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Sociology and Social Justice

On August 10-13, thousands of sociologists from around the nation and the world will meet in New York at the association’s 114th Annual Meeting. At a time when issues ranging from the U.S. census to the racial wealth gap dominate public...
12-Jul-2019 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Northwestern Univerity’s Aldon Morris Elected President of the American Sociological Association

Aldon Morris, Leon Forrest Professor of Sociology and African American Studies at Northwestern University, was elected the 112th President of the American Sociological Association (ASA), and Rhacel Parreñas, University of Southern California, has...
11-Jun-2019 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

“Broken Windows,” Lower Grades

While criminologists continue to debate the impact of the practice, new research from two sociologists demonstrates that this sort of aggressive policing has a negative impact on the scholastic performance of African-American young teenagers in the...
14-Mar-2019 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

American Sociological Association Honors Leaders in the Discipline

The American Sociological Association (ASA) proudly announces the the 2019 award recipients, the highest honors the Association confers
14-Jan-2019 8:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

National Scientific Organizations File Amicus Brief Objecting to Inclusion of Citizenship Question in the 2020 Census

The American Sociological Association, the American Statistical Association, and the Population Association of America this week filed an amicus brief in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York supporting a challenge to the...
4-Nov-2018 8:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

American Sociological Association Expresses Strong Objection to Newly Proposed Legal Definition of Sex, Due to Risk of Transgender Discrimination

The proposed definition would allow only a binary classification that is immutable and based on genitalia at birth. Such a policy stands to have detrimental impacts on the physical and mental health of transgender and intersex individuals.
29-Oct-2018 12:45 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Study: Today’s College Graduates Facing Greater Competition for Good Jobs

College graduates are more likely to take less-skilled jobs in recent years than ever before, and a new study from the University of North Carolina says the expansion of higher education has made each bachelor’s degree seem less exceptional to...
22-Jul-2018 5:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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“Feeling Race” and Other Crucial Issues: Join Thousands of Sociologists Aug. 11-14 in Philadelphia

As controversies over overt racism, White Nationalism, #MeToo, income inequality, immigration and social polarization dominate the American conversation, more than 5,500 sociologists whose work provides insights on these and other vital topics will...
12-Jul-2018 3:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Sociologists Available to Comment on Ireland's Referendum on Abortion

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Sociologists Available to Discuss Florida School Shooting

16-Feb-2018 9:05 AM EST

Sociologists Available to Discuss Las Vegas Massacre

2-Oct-2017 3:05 PM EDT

Sociologists available to discuss tax policy and tax reform, including the Child Tax Credit, social policies, and property taxation.

7-Sep-2017 5:05 PM EDT

Sociologists Available to Discuss Social Implications of Health Care Policy

26-Jul-2017 3:00 PM EDT

Sociologist Available to Discuss Government Leaks and Policy within the Media

The ASA has a sociologist available to discuss how leaks of classified information shape policy discourse.
25-Jul-2017 6:05 PM EDT

Sociologists Available to Discuss Refugees and Immigration

The American Sociological Association has sociologists available to discuss the latest news related to refugees, Muslims, and immigration.
22-Feb-2017 5:05 PM EST

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