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  1. Sociologists to Take In-Depth Look at Chicago During ASA Annual Meeting

    At the American Sociological Association's 110th Annual Meeting, Chicago will be the subject of several regional spotlight sessions in which leading sociologists will present research on and discuss topics related to the city, including public education, social inequality, criminal justice, migration, and gentrification.

  2. Journal of Health and Social Behavior to Publish Corrected Version of Study

    The authors of a March 2015 Journal of Health and Social Behavior (JHSB) study, "In Sickness and in Health? Physical Illness as a Risk Factor for Marital Dissolution in Later Life" (2015, 56(1):59-73), have retracted the article. There was a major error in the coding in their dependent variable of marital status. The conclusions of that study should be considered invalid. A corrected version of the article will appear in the September 2015 issue of JHSB.

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  3. Sociologists to Explore the Topic of Sexuality at Annual Meeting in Chicago

    More than 5,500 sociologists will convene in Chicago this August to explore ideas and scientific research relating to sexuality and many other topics, as part of the American Sociological Association's 110th Annual Meeting. This year's theme, "Sexualities in the Social World," shows the importance of research by sociologists in illuminating how social norms and social inequalities affect what sexual behavior is acceptable and who partners with whom. 

  4. Harvard Professor Elected President of the American Sociological Association

    Michèle Lamont, a Professor of Sociology and African and African-American Studies and the Robert I. Goldman Professor of European Studies at Harvard University, has been elected the 108th President of the American Sociological Association (ASA). Lamont will serve as President-Elect for one year before succeeding the City University of New York Graduate Center's Ruth Milkman as ASA President in August 2016.

  5. American Sociological Association Names Nancy Weinberg Kidd New Executive Officer

    The American Sociological Association (ASA) announced today that Nancy Weinberg Kidd will succeed the retiring Sally T. Hillsman as the Association's executive officer in September.

    Kidd, who earned a Ph.D. in sociology from Stanford University and a B.A. in sociology from the University of Pennsylvania, is currently the executive director of the National Communication Association (NCA) in Washington, D.C.

  6. American Sociological Association Launches New Open Access Journal, Socius

    The American Sociological Association (ASA) has launched Socius: Sociological Research for a Dynamic World, a new open access journal, which published its inaugural articles earlier this month.

    A first of its kind for the ASA, the journal is free to anyone, appears online only, and can feature scholarly papers on any sociology-related topic.

  7. Notre Dame Sociologists to Lead American Sociological Association's Flagship Journal

    The American Sociological Association (ASA) announced this week that it has appointed three sociologists from the University of Notre Dame to serve as the next editors of the American Sociological Review (ASR), the association's flagship journal. Omar Lizardo, Rory McVeigh, and Sarah Mustillo will begin their three-year term in January 2016.

  8. Sociologists Available to Discuss Transgender-Related Issues

    Earlier this year, North Carolina brought the transgender community into the spotlight by passing legislation requiring people to use public bathrooms that correspond with the gender on their birth certificates. The American Sociological Association (ASA) has sociologists available to discuss this and other transgender-related issues.

  9. Study Explores Why There Is No Labor Party in the United States

    The improbable rise of Bernie Sanders' presidential campaign presents an interesting question: why is Sanders, a self-proclaimed "democratic socialist," running as a Democrat? "In any other industrialized country, Sanders would likely be the standard-bearer for a labor or social democratic party," said McGill University sociologist Barry Eidlin, whose new study appears in the June issue of the American Sociological Review. "But the U.S. famously lacks such a party."

  10. Study Dispels Myth About Propensity of U.S. Millionaires to Move From High to Low Tax States

    The view that the rich are highly mobile has gained much political traction in recent years and has become a central argument in debates about whether there should be "millionaire taxes" on top-income earners. But a new study dispels the common myth about the propensity of millionaires in the United States to move from high to low tax states.