Section on Emotions

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 Mission Statement

The ASA Section on Sociology of Emotions brings together social and behavioral scientists in order to promote the general development of the study of emotions through the exchange of ideas, theory, research, and teaching. Scholars from a variety of backgrounds are members of this section, and collectively encourage the study of emotions in everyday social life. Substantive topics of investigation include: the expression and experience of emotions, emotions in social interaction, identity and emotions, emotions in historical perspective, the cross-cultural study of emotions, emotions and violence, and the traditions of theory and research in the area of emotions.

Section Officers 2015-2016

Chair Karen A. Hegtvedt, Emory University
Chair-Elect Amy C. Wilkins, University of Colorado-Boulder
Past Chair Linda E. Francis, Cleveland State University
Section Secretary/Treasurer Shane Sharp, Northern Illinois University 2017

Section Council

Alicia D. Cast, University of California - Santa Barbara 2017
Jessica A. Leveto, Kent State University 2018

Student Representative: Katie James, University of Georgia 2016