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July 09, 2002

Burawoy Elected 95th President of American Sociological Association

WASHINGTON, DC — Michael Burawoy, University of California, Berkeley, was elected the 95th President of the American Sociological Association (ASA), and Bernice Pescosolido, Indiana University, Bloomington, was elected Vice President. Burawoy and Pescosolido will assume office in August of 2003, following a year of service as President-elect and Vice President-elect.

Election to President is the highest honor ASA members can bestow on a colleague. As President, Burawoy serves as Chair of the ASA Council, which governs the Association and its policies. He also chairs the Program Committee for the 2004 Annual Meeting to be held in San Francisco, CA, on August 14-17, 2004.

In announcing the results of the election, Secretary Arne L. Kalleberg and Executive Officer Sally T. Hillsman extended their heartiest congratulations to the newly elected officers and committee members. The other elected officials include: the four newly elected Council Members-at-Large, the two members elected to the Committee on Publications, and the six members elected to the Committee on Nominations. The newly elected officers and their positions are:


Michael Burawoy, University of California, Berkeley

Vice President-Elect

Bernice Pescosolido, Indiana University


Esther Ngan-Ling Chow, American University
Jennifer Glass, University of Iowa
Deborah K. King, Dartmouth College
Rhonda F. Levine, Colgate University

Committee on Publications

Carol A. Heimer, Northwestern University
Brian Powell, Indiana University

Committee on Nominations

Ronald R. Aminzade, University of Minnesota
Karen E. Campbell, Vanderbilt University
Ruth Horowitz, New York University
Maxine Seaborn Thompson, North Carolina State University
Verta Taylor, University of California, Los Angeles
Donald Tomaskovic-Devey, North Carolina State University

Journalists are invited to attend any of the more than 500 sessions, book panels, poster sessions and symposia featured on a wide range of topics at the Annual Meeting. Press facilities will be located in the Hilton Chicago Hotel.

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