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I am delighted to serve as the 2010-2011 Chair of the Communication and Information Technologies Section of the ASA.

Welcome to our web site!

Over the years, this section has morphed in some remarkable ways. It was founded by devotees of these things called "computers," who staunchly believed that one day these machines would transform both the field of sociology and society at large.

Ah, the pleasure of being able to say such a big "told you so!"

Today, communication and information technologies permeate the very fabric of everyday life, all over the globe -- and beyond, if we include astronauts.

Our rich and varied section membership reflects this. We are sociologists – and others – from all walks of life, working in all kinds of places, studying all kinds of things.

Please join our listserv and become an active member of our section. We have much to learn from each other and so many ways in which we can be of service to this rapidly changing world.

Christena Nippert-Eng, Chair, Communication and Information Technologies Section, American Sociological Association

Christena Nippert-Eng, Ph.D. is Associate Professor of Sociology and Acting Chair of the Department of Social Sciences at the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago. Her research interests include cognitive sociology, culture, everyday life, privacy, work, gender, the home, time and space, technology, ethnography, and the Western Lowland Gorillas of the Lincoln Park Zoo.