American Sociological Association

About ASA

About ASAAs the national organization for sociologists, the American Sociological Association, through its Executive Office, is well positioned to provide a unique set of services to its members and to promote the vitality, visibility, and diversity of the discipline. Working at the national and international levels, the Association aims to articulate policy and implement programs likely to have the broadest possible impact for sociology now and in the future.


The American Sociological Association is:

  • a non-profit 501(c)3 membership association based in Washington, DC
  • dedicated to advancing sociology as a scientific discipline and profession serving the public good
  • over 100 years old (ASA was founded in 1905)
  • an association of over 13,000+  members
  • home to 52 special interest sections with more than 21,000 members
  • host of an annual meeting with more than 6,000 participants
  • publisher of 10 professional journals and magazines, plus 4 section journals

Members include:

  • community college, college, and university faculty
  • researchers
  • students
  • high school teachers
  • practitioners
  • about 20 percent of the members work in government, business, or non-profit organizations

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