Section on the Sociology of the Family

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Mission Statement

Many of society's most pressing problems -- teenage childbearing, juvenile delinquency, substance abuse, domestic violence, child and elder abuse, divorce -- are related to or rooted in the family. The Section on Family was founded to provide a home for sociologists who are interested in exploring these issues in greater depth.

Section Officers, 2014-2015

Chair: Debra Umberson, University of Texas
Chair-Elect: Wendy Diane Manning, Bowling Green State University
Past Chair: Karen V. Hansen, Brandeis University
Section Secretary/Treasurer: Liana C. Sayer, University of Maryland 2015

Section Council

Kristen S. Harknett, University of Pennsylvania 2015
Christine Renee Schwartz, Univ. Wisconsin, Madison 2015
Ann Meier, University of Minnesota 2016
Sharon L. Sassler, Cornell University 2016
Sarah Damaske, The Pennsylvania State University 2017
Kevin Michael Roy, University of Maryland, College Park 2017

Student Representative

Amy Kathryn Brainer, University of Illinois at Chicago 2015
Natalee Mayonne Simpson Syracuse University 2016

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