American Sociological Association

Marxist Sociology

The ASA Marxist Sociology Section promotes the use of Marxist theory and methods to explain the complex dynamics of the social world, from ideology and the capitalist system to revolutionary, counter-hegemonic movements; from global political economy and national institutions to the politics of the workplace; from economic development and technological change to politics and culture; from imperialism to the environment. We aim to provide a platform for young Marxist sociologists at the beginnings of their careers and to serve as a resource and meeting point for all scholars and activists whose work is informed by Marxist theory. With our annual section awards, we celebrate excellent scholarly work by new and established scholars and commend life-long achievements in Marxist sociology. We also recognize the importance of Marxist sociological praxis by honoring those who facilitate social change – that, we all acknowledge, is the point.

Section Officers & Council


Chair: Tarique Niazi, University of Wisconsin 2019
Chair-Elect: Allison L. Hurst, Oregon State University 2019
Past Chair: Matt Vidal, Loughborough University London 2019
Section Secretary/Treasurer: Paul Prew, Minnesota State University - Mankato 2020
Student Representative: Stephanie Baran, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee 2019

Section Council

Barbara G. Brents, University of Nevada-Las Vegas 2019
Brendan Innis McQuade, SUNY-Cortland 2019
Charles Pinderhughes, Jr., Essex County College 2020
Michael J. Sukhov, Institute for Psycho-Sociological Integration 2020
Crystal A. Jackson, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, CUNY 2021
Lorna Lueker Zukas, National University 2021

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