ASA is looking for information on how sociologists are involved in supporting nonprofits and public sector organizations

ASA (American Sociological Association) President Eduardo Bonilla-Silva has recently been publicly engaged in promoting the work of sociologists as data-based and empirical (see for his defense of sociology against Chief Justice Roberts’ claim that our discipline is “gobbledygook”).

ASA is seeking information on how sociologists support work by both nonprofits and public sector (i.e. government) organizations.

Here is his October 30, 2017 message:

I am writing to you today in my role as President of the American Sociological Association (ASA) to ask for your help with an ASA project.  We know that sociologists around the country are doing important publicly engaged work, and we want to highlight some of these contributions to raise awareness of the value of sociological expertise.

To that end, we are collecting profiles of “sociology serving organizations.”  We are seeking people who have been actively engaged in pro bono projects with public sector or non-profit organizations for which sociological expertise has been used.

I would be grateful if you would be willing to circulate this call to your members and encourage them to share their relevant experience: We want to ensure that we profile projects from all areas of the country.

Thanks in advance.  We look forward to the possibility of highlighting the work of your colleagues.


Eduardo Bonilla-Silva, ASA President

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