American Sociological Association

Since its inception in 1905, the American Sociological Association (ASA) has served as a professional organization for sociologists.
American Sociological Association

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History of the American Sociological Association

Since its inception in 1905, the American Sociological Association (ASA) has served as the national professional membership organization for sociologists and those interested in the field. Students, instructors, social service providers, government employees, and representatives of non-profit and for-profit businesses make up the membership of the ASA.

Significant ASA founders include Lester Ward, E. A. Ross, W.F. Wilcox, Albion Small, Samuel Lindsay, D. C. Wells, William Davenport, William Sumner, Franklin Giddings, and C.W.A. Veditz.

Lawrence J. Rhoades wrote a book titled A History of the American Sociological Association, 1905-1980 in 1981 to mark the 75th anniversary of the Association’s founding. This document gives a general overview of the Association’s early beginnings and highlights some of its most significant initiatives and occasions over the years.

The American Sociological Association (ASA) published A History of the American Sociological Association, 1981-2004 in 2005 to commemorate the Association’s 100th anniversary of founding. Significant events in ASA’s life during this time are covered in detail in this book, written by Katherine J. Rosich.

William Graham Sumner, Franklin Henry Giddings, Lester Frank Ward, and Albion Woodbury Small are the founders of the discipline of sociology in America. Du Bois is credited with establishing modern sociology in America.

The mission of the American Sociological Association

The American Sociological Association (ASA) aims to support sociologists in their research, improve sociology as a discipline and profession, and encourage the application of sociology to the community and its benefits through encouraging the exchange of information.

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Activities of the American Sociological Association

  • ASA publishes scientific journals and publications and organizes yearly conferences.
  • The ASA is actively involved in promoting issues of public policy that have an impact on sociology.
  • Sociologists now have networking opportunities thanks to ASA.
  • To advance the field, ASA offers sociological scholarship to a general audience.
  • ASA offers its members resources for career advancement.

American Sociological Association Membership

There are different membership subsections and three divisions of membership.

ASA Regular Membership

Any sociologist enthusiastic about the Association’s objectives may enroll as a Regular Member. The election for that year is open to all current members whose subscription is valid and will continue between April 1 and June 1.

The regular membership includes

  1. Income-based categories
  2. High School Teacher Category
  3. Retired Category
  4. Student Category
  5. Part-time Contingent Faculty Category
  6. International Associate Category

ASA Affiliate Membership

Anyone who wants to support the objectives of the Association but is not a sociologist is welcome to apply to this category. Affiliate members are not allowed to cast ballots or run for office.

ASA Sectional Membership

Sociologists can perhaps connect via ASA sections if their respective research interests are complementary. Many departments have year-round activities, and social media and newsletters are used often by section members to interact.

Research Sections of the American Sociological Association

  1. Asia and Asian America
  2. Medical Sociology
  3. Sociology of Sexualities
  4. Sociology of Culture
  5. Global and Transnational Sociology
  6. Sociology of Human Rights
  7. Sociology of Religion
  8. Environmental Sociology
  9. Social Psychology
  10. Animals and Society
  11. Economic Sociology
  12. Latina/o Sociology
  13. Sociology of Law
  14. Sociology of Population
  15. Political Sociology
  16. Community and Urban Sociology
  17. Communication, Information Technologies, and Media Sociology
  18. Rationality and Society
  19. Sociology of Indigenous Peoples and Native Nations
  20. Sociology of Development
  21. Sociology of Mental Health
  22. Sociology of Body and Embodiment
  23. Altruism, Morality, and Social Solidarity
  24. Race, Gender, and Class
  25. Teaching and Learning in Sociology
  26. Political Economy of the World System
  27. Sociology of Emotions
  28. Peace, War, and Social Conflict
  29. Theory
  30. History of Sociology and Social Thought
  31. Labor and Labor Movements
  32. Collective Behavior and Social Movements
  33. Sociological Practice and Public Sociology
  34. Marxist Sociology
  35. Sociology of Consumers and Consumption
  36. Evolution, Biology, and Society
  37. Racial and Ethnic Minorities
  38. Family
  39. Aging and the Life Course
  40. International Migration
  41. Mathematical Sociology
  42. Crime, Law, and Deviance
  43. Ethnomethodology and Conversation Analysis
  44. Science, Knowledge, and Technology
  45. Inequality, Poverty, and Mobility
  46. Children and Youth
  47. Organizations, Occupations, and Work
  48. Sociology of Sex and Gender
  49. Drugs and Society
  50. Methodology
  51. Sociology of Education
  52. Comparative-Historical Sociology
  53. Disability in Society

ASA Membership benefits

  1. Online access to all 10 ASA publications’ back issues, from the first to the most recent, is available to ASA members. The ten journals are American Sociological Review, Contemporary Sociology, Contexts, Journal of Health and Social Behavior, Social Psychology Quarterly, Sociological Methodology, Sociological Theory, Sociology of Education, Socius (open access), and Teaching Sociology.
  2. Access to TRAILS, a database of approximately 4,000 assignments, curricula, and other teaching resources for sociology that is utilized throughout the country, is available to ASA members.
  3. The ASA digital magazine, footnotes, e-newsletter, and member News are all free to ASA members.
  4. The ASA video and webinar archives are only available to members.

American Sociological Association Awards

The American Sociological Association (ASA) honors various achievements in sociology annually. The ASA recognizes and rewards people who have made remarkable contributions to sociology in academics, instruction, profession, and public awareness.

Jessie Bernard Award

This award recognizes research, teaching, mentorship, and service that has broadened sociology’s understanding of women’s role in society throughout a career.

