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September 2017


Understanding Race after Charlottesville

To promote a multidisciplinary conversation related to recent events in Charlottesville, the ASA has partnered with the American Anthropological Association, the American Historical Association, and the Society for Applied Anthropology to share resources on understanding, discussing, and teaching about race. ASA's focus will be looking at white supremacy through a sociological lens. Join us in the conversation today, September 18, using #UnderstandingRace and feel free to contribute additional related materials. Read more.

    ASA Responds to Current Events

    Read ASA's recent statements including Communicating Across Difference: Free and Responsible Speech; Statement on Trump's Decision to End the DACA Program; and Response to U.S. Justice Department's Investigation into Affirmative Action.

      Council Appoints Federal Statistics Working Group

      This group will proactively and reactively address issues related to the continued collection and use of federal statistics. To learn more about the charge and read the list of working group members, click here.

        Council Appoints Task Force on First-Generation and Working-Class Persons in Sociology

        This group will make recommendations regarding how the Association can best address the challenge of integrating this population into our discipline in a way that maximizes equity. To review the full task force charge and the list of task force members, click here.

          New Guidance for BA Sociology Programs

          Reviewing department curriculum? Thinking about how to improve employment outcomes for majors? Looking for advice about the department's online offerings? The Sociology Major in the Changing Landscape of Higher Education: Curriculum, Careers and Online Education provides recommended practices for sustaining high quality and comprehensive sociology programs for undergraduates. These recommendations were developed over a two year period by the members of the ASA Task Force on Liberal Learning and the Sociology Major and approved by ASA Council. Download the booklet for free, or purchase print copies in the ASA bookstore.

            New in the ASA Bookstore

            ASA has many merchandise items with the ASA logo available in the ASA bookstore. These make ideal gifts for students and colleagues (or yourself!). Check out the newest items--a phone wallet (in your choice of three colors), a fleece blanket, and an embroidered carryall.

              Hot Off the Press: Journal Highlights

              Visit the journals homepage for centralized information on all ASA journals, including how to subscribe or purchase a single article, submit a manuscript, or view recently featured articles.


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