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  1. How Does Our Membership Grow? Indicators of Change by Gender, Race and Ethnicity, and Degree Type, 2001-2007

    This research brief studies changes in ASA membership between 2001 and 2007, focusing on gender, race and ethnicity, and degree type. In particular, it examines characteristics of members with a terminal master's degree, compared to those whose highest degree is the doctorate.

  2. Pathways to Job Satisfaction: What Happened to the Class of 2005?

    This is the second in a series of research briefs to focus on the job outcomes of the 2005 sociology cohort. This brief describes a pathway from the sociological research skills learned as an undergraduate to the types of jobs obtained one and a half years after graduation and the effect on job satisfaction. 

  3. The Health of Sociology: Statistical Fact Sheets, 2007

    This factbook serves as a statistical compendium addressing subjects such as the impact of sociological journals, labor force participation for sociologists, and degrees in sociology, among other topics.

  4. Too Many or Too Few PhDs? Employment Opportunities in Academic Sociology

    Using data from positions advertised in the ASA Job Bank, this research brief describes the types of jobs available to sociologists in 2006, and describes the leading areas of specialization sought in advertised assistant professor positions.

  5. Convention Services

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

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. Profile of 2001 ASA Membership

    This data brief describes 2001 ASA member characteristics, including basic demographics, employment status, and self-reported income level.