Cox-Johnson-Frazier Award

This award pays homage to Oliver Cox, Charles S. Johnson, and E. Franklin Frazier, three intellectuals who used their expertise to advance social justice. The awards are intended to honor sociologists working at the local, state, and international levels to improve the situation of underprivileged groups.

Dissertation Award

This prize recognizes the top Ph.D. dissertation among those submitted by prominent sociologists in the country.

Distinguished Scholarly Book Award

This honor is given to the best book or monograph released in the last two years.

Public Understanding of Sociology Award

This award recognizes professionals who have made outstanding contributions to enhancing the general public’s knowledge of sociology and social scientific research.

W.E.B. Du Bois Career of Distinguished Scholarship Award

This award is given to scholars whose work has significantly contributed to the field.

Distinguished Career Award for the Practice of Sociology

This accolade recognizes exceptional contributions to sociological practice that have raised the reputation of sociology as a science and profession and improved human welfare.

Distinguished Contributions to Teaching Award

The recipients of this prize have significantly improved sociology teaching at the local, state, national, or worldwide levels.

ASA Fellowship/Grants

Sorokin Lecture Grants

With the help of these grants, the winner of an ASA-wide award from the last two years could give lectures at a state, regional, or affiliated sociological association conference.

Minority Fellowship Program

Over 500 students of color have benefited from the Minority Fellowship Program’s (MFP) assistance in obtaining a Ph.D. in sociology since the MFP’s inception in 1974. Social psychology, sexuality and gender, academia, healthcare, inequality and hierarchy, race and ethnicity, and much more are all points of focus for Fellows. To guarantee that a diverse and well-skilled workforce is available to take leadership positions and undertake sociopolitical and socioeconomic research relevant to today’s global society, MFP is actively recruiting talented doctorate candidates.

Annual Meeting Travel Fund Awards

Awards from the Annual Conference Travel Fund are intended to assist sociologists with financial hardships to assure their presence at the annual meeting.

ASA Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grants

The ASA DDRIG program funds empirical research with a theoretical foundation to better understand basic social processes. The National Science Foundation is providing all the facilities for this initiative.

Student Forum Travel Awards

Approximately 45 travel reimbursement scholarships are offered for student attendees of the ASA Annual Meeting.

Howery Teaching Enhancement Fund Grants

The Carla B. Howery Teaching Enhancement Fund gives modest grants to assist initiatives that strengthen the sociology discipline’s teaching and learning research.

Community Action Research Initiative Grants (CARI)

The CARI grants help fund projects that use knowledge and methods from the social sciences to solve problems in the community.

American Sociological Association Publications – Rose Series in Sociology

Books that question established paradigms, provide new perspectives on age-old debates, and give synthesized assessments of certain substantive areas of sociology are published as part of the ASA Rose Series in Sociology. The writers, normally senior academics, construct and support their analysis using the best research information after working with it or reviewing it.

Rose Series publications during the 1970-1975 period

1971 Publications

  1. Deviance, Selves and Others – Michael Schwartz and Sheldon Stryker

1972 Publications

  1. Black Students in Protest: A Study of the Origins of the Black Student Movement – Anthony M. Orum
  2. Black and White Self-Esteem: The Urban School Child – Morris Rosenberg and Roberta G. Simmons
  3. Attitudes and Facilitation in the Attainment of Status – Ruth M. Gasson, Archibald O. Haller, and William Sewell
  4. Socioeconomic Background and Educational Performance – Robert M. Hauser
  5. Patterns of Contact with Relatives – Sheila R. Klatzky
  6. Looking Ahead: Self-Conceptions, Race, and Family as Determinants of Adolescent Orientation to Achievement – Chad Gordon

1973 Publications

  1. The Study of Political Commitment – John De Lamater
  2. Interorganizational Activation in Urban Communities: Deductions from the Concept of System – Herman Turk

1974 Publications

  1. The Greek Peasant – Scott McNall
  2. Ambition and Attainment: A Study of Four Samples of American Boys – Alan C. Kerckhoff

1975 Publications

  1. Patterns of Scientific Research: A Comparative Analysis of Research in Three Scientific Fields – Lowell Hargens
  2. Ethnic Stratification in Penisular Malaysia – Charles Hirschman

Rose Series publications during the 1976-1980 period

1977 Publications

  1. Middle Start: An Experiment in the Educational Enrichment of Young Adolescents – John Milton Yinger, K. Ikeda, Frank Laycock, and Stephen J. C.
  2. Class, Race, and Worker Insurgency: The League of Revolutionary Black Workers – James A. Geschwender

1978 Publications

  1. Continuity and Change: A Study of Two Ethnic Communities – Rita J. Simon
  2. Cities with Little Crime: The Case of Switzerland – Marshall B. Clinard
  3. Opening and Closing: Strategies of Information Adaptation in Society – Orrin E. Klapp
  4. Education, Employment, and Migration: Israel in Comparative Perspective – Paul Ritterband

1979 Publications

  1. Understanding Events: Affect and the Construction of Social Action – David R. Heise
  2. Tasks and Social Relationships in Classrooms – Stephen T. Bossert
  3. Juvenile Delinquency and Its Origins – Richard E. Johnson
  4. From Student to Nurse: A Longitudinal Study of Socialization – Ida Harper Simpson

1980 Publications

  1. Sociological Explanation as Translation – Stephen Turner

Rose Series publications during the 1981-1985 period

1981 Publications

  1. Religion and Fertility – Joseph Chamie
  2. Manufacturing Green Gold – William H. Friedland, Amy E. Barton, Robert J. Thomas

