Please see below for information about each candidate for section leadership. To be eligible to vote, members must have joined or renewed no later than March 31st of the year in question. Only Members, Emeritus Members, and Student Members of the Association shall have the right to vote and to hold elected office in the Association (i.e., Associate Members are not eligible to vote or to hold elected office). Ballots are issued no later than May 15 each year.
Matthew Hunt, Northeastern University
Jeffrey Lucas, University of Maryland
Jody Clay-Warner, University of Georgia
Kathy Kuipers, University of Montana
Matthew Brashears, University of South Carolina
Corey Fields, Stanford University
Ellen Granberg, Clemson University
Sarah Harkness, University of Iowa
Bianca Manago, Indiana University
Alison Wynn, Stanford University
Please see the document below to review the proposed amendments to the section by-laws. You will be asked to vote for or against these amendments on the Spring ballot.
Section chairs and others wishing to give the gift of membership in their section can now purchase them directly using the new section gift order system. Visit http://asa.enoah.com/Home/My-ASA/Gift-Section and log in using your ASA ID and password. Once in the system, you can choose a section, then search the member database by name. Only current ASA members (and those who are not already members of the selected section) are eligible to receive a gift section membership. You may purchase several memberships at one time, with an easy checkout and payment process within the secure ASA database. Section memberships will be activated immediately; recipients will receive an e-mail notifying them of the gift.
This is the best time of the year for signing up gift members. By late March many people have already renewed their ASA memberships for the year. Members who join sections early in the year receive far more benefit from their memberships than those who are added later in the year. These members have more of an opportunity to engaged with the section’s activities during the year and participate at the Annual Meeting. Consequently they are more likely to stay active after the current membership year.
Many sections engage in late September membership drives. While this practice can be handy to when a section is a few members short of an additional session it can be detrimental if done on a large scale. There is little evidence that this practice benefits sections in the long term. Many sections have come to rely on September membership drives just to maintain their current membership levels. Even sections that launch exceptionally large recruiting efforts in September, recruiting 50 members or more, don’t tend to see lasting progress but instead are more likely to have booms and busts.
Student Forum Travel Awards
Deadline: April 1st
Application Website: http://asanet.org/funding/sfta.cfm.
About the Student Forum
The American Sociological Association’s Student Forum was established in 1998 as a means to represent its student members’ voices, ideas, and opinions. The Student Forum provides various resources for both graduate and undergraduate sociology students, while also helping students establish networks, and encouraging their professional development. Individuals who join the ASA as student members will automatically become members of the Student Forum and will receive mailings and electronic communication from the Student Forum Advisory Board (SFAB). For more information about the Student Forum, please click here.
The ASA and Student Forum Advisory Board are pleased to announce that the ASA Council is making funds available to support the Student Forum Travel Awards. ASA anticipates granting approximately 25 travel awards in the amount of $225 each. These awards will be made on a competitive basis and are meant to assist students by defraying the expenses associated with attending the ASA Annual Meeting. All applicants are encouraged to seek additional sources of funding to cover expenses associated with attending the Annual Meeting.
Applicants must be students pursuing an undergraduate or graduate sociology degree in an academic institution and a current student member of ASA at the time of application. Participation in the Annual Meeting program (e.g., paper sessions, roundtables), purpose for attending (e.g., workshop training, Honors Program participation), student financial need, availability of other forms of support, matching funds, and potential benefit to the student are among the factors taken into account in making awards. A travel award committee of the ASA Student Forum convened especially for this purpose will select awardees.
To apply, students are asked to complete the online application form. A link to the application form will be made available no later than February 1, 2016. Starting in 2016 applications will only be accepted through the online application program. Decisions will be announced by May 15th. Only applications from individuals on their own behalf will be accepted.
For more information, please contact the ASA Executive Office at (202) 383-9005, ext. 322 or via email at email@example.com.
June 26th, 2016 - Manhattan, NY
In 2014 the #1 search phrase on Google was – “What Is Love?” A simple, straightforward question, not to be confused with ‘finding love’, which implies finding a person, in a romantic context. It has become imperative that we accurately define what love is, to form a basis for the most loving relationships possible with self and others, leading to a more stress-free and healthier life.
The consequence of our ignorance is ‘conditional love’ which produces anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, anger, rage, hopelessness, and chronic illnesses leading to self-destructive behaviors such as; drug and alcohol abuse, obesity, domestic violence, suicide and hoarding, just to name a few.
