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  1. Join the TRAILS Area Editors Team!

    ASA seeks sociologists to volunteer to serve as Area Editors for TRAILS: the Teaching Resources and Innovation Library for Sociology. Area Editors have a three-year terms starting January 1, 2018.  TRAILS Area Editors are responsible for working with the TRAILS Editor and potential authors to expand the range, quantity, and quality of teaching resources in TRAILS, as well as reviewing materials submitted to their subject area and making publication recommendations to the Editor.

    We are accepting applications for the following subject areas:

  2. Promoting Transgender Justice through Sociology

    Sociologists For Trans Justice Now!Recently, the United States has witnessed incredible progress toward equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) people, as well as the inevitable backlash following such a challenge to the status quo.

  3. ASA Member-Get-A-Member Campaign a Success

    The 2017 ASA Member-Get-A-Member campaign was a success, with 76 current ASA members sponsoring 82 new members. Sponsors receive a $10 discount on 2018 member dues for each new member and are entered into a drawing to win a $250 Amazon gift certificate and other prizes. Congratulations to this year’s gift certificate winner, Michele Lee Kozimor-King from Elizabethtown College. The ASA extends its gratitude to all of the sponsors who are listed below.

  4. Exciting New Community Action Research Initiative Grants

    ASA is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2017 Community Action Research Initiative (CARI) grant awards. Both recipients are sociologists bringing social science knowledge, methods, and expertise to address community-identified issues and concerns. Each CARI recipient has proposed pro bono work partnering with a community organization or local public interest group. The principal investigators for the two CARI-funded projects are listed below, along with a brief description of their funded proposals.

  5. ASA Statement on Deferred Action on Childhood Arrivals

    DACA ProtestersThis statement was released on September 5, 2017.

  6. Communicating Across Difference: Free and Responsible Speech

    This ASA Statement was released on August 22:

  7. From the Russian Revolution to her PhD, a Member Celebrates 100

    Julia Brown, born Julia Saparoff in Czarist Russia, often sat on Vladimir Lenin’s lap as a young girl when he visited her family. Later, the Russian Revolution pushed her family to emigrate to the United States where she would embark on a six-decade career as a sociologist.