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  1. ASA Awards Small Grants to Advance Sociology

    The Fund for the Advancement of the Discipline (FAD) is a small grants program funded jointly by the Sociology Program of the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the American Sociological Association (ASA). The December 2015 round of FAD applications saw an unusually strong group of proposals, so the competition was especially intense. Following review by a panel composed of members of the ASA Council and ASA Director of Research, seven projects have been selected for funding and are described below.

  2. MFP Announces Cohort 43 for the 2016-2017 Academic Year

    ASA and the Minority Fellowship Program (MFP) are pleased to introduce the five new scholars who comprise MFP Cohort 43. The MFP Advisory Panel met this spring in Washington, DC, to review the large and highly competitive pool of applications. Keeping with tradition, MFP Cohort 43 consists of talented PhD candidates with strong and diverse sociological research interests. The new Fellows will officially begin their participation in MFP on August 1, 2016. 

  3. Call for ASA Award Nominations

    ASA members are encouraged to submit nominations for the following ASA awards. Award selection committees, appointed by ASA Council, are constituted to review nominations. These awards are presented at the ASA Annual Meeting each August. The deadline for submission of nominations is January 31, 2017. For more information, visit www.asanet.org/news-events/asa-awards

  4. Sections Collaborate to Explore Disability as an Overlooked Axis of Intersectionality and Inequality

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, approximately 19 percent of the civilian noninstitutionalized population of the United States lives with disability. As baby boomers age and live longer, the percentage continues to increase and is already larger than that of many of the racial and ethnic groups that we as sociologists intensively study. Yet, disability has often been overlooked in scholarship on inequality and intersectionality.

  5. On the Value of Diversity in Higher Education

    On April 22, 2016, the Tennessee legislature voted to cut all state appropriations for the Office of Equity and Diversity at the state’s flagship university. This move came as a blow to a university struggling to create a more welcoming gender, religious, and racial environment for students, faculty, and staff in Central Appalachia—a region with a long history of intolerance. Since the April decision, students, faculty, and staff at the University of Tennessee have repeatedly rallied in protest.

  6. Invited Sessions Proposals Solicited for the 2018 Annual Meeting

    The substantive program for the 2018 Annual Meeting continues to develop under the leadership of President-Elect Eduardo Bonilla-Silva and the 2018 Program Committee. The meeting’s theme of “Feeling Race: An Invitation to Explore Racialized Emotions” invites participation across the discipline and provides many opportunities to bring together a variety of sociological work in diverse program formats.

  7. America’s Poverty and Inequality Course

    How much does the average person in the U.S. know about domestic poverty and inequality? The best evidence is … not much. When asked, for example, to characterize the amount of wealth inequality in the U.S., most people vastly underestimate how much inequality there is.

  8. Annual Meeting Town Hall Discussion Continues: Join Us for a Twitter Chat

    Twitter#InclusiveASA Twitter chat with Tanya Golash-Boza, ASA Council member

    Tuesday, December 6 at1:00 p.m. EST and
    Wednesday, December 7 at 1:00 p.m. EST

  9. 2017 ASA Annual Meeting in Montréal: Don’t Miss It / C’est à ne pas manquer!

    As one of the rare Québécoise to serve as President of the American Sociological Association, if not the only one, I am thrilled that ASA’s 2017 Annual Meeting will be held in Montréal. I very much hope you will join me there and encourage your colleagues and graduate students to attend as well.