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  1. Summer 2019 Contexts Online Free until August 30

    From the Editors

    Special Issue on Freedom

  2. Department Affiliates


    Join or renew online, or download the application/invoice and mail, fax, or email it to the ASA ( Visit this page for more information about the cost of the program.  

  3. ASA Program Reviewers and Consultants

    On this page you will find the list of program reviewers and consultants (formerly the Department Resources Group [DRG]) who are trained in program review best practics, along with a statement of their consulting approach and abbreviated CV that highlights their background and experience most relevant to program review and consultation. 

  4. Preliminary Webinar Schedule

    Mark your calendar for the first Department Affiliate webinar for 2019-2020:

    Addressing Incivility in the Classroom with Dr. Chavella Pittman
    Tuesday, October 1, 2019 at 12pm Eastern/9am Pacific

    And continue to check back! This page will be updated as the webinars for 2019-2020 are scheduled.

    Looking for the professional development webinars for ASA members? See our offerings in the ASA Store

  5. Student Forum Professional Development Certificate

    The Student Forum is pleased to offer a Professional Development Certificate for its members, based on attendance (proof by signature of session oranizer/ leader/ presider) at SIX (6) sessions, meetings, or workshops. Students can choose to either attend SIX (6) from the list provided or attend FIVE (5) from the list and include ONE (1) session in which the student is presenting.

  6. Task Force on Contingent Faculty Employment in Sociology Report Gets Strong Support from Council

    In early 2016, ASA Council appointed a task force “to explore the dynamics and implications of the recent growth of contingent employment among sociologists in the context of the broader structural transformations now underway in U.S. universities and in comparison to other disciplines.” And in March 2019, Council approved the final report from the Task Force on Contingent Faculty The task force was co-chaired by the late Dan Clawson and Louis Edgar Esparza, and included members Marisa Allison, Celeste Atkins, Michael Burawoy, Jay R.

  7. 2019 ASA Award Recipients

    The ASA will present the 2019 awards at this year’s Annual Meeting in New York City on August 11. Congratulations to all of our distinguished winners.

    W.E.B. Du Bois Career of Distinguished Scholarship Award

  8. Obituaries

    William Mario Cascini

    William Mario Cascini of Lincoln, NE, died on May 17, 2019. Born June 18, 1924, in Schenectady, NY, his parents, Nicola and Giovanna (di Bartolomeo) Cascini were immigrants from Italy in the early 1900s. Graduate of Mont Pleasant High School where he earned letters in football, he was proud of his senior season as his team was both unbeaten and unscored upon. He graduated with a BS in sociology from Asbury College in Wilmore, KY, in 1948.