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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


CALL FOR 2019 CITAMS AWARDS

NOMINATE YOURSELF OR A COLLEAGUE!

CITAMS William F. Ogburn Mid-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. This year CITAMS will award the Mid-Career Achievement Award. CITAMS defines mid-career as 10 to 20 years since the completion of a doctoral degree. If you would like to nominate a scholar for the award, please send a nomination letter via email to the following committee members by March 15, 2019:

Wenhong Chen (Chair)      Email: wenhong.chen@austin.utexas.edu

W Russell Neuman      Email: wrn210@nyu.edu

Sarah Sobieraj      Email: Sarah.Sobieraj@tufts.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 following committee members by March 15, 2019:

Mito Akiyoshi (Chair)      Email: mito.akiyoshi@gmail.com

Apryl Williams      Email: apryl.a.w@gmail.com

Terry McDonnell      Email: terence.e.mcdonnell@nd.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This award recognizes an outstanding published or unpublished paper/book chapter on a topic relevant to the section, or an outstanding design or use of media, communication, or information technology.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 following committee members by March 15, 2019:

Deana Rohlinger (Chair)      Email: deana.rohlinger@fsu.edu

Tim Recuber       Email: trecuber@smith.edu

Ethel Mickey      Email: emickey@wellesley.edu

Scott Duxbury      Email: duxbury.5@osu.edu

Best Book Award

This award recognizes an outstanding book on a topic relevant to a topic of the sections. 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 a nomination letter via email to the committee members. Copies of the book need to be mailed to and received by each of the committee members on or before March 15, 2019.

Anabel Quan-Hasse (Chair)      Email: aquan@uwo.ca

Department of Sociology Room 5413, Social Science Centre

The University of Western Ontario London, Ontario, Canada, N6A 5C2

Christo Sims      Email: chsims@ucsd.edu

Department of Communication, University of California, San Diego

9500 Gilman Drive, #0503, La Jolla CA 92093-0503

Bryce Hannibal      Email: bryce.hannibal@tamu.edu

1519 Hunter Creek Dr. College Station, TX 77845

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 following committee members by March 15, 2019:

Jenny Davis (Chair)      Email: Jennifer.davis@anu.edu.au

Jeff Goldfarb     Email: GoldfarJ@newschool.edu

Sam Scovill      Email: sscovill@email.arizona.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.


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.