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Paula England Elected President of the American Sociological Association

July 24, 2013

Paula England, a professor of sociology at NYU, has been elected President of the American Sociological Association (ASA). Her term begins this August.

“Being ASA President is an exciting prospect because my fellow sociologists are a fascinating group,” said England. “They do research and teaching on crucial public issues as varied as why people end up rich or poor, how much housework husbands do, how businesses make decisions, and how cultural norms about sexuality change.”

England’s research interests include changing family patterns, sexual behavior, contraception, gender, and labor markets. She has written Comparable Worth: Theories and Evidence and, co-authored with George Farkas, Households, Employment, and Gender: A Social, Economic, and Demographic View, among other works.

England has received the Distinguished Research Career Award from the ASA’s Section on the Sociology of Family and the ASA’s Jesse Bernard Award for career contributions to scholarship on gender. She was also elected Francis Perkins Fellow at the American Academy of Political and Social Science and Fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences.

England has a bachelor’s degree from Whitman College (1971) as well as a masters degree in social sciences (1972) and a doctorate in sociology (1975), both from the University of Chicago.

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Paula England Elected President of the American Sociological Association

Paula England, a professor of sociology at NYU, has been elected President of the American Sociological Association (ASA). Her term begins this August.


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