ASA is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2019 Community Action Research Initiative (CARI) grant awards. These sociologists bring social science knowledge, methods, and expertise to address community-identified issues and concerns. Each CARI recipient is doing pro bono work partnering with a community organization. The principal investigators are listed below, along with brief descriptions of their funded proposals.
Sociologists Receive Guggenheim Fellowships
In April 2019, the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation announced the 168 winners of the 95th annual U.S. and Canadian Guggenheim Fellowship Awards. Fellowships were awarded to a diverse group of artists, scientists, and scholars based on prior achievement and exceptional promise. Sociologists Lincoln Quillian and Constance Allen Nathanson are among the 2019 Guggenheim Fellows.
The Fund for the Advancement of the Discipline (FAD) is a small grants program jointly funded by ASA and the Sociology Program of the National Science Foundation (NSF). Applications are reviewed by an advisory panel composed of ASA Council members.
The Carla B. Howery Teaching Enhancement Fund (TEF) is a small grants program of the American Sociological Association. It supports projects that advance the scholarship of teaching and learning within the discipline of sociology. The ASA congratulates the 2019 TEF recipients:
Yasemin Besen-Cassino, Montclair State University, for “Qualitative Research Methods by Example.”
In this statement, the ASA provides a brief summary of the current research and notes that SETs systematically disadvantage faculty from marginalized groups. This has consequences for who gets hired, who gets tenure, and whose contracts are renewed.
From a study on the impact of racial resentment on political ideology to analysis of issues including minority college admissions, the success of lying demagogues, and public opposition to “religious freedom” laws, the most downloaded sociological research published in the American Sociological Association’s journals in 2018 spanned a wide range of topics and social concerns.