities, and Social Includion across the Globe." Her conception of her theme is below. 

  8. Contexts Editors on the Magazine’s Ethnography Forum

    This is a guest post by Syed Ali and Philip Cohen, Contexts co-editors.

    Contexts Magazine’s Ethnography Forum

    A few months ago, the ASA Council asked us if we’d be interested in organizing a forum on “best practices” in ethnography in response to recent highly critical press. Council asked that this not be more critique, but rather thinking about ethnography going forward, something to spur the conversation along. We agreed that it seemed like a good idea.

  9. New Socius Article: Recognizing Dignity for Marginalized Young Men

    This is a guest post by Freeden Oeur at Tufts University on his Socius article, “Recognizing Dignity: Young Black Men Growing Up in an Era of Surveillance.” You can read more Socius articles at http://srd.sagepub.com/.

    Recognizing Dignity