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

2019 Call for Papers: CITAMS-Information, Communication & Society Special Issue

Are you presenting a paper at the American Sociological Association this August? Or at the Media Sociology Pre-conference?

If so, you are invited to submit your paper for consideration in a special issue of the journal Information, Communication & Society (ICS). For the 13th year, ICS will publish a special issue featuring papers presented at the 2019 annual meeting in NYC.\

Eligible papers are those presented at the 2019 Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association or at the Media Sociology Pre-Conference in NYC in August 2019.

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, 2019 before midnight American Samoan time.
  • First round of reviews back to authors on October 3, 2019.
  • Final decisions made on December 3, 2019.
  • Final papers due December 21, 2019.
  • Online publication will be early February 2020.
  • Special issue publication anticipated May 2020.

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

Anabel Quan-Haase (aquan[@]uwo.ca)

Shelley Boulianne (sjboulianne[@]gmail.com)

Molly G. Harper (mharpe22[@]uwo.ca)

2019 Election Results

Chair-Elect: Sarah Sobieraj, Tufts University

Secretary/Treasurer: Dustin Kidd, Temple University

Council Members: James Witte, George Mason University & Matthew H. Rafalow, Google

Nominations Committee: Shantel Gabrieal Buggs, Florida State University

Bylaws Amendment: Amendment specifying the roles of section officers and institutes section financial planning was approved.

2019 Award Winners

CITAMS Best Student Paper Award (Co-Winners)

Devika Narayan, University of Minnesota, “Between the cloud and a hard place:  How new computing infrastructures fuel an asset-light economy”

Jeffrey Swindle, University of Michigan) for “Exposure to Global Cultural Scripts through Media and Attitudes toward Violence against Women”

CITAMS Book Award (Co-Winners)

T.L. Taylor, Watch Me Play: Twitch and the Rise of Game Live Streaming. Princeton University Press. 2018.

Jeffrey Lane, The Digital Street. Oxford University Press. 2018.

CITAMS Best Paper Award

Rafalow,Matthew. “Disciplining Play: Digital Youth Culture as Capital at School.” American Journal of Sociology 123 (5): 1416–52. 2018.

CITAMS William F. Ogburn Mid-Career Achievement Award

Eszter Hargittai (Mid-Career Achievement Award). Professor in the Institute of Communication and Media Research, University of Zurich

Public Sociology Award

Joseph Cohen, City University of New York, Queens College

Media Sociology Preconference Registration Open

Registration for the seventh annual Media Sociology Preconference, to be held at LIM College in Manhattan on Friday, August 9, 2019 is now open! Please click here to register.

Registration is free for current CITAMS section members. Fees for all other attendees is $85 for faculty and $45 for students/low income.

All CITAMS members should register on the Eventbrite site AND send me (casey.brienza@gmail.com) proof of purchase of section membership (i.e. a copy of your email receipt from ASA) for 2019.

To guarantee your place on the program, you must register via the above URL NO LATER THAN MAY 31, 2019. A preliminary program schedule will be available in June.

The 2019 Winter Newsletter is here

Ian Sheinheit, Julie Wiest, and Brooke Dinsmore (Co-Editors) have just finished the 29 page CITAMS Newsletter for Winter 2019 with letters from the Eds and Chair Deana Rohlinger, featured research, announcements, and more.



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.