1982 Publications

  1. Protest and Participation: The New Working Class in Italy – John R. Low Beer
  2. Paradoxical Harvest – Richard Adams

1983 Publications

  1. Trafficking in Drug Users – James R. Beniger
  2. Sociology, Ethnomethodology, and Experience – Mary K. Rogers

Rose Series publications during the 1986-1990 period

1986 Publications

  1. The Strategy and Tactics of Dynamic Functionalism – Michael Faia
  2. Society and Identity: Toward a Sociological Psychology -Andrew J. Weigert, J. Smith Teitge, Dennis W. Teitge
  3. Pathways in the Workplace: The Effects of Race and Gender on Access to Organizational Resources – Jon Miller
  4. The Cooperative Workplace: Potentials and Dilemmas of Organizational Democracy and Participation – Joyce Rothschild, J. Allen Whitt

1987 Publications

  1. The Field of Social Investment – Severyn T. Bruyn

1988 Publications

  1. Ego Defenses and the Legitimation of Behavior – Guy E. Swanson

1989 Publications

  1. Situations and Strategies in American Land-Use Planning – Thomas K. Rudel
  2. The Shape of Culture – Judith R. Blau
  3. The Meaning of General Theoretical Sociology: Tradition and Formalization – Thomas J. Fararo
  4. Different Worlds: A Sociological Study of Taste, Choice, and Success in Art – Liah Greenfeld
  5. The Cost of Regime Survival: Racial Mobilization, Elite Domination, and Control of the State in Guyana and Trinidad – Perry C. Hintzen
  6. Age, Class, Politics, and the Welfare State – Fred C. Pampel and John B. Williamson
  7. We Shall Live Again: The 1870 and 1890 Ghost Dance Movements in Demographic Revitalization – Russell Thornton

1990 Publications

  1. Undocumented Mexicans in the United States – David M. Heer
  2. The Methodology of Herbert Blumer – Kenneth Baugh, Jr.
  3. Historical Role Analysis in the Study of Religious Change: Mass Educational Development in Norway, 1740-1891 – John T. Flint
  4. Charisma and Control in Rajneeshpuram: The Role of Shared Values in the Creation of a Community – Lewis F. Carter

Rose Series publications during the 1991-1994 period

1992 Publications

  1. Theory of Societal Constitutionalism: Foundations of a Non-Marxist Critical Theory – David Sciulli

1993 Publications

  1. Supermarkets Transformed – John P. Walsh

1994 Publications

  1. A Weberian Theory of Human Society: Structure and Evolution – Walter L. Wallace
  2. The Social Control of Religious Zeal: A Study of Organizational Contradictions – Jon Miller
  3. Flesh Peddlers and Warm Bodies: The Temporary Help Industry and Its Workers – Robert E. Parker
  4. Buying for Armageddon: Society, Economy, and the State Since the Cuban Missile Crisis – John L. Boise

Rose Series publications during the 1995-2000 period

1995 Publications

  1. Relations into Rhetorics: Local Elite Structure in Norfolk, England, 1540-1640 – Peter S. Bearman
  2. Organizing for Equality: The Evolution of Women’s and Racial-Ethnic Organizations in America, 1955-1985 – Debra C. Minkoff
  3. Macrodynamics: Toward a Theory on the Organization of Human Populations – Jonathan H. Turner
  4. Identity Designs: The Sights and Sounds of a Nation – Karen A. Cerulo
  5. Gender Differences in Science Careers: The Project Access Study – Gerhard Sonnert and Gerald Holton
  6. Educating for Freedom: The Paradox of Pedagogy – Donald L. Finkle and William Ray Arney

Rose Series publications during the 2001-2005 period

2001 Publications

  1. Making Hate a Crime: From Social Movement to Law Enforcement – Valerie Jenness and Ryken Grattet
  2. Beyond College for All: Career Paths for the Forgotten Half – James Rosenbaum

2002 Publications

  1. Trust in Schools: A Core Resource for Improvement – Anthony Bryk and Barbara Schneider

2003 Publications

  1. America’s Newcomers and the Dynamics of Diversity – Frank D Bean and Gillian Stevens

2004 Publications

  1. Egalitarian Capitalism: Jobs, Incomes, and Growth in Affluent Countries – Lane Kenworthy

Rose Series publications during the 2006-2010 period

2006 Publications

  1. Ethnic Origins: The Adaptation of Cambodian and Hmong Refugees in Four American Cities – Jeremy Hein
  2. Changing Rhythms of American Family Life – Suzanne M. Bianchi, John P. Robinson, and Melissa A. Milkie

2007 Publications

  1. Pension Puzzles: Social Security and the Great Debate – Melissa Hardy and Lawrence Hazelrigg
  2. Market Friendly or Family Friendly? The State and Gender Inequality in Old Age – Madonna Harrington Meyer and Pamela Herd
  3. Beyond The Boycott: Labor Rights, Human Rights, and Transnational Activism – Gay W. Seidman

2009 Publications

  1. Passing the Torch: Does Higher Education for the Disadvantaged Pay Off Across the Generation? – Paul Attewell, David Lavin, Thurston Domina, and Tania Levey

2009 Publications

  1. Divergent Social Worlds: Neighborhood Crime and the Racial Spatial Divide – Ruth D. Peterson and Lauren J. Krivo
  2. Counted Out: Same-Sex Relations and Americans’ Definitions of Family – Brian Powell, Catherine Bolzendahl, Claudia Geist, and Lala Carr Steelman

