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  1. Recipients of the 2018 ASA Awards

    The ASA awards are conferred on sociologists for outstanding scholarship, teaching, practice, and advancing the public understanding of sociology. The ASA proudly announces the recipients of the awards for 2018. Congratulations to the following honorees:

    Cox-Johnson-Frazier Award

    Joe R. Feagin, Texas A&M University

  2. A Year of ASA Advocacy Activities

    Capitol Building, Washington, DCThis was a busy year on the advocacy front for ASA. From defending academic freedom to fighting for evidence-based policy-making, ASA has been actively working to advance the discipline of sociology.

  3. ASA Fund for the Advancement of the Discipline

    Deadline: June 15 and December 15

    The ASA invites submissions for the Fund for the Advancement of the Discipline (FAD) grants. FAD is supported by the National Science Foundation. The goal of this award is to nurture the development of scientific knowledge by funding small, groundbreaking research initiatives that will advance the discipline.

  4. Sexual Harassment at Its Intersections

    The ASA sexual harassment working group (HWG), of which I am a member, was organized nearly two years ago following allegations of sexual harassment, including of women of color, at our annual meetings. We understand that sexual harassment and predatory sexual behavior in academia are not necessarily best treated as the work of a few bad actors, but rather are systemic issues that need to be dealt with as such.

  5. Candidates for 2019 ASA Election

    In accordance with election policies established by the ASA Council, biographical sketches of the candidates for leadership positions in the ASA election appear in alphabetical order by office below.

    Candidates for President-Elect

  6. Evidence of Teaching Excellence: 2018 Top 10 TRAILS Downloads

    TRAILS, the Teaching Resources and Innovation Library for Sociology, is ASA’s online, peer-reviewed repository for teaching and learning materials. Access to TRAILS is a benefit of ASA membership.

  7. ASA Program Reviewers and Consultants:
New Name—Same Great Resources for Sociology Departments

    The Department Resources Group has been renamed ASA Program Reviewers and Consultants. Although many sociologists are familiar with the work of the Department Resources Group (DRG), a significant proportion continue to ask “What is the DRG?” To address this issue, we have confronted it directly, choosing a moniker that explicitly addresses what this set of ASA-trained consultants do to support and strengthen sociology departments. Namely, the consultants serve as external program reviewers and consult with departments on departmental priorities, retreats, and leadership.

  8. 2019 Preliminary Program Is Now Online

    The preliminary Annual Meeting program is now posted and searchable on ASA’s website. Any changes or updates to session listings for the final program must be received by ASA Meeting Services ( no later than June 1, 2019 for inclusion in the printed program. Changes can only continue to be made in the online program and the mobile program app after that date. To search the program, visit