American Sociological Association

ASA Sections

Sections are officially-recognized groups of sociologists who share a common interest in a specific topic. ASA has fifty two sections addressing topics ranging from aging to globalization. Sections are great for networking with your colleagues and keeping up to date with new developments in your field. Sections write newsletters, conduct panels, receptions and sessions at the Annual Meeting, and connect their members on a daily basis through listservs, websites and social media outlets.

Why Should I Join a Section?

Participating in sections is a great way to become involved in ASA. In addition to staying current in special interest areas, sections provide excellent networking opportunities. Sections produce newsletters which are either mailed to current section members or are posted on the section website. Section newsletters provide news for and about section members, current section research, issue debates, grant opportunities, book announcements, meeting announcements, and other pertinent information. Also, Sections sponsor a large number of sessions during the ASA Annual Meetings.

You must be a current member of ASA to join sections. If you are a current member, go to the member portal and add a section to your membership. (Use your ASA ID and password to log in.) If you are not a current ASA member, you can join on this page.

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