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 join our section or renew your current ASA membership here.

Graduate students who are members of ASA may request a free CITAMS membership by emailing Anabel Quan-Hasse (aquan@uwo.ca).

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

New Name, New Logo


citamsWe extend our thanks to Ricci Humphrey for her excellent work creating a new 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.


Media Sociology Preconference

Friday, August 19, 2016 | University of Washington, Seattle

Registration is now open! 

Fees this year are $40 for faculty and $20 for students/low income. Current CITAMS section members may write directly to Casey Brienza (casey.brienza@gmail.com) for a free registration.

We are pleased to announced that this year’s keynote will be Eric Grollman (University of Richmond).

A special plenary session in the afternoon organized by David Grazian (University of Pennsylvania) on “Media and Politics in the Age of Entertainment” will feature Laura Grindstaff (University of California, Davis), Sarah Sobieraj (Tufts University), and Fred Turner (Stanford University).

If you are a presenter, you must register NO LATER THAN MAY 31, 2016 to guarantee your place on the program. 

A preliminary program schedule will be announced in June.

Information, Communication & Society 

The 2016 CITASA Special Issue of Information, Communication & Society is here!

Introduction: “Fluctuations, technologies and media: social change and sociology change” by Nick LaLone & Andrea Tapia


“Social networking sites and low-income teenagers: between opportunity and inequality” by Marina Micheli

“Contextual social capital: linking the contexts of social media use to its outcomes” by Kelly Quinn

“‘Can you hear me now?’ Phreaking the party line from operators to occupy” by Joan Donovan

“Invaluable values: an expectancy-value theory analysis of youths’ academic motivations and intentions” by Christopher Ball, Kuo-Ting Huang, Shelia R. Cotten, R.V. Rikard, and LaToya O. Coleman

“In game we trust? Coplay and generalized trust in and beyond a Chinese MMOG world” by Wenhong Chen, Cuihua Shen & Gejun Huang

“Agenda setting and active audiences in online coverage of human trafficking” by Maria Eirini Papadouka, Nicholas Evangelopoulos & Gabe Ignatow

“Examining cross-disciplinary communication’s impact on multidisciplinary collaborations: implications for innovations” by Guang Ying Mo

“Interviews with digital seniors: ICT use in the context of everyday life” by Anabel Quan-Haase, Kim Martin & Kathleen Schreurs

 Election Results 2015

Our new section name has been approved!

In August we will become CITAMS:

Communication, Information Technologies, and Media Sociology Section

Congratulations to our incoming officers and council members:

Chair-Elect Jessie Daniels

Secretary/Treasurer Deana A. Rohlinger

Council Member Mary Chayko

Council Member David Grazian

Student Representative  Nicolas LaLone

Site Admin: Apryl Williams Email: Apryl.a.w@gmail.com

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