American Sociological Association

Sociology of Body and Embodiment

The purpose of the section on sociology of the body and embodiment is to encourage and enhance theory, research, teaching, and other professional aspects in the study of sociology and body/embodiment. This section seeks to promote communication, collaboration, and consultation among scholars in the interdisciplinary study of the body and embodiment, as well as with other sections of the ASA. The aim of the Section on the Sociology of the Body and Embodiment is to support and encourage sociological scholarship on a wide range of embodied dynamics including human and non-human bodies, morphology, human reproduction, anatomy, body fluids, biotechnology, genetics; but also theories of embodiment, virtual bodies, productivity of bodies, changing bodies, life course and the body, body and spirit/soul, unequal bodies, micro and macro sociological analysis of the political, and social and individual bodies.

Section Officers & Council


Chair: Linda M. Blum, Northeastern University 2019
Chair-Elect: Mary Nell Trautner, University at Buffalo, SUNY 2019
Past Chair: Natalie Boero, San Jose State University 2019
Section Secretary/Treasurer: Elise Paradis, University of Toronto 2019
Student Representative: Anne Marie Champagne, Yale University 2019
Student Representative: Rayanne Streeter, Virginia Tech 2019

Section Council

Krystale Littlejohn, Occidental College 2019
Sabrina A. Strings, University of California, Irvine 2019
Kelly Underman, Drexel University 2019
Shari L. Dworkin, University of Washington 2020
Kjerstin Gruys, University of Nevada, Reno 2020
Jennifer Haskin, Arizona State University 2021
Piper Sledge, Bryn Mawr College 2021

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