Letter from Chair, Summer 2022

Finding Connection in Culture: Beyond the Whirlwind and the Treadmill As we approach the 2022 ASA meetings, many of us are not sure whether we are being sucked up in a whirlwind or stuck on a treadmill. We are caught between tumult and stasis, pulled from one “can you believe that just happened?” moment to the next while struggling to move forward with work and life.  … Continue reading Letter from Chair, Summer 2022

Letter from the Chair, Fall 2021

Greetings to all Culture Section members as we near the end of yet another challenging semester. We may be back in the classrooms (for the most part), but the pandemic is not over yet, and we are far from being “back to normal.” While it feels wonderful to be “in the room” with real human beings after an isolating year, other challenges seem to have … Continue reading Letter from the Chair, Fall 2021

Letter From the Chair, Summer 2021

While this year may not have gone quite as I expected, it has been a real privilege serving as chair of the Sociology of Culture section. We’ve had to be creative to find different ways to connect with each other and accomplish the work of the section, but we’ve had great success serving members this year. Thanks to the efforts of the membership committee, the … Continue reading Letter From the Chair, Summer 2021

Letter from Chair, Winter 2021

I hope the turn of the New Year rejuvenated you! After hearing Amanda Gorman recite her poem “The Hill We Climb” at Biden’s Inauguration–and watching a season of Ted Lasso–I’m feeling optimistic, energized, and eager to tackle the challenges we have before us. If 2021 is the year things start getting better, I want to be part of making things better. As Gorman writes:  “Every … Continue reading Letter from Chair, Winter 2021