American Sociological Association Section on Altruism Morality and Social Solidarity

WELCOME TO THE HOMEPAGE OF THE SECTION ON ALTRUISM, MORALITY, AND SOCIAL SOLIDARITY OF THE AMERICAN SOCIOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION!

Election results - 2018

The results of the AMSS Section 2018 election are in!

Chair-Elect

Kraig Beyerlain, University of Notre Dame

Secretary/Treasurer (3-year term begins in 2018)

Sarah Harkness, University of Iowa

Council Members (2 year term) (2-year term begins in 2018)

Chaeyoon Lim, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Matthew Baggetta, Indiana University

Dana Moss, University of Pittsburgh

Student Representative (1-year term begins in 2018)

Amanda Barrett Cox, University of Pennsylvania

Sophia Boutilier, Stony Brook University

Student Representative (2-year term begins in 2018)

Michael Wood, University of Notre Dame

Join us!

Support our section by joining it through your personal account on the ASA website. Membership fee is only $10 for faculty and $5 for students. By joining the Altruism, Morality, and Social Solidarity Section you will become part of a growing network of scholars who share your interests, promoting an active discussion of these topics as essential areas of sociological research. Upon joining, you will be enrolled in our section listserv which will keep you updated about news, job opportunities, calls for papers, and other research and collaboration opportunities.

Thanks to a generous anonymous donation, first-time student memberships are available for free. Click here for more details.

New: Altruism, Morality, and Social Solidarity Reading List!

Council student representative Michael Wood (Notre Dame) has compiled a list of essential readings in Altruism, Morality, and Social Solidarity, based on a survey of section members. The list is still open to contributions!

Take a look and contribute to the list here!


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2019 ASA-Altruism, Morality, and Social Solidarity Section Awards – Call for Nominations

Distinguished Career Award. DEADLINE: 2/1/2019

Awarded to an individual who has made a number of significant contributions to the study of altruism, morality, and/or solidarity over an extended period of time. The Distinguished Career Award is intended to recognize a senior scholar’s cumulative achievements. Please direct any inquiries to the committee chair, Maureen Eger. Please email nomination materials to all members of the committee at:

Committee:

Maureen Eger (Univ. of Washington), chair - Maureen.eger@umu.se.

Edward Lawler (Cornell University) - ejl3@cornell.edu

Lynn Smith-Lovin (Duke Sociology) - smithlov@duke.edu

Outstanding Published Book Award, DEADLINE: 2/1/2019

Awarded to the author(s) of a theoretical analysis, research monograph, or reader published in the last 5 years that increases knowledge and understanding of altruism, morality, and/or solidarity. Please direct any inquiries to the committee chair, Dana Moss. Please send materials to all members of the committee at:

Committee:

Dana Moss (Univ. of Pittsburgh), chair - dmm209@pitt.edu

Department of Sociology

University of Pittsburgh

2400 Wesley W. Posvar Hall

230 Bouquet Street

Pittsburgh, PA 15260


Steve Hitlin (Univ. of Iowa)

Department of Sociology

University of Iowa

W140 Seashore Hall

Iowa City, IA 52242


Sofya Aptekar (Univ. of Massachusetts, Boston)

Department of Sociology

University of Massachusetts, Boston

Wheatley Hall, Fourth Floor

100 William T. Morrissey Blvd

Boston, MA 02125

Outstanding Published Article Award, DEADLINE: 2/1/2019

Awarded to the author(s) of a theoretical or research article published in the last 3 years that increases knowledge and understanding of altruism, morality, and/or solidarity. Please direct any inquiries to the committee chair, Chaeyoon Lim. Please email an electronic copy of the article and supporting materials to all members of the committee at:

Committee:

Chaeyoon Lim (University of Wisconsin), chair - chaeyoon.lim@wisc.edu

Blaine Robbins (NYU Abu Dhabi) - bgr3@nyu.edu

Andrew C. Cohen (Yale Univ.) - andrew.cohen@yale.edu


Outstanding Graduate Student Paper Award. DEADLINE: 2/1/2019

Awarded to the author(s) of a theoretical or research paper that increases knowledge and understanding of altruism, morality, and/or solidarity and has been (a) presented, or accepted for presentation, at a regional, national, or international professional meeting during the two preceding calendar years, or (b) published, or submitted for publication, in a journal during the two preceding calendar years. Authors of eligible papers must be graduate students at the time of the papers submission. Multiple authored papers are eligible for the award if all authors are graduate students. Please direct any inquiries to the committee chair, Ko Kuwabara. Please email nomination materials to all members of the committee at:

Committee:

Ko Kuwabara (INSEAD), chair - ko.kuwabara@insead.edu

Landon Schnabel (Indiana University) - lpschnab@indiana.edu

Monica Whitham (Oklahoma State University) - monica.whitham@okstate.edu