Sex and Gender Section of the American Sociological Association

SEX-AND-GENDER-LOGO-FINAL-COLOR-7-9-2015-HIGH-RESThe Sex and Gender Section of the American Sociological Association is an incredible collection of sociologists studying just about every aspect of sex and gender that you can imagine.  Check out our latest newsletter for more information on who we are and what we’re doing.

The Sex and Gender Section is the largest section in the American Sociological Association. Broadly speaking, we are interested in teaching and studying organized patterns of gendered relations. This means that little is off limits to sociologists of sex and gender.  Many sociologists of sex and gender are also fascinated by aspects of gender in social life some might deem “controversial.” And we are constantly growing and examining new aspects of sex and gender throughout social life.  We embrace this controversy and see our section’s presence on social media as a part of that commitment. As both policy and practice, our aim is to support dialogue among members of the section. This does not mean that the section is officially endorsing anything and everything that is posted. Rather, we see our social media presence as providing material for dialogue and as a space within which that dialogue can occur.

See our Mission Statement and view our Section Bylaws for more information.

If you are interested in joining the section, log in to the ASA member portal and add our section to your membership. If you are not a current ASA member, you can join here.

From the Newsletter


Election Results

Chair-Elect: Sara Crawley

Council Members: Georgiann Davis, Katie Acosta, Jennifer Carlson

Student Council Member: Praveena Lakshmanan

Award Winners

Review our award winners in our newsletter and on the website.

What Has #MeToo Done for Sexual Harassment? An
Interview with Dr. Abigail Saguy

By Paige Sweet

Abigail Saguy is a Professor of Sociology at University of California, Los Angeles. Dr. Saguy’s research on sexual harassment, including her 2003 book, What is Sexual Harassment? (University of California Press), has been recently featured in a number of news articles. She will publish a new book in 2020 with Oxford University Press, entitled Come Out, Come Out, Whoever You are, which includes a chapter on the #MeToo movement. Paige Sweet (University of Illinois, Chicago) took the opportunity to talk with her about sexual harassment, power, the law, and #MeToo.

Read the interview on page 5 of our newsletter


By LaToya Council and Apoorva Ghosh

Our 113th ASA Annual Meetings Conference theme is “Feeling Race: An Invitation to Explore Racialized Emotions.” Keeping with this year’s theme, the Sex and Gender section of the ASA has honored our conference theme by exploring the ways in which feeling race intersects with gender in areas such as, health and medicine, emotional labor in work and family, state violence, social movements, femininities, and gender violence. It is apparent from the presentations listed within each of our section themes that we are intentional about having conversations on race, gender, and the surge of momentum around the country to discuss injustices. The same intention and spirit is a part of our vision as the graduate student representatives of the Sex and Gender section.

Read more on page 8 of our newsletter


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