A team of researchers, scholars and authors with uniquely different backgrounds are convening to begin solving this enigma.
WHO IS PARTICIPATING?
We are very delighted with the team as constituted presently and expect others to join us
Harville Hendrix, PhD - Getting The Love You Want, founder of Imago Couples Therapy
Helen La Kelly Hunt, PhD - Getting The Love You Want, founder of Imago Couples Therapy
Eva Selhub, MD – Professor, Harvard, The Love Response
Jacqueline Carlton, PhD - Founding Editor, International Body Psychotherapy Journal
Joseph Lao, PhD – Professor, Hunter College, ParentingLiteracy.com
Jean Watson, PhD – Professor, Colorado U; Caring Science, Mindful Practice, Founder, Watson Caring Science Institute
Ivel De Freitas, MD – Founder, Leaf It Up, MedSpa
Kristen Monroe, PhD - Professor UC, Irvine; The Heart of Altruism,
Fred Luskin, PhD - Professor, Forgive For Love, Director of the Stanford University Forgiveness Project
Lynn Underwood, PhD – Professor – Case Western Reserve U.; The Science Of Compassionate Love
We are looking for sociologists to round out the group - who themselves have an interest in the area of love – perhaps with their own definition of love. No proposals required.
This summer in the University of Central Florida Department of Sociology, we are pleased to host the first year of our National Science Foundation Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Site “Preparing the Next Generation of Scholars through Community GIS and Citizen Science.” Our program offers fully funded summer research experiences for at least 8 undergraduate students in Belize for 5 weeks and Orlando for two weeks. The program is open to all U.S. students and runs June 20-August 5, 2016. We are interdisciplinary in nature emphasizing community geography, community GIS, and citizen science through mixed methods, including sketch mapping, mobile mapping applications, focus groups, in-depth interviews, GIS, and spatial analysis. Please distribute to interested students and your networks.
Research opportunities: Students will work in one of two research directions with community partners and mentors from University of Central Florida, University of Belize, Georgia State University, and The Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History’s Caribbean Coral Reef Ecosystems Program:
Compensation: Each REU student will receive a competitive funding package, including a $3500 research stipend, $1400 meal allowance, free shared housing in Belize and Orlando, up to $750 in travel support to/from the REU Site, up to $750 for post-REU conference travel, and 2 research methods books.
Application process: The priority application deadline is Friday, March 25th @ 5 PM EST. Complete program information and application instructions can be found athttp://www.citizensciencegis.org/ucf-reu-site/.
Student reflections from the field: “Challenging, emotional, fun, collaborative, thought-provoking, interesting, real-life, and eye-opening.” These are some of the words used by students to describe our previous research programs. We expect similar experiences in our new REU! Check out a series of short videos from our students at:http://www.citizensciencegis.org/ucf-reu-site/student-reflections/.
Questions can be directed to:
Check us out on the web and share on social media!
March 31 is the last day a member can join the Association or a section and still participate in its elections for 2016. We pull the membership lists at the end of this month and send them along to the election vendor.
You can look ahead along using our online yearly schedule: http://www.asanet.org/sections/Timetable.cfm.
The Social Psychology Section of the ASA invites submissions for the Graduate Student Investigator Award. This award is designed to provide support for an innovative and outstanding research project that makes a significant contribution to social psychological scholarship. The proposed research may serve as the applicant’s dissertation, thesis, or other publishable research. The award provides $1,000 to meet some of the research expenses associated with the proposed research. More information on submission guidelines can be found at http://www.asanet.org/sections/psychology_awards.cfm.
Interested graduate students should submit a proposal of no more than 10 double-spaced pages and attach a budget describing how the funds will be used to support the research, a curriculum vita, and a supporting faculty reference form should also be submitted. Applications will be evaluated using the following criteria: theoretical significance, creativity of the research, the appropriateness of the methods, and the potential contribution to the field of social psychology. The student should be a current member of the ASA Social Psychology Section. A student may only submit one application for consideration each year. Please send an electronic version of the proposal by March 15, 2016 to Gretchen Peterson, Committee Chair, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please use the following links to access the reference forms:
1) Applicant’s Portion: http://www.socialpsychologyasasection.com/gsia-faculty-reference-form-part-i.html; and
2) Reference’s Portion: http://www.socialpsychologyasasection.com/gsia-faculty-reference-form-part-ii-and-part-iii.html.