Opposing Letters on Salaita

Earlier this month, ASA elected leaders sent two opposing letters to Dr. Phyllis Wise, UIUC chancellor, regarding the decision to not hire Dr. Steven G. Salaita as a faculty member at the University of Illinois. These letters and the circumstances of their submission have generated discussion among ASA members in social media and in the […]

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ASR study on “Citizenship and Punishment” on NPR

NPR’s report on Purdue University sociologist Michael T. Light’s October American Sociological Review study, “Citizenship and Punishment: The Salience of National Membership in U.S. Criminal Courts,” aired this morning around 5:30 a.m. ET. The study, whose co-authors include the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Michael Massoglia and Ohio State University’s Ryan D. King, found that non-Americans in […]

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ASA Annual Meeting Concerns

Some ASA members have signed a petition asking Council to review its policies about the timing and location of Annual Meetings and the cost of attending. A subcommittee of Council has been formed to bring recommendations to Council at its winter 2015 meeting. We encourage additional member input here; the petition is at www.change.org/p/american-sociological-association-more-inclusive-scheduling-of-annual-meetings

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