July/August 2014 Issue • Volume 42 • Issue 6

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Ruth Milkman

Ruth Milkman

Results of the 2014 Election

Ruth Milkman, CUNY–Graduate Center, has been elected the 107th President of the American Sociological Association (ASA) for 2015-2016. Barbara J. Risman, University of Illinois–Chicago, has been elected Vice President for 2015-2016. Milkman and Risman will assume their respective offices in August 2015, following a year of service as President-Elect and Vice President-Elect. Milkman will chair the 2016 Program Committee that will shape the ASA Annual Meeting program in Seattle, August 20-23, 2016. As ASA President, Milkman will be a member of the ASA Council, which governs the association and its policies, and its chair in 2015-2016. She will also be a member of the ASA Committee on the Executive Office and Budget (2015-2017) and the 2016-2017 Publications Committee.

Barbara J. Risman

Barbara J. Risman

Members also elected four new Council Members-at-Large: Adia M. Harvey Wingfield (Georgia State University); Tanya Maria Golash-Boza (University of California–Merced); Margaret Hunter (Mills College); and Peter Kivisto (Augustana College). Also elected were , six members of the Committee on Nominations, four members of the Committee on Committees, and two members of the Committee on Publications.

In announcing the results of the election, Secretary Mary Romero and Executive Officer Sally T. Hillsman extended their heartiest congratulations to the newly elected officers and committee members and their appreciation to all ASA members who have served the Association by running for office and by voting in this election.

Nearly half the voting members of the ASA community took part in the 2014 election, which was nearly the same as last year. ASA is one of the few scholarly associations with participation this high. Of the 9,146 members eligible to vote in the 2014 election there was a 45.3 percent participation rate, compared to 47.8 percent in 2013. In the 52 ASA Section elections, 53.6 percent participated in 2014. Of the total votes cast, 100 percent were cast online.

ASA Bylaws Amendments

The membership approved five amendments to the bylaws by wide margins. Amendment One changes the year that the ASA President serves on the Committee on Publications , from the middle year of their term, to the final year of their term. Amendment Two makes the membership terms of the Committee on Committees consistent with the rest of ASA’s constitutional committees. Amendment Three clarifies that the nominees to the Committee on Professional Ethics are appointed by the Committee on Committees. Amendment Four corrects an error in the bylaws that referred to the wrong chapter of the ASA Code of Ethics. Amendment Five updated language relating to sections to reflect the role of electronic communications.

The full slate of the newly elected ASA-wide officers and committee members are as follows:


Ruth Milkman, CUNY–Graduate Center

Vice President-Elect

Barbara J. Risman, University of Illinois–Chicago

Council Members-at-Large

Adia M. Harvey Wingfield, Georgia State University

Tanya Maria Golash-Boza, University of California–Merced

Margaret Hunter, Mills College

Peter Kivisto, Augustana College

Committee on Nominations

Grace Kao, University of Pennsylvania

Rashawn Ray, University of Maryland

Omar A Lizardo, University of Notre Dame

Lyn Spillman, University of Notre Dame

Wendy Cadge, Brandeis University

Victor Rios, University of Southern California - Santa Barbara

Committee on Publications

Kathleen M. Blee, University of Pittsburgh

Douglas Hartmann, University of Minnesota

Committee on Committees

Bandana Purkayastha, University of Connecticut

Gilda L. Ochoa, Pomona College

Rita Stephan, U.S. Department of State

Amin Ghaziani, University of British Columbia


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