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  1. New for 2017: An Employment Fair at the Annual Meeting

    ASA is excited to announce an updated model and format for job seekers and employers to meet at the Annual Meeting. After careful review of the current service, examination of programs from similar organizations, and input from past Annual Meeting Employment Service users, we have developed a lower-cost, more inclusive service, while maintaining the option for scheduled one-on-one interviews. By reducing the participation cost for attendees as well as employers, we hope to grow participation and expand the scope of the audience we can serve. 

  2. ASA Awards Four FAD Grants to Advance Sociology

    The American Sociological Association (ASA) is pleased to announce four awards from the December 2016 round of proposals to the Fund for the Advancement of the Discipline (FAD), a small-grants program. The FAD program is jointly funded by ASA and the Sociology Program of the National Science Foundation (NSF). Applications are reviewed by an advisory panel composed of ASA Council members.

  3. A Few Reasons to Attend the ASA Annual Meeting in Montreal

    The People—In addition to catching up with colleagues, peers, and mentors, see some great speakers such as Ta’Nehisi Coates, correspondent for The Atlantic; Nancy Fraser, Professor of political science and philosophy at The New School; and more.

  4. Council Establishes Task Force on First-Generation and Working-Class People in Sociology

    In response to a request from a group of ASA members, Council has voted to establish a Task Force on First-Generation and Working-Class People in Sociology. 

    The charge to this Task Force is to:

  5. Special Call for Proposals: Sociological Research on the Effects of Concealed Carry on College Campuses

    Application Deadline: July 15

    ASA Council has approved funding for a one-time Call for Proposals of $24,000 to support small, groundbreaking sociological research projects examining the effects of guns on college campuses. It is hoped that this fund can provide seed money for projects that will advance knowledge on this understudied topic.

  6. Departmental Performance Metrics and the University Audit Culture

    In recent discussions with sociological colleagues who work in universities across the United States, in both research- and teaching-oriented institutions, two related topics come up. One is the rise of “performance metrics” that are used to assess faculty performance, and the other involves questions about tenure processes and standards, and whether those are equitable. These topics have intersected in the recent past at my university, and I describe here how we responded.