The American Sociological Association (ASA) announced the results of their 2021 elections and the UMass Amherst Department of Sociology is well represented with one professor, two alumni and a student winning their elections to four ASA offices.
Cedric de Leon, professor of sociology and director of the UMass Labor Center, has been voted in to a three-year term as a council member-at-large and a one-year term as chair-elect for the Section on Labor and Labor Movements; Rhys H. Williams, Ph.D. ’88 has been voted in to a two-year term on the Committee on Committees; Ken-Hou Lin, Ph.D. ’13 has been voted in to a two-year term on the Nominating Committee; and undergraduate student Isabel Levin has been elected to the Student Forum Advisory Board.
The ASA is a non-profit membership association based in Washington, D.C., founded in 1905. It boasts over 13,000 members and is “dedicated to advancing sociology as a scientific discipline and profession serving the public good.” Members include college and university faculty, researchers, students and practitioners.
More information can be found at asanet.org.