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

Call for the CITAMS Annual Special Issue of iCS:

Deadline: September 3, 2018 for Papers from ASA 2018

You are invited to submit your paper for consideration in a special issue of the journal Information, Communication & Society (ICS). For the 12th year, ICS will publish a special issue featuring papers presented at the 2018 annual meeting in Philadelphia.

Eligible papers are those presented at the 2018 Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association or at the Media Pre-Conference in Philadelphia in August 2018.

The special issue welcomes papers that focus on any facet of media, technology, communication, information, or related topics.

ICS is a highly ranked, interdisciplinary journal that brings together current research on the social, economic, and cultural impacts of new information and communications technologies. The journal positions itself at the center of contemporary debates about the information age. Submissions must conform to the ICS guidelines, are limited to 8,000 words (all inclusive), and must be submitted via Scholar One.  If you do not have an account, you will need to create one. Be sure to check the box for Special Issue and indicate CITAMS in it, so that it will be routed appropriately.


  • Complete papers due (submit via Scholar One) on September 3, 2018 before midnight American Samoan time.
  • First round of reviews back to authors on October 3, 2018.
  • Final decisions made on December 3, 2018.
  • Final papers due December 21, 2018.
  • Online publication will be early February 2019.
  • Special issue publication anticipated May 2019.

If you have questions, please contact one of the special issue editors below:

Deana Rohlinger (deana.rohlinger@fsu.edu)

Jenny Davis (jennifer.davis@anu.edu.au)

Cynthia Williams (cmw15@my.fsu.edu)

Pierce Dignam (pad15b@my.fsu.edu)

Learn more about CITAMS’s 30-Year Anniversary here

The 2018 Newsletters are here

Ian Sheinheit and Barry Wellman (Co-Editors) have just finished the 18 page CITAMS Newsletter for Spring 2018 with letters from the Eds and Chair Wenhong Chen, inside stories of how Media Sociology joined with the former CITASA, and summaries of nifty new research in the sociology of communication, info, and media. Find it under the Newsletter & Listserv tab or click here.

The 2018 CITAMS Annual Special Issue of iCS is published!

Information, Communication & Society: Volume 21, Issue 5, 2018

CITAMS as a transfield: introduction to the special issue by Jenny L. Davis, Jason A. Smith & Barry Wellman

Abandoned not: media sociology as a networked transfield by Wenhong Chen

The identity curation game: digital inequality, identity work, and emotion management by Laura Robinson

Are older adults networked individuals? Insights from East Yorkers’ network structure, relational autonomy, and digital media use by Hua Wang, Renwen Zhang,  & Barry Wellman

Does compassion go viral? Social media, caring, and the Fort McMurray wildfire by Shelley Boulianne, Joanne Minaker & Timothy J. Haney

Inequality in digital skills and the adoption of online safety behaviors by Matias Dodel & Gustavo Mesch

The echo chamber is overstated: the moderating effect of political interest and diverse media by Elizabeth Dubois & Grant Blank

Professionalization through attrition? An event history analysis of mortalities in citizen journalism by Ryan P. Larson & Andrew M. Lindner

Armchair detectives and the social construction of falsehoods: an actor–network approach by Penn Pantumsinchai

Blood, Sweat, and Tears: Navigating Creepy versus Cool in Wearable Biotech by Elizabeth Wissinger

Beyond privacy: bodily integrity as an alternative framework for understanding non-consensual pornography by PJ Patella-Rey

You can see previous iCS CITAMS special issues here.

You can see more information on annual iCS-CITAMS special issues here.


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.