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About Us

We are a section of the American Sociological Association, and our purpose is to promote scholarly research and professional activity in relation to the sociology of science, knowledge, and technology. As of 2015, our section has 621 members. We began as a “section-in-formation” in 1987 and then became a full section the following year.

The SKAT section organizes sessions at the ASA annual meeting, selects and presents awards for books and articles in our field, organizes mentoring activities, publishes three newsletters per year, and communicates with our members about relevant events, activities, and opportunities.

Section Officers 2016-2017

Chair Scott Frickel, Brown University (2017)
Chair-Elect Alondra Nelson, Columbia University (2017)
Past Chair Steven Epstein, Northwestern University (2017)
Secretary-Treasurer Jennifer R Fishman, McGill University (2017)

Section Council

Mary Frank Fox, Georgia Institute of Technology (2017)
Laura Stark, Vanderbilt University (2017)
Ruha Benjamin, Princeton University (2018)
Catherine Bliss, University of California San Francisco (2018)
Jennifer Singh, Georgia Institute of Technology (2019)
Anthony (Tony) Hatch, Wesleyan University (2019)

Student Representatives
Michael Halpin, University of Wisconsin-Madison (2017)
Alka Menon, Northwestern University (2018)

Communications Committee:

Jennifer Singh, Georgia Institute of Technology                                                                       Anthony Hatch, Wesleyan University                                                                                                   Dan Morrison, Vanderbilt University

Contact the Communications Committee at: dan.morrison@vanderbilt.edu

Bylaws

ASA Website

ASA “All About Sections”

How to Join the Section

Video editor: Janet Vertesi