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  1. Convention Services

    ASA  offers a variety of services to enhance your experience during the Annual Meeting. 

  2. Program Committee

    The Program Committee for the ASA Annual Meeting usually consists of twelve people, four officers and eight appointed members, as outlined below. In years where there is a Secretary-Elect, that person shadows the Secretary and participates in Program Committee meetings.

    President-Elect, Vice President-Elect, Secretary, Executive Officer, two carry-over members from the previous year's Program Committee, and six members nominated by the President-Elect and approved by ASA Council.

  3. Departmental Alumni Night

    The 43rd Annual Departmental Alumni Night (DAN) will begin at 9:30 p.m. on Saturday, August 20, 2016 at the 111th ASA Annual Meeting in Seattle.

    The Department Alumni Night provides graduate departments of sociology the opportunity to have alumni gather during the ASA Annual Meeting without all the expenses of arranging the event. Only a small fee ($160 USD) is charged to reserve a table and assist in covering setup expenses.

    Please let us know whether your department will participate in the 2016 Departmental Alumni Night by submitting the form below by June 1, 2016.

  4. In the News

    Amanda Anthony, University of Central Florida, was quoted in a January 21 Orlando Sentinel article, "Brothers' Road Trip Calls for Van, Spam, Blogging."

    J. Gordon Arbuckle,Iowa State University, was quoted in a February 1 Scientific American article, "Climate Visions Clash in Iowa Caucuses."

    Elizabeth Armstrong, University of Michigan, was quoted in a January 27 Huffington Post article, "In Responding to Survey Complaints, USC Shoots Itself in the Foot."

  5. Footnotes : Awards

    Angie Y. Chung, University at Albany, in collaboration with co-PIs Jan Lin, Occidental College, and Sookhee Oh, Korea University, was awarded a 2-year $137, 314 National Science Foundation grant to examine the role of immigrant pro-growth elites in promoting land intensification and (re)development projects in Koreatown and Monterey Park, Los Angeles.

  6. People

    Angela J. Hattery, George Mason University, was elected Treasurer-Elect of the Sociologists for Women in Society (SWS) in their 2016 election.

    Abby L. Ferber, University of Colorado -Colorado Springs, was elected President-Elect of the Sociologists for Women in Society (SWS) in their 2016 election.

    Vrushali Patil, Florida International University, was elected Secretary of the Sociologists for Women in Society (SWS) in their 2016 election.

  7. Footnotes : New Books

    Kevin B. Bales, University of Hull, Blood and Earth: Modern Slavery, Ecocide, and the Secret to Saving the World (Random House, 2016).

    Erynn Masi de Casanova, University of Cincinnati, Buttoned Up: Clothing, Conformity, and White-Collar Masculinity (Cornell University Press, 2015).

    Manisha Desai, University of Connecticut, Subaltern Movements in India: Gendered Geographies of Struggle Against Neoliberal Development (Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series) (Routledge, 2015).

  8. In the News

    Cawo Abdi, University of Minnesota, wrote an August 24 CNN.com op-ed, “Where Is My Islam? The Identity Crisis of 21st Century Muslims.”

    Chad Broughton, University of Chicago, wrote a September 23 Atlantic article, “Just Another Factory Closing.”

    Stephanie Canizales, University of Southern California, was quoted in an August 18 Los Angeles Times article, “Young Immigrants Placed in Sponsor Homes Are at Risk of Abuse, Experts Say.”