The American Population Panel

Are you a student, post-doc or faculty member wishing to undertake your own survey research?  CHRR at The Ohio State University started building the American Population Panel (APP) in June 2017 to provide researchers interested in fielding their own surveys with a pool of respondents.  The APP is not a probability sample but it now comprises over 50,000 members who have expressed interest in taking occasional surveys for research purposes and who have been recruited via a wide array of traditional and modern techniques. With background information on sex assigned at birth, age, educational attainment, geographical residence, race and ethnicity, we can create samples that are nationally representative of these demographic and background characteristics. We can also obtain samples of special populations that may be hard to find in other panels, for example LGBTQ+ individuals or veterans. CHRR has been involved in many survey projects over the past 55+ years, most notably the National Longitudinal Surveys, and the APP can be used for longitudinal as well as cross-sectional studies. We provide help with questionnaire authoring and survey branding. We program and test each survey instrument. Following fielding (generally online but also via telephone interviews if panelists prefer this mode) we produce a fully documented data set for PIs to download in Excel, SPSS, SAS, STATA and R via Investigator (used for all NLSY data downloads). We handle respondent payments. A number of social scientists have used, or are using the APP currently, for their survey projects including researchers at Bowling Green State University, Brigham Young University, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, The Ohio State University, University of Texas at Austin,  University of Kentucky, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Utah Valley University and West Virginia University. For more information see Elizabeth C. Cooksey PhD PI, American Population Panel

Call for Chapters: Colleges and Their Communities

Chapter Proposals Due April 10, 2023

Chapter Drafts Due October 15, 2023

Anticipated Publication Date:  2025-2026

This edited volume will explore myriad ways in which colleges/universities have worked with and against their communities, covering such issues as neighborhood gentrification, town-gown conflicts, innovation alliances, local food programs, and the existence (or lack of) access pipelines for local students.  Contributions are not restricted to the US and we encourage chapters that explore international contexts.  See the attached call for more information. 

Chapter proposal/abstract submission

Please submit an abstract no longer than 500 words with a potential title and topic area to Allison Hurst,, by April 10, 2023.  Notification of accepted chapter proposals will be made by April 15, 2023, with completed chapter draft to be submitted no later than October 15, 2023.  Final contributions will be limited to 6000 words maximum (or roughly twenty double-spaced manuscript pages). Please see link for more details.

Results from the 2020 ASA Political Sociology Section Election

We are pleased to announce the 2020 ASA Political Sociology Section Election Results.

Fabio Rojas, Indiana University  was elected chair. He will serve as chair-elect from August 2020 to August 2021 and then as chair the following year.
Kiyoteru Tsutsui, University of Michigan and Irene Bloemraad, University of California, Berkeley were elected to the section council. They both will serve three-year terms beginning August 2020.
The proposed change to the by-laws passed, so the section will also add two student members to the section council, starting with the next election. They will serve two-year terms with one of those seats being vacated each year.

Call for Nominations: 2020 Political Sociology Section Awards

You are invited to submit your nominations for the 2020 Political Sociology Section Awards. The deadline for nominations is March 15, 2020. The winners will be notified and announced prior to the ASA meetings.


Please be aware that for the Distinguished Contribution to Scholarship for an Article or Chapter Award for Political Sociology submissions must have a 2019 (NOT 2018) publication date.

For the Best Graduate Student Paper Award Persons who were graduate students at any time during calendar year 2019 (NOT 2018) are invited to submit published or unpublished papers for this award.


The Distinguished Career Award in Political Sociology

The deadline for nominations is March 15, 2020.

The Distinguished Career Award recognizes and celebrates a lifetime of contributions to the area(s) of political sociology. Nominations will be judged on the depth and breadth of the scholar’s impact on political sociology over the course of their career. Nominees must be at least a quarter of a century beyond graduating with their Ph.D.  Section members may nominate a distinguished scholar by sending:

  1. A letter (PDF or MSWord) of nomination, which outlines the candidate’s scholarly contributions to the field and provides assurance of the candidate’s willingness to be nominated;
  2. A copy of the candidate’s most recent curriculum vitae, and
  3. The full contact information for the nominee (including email address), to the nominating committee below.

The Distinguished Career Award Committee:
Richard Lachmann, University at Albany-SUNY (Chair)
Rebecca Emigh, UCLA
Jeff Goodwin, New York University jeff.goodwin@nyu

The winner will be notified and announced prior to the ASA meetings.

The Distinguished Contribution to Scholarship Book Award in Political Sociology

The deadline for nominations is March 15, 2020.

This award is given annually to the outstanding recent book in political sociology (we will not consider edited books for this award). To be eligible, the book must have a 2019 copyright date. The selection committee encourages self-nominations or suggestions of work by others. Nominations from publishers will not be accepted. To nominate a book for this award:

  1. Send a short letter (via e-mail) nominating the book to each committee member below and
  2. Have a copy of the book sent to each committee member, at the addresses below.

Geneviève Zubrzycki, University of Michigan (Chair)
Weiser Center for Europe and Eurasia
500 S. Church Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1042

David Brady
School of Public Policy
INTS 4151
900 University Ave.
Riverside, CA 92521
University of California, Riverside 2021 

Isaac Martin
University of California, San Diego
Isaac Martin, #0517
Social Sciences, Room 315
7835 Trade St., Suite 100
San Diego, CA 92121

The winner will be notified and announced prior to the ASA meetings allowing presses to advertise the prize-winning book.

The Distinguished Contribution to Scholarship for an Article or Chapter Award for Political Sociology 

The deadline for nominations is March 15, 2020.

This award is offered annually for the outstanding recently published article or chapter in political sociology. To be eligible, submissions must have a 2019 publication date. The selection committee encourages either self-nominations or suggestions of work by others. (Please note that each author may have only one article nominated.) Please submit the following to the selection committee at their email addresses listed below:

  1. A brief nomination letter and
  2. A copy of the article or chapter.

The Best Article or Book Chapter Award Committee:

“States of Exception?” Political Sociology Mini-Conference


Political Conflict, Cultural Change, and Democratic Threat in the 21st Century

Friday, August 9, 2019

Ingersoll Hall, Brooklyn College

Brooklyn, NY

Organized by:

Thomas Janoski, University of Kentucky

Richard Lachmann, SUNY Albany

Carlos de la Torre, University of Kentucky

Bart Bonikowski, Harvard University

Delia Baldassarri, New York University

Reynaldo Ortiz-Minaya, Brooklyn College

Co-sponsored by the Department of Sociology, the Department of Puerto Rican and Latino Studies, and the María E. Sánchez Center for Latino Studies, Brooklyn College

The mini-conference, organized by the Political Sociology section of the American Sociological Association, will consist of twelve regular panels and a plenary session on themes related to contemporary radical politics. Please visit the pages below for more information.


  • Complete this form by July 25, 2019:
  • Pay the $25 registration fee in advance via PayPal (instructions below) or bring a check to the conference payable to Stephanie Mudge (the section Treasurer)

 PayPal instructions: by direct link (copy and paste into web browser), , or via to the following email address: Please make sure to select “sending to a friend,” or else PayPal will charge you a processing fee.

2019 Mini-Conference Main Page

2019 Mini-Conference Schedule

2019 Mini-Conference Panel Descriptions