Rose Series publications during the 2011-2015 period

2011 Publications

  1. They Say Cut Back; We Say Fight Back? Welfare Activism in an Era of Retrenchment – Ellen Reese
  2. Good Jobs, Bad Jobs: The Rise of Polarized and Precarious Employment Systems in the United States, the 1970s to 2000s – Arne L. Kalleberg
  3. American Memories: Atrocities and the Law – Joachim J. Savelsberg and Ryan D. King

2012 Publications

  1. Social Movements in the World System: The Politics of Crisis and Transformation – Jackie Smith and Dawn Wiest
  2. Nurturing Dads: Social Initiatives for Contemporary Fatherhood – William Marsiglio and Kevin Roy
  3. Family Consequences of Children’s Disabilities – Dennis Hogan

2014 Publications

  1. The Long Shadow – Karl Alexander, Doris Entwisle, and Linda Olson

Rose Series publications during the 2015-2020 period

2016 Publications

  1. A Pound of Flesh: Monetary Sanctions as Punishment for the Poor – Alexes Harris

2018 Publications

  1. Sites Unseen: Uncovering Hidden Hazards in American Cities – Scott Frickel and James R. Elliott

2019 Publications

  1. Golden Years? Social Inequality in Later Life – Deborah Carr
  2. The Company We Keep: Interracial Friendships and Romantic Relationships from Adolescence to Adulthood – Grace Kao, Kara Joyner, and Kelly Stamper Balistreri

Sociology Action Network

The Sociology Action Network, or SAN, provides connectivity to those who want to volunteer their sociological knowledge with non-profit groups that need technical help. ASA’s job is to help make partnerships work, and SAN volunteers interact collaboratively with groups independently. Collaborations between SANs could give organizations even more power by giving them access to social research tools and the insight they need to use them well.

American Sociological Association Job Bank

The most extensive collection of job postings geared at sociologists is found in the ASA Job Bank. It includes careers in academic administration, pre-and post-doctoral fellowships, roles in various practice settings, and more. 

American Sociological Association Journals

The American Sociological Association is the publisher of 13 scientific periodicals, including general interest and subject-specific journals.

City and Community Journal

The ASA Section on Community and Urban Sociology publishes the journal City & Community. The journal seeks to stimulate sociological views on urban policy and improve empirical research on urban sociological theory and urban social life. It is open to submissions that use quantitative, qualitative, comparative, and historical methodologies. The magazine is looking for publications on urban spatial arrangements, social effects of environmental changes, urban and rural inequities, and other sociological problems.

American Sociological Review-Journal

The American Sociological Review, the ASA’s official publication, began publication in 1936 to present research work on basic social processes and significant methodological advancements. The editorial board of the magazine enjoys discussing all the many branches of sociology subject. Book reviews are not published in the American Sociological Review.

Journal of World-Systems Research

The ASA Political Economy of the World System Section publishes the open-access online publication Journal of World-Systems Research. It disseminates academic research on subjects pertinent to the socioeconomic landscape and the worldwide political sphere.

Contemporary Sociology Journal

Reviews and critical analyses of contemporary works in sociology and allied fields that seek attention from the sociological community are published in Contemporary Sociology.

Journal of Health and Social Behavior

A medical sociology publication, the Journal of Health and Social Behavior, covers sociological theories and approaches associated with medicine and health care. Significant theoretical concerns in medical sociology and the sociology of mental health are accepted by its editorial policy.

Social Psychology Quarterly

The study of intra-individual processes is covered in the articles published in the Social Psychology Quarterly on the interaction between the person and society. This multidisciplinary publication features articles from sociologists and psychologists.

Sociological Methodology

Sociological Methodology is the only ASA quarterly publication dedicated to social science methodology and research methodologies. Studies including data analysis, collecting data, assessment, simulation, and research design are encouraged in the field of sociological methodology. Applications to actual sociological data are inspired by sociological methodology.

Sociological Theory

Sociological Theory publishes work in the theory fields of qualitative theories, the historiography of theory, metatheory, structured theory creation, and composite contributions.

Sociology of Education

Research on how academic and research institutions impact educational processes and social development is published in the Sociology of Education journal. The journal offers a variety of studies that examine education at all levels ranging from individual, institutional, and organizational, and across all phases such as school level, college level, and doctoral level.

Sociology of Race and Ethnicity

The ASA Section for Racial and Ethnic Minorities publishes a Sociology of Race and Ethnicity journal. It publishes sociological theories on race and ethnicity regardless of methodological, analytical, or theoretical stance.

Socius: Sociological Research for a Dynamic World

The Socius: Sociological Research for a Dynamic World publication aims to provide a free, open-access online platform for the prompt dissemination of empirical research that has undergone peer review. In Socius, you may find novel concepts, innovative findings, and unresolved theoretical issues that might provide hurdles for social science.

Teaching Sociology

To improve sociology education and the field’s study of teaching and learning, Teaching Sociology publishes papers, dialogues, notes, and reviews.

Society and Mental Health

Original papers on the social causes of mental health and disease are published in the ASA Section on Sociology of Mental Health magazine, Society and Mental Health. The journal attempts to analyze the problems with the administration and issues related to funding mental health services and treatment, and the societal ramifications for people with mental illness.

TRAILS Library

Syllabi, class exercises, homework, video archives, data archives, lectures, and other high-quality teaching materials can all be found in TRAILS, an online peer-reviewed library.

ASA Style Guide

The structure and punctuation for footnotes and bibliographies are specified by the commonly used ASA style while writing academic research papers. The ASA Style Guide, created to help writers prepare articles for ASA journals and publications, contains standards for ASA style.

