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Welcome to CITAMS! (Formerly CITASA)

We are the Communication, Information Technologies, and Media Sociology section of the American Sociological Association (CITAMS). 

You can find out more about what we do here.

You can find information on joining or renewing your current ASA membership here.

Graduate students: Already an ASA member? Request your free CITAMS membership.

To join our listserv, please subscribe by sending email to: citams-join@list.citams.org


Nov. 8, 2021 ASA Submission Portal Opens

Submit your paper for the ASA Annual Meeting in Los Angeles Aug. 5-9, 2022 including the CITAMS panels and roundtables!


Jan. 30, 2022 Media Sociology Symposium Submissions Opens

Join us before ASA at the Media Sociology Symposium. Submissions will open by the end of January. For more information, see last year’s event here.


Jan. 15, 2022:  Deadline for Abstracts for ICA Hybrid Postconference on Media Sociology

ICA Postconference: “An Unequal Digital World? Critical Perspectives on Media Sociology as Transdisciplinary Global Network with Featured Speakers: Paola Tubaro (CNRS) and Antonio A. Casilli (Télécom Paris). Institutional Partner: Jen Schradie, Sciences Po Paris. Submission Deadline: January 15th  2022. Postconference Event Date: Wednesday June 1st 2022 (Hybrid format with opportunities for virtual participation). For more information see www.icamediasociology.com


CITAMS Awards due March 15, 2022!

William F. Ogburn Career Achievement Award
This award recognizes a sustained body of research by a scholar who has provided an outstanding contribution to the advancement of knowledge in the areas relevant to the section. Please note that scholars who received their Ph.D. 20+ years ago are eligible for this award. If you would like to nominate a colleague for the award, please send a nomination letter and the candidate’s CV via email to the committee members by March 15, 2022. Self-nominations are welcome and encouraged, as are nominations that highlight the work of underrepresented groups—those who work internationally, work in industry, those in small teaching-oriented institutions, BIPOC scholars, scholars with disabilities, LGBTQI scholars, and those at the intersections of these and other categories. For reference, past award recipients are listed here: https://www.asanet.org/communities-sections/sections/current-sections/communication-information-technologies-and-media-sociology/communication-information-technologies-and-media-sociology-award-recipient-history

Committee Members:
Andrew Lindner (Chair) alindner@skidmore.edu
Deana Rohlinger drohling@fsu.edu
Matthew Salganik mjs3@princeton.edu

Best Paper Award
This award recognizes an outstanding published paper or book chapter on a topic relevant to the section. Submissions must be in English and published within the two calendar years prior to the award nomination deadline. If you would like to nominate a paper for the award, please send a nomination letter and a copy of the paper via email to the committee members by March 15, 2022. Self-nominations are welcome and encouraged, as are nominations that highlight the work of underrepresented groups—those who work internationally, work in industry, those in small teaching-oriented institutions, BIPOC scholars, scholars with disabilities, LGBTQI scholars, and those at the intersections of these and other categories.

Committee Members:
Ya-Wen Lei (chair) yawenlei@fas.harvard.edu
Kailey White kwhite10@uchicago.edu
Sarah Brayne sbrayne@utexas.edu

Best Student Paper Award
This award recognizes an outstanding published or unpublished paper/book chapter on a topic relevant to the section, or an outstanding design or use of media, communication, or information technology. Submissions must be in English. If you would like to nominate a paper for the award, please send a nomination letter and a copy of the paper via email to the committee members by March 15, 2022. Self-nominations are welcome and encouraged, as are nominations that highlight the work of underrepresented groups—those who work internationally, work in industry, those in small teaching-oriented institutions, BIPOC scholars, scholars with disabilities, LGBTQI scholars, and those at the intersections of these and other categories.

Committee Members:
Jenny Davis (Chair) jennifer.davis@anu.edu.au
Morgan Johnstonbaugh mjohnst2@email.arizona.edu
Bo Yun Park boyunpark@g.harvard.edu

Best Book Award
This award recognizes an outstanding book on a topic relevant to the section. Submissions must be in English and published within the two calendar years prior to the award nomination deadline. If you would like to nominate a book for the award, please send an informal nomination letter via email to the committee members. Copies of the book need to be provided in physical or electronic form to each of the committee members on or before March 15, 2022. Self-nominations are welcome and encouraged, as are nominations that highlight the work of underrepresented groups—those who work internationally, work in industry, those in small teaching-oriented institutions, BIPOC scholars, scholars with disabilities, LGBTQI scholars, and those at the intersections of these and other categories.

Committee Members:

Matt Rafalow (Chair)
mrafalow@stanford.edu
Matt Rafalow
1251 Lakeview Avenue
La Habra, CA 90631
USA

Bibi Reisdorf
Bianca.reisdorf@gmail.com
Bibi Reisdorf
3622 Oakwood Ave
Charlotte, NC 28205
USA

Wenhong Chen
wenhong.chen@austin.utexas.edu
Department of Radio-Television-Film
The University of Texas at Austin
2504 Whitis Ave. Stop A0800
Austin, TX 78712-1067

Public Sociology Award
This award recognizes a specific achievement in teaching, the development or the use of a communication, media, or information technology, or the dissemination of knowledge that advances public understanding or engagement on topics of concern in the section. If you would like to nominate a scholar for the award, please send a nomination letter via email to the committee members by March 15, 2022. Self-nominations are welcome and encouraged, as are nominations that highlight the work of underrepresented groups—those who work internationally, work in industry, those in small teaching-oriented institutions, BIPOC scholars, scholars with disabilities, LGBTQI scholars, and those at the intersections of these and other categories.

Committee Members:
Shantel Buggs (Chair) sbuggs@fsu.edu
Sandra Barnes sandra.l.barnes@Vanderbilt.Edu
Jeff Pooley pooley@muhlenberg.edu


2021 Summer Newsletter

The Summer Newsletter is out in time for ASA! See the Summer 2021 Newsletter here.


Call for Papers: CITAMS Special Issue of iCS

Did you have a paper accepted at the American Sociological Association or at the Media Sociology Symposium in 2021? Submit your paper to the upcoming CITAMS special issue of iCS edited Jenny Davis and Dustin Kidd. Complete papers due (submit via Scholar One) on October 1, 2021 before midnight AoE. See detailed information here.


CITAMS thanks our sponsors!

Individuals: Eszter Hargittai, Harrison Rainie, & James Witte

Schools and Departments: Michigan State University, Department of Media & Information; Oxford Internet Institute; Rutgers University New Brunswick, Communication Department; & Temple University, Department of Sociology

Publishers: Taylor & Francis: Information, Communication & Society;  Emerald Group Publishing: Emerald Studies in Media and Communications

More information here.


CITAMS Logo

citamsWe extend our thanks to Ricci Humphrey for her excellent work creating a logo to match our new section name: Communication, Information Technologies, and Media Sociology of the ASA: CITAMS. Ricci is a designer and photographer based in College Station, TX. We thank her for doing a fabulous job! Like her work? She can be contacted at RicciDHumphrey@gmail.com.