The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) named four sociologists, among its elected 416 fellows. They are Carter T. Butts, John B. Casterline, Monica Kirkpatrick Johnson, and Elaine Wethington, and with other new AAAS Fellows will be recognized for their contributions to science on February 16, 2019, during the Fellows Forum at the 2019 AAAS Annual Meeting in Washington, DC.
ASA provides two avenues for groups desiring to have a presence at the Annual Meeting. Policies on the use of meeting space and display tables are outlined below. Please note that because ASA Sections have been allotted program time, they are excluded from these provisions. Requests for meeting space and/or a display table must be received no later than March 1, 2019.
Deadline: January 31
AsA seeks applications for Cohort 46 of the Minority Fellowship Program (MFP). Through MFP, ASA supports the development and training of sociologists of color in any sub-area or specialty in the discipline. Since 1974, MFP has supported more than 500 sociologists of color. A list of these scholars can be found on the ASA website under “ASA Communities.”
Application Deadline: December 15
2018 Annual Meeting
It has been about a year since the two of us began serving as Program Directors for Sociology at the National Science Foundation (NSF). We very much appreciate the support we have received from the sociology community in this first year.
Applications are invited for the editorships of Contemporary Sociology, Journal of Health and Social Behavior, Sociological Methodology, Socius, and Teaching Sociology.
The official terms for the new editors (or co-editors) will commence in January 2020 (the editorial transition will be in summer 2019) and is for a minimum of three years (until December 2022), with a possible extension of up to an additional two years.
ASA members are encouraged to submit nominations for ASA awards. Award selection committees, appointed by ASA Council, review nominations and select awardees.
The deadline to submit nominations is January 31, 2019. For submission information, visit www.asanet.org/awards.
The American Sociological Association convened its 113th Annual Meeting in Philadelphia, August 11–14. With nearly 5,500 registrants, the 2018 ASA Annual Meeting addressed important current issues within society and the discipline. With sessions ranging from sexuality to criminology and from religion to the family, attendees reported on the most sensitive problems confronting American society.