Conference/Assembly/Meetings of ASA

The purpose of the ASA Annual Meeting is to allow professionals interested in studying society to exchange information and discuss new paths in research and practice. It gives networking opportunities for the presentation of research papers. The conference spans four days and includes hundreds of program sessions. During the annual conference, all ASA Committees and Task Forces have their meetings.

1st: First ASA Annual National Meeting

  • Date: December 27-29, 1906
  • Location: Providence, RI

2nd: Second ASA Annual National Meeting

  • Date: December 28-31, 1907
  • Location: Madison, WI

3rd: Third ASA Annual National Meeting 

  • Date: December 28-31, 1908
  • Location: Atlantic City, NJ

4th: Fourth ASA Annual National Meeting

  • Date: December 27-31, 1909
  • Location: New York, NY

5th: Fifth ASA Annual National Meeting

  • Date: December 27-30, 1910
  • Location: St. Louis, MO

6th: Sixth ASA Annual National Meeting

  • Date: December 27-30, 1911
  • Location: Washington, DC

7th: Seventh ASA Annual National Meeting

  • Date: December 28-31, 1912
  • Location: Boston, MA

8th: Eighth ASA Annual National Meeting 

  • Date: December 27-30, 1913
  • Location: Minneapolis, MN

9th: Ninth ASA Annual National Meeting

  • Date: December 28-31, 1914
  • Location: Princeton, NJ

10th: Tenth ASA Annual National Meeting

  • Date: December 28-31, 1915
  • Location: Washington, DC

11th: Eleventh ASA Annual National Meeting

  • Date: December 27-29, 1916
  • Location: Columbus, OH

12th: Twelfth ASA Annual National Meeting

  • Date: December 27-29
  • Location: Philadelphia, PA
  • Venue; Hotel Adelphia

13th: Thirteenth ASA Annual National Meeting

  • Date: December 27-29, 1918
  • Location: Richmond, VA
  • Venue: Jefferson Hotel

14th: Fourteenth ASA Annual National Meeting

  • Date: December 29-31, 1919
  • Location: Chicago, IL
  • Venue: Hotel LaSalle

15th: Fifteenth ASA Annual National Meeting

  • Date: December 27-29, 1920
  • Location: Washington, DC
  • Venue: Washington Hotel
  • Theme: “Some Newer Problems National and Social”

16th: Sixteenth ASA Annual National Meeting

  • Joint Meeting of the American Economic Association, the American Political Science Association, the American Statistical Association, and the American Association for Labor Legislation with ASA.
  • Date: December 27-30, 1921
  • Location: Pittsburgh, PA
  • Venue: Fort Pitt Hotel

17th: Seventeenth ASA Annual National Meeting

  • Date: December 27-29, 1922
  • Location: Chicago, IL
  • Venue: Auditorium Hotel
  • Joint meeting of the American Economic Association, the American Association for Labor Legislation, the American Political Science Association, the American Statistical Association, and the National Community Center Association.

18th: Eighteenth ASA Annual National Meeting

  • Date: December 27-29, 1923
  • Location: Washington, DC
  • Venue: Washington Hotel
  • Theme: “The trend of populations.”

19th: Nineteenth ASA Annual National Meeting

  • Date: December 28-31, 1924
  • Location: Chicago, IL
  • Venue: Congress Hotel & Auditorium Hotel
  • Theme: “The Trend of Our Civilization”

20th: Twentieth ASA Annual National Meeting

  • Date: December 28-31, 1925
  • Location: New York, NY
  • Venue: Columbia University
  • Theme: “The City”

21st: Twenty-First ASA Annual National Meeting

  • Date: December 28-31, 1926
  • Location: St. Louis, MO
  • Venue: Missouri Hotel
  • Theme: “The Progress of Sociology”

22nd: Twenty-Second ASA Annual National Meeting

  • Date: December 27-30, 1927
  • Location: Washington, DC
  • Venue: Willard Hotel
  • Theme: “Relation of the individual to the group.”

23rd: Twenty-Third ASA Annual National Meeting

  • Date: December 26-29, 1928
  • Location: Chicago, IL
  • Venue: Congress Hotel

24th: Twenty-Fourth ASA Annual National Meeting

  • Date: December 27-30, 1929
  • Location: Washington, DC
  • Venue: Willard Hotel

25th: Twenty-Fifth ASA Annual National Meeting

  • Date: December 29-31, 1930
  • Location: Cleveland, IL
  • Venue: Hollenden Hotel

26th: Twenty-Sixth ASA Annual National Meeting

  • Date: December 28-31, 1931
  • Location: Washington, DC
  • Venue: Willard Hotel & Raleigh Hotel

27th: Twenty-Seventh ASA Annual National Meeting

  • Date: December 28-31, 1932
  • Location: Cincinnati, OH
  • Venue: Gibson Hotel

28th: Twenty-Eighth ASA Annual National Meeting

  • Date: December 27-30, 1933
  • Location: Philadelphia, PA
  • Venue: Hotel Adelphia

29th: Twenty-Ninth ASA Annual National Meeting

  • Date: December 26-29, 1934
  • Location: Chicago, IL
  • Venue: Hotel Morrison

30th: Thirtieth ASA Annual National Meeting

  • Date: December 27-31, 1935
  • Location: New York, NY
  • Venue: Hotel Commodore

