American Sociological Association

History of Sociology

The purpose of the Section on the History of Sociology is to provide a forum for sociologists and other scholars interested in the study of the historically specific processes shaping the development of sociology as a profession, an academic discipline, an organization, a community, and an intellectual endeavor.The Section serves its members as a structure (1) to disseminate information of professional interest, (2) to assist in the exchange of ideas and the search for research collaborators, (3) to obtain information about the location of archival materials, (4) to support efforts to expand such research resources and to preserve documents important to the history of sociology, and (5) to ensure that the scholarship of this group can be shared with the profession both through programming at regional and national meetings.

Section Officers & Council


Chair: John W. Mohr, University of California-Santa Barbara 2019
Chair-Elect: Jill Niebrugge-Brantley, George Washington University 2019
Past Chair: David L. Swartz, Boston University 2019
Section Secretary/Treasurer: Daniel R Huebner, University of North Carolina at Greensboro 2020
Student Representative: Brandon Sepulvado, University of Notre Dame 2019
Student Representative: Taylor Paige Winfield, Princeton University 2021

Section Council

J. I. Hans Bakker, University of Guelph 2019
George Steinmetz, University of Michigan 2019
Christian Daye, Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt 2020
Laura R. Ford, Bard College 2020
Martin Bulmer, University of Surrey, UK 2021
Simonetta Falasca-Zamponi, Univ of California-Santa Barbara 2021
Lauren Langman, Loyola University of Chicago 2021

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