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Professional Associations

Professional Sociology associations can provide a wealth of resources for students and professionals.  These associations publish current research, host conferences,  and can provide professional development courses. Below is a limited list of professional associations in the field of [field].


American Sociological Association, founded in 1905, is the national professional membership association for sociologists and other who are interested in sociology. ASA's mission is to serve sociologists in their work, advance sociology as a science and profession, and promote the contributions and use of sociology to society. ASA publishes a host of journals, hosts annual meetings, and offers professional development resources, and posts job opportunities in the profession. 


Association of Black Sociologists, founded in 1970, the ABS emerged out of a series of conversations in the Caucus of Black Sociologists about how to best advocate for interests of black sociologists and black people globally and domestically. Since it inception, the organization has supported and cultivated scores of black sociologists and black community activists in service of intellectual and social organizing for the betterment of black folks' lives at all intersections. 


Association for Applied and Clinical Sociology promotes applying social scientific knowledge and methods to develop constructive solutions. They provide educational, programatic, mentoring, networking, and policy resources in a supportive professional community. 


International Sociological Association was founded in 1949 under the auspices of UNESCO. The goal of ISA is represent sociologists everywhere regardless of their school of thought, scientific approaches, or idealogical opinion and to advance sociological knowledge throughout the world. 


Council on contemporary Families is a non-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to providing the press and public with the latest research and best practices findings about American families. Our members included demographers, economists, family therapists, historians, political scientists, psychologists, social workers, sociologists, communications scholars, as well as other family social scientists and practitioners. 


Sociologists for Women in Society is a nonprofit, professional feminist organization dedicated to transforming the academy and professional organizations by actively supporting feminist leadership and advancing career development of feminist scholars. Recognizing that structural inequalities impact those marginalized by their identities. Advocating and encouraging the development of sociological feminist theory rooted in intersectionality and cutting-edge research for publication and dissemination. Promoting social justice research within local, national, and international activist spaces by supporting scholar-activist communities seeking to dismantle intersecting systems of oppression.