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Section Activities

ASA Sections contribute an important segment to the Annual Meeting Program. Section sessions and activities at the Annual Meeting are interspersed throughout the four-day schedule. These specialized sessions range in format from formal paper presentations to panels and discussion roundtables and are open to all meeting attendees.

The number of sessions allocated to each Section is based on the size of the Section membership. Over 180 sessions/meetings are scheduled. Sections provide a valuable way to meet colleagues interested in similar sociological specialties and find a small “home”­ in a large meeting.

The primary day for each Section’s program is listed below. Sections whose programs are too large to fit onto one day (*starred below) will have the overflow accommodated on an adjacent day. Check the online Searchable Program for specific information.

Friday, August 11
  • Alcohol, Drugs, and Tobacco
  • Comparative and Historical Sociology*
  • Environment and Technology
  • Family, Sociology of the*
  • Organizations, Occupations, and Work*
  • Peace, War, and Social Conflict
  • Racial and Ethnic Minorities*
  • Rationality and Society
  • Religion, Sociology of*
  • Sexualities, Sociology of
  • Sociological Practice
Sunday, August 13
  • Aging and the Life Course
  • Altruism and Social Solidarity+
  • Asia and Asian America
  • Children and Youth
  • Crime, Law, and Deviance*
  • Culture, Sociology of*
  • Economic Sociology*
  • Labor and Labor Movements
  • Marxist Sociology
  • Methodology
  • Social Psychology*
  • Teaching and Learning in Sociology
Saturday, August 12
  • Animals and Society
  • Collective Behavior & Social Movements*
  • Communication & Information Technologies
  • Education, Sociology of*
  • Emotions, Sociology of
  • Evolution and Sociology+
  • International Migration
  • Medical Sociology*
  • Political Economy of the World System
  • Race, Gender, and Class*
  • Theory*
Monday, August 14
  • Community and Urban Sociology*
  • Ethnomethodology & Conversational Analysis
  • History of Sociology
  • Latina/o Sociology
  • Law, Sociology of
  • Mathematical Sociology
  • Mental Health, Sociology of
  • Political Sociology*
  • Population, Sociology of
  • Science, Knowledge, and Technology
  • Sex and Gender*
*overflow session(s) held on adjacent day