31st: Thirty-First ASA Annual National Meeting

  • Date: December 28-30, 1936
  • Location: Chicago, IL
  • Venue: Congress Hotel

32nd: Thirty-Second ASA Annual National Meeting

  • Joint sessions of various social studies associations
  • Date: December 28-30, 1937
  • Location: Atlantic City, NJ
  • Venue: Chalfont-Haddon Hall Hotel

33rd: Thirty-Third ASA Annual National Meeting

  • Date: December 28-30, 1938
  • Location: Detroit, MI
  • Venue: Book-Cadillac Hotel

34th: Thirty-Fourth ASA Annual National Meeting

  • Date: December 27-29, 1939
  • Location: Philadelphia, PA
  • Venue: Benjamin Franklin Hotel

35th: Thirty-Fifth ASA Annual National Meeting

  • Date: December 27-29, 1940
  • Location: Chicago, IL
  • Venue: Congress Hotel

36th: Thirty-Sixth ASA Annual National Meeting

  • Date: December 27-29, 1941
  • Location: New York, NY
  • Venue: Roosevelt Hotel

37th: Thirty-Seventh ASA Annual National Meeting

  • Date: December 29-31, 1942
  • Location: Cleveland, OH
  • Venue: Hollenden Hotel

38th: Thirty-Eighth ASA Annual National Meeting

  • Date: December 27-29, 1943
  • Location: New York, NY
  • Venue: Hotel McAlpin

39th: Thirty-Ninth ASA Annual National Meeting

  • Planned Date: December 28-30, 1944
  • Planned Location: Chicago, IL
  • Canceled due to war

40th: Fortieth ASA Annual National Meeting

  • Planned Date: November 30-December 2, 1945
  • Planned Location: Chicago, IL
  • Canceled due to war

41st: Forty-First ASA Annual National Meeting

  • Date: March 1-3, 1946
  • Location: Cleveland, OH
  • Venue: Hollenden Hotel

42nd: Forty-Second ASA Annual National Meeting

  • Date: December 28-30, 1947
  • Location: New York, NY
  • Venue: Hotel Commodore
  • Theme: “Present Status and Prospects of Research in the Fields of Sociology”

43rd: Forty-Third ASA Annual National Meeting

  • Date: December 27-30, 1948
  • Location: Chicago, IL
  • Venue: Congress Hotel

44th: Forty-Fourth ASA Annual National Meeting

  • Date: December 28-30, 1949
  • Location: New York, NY
  • Venue: Hotel New Yorker

45th: Forty-Fifth ASA Annual National Meeting

  • Date: September 7-9, 1950
  • Location: Denver, CO
  • Venue: Hotel Shirley-Savoy

46th: Forty-Sixth ASA Annual National Meeting

  • Date: September 5-7, 1951
  • Location: Chicago, IL
  • Venue: Sheraton Hotel

47th: Forty-Seventh ASA Annual National Meeting

  • Date: September 3-5, 1952
  • Location: Atlantic City, NJ
  • Venue: Ambassador Hotel

48th: Forty-Eighth ASA Annual National Meeting

  • Date: August 30-September 1, 1953
  • Location: Berkeley, CA
  • Venue: University of California

49th: Forty-Ninth ASA Annual National Meeting

  • Date: September 8-10, 1954
  • Location: Urbana, IL
  • Venue: University of Illinois

50th: Fiftieth ASA Annual National Meeting

  • Date: August 31-September 2, 1955
  • Location: Washington, DC
  • Venue: Shoreham Hotel

51st: Fifty-First ASA Annual National Meeting

  • Date: September 7-9, 1956
  • Location: Detroit, MI
  • Venue: Statler Hotel

52nd: Fifty-Second ASA Annual National Meeting

  • Date: August 27-29, 1957
  • Location: Washington, DC
  • Venue: Shoreham Hotel

53rd: Fifty-Third ASA Annual National Meeting

  • Date: August 27-29, 1958
  • Location: Seattle
  • Venue: University of Washington

54th: Fifty-Fourth ASA Annual National Meeting

  • Date: September 3-5, 1959
  • Location: Chicago
  • Venue: Edgewater Beach Hotel

55th: Fifty-Fifth ASA Annual National Meeting

  • Date: August 28-31, 1960
  • Location: New York
  • Venue: Statler Hilton Hotel

56th: Fifty-Sixth ASA Annual National Meeting

  • Date: August 29-September 2, 1961
  • Location: St. Louis
  • Venue: Chase-Park Plaza Hotel

57th: Fifty-Seventh ASA Annual National Meeting

  • Date: August 29-September 2, 1962
  • Location: Washington, DC
  • Venue: Shoreham Hotel

58th: Fifty-Eighth ASA Annual National Meeting

  • Date: August 26-29, 1963
  • Location: Los Angeles, CA
  • Venue: Statler Hilton Hotel

59th: Fifty-Ninth ASA Annual National Meeting

  • Date: August 31-September 3, 1964
  • Location: Montréal, Canada
  • Venue: Sheraton-Mt. Royal Hotel

60th: Sixtieth ASA Annual National Meeting

  • Date: August 30-September 2, 1965
  • Location: Chicago, IL
  • Venue: Edgewater Beach Hotel

61th: Sixty-First ASA Annual National Meeting

  • Date: August 29-September 1, 1966
  • Location: Miami Beach, FL
  • Venue: Hotel Fontainebleau

62nd: Sixty-Second ASA Annual National Meeting

  • Date: August 28-31, 1967
  • Location: San Francisco, CA
  • Venue: San Francisco Hilton

63rd: Sixty-Third ASA Annual National Meeting

  • Date: August 26-29, 1968
  • Location: Boston, MA
  • Venue: Sheraton-Boston Hotel

