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

Outgoing Members:
Megan Tesene (co-chair), Georgia State University
Jaime Hartless, University of Virgina
Tamara Williams Van Horn, University of Colorado Boulder

Current Members:
Michela Musto (co-chair), University of Southern California
Catherine Cheng, University of Toronto
Sarah Diefendorf, University of Washington
Landon Schnabel, University of Indiana

Incoming Members:
Kiera Duckworth (co-chair), SUNY Buffalo
Other members TBD

Graduate Student Happy Hour

Sun, August 23, 10 to 11 p.m., The Gage (24 S. Michigan Avenue)

Graduate Student Happy Hour will be taking place after the joint reception (Sunday, August 23rd) with the Race, Class, and Gender section (which is at Petterino’s from 7:30-9:30pm). We’ll gather together shortly after the joint reception and head over to The Gage for drinks from 10-11pm. It’s just a few blocks from the joint reception and still within walking distance from the conference hotels. If you have any questions, contact Megan Tesene ( or Michela Musto (

Mentoring Program

The Sex and Gender Section of ASA is launching a Faculty-Graduate Student Mentoring and Networking Program. The program matches one faculty member with three to four graduate students who will meet as a group at ASA. This year, faculty mentors include Elizabeth Armstrong, Tristan Bridges, Jessica Fields, Gloria Gonzalez-Lopez, Michael Kimmel, Tey Meadow, Michael Messner, Rhacel Parrenas, Cecilia Ridgeway, Rachel Rinaldo, Kristen Schilt, Amy Wilkins, and Adia Harvey Wingfield.

Registration for the program has been closed already due to an overwhelming amount of interest and support in the program by both faculty and graduate student members. Approximately fifty graduate students are participating in this year’s program. We thank everyone for their willingness to contribute to the inaugural round of the program and to the already vibrant life of the section.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding the program, please contact Megan Tesene at or Michela Musto at

Section on Sex and Gender
American Sociological Association
Copyright 2015

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