American Sociological Association


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  1. Volunteer to be a Presider, Table Presider, or Discussant

    The deadline to volunteer was January 9, 2019.

    ASA is now accepting volunteers to serve as Presider, Table Presider, or Discussant for sessions on the 2019 program. Volunteers identify the topics in which they are interested, and session organizers will contact volunteers directly if they are looking for presiders or discussants. Volunteering does not guarantee an invitation will be extended, and these roles do count towards the program participation limit of two appearances.

  2. 2019 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.  2019 ASA President Mary Romero chose the theme “Engaging Social Justice for a Better World." Her conception of her theme is below. 

  3. 2019 Invited Sessions

    The preliminary roster of invited sessions is now available. Invited sessions are selected from content generated by the Program Committee and via member suggestions.

    Plenary Sessions are highlighted programs opposite which no other programming is scheduled. 

  4. Plenary Sessions

    DuBoisian Sociology and Social Justice
    W.E.B. Du Bois was at the forefront of framing sociological research using a social justice lens in developing research questions aimed at challenging oppressive social institutions. Combining rigorous scientific methodology with politically engaged scholarship, he shaped a significant branch of sociology that has largely been ignored in mainstream sociology. Panelist will discuss his lasting contributions to sociology and highlight the importance of pursuing social justice.

  5. Presidential Panels

    Stonewall At/After 50

  6. Thematic Sessions

    Engaging Community in Sociology

    Social justice emphasis in doing sociology involves engaging with communities impacted by social inequality. This panel explores the ways that sociologists engage neighborhoods, organizations, and other community structures that bring local, national or international members together to develop projects that embrace their needs and concerns.

    Participants: (Session Organizer) Mary Romero, Arizona State University; (Presider) Ashley Wood Doane, University of Hartford

  7. Special Sessions

    Puerto Rico and Climate Justice: Exploring the Intersections of Scholarship and Activism