64th: Sixty-Fourth ASA Annual National Meeting

  • Date: September 1-4, 1969
  • Location: San Francisco, CA
  • Venue: San Francisco Hilton

65th: Sixty-Fifth ASA Annual National Meeting

  • Date: August 31-September 3, 1970
  • Location: Washington, DC
  • Venue: Sheraton Park Hotel

66th: Sixty-Sixth ASA Annual National Meeting

  • Date: August 30-September 2, 1971
  • Location: Denver, CO
  • Venue: Denver Hilton

67th: Sixty-Seventh ASA Annual National Meeting

  • Date: August 28-31, 1972
  • Location: New Orleans, LA
  • Venue: Marriott Hotel

68th: Sixty-Eighth ASA Annual National Meeting

  • Date: August 27-30, 1973
  • Location: New York, NY
  • Venue: New York Hilton

69th: Sixty-Ninth ASA Annual National Meeting

  • Date: August 25-29, 1974
  • Location: Montréal, Canada
  • Venue: Queen Elizabeth Hotel

70th: Seventieth ASA Annual National Meeting

  • Date: August 25-29, 1975
  • Location: San Francisco, CA
  • Venue: San Francisco Hilton

71st: Seventy-First ASA Annual National Meeting

  • Date: August 30-September 3, 1976
  • Location: New York, NY
  • Venue: New York Hilton

72nd: Seventy-Second ASA Annual National Meeting

  • Date: September 5-9, 1977
  • Location: Chicago, IL
  • Venue: Conrad Hilton Hotel

73rd: Seventy-Third ASA Annual National Meeting

  • Date: September 4-8, 1978
  • Location: San Francisco, CA
  • Venue: San Francisco Hilton

74th: Seventy-Fourth ASA Annual National Meeting

  • Date: August 27-31, 1979
  • Location: Boston, MA
  • Venue: Sheraton-Boston Hotel

75th: Seventy-Fifth ASA Annual National Meeting

  • Date: August 27-31, 1980
  • Location: New York, NY
  • Venue: New York Hilton

76th: Seventy-Sixth ASA Annual National Meeting

  • Date: August 24-28, 1981
  • Location: Toronto, Canada
  • Venue: Sheraton Centre

77th: Seventy-Seventh ASA Annual National Meeting

  • Date: September 6-10, 1982
  • Location: San Francisco, CA
  • Venue: San Francisco Hilton

78th: Seventy-Eighth ASA Annual National Meeting

  • Date: August 31-September 4, 1983
  • Location: Detroit, MI
  • Venue: Westin Renaissance Centre

79th: Seventy-Ninth ASA Annual National Meeting

  • Date: August 27-31, 1984
  • Location: San Antonio, TX
  • Venue: Henry B. González Convention Centre & Marriott Riverwalk

80th: Eightieth ASA Annual National Meeting

  • Date: August 26-30, 1985
  • Location: Washington, DC
  • Venue: Walter E. Washington Convention Centre

81st: Eighty-First ASA Annual National Meeting

  • Date: August 30-September 3, 1986
  • Location: New York, NY
  • Venue: New York Hilton

82nd: Eighty-Second ASA Annual National Meeting

  • Date: August 17-21. 1987
  • Location: Chicago, IL
  • Venue: Palmer House

83rd: Eighty-Third ASA Annual National Meeting

  • Date: August 24-28, 1988
  • Location: Atlanta, GA
  • Venue: Marriott Marquis

84th: Eighty-Fourth ASA Annual National Meeting

  • Date: August 9-13, 1989
  • Location: San Francisco, CA
  • Venue: San Francisco Hilton

85th: Eighty-Fifth ASA Annual National Meeting

  • Date: August 11-15, 1990
  • Location: Washington, DC
  • Venue: Washington Hilton

86th: Eighty-Sixth ASA Annual National Meeting

  • Date: August 23-27, 1991
  • Location: Cincinnati, OH
  • Venue: Convention Centre & Clarion, Hyatt

87th: Eighty-Seventh ASA Annual National Meeting

  • Date: August 20-24, 1992
  • Location: Pittsburgh, PA
  • Venue: Convention Centre & Vista Hotel
  • Theme: Sociology and the Reconstruction of Society”

88th: Eighty-Eighth ASA Annual National Meeting

  • Date: August 13-17, 1993
  • Location: Miami Beach, FL
  • Venue: Fontainebleau Hilton
  • Theme – “Transition to Democracry”

89th: Eighty-Ninth ASA Annual National Meeting

  • Date: August 5-9, 1994
  • Location: Los Angeles, CA
  • Venue: Westin Bonaventure & Los Angeles Hilton
  • Theme – “The Challenge of Democratic Participation”

90th: Ninetieth ASA Annual National Meeting

  • Date: August 19-23, 1995
  • Location: Washington, DC
  • Venue: Washington Hilton & Capital Hilton

91st: Ninety-First ASA Annual National Meeting

  • Date: August 16-20, 1996
  • Location: New York, NY
  • Venue: New York Hilton & Sheraton New York

92nd: Ninety-Second ASA Annual National Meeting

  • Date: August 9-13, 1997
  • Location: Toronto, Canada
  • Venue: Sheraton Centre & Toronto Hilton

93rd: Ninety-Third ASA Annual National Meeting

  • Date: August 21-25, 1998
  • Location: San Francisco, CA
  • Venue: San Francisco Hilton & Renaissance Parc55

