American Sociological Association

Sociology of Emotions

The ASA Section on Sociology of Emotions brings together social and behavioral scientists in order to promote the general development of the study of emotions through the exchange of ideas, theory, research, and teaching. Scholars from a variety of backgrounds are members of this section, and collectively encourage the study of emotions in everyday social life. Substantive topics of investigation include: the expression and experience of emotions, emotions in social interaction, identity and emotions, emotions in historical perspective, the cross-cultural study of emotions, emotions and violence, and the traditions of theory and research in the area of emotions.

Section Officers & Council


Chair: Lisa Slattery Walker, University of North Carolina - Charlotte 2019
Chair-Elect: Alison J. Bianchi, University of Iowa 2019
Past Chair: Jessica L. Collett, University of California, Los Angeles 2019
Section Secretary/Treasurer: Susan Rebecca Fisk, Kent State University 2020
Student Representative: Amelia Blume, University of Arizona 2019

Section Council

Seth Abrutyn, University of British Columbia 2019
Clare L. Stacey, Kent State University 2020
Marci D. Cottingham, University of Amsterdam 2020

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