2021 ASA Election Results: New Leadership for 2022

The American Sociological Association is pleased to announce the results of their 2021 ASA elections. Congratulations to the 2022-2023 President Prudence Carter and Vice President Mignon Moore, and the entire ASA leadership team. View the full list of those elected as well as more information on Carter and Moore below.

President-Elect: Prudence L. Carter, University of California, Berkeley

Vice President-Elect: Mignon R. Moore, Barnard College – Columbia University

Secretary-Treasurer-Elect: Monica McDermott, Arizona State University

Council Members-at-Large
Three-year terms

Cedric de Leon, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Crystal Marie Fleming, Stony Brook University
Victor Ray, University of Iowa
Alyasah “Ali” Sewell, Emory University
            
Committee on Committees
Two-year terms         

Erin Evans, San Diego Mesa College
Nadia Kim, Loyola Marymount University
Victoria Reyes, University of California, Riverside 
Rhys H. Williams, Loyola University, Chicago
            
Nominating Committee
Two-year terms         

Ken-Hou Lin, University of Texas at Austin
Sarah Mayorga, Brandeis University 
Whitney Laster Pirtle, University of California, Merced
Vilna Bashi Treitler, University of California, Santa Barbara
Laurel Westbrook, Grand Valley State University 
             
Publications Committee
Three-year terms

Jean Beaman, University of California, Santa Barbara
Ellen Berrey, University of Toronto
Jennifer Randles, California State University, Fresno 

Retirement Network Advisory Board
Two-year terms

Nancy A. Greenwood, Indiana University Kokomo
David R. Segal, University of Maryland
Beth E. Schneider, University of California, Santa Barbara
Roberta Spalter-Roth, George Mason University

Student Forum Advisory Board

Alonso O. Aravena Méndez, Baylor University 
Shameika Daye, University of Central Florida
Isabel Levin, The University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Mahindra Mohan Kumar, University of Oregon
Christina Ong, University of Pittsburgh


About President Prudence L. Carter

Prudence L. Carter is the E.H. and Mary E. Pardee Professor and Dean of the Graduate School of Education at Berkeley.  Dean Carter’s research focuses on factors that both shape and reduce economic, social and cultural inequalities among social groups in schools and society.  A sociologist, she examines academic and mobility differences influenced by the dynamics of race, ethnicity, poverty, class, and gender in U.S. and global society.  

Before being appointed Dean at Berkeley, she was the Jacks Family Professor of Education and Professor of Sociology (by courtesy) at Stanford University. She was also the Faculty Director of John W. Gardner Center for Youth and Their Communities, and the Director of the Research Institute for Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity. Prior to joining the Stanford faculty in 2007, she was Associate Professor of Sociology at Harvard University.

A product of public schools in the Mississippi Delta, Dean Carter received a Bachelor of Science degree in applied mathematics and economics from Brown University; earned a Master of Art in Sociology and Education from Teachers College, Columbia University; and a Master of Philosophy and Ph.D. in Sociology from Columbia University.

Dean Carter’s award-winning book, Keepin’ It Real: School Success beyond Black and White (Oxford University Press, 2005), engages with and interrogates cultural explanations used to explain school achievement and racial identity for low-income Black and Latino youth in the United States. Keepin’ It Real was recognized as the 2006 co-winner of the Oliver Cromwell Cox Book Award given by the American Sociological Association (ASA) for its contribution to the eradication of racism; a 2005 finalist for the C. Wright Mills Book Award, given by the Society for the Study of Social Problems; and an Honorable Mention for best book given by the section on Race, Class, and Gender of the ASA.

Her other books include Stubborn Roots: Race, Culture, and Inequality in U.S. & South African Schools(link is external) (2012) and Closing the Opportunity Gap: What America Must Do to Give Every Child an Even Chance(link is external) (2013), co-edited with Dr. Kevin Welner — both published by Oxford University Press. Her other publications have appeared in various journals and book volumes. Her research has also been featured in the Peabody Award-winning documentary “Mind the Gap: Why Are Good Schools Failing Black Students” by journalist Nancy Solomon and has been featured on dozens of National Public Radio (NPR) shows across the United States.

Dean Carter is an elected a member of the National Academy of Education; the Sociological Research Association; and a Fellow of the American Educational Research Association (AERA). She also serves on the Board of Trustees and chairs the Program Committee of the William T. Grant Foundation in New York; and is a board member of SOAR (Support, Opportunities, and Rapport) for Youth.

About Vice President Mignon R. Moore

Mignon R. Moore is Professor and Chair of Sociology at Barnard College. She has research and teaching interests in the sociology of family, race, gender, sexuality, qualitative methods, aging, and adolescence. Although her research spans various age cohorts, income ranges, social environments and methodological frameworks, it is united in its purpose to challenge those assumptions and paradigms drawn from the experiences of the dominant racial and socioeconomic group that cannot explain processes and outcomes for people who occupy a different structural position in society. She analyses race, gender, class and sexuality not just as identity statuses but structural locations that influence individual life chances and the ways individuals experience their social worlds.

Professor Moore’s first book, Invisible Families: Gay Identities, Relationships and Motherhood among Black Women (2011 California Press) examined the intersection of race with sexual orientation for family-building and lesbian identity among African-American women. Her current research includes a new book project, In the Shadow of Sexuality: Social Histories of African American LGBT Elders, 1950-1975. This work builds on her prior training as a qualitative sociologist of racial and sexual minority populations, while incorporating new archival methods into her repertoire of research tools, to construct a sociocultural history of black sexual minorities. She has published on such topics as LGBT-parent families, adolescent sexual debut and pregnancy, intersectionality, research methods on hard-to-reach populations, and processes of aging and health for racial and ethnic minority seniors. Professor Moore is also President of the Sociologists for Women in Society.

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