94th: Ninety-Fourth ASA Annual National Meeting

  • Date: August 6-10, 1999
  • Location: Chicago, IL
  • Venue: Hilton Chicago & Hilton Palmer House

95th: Ninety-Fifth ASA Annual National Meeting

  • Date: August 12-16, 2000
  • Location: Washington, DC
  • Venue: Hilton Washington & Marriott Wardman Park

96th: Ninety-Sixth ASA Annual National Meeting

  • Date: August 18-21, 2001
  • Location: Anaheim, CA
  • Venue: Hilton Anaheim & Anaheim Marriott

97th: Ninety-Seventh ASA Annual National Meeting

  • Date: August 16-19, 2002
  • Location: Chicago, IL
  • Venue: Hilton Chicago & Hilton Palmer House

98th: Ninety-Eighth ASA Annual National Meeting

  • Date: August 16-19, 2003
  • Location: Atlanta, GA
  • Venue: Hilton Atlanta & Atlanta Marriott Marquis

99th: Ninety-Ninth ASA Annual National Meeting

  • Date: August 14-17, 2004
  • Location: San Francisco, CA
  • Venue: Hilton San Francisco & Renaissance Parc55

100th: One Hundredth ASA Annual National Meeting

  • Date: August 13-16, 2005
  • Location: Philadelphia, PA
  • Venue: Philadelphia Marriott & Loews Philadelphia

101st: One-Hundred and First ASA Annual National Meeting

  • Date: August 11-14, 2006
  • Location: Montreal, Canada
  • Venue: Palais des congres de Montreal

102nd: One-Hundred and Second ASA Annual National Meeting

  • Date: August 11-14, 2007
  • Location: New York, NY
  • Venue: Hilton New York & Sheraton New York

103rd: One-Hundred and Third ASA Annual National Meeting

  • Date: August 1-4, 2008
  • Location: Boston, MA
  • Venue: Hynes Convention Center, Sheraton, and Marriott

104th: One-Hundred and Fourth ASA Annual National Meeting

  • Date: August 8-11, 2009
  • Location: San Francisco, CA
  • Venue: Hilton San Francisco & Parc55

105th: One-Hundred and Fifth ASA Annual National Meeting

  • Date: August 14-17, 2010
  • Location: Atlanta, GA
  • Venue: Atlanta Hilton Atlanta & Atlanta Marriott Marquis

106th: One-Hundred and Sixth ASA Annual National Meeting

  • Date: August 20-23, 2011
  • Location: Las Vegas, NV
  • Venue: Caesars Palace

107th: One-Hundred and Seventh ASA Annual National Meeting

  • Date: August 17-20, 2012
  • Location: Denver, CO
  • Venue: Denver Convention Centre & Hyatt Regency

108th: One-Hundred and Eighth ASA Annual National Meeting

  • Date: August 10-13, 2013
  • Location: New York, NY
  • Venue: Hilton New York & Sheraton New York

109th: One-Hundred and Ninth ASA Annual National Meeting

  • Date: August 16-19, 2014
  • Location: San Francisco, CA
  • Venue: Hilton San Francisco & Renaissance Parc 55
  • Theme: “Hard Times: The Impact of Economic Inequality on Families and Individuals”

110th: One-Hundred and Tenth ASA Annual National Meeting

  • Date: August 22-25, 2015
  • Location: Chicago, IL
  • Venue: Chicago Hilton Chicago, Palmer House Hilton
  • Theme: “Sexualities in the Social World”

111th: One-Hundred and Eleventh ASA Annual National Meeting

  • Date: August 20-23, 2016
  • Location: Seattle, WA
  • Venue: Seattle Washington State Convention Centre & Sheraton Seattle Hotel
  • Theme: “Rethinking Social Movements: Can Changing the Conversation Change the World?”

112th: One-Hundred and Twelfth ASA Annual National Meeting

  • Date: August 12-15, 2017
  • Location: Montreal, Canada
  • Venue: Montreal Palais des congress de Montreal
  • Theme: “Culture, Inequalities, and Social Inclusion across the Globe”

113th: One-Hundred and Thirteenth ASA Annual National Meeting

  • Date: August 11-14, 2018
  • Location: Philadelphia, PA
  • Venue: Pennsylvania Convention Centre & Philadelphia Marriott Downtown
  • Theme: “Feeling Race: An Invitation to Explore Racialized Emotions”

114th: One-Hundred and Fourteenth ASA Annual National Meeting

  • Date: August 10-13, 2019
  • Location: New York, NY
  • Venue: New York Hilton Midtown & Sheraton New York Times Square
  • Theme: “Engaging Social Justice for a Better World”

115th: One-Hundred and Fifteenth ASA Annual National Meeting

  • Date: August 8-11, 2020
  • Location: San Francisco, CA
  • Theme: “Power, Inequality, and Resistance at Work”

116th: One-Hundred and Sixteenth ASA Annual National Meeting

  • 2021 Virtual Annual Meeting
  • Date: August 6-10, 2021
  • Theme: “Emancipatory Sociology: Rising to the Du Boisian Challenge”

117th: One-Hundred and Seventeenth ASA Annual National Meeting

  • Theme: “Bureaucracies of Displacement”
  • Date: August 5-9, 2022
  • Location: Los Angeles, California

118th: One-Hundred and Eighteenth ASA Annual National Meeting

  • Theme: “The Educative Power of Sociology”
  • Date: August 17-21, 2023
  • Location: Philadelphia, PA

International collaborations of the American Sociological Association

ASA actively collaborates with most European Sociological Association members, African countries, and international social science research institutions. ASA is a founding member of the International Sociological Association.

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