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  1. Congratulations to Our New Minority Fellows! Announcing MFP Cohort 46

    ASA is pleased to introduce the five new scholars who comprise MFP Cohort 46. These talented PhD candidates with strong and diverse sociological research interests were chosen from a highly competitive pool of applicants. The Fellows will officially begin their participation on August 1, 2019.

  2. 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.

  3. Report of the ASA Task Force on Membership Lays Out a Blueprint for Change

    What do you think would help make ASA a more vibrant, effective association? This question was at the heart of the survey of current and former members of the association fielded by the ASA Task Force on Membership, which received more than 2,500 responses. As part of their work, the Task Force also conducted an external benchmarking study, a study of 11 years of administrative membership data, 5 focus groups, a wiki survey, and 12 follow up interviews.

  4. Sexual Harassment in Academia and Beyond: Causes, Consequences, and Change

    The #MeToo movement has brought a new wave of attention to the problem of sexual harassment in academia and other workplaces. Policymakers and organizational leaders are asking what causes sexual harassment, what its consequences are, and how it can be stopped. Knowledge from decades of sociological research helps us understand—and change—the reality of sexual harassment in academic workplaces and beyond.

  5. ASA Announces 2019 Howery Teaching Enhancement Fund Grant Winners

    The Carla B. Howery Teaching Enhancement Fund (TEF) is a small grants program of the American Sociological Association. It supports projects that advance the scholarship of teaching and learning within the discipline of sociology. The ASA congratulates the 2019 TEF recipients:

    Yasemin Besen-Cassino, Montclair State University, for “Qualitative Research Methods by Example.”

  6. New Timeline for ASA Awards Process

    A new timeline for reviewing nominations for ASA awards and selecting and honoring winners will be implemented beginning in 2021.