Student Section


The student concerns committee ensures that the Council and Section hears and addresses graduate student members’ concerns. The committee also advocates for graduate student opportunities within the section, and is chaired by two elected Graduate Student Representatives and at least three other members. Committee members are appointed by the Section Chair for staggered two-year terms.

Committee Members

LaToya Council, University of Southern California [2017-2019],
Praveena Lakshmanan, Michigan State University [2018-2020],

Mentoring Program

The Sex and Gender, the Sexualities and the Race, Gender, and Class sections are excited to announce an inaugural mentoring collaboration “Mentoring across Specializations” for this year’s ASA. The sections have worked together to design a comprehensive mentoring support system that seeks to help students and postdoctoral fellows in each aspect of their scholarly endeavors by drawing on the knowledge of junior and senior scholars, peers, and others in the discipline with different areas of specialization.

The “Mentoring across Specializations” program will feature three separate events: 1) Speed Mentoring; 2) Traditional One-on-One Mentoring; and 3) Peer-to-Peer Mentoring.

1) Speed Mentoring Event
We’re excited to host the third annual Speed Mentoring event at the ASA meeting this summer. Modeled after speed dating, this event will give graduate students and postdoctoral fellows the opportunity to meet and hear several faculty members and higher education professionals share their expertise and experiences with a number of topics (see below).

Location: Sheraton New York, Second Floor – Lenox Ballroom
Date: Monday, August 12, 2019
Time: 10:30am – 12:10pm.

Interested in participating? Then, before our deadline of June 25th:

  • If you’re a faculty member or higher ed professional, please enter your information, including two or three areas from the list below that you’d like to mentor on, in this Google Form:
  • If you’re a graduate student or postdoctoral fellow, please enter your information in this Google Form:

Mentoring topics include: work/life integration, turning your dissertation into a book, publishing in journals, being successful on the job market, applying for grants and fellowships, and doing public sociology.

2) Traditional One-on-One Mentoring
We are excited to offer a traditional mentoring option for our section members this year. If you are interested in participating, please fill out the surveys below, before our deadline of June 25th so that we can connect mentors and mentees.

3) Peer-to-Peer Mentoring
The peer to peer mentoring event will be on Saturday, August 10th at 8:00pm. We will have more information on the location of this event and how to register shortly, but please mark your calendar!

There are no fees or charges to participate in the “Mentoring across Specializations” program. We hope you will participate!

Graduate Student Mixer

Information coming soon!

Section on Sex and Gender
American Sociological Association
Copyright 2018


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