In 2018, the ASA joined other organizations in filing an amicus brief against the late inclusion of a question about citizenship to the 2020 Census. Both the New York Southern District Court and a concurring Justice on the Supreme Court noted ASA’s opposition to the inclusion of the question in their rulings, which disallowed the addition of the citizenship question and permitted the census preparation process to begin.
As the #MeToo Movement has propelled the problem of sexual harassment and assault to the media headlines, bystander intervention prevention strategies are often cited as a solution to addressing these problems. Sometimes called a “community of responsibility” approach, bystander intervention strategies teach organizational members to know they can and should take an active role in creating a safe and respectful environment by shifting community norms and behavior expectations.
This summer, editorship of Sociological Methodology transitions to Ohio State University (OSU) into the capable hands of two dynamic young associate professors there, David Melamed and Michael Vuolo. They are the 16th editorial team since the journal began in 1969, and the third duo. Their collaboration began early – both came to OSU as the first generation of a new interdisciplinary group (the Translational Data Analytics Institute) that puts them in touch with leading methodologists across fields.
ASA is pleased to introduce the five new scholars who comprise MFP Cohort 46. these talented PhD candidates with strong and diverse sociological research interests were chosen from a highly competitive pool of applicants. The Fellows will officially begin their participation on August 1, 2019.
ASA acknowledges the generous support of the following individuals, whose recent financial contributions (through December 31, 2018) to the Association have strengthened our discipline.
Anniversaries are special occasions. They are moments for organizations to think about origins, accomplishments, and the future. This year marks the 100th anniversary of the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS).
ASA would like to welcome the newest group of area editors to the TRAILS editorial team. TRAILS is ASA’s peer-reviewed online library of teaching resources. Area editors provide an essential role by reviewing and providing feedback on the hundreds of submissions received each year.
ASA editors provide data on manuscript decisions in order to provide information on the frequency and timing of editorial decisions, as a means of clarifying authors’ chances of having their manuscripts accepted and the length of time authors can expect to wait for decisions. The table shown below reports on decisions, as of April 1, 2019, for manuscripts submitted in the 2018 calendar year.
The ASA will present the 2019 awards at this year’s Annual Meeting in New York City on August 11. Congratulations to all of our distinguished winners.
W.E.B. Du Bois Career of Distinguished Scholarship Award