Other Announcements

November 19, 2019

Prema Kurien has been elected as President-Elect of the Society for the Scientific Study of Religion (association for the study of religion from a social science perspective). She will be President-Elect in 2019-2020 and President in 2020-2021.


November 19, 2019

Last month, many of you received an e-mail from ASA soliciting your input about how to select locations for future ASA meetings. As part of the survey, it asked respondents whether the fact that the conference hotel was unionized or not would affect their decision to attend the meeting. Some fellow section members are concerned that this aspect of the survey invites ASA to renege on its historically principled commitment to hold its events in unionized venues, as a means of upholding basic labor rights.

As a result, they have launched a petition to the ASA Council (which I have signed) expressing concern about the survey, and calling on ASA to affirm its historic commitment to holding ASA events at unionized venues. If you would like to support this initiative, you can read the petition and sign on here: https://www.change.org/p/american-sociological-association-council-american-sociological-association-reaffirm-our-commitment-to-labor-rights