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

Hot off the Press: Summer Newsletter !

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

2021 Media Sociology Symposium: 8/5/21!

Mark your calendars! The date for the 2021 Media Sociology Symposium is August 5th 2021 and is FREE to all CITAMS members!  More information here.

CITAMS Awards for 2021!

See all details and instructions on the CITAMS Awards page here. 

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. Please note that scholars who received their Ph.D. not less than 10 years nor more than 20 years prior to the receipt of the award are eligible for this award.

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.

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This award recognizes an outstanding published or unpublished paper/book chapter on a topic relevant to the section, or an outstanding design or use of media, communication, or information technology.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.

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.

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.

CITAMS thanks our 2019-2020 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 Newsletter Summer 2020

Just in time for ASA’s virtual meeting, the latest newsletter is 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?

If so, you are invited to submit your paper for consideration in a special issue of the journal Information, Communication & Society (ICS). For the 14th year, ICS will publish a special issue featuring papers accepted the 2020 annual meeting.

Eligible papers are those listed in the online program of either the 2020 Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association or the Media Sociology Symposium in 2020.

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.

See here for details and timeline.

If you have questions, please contact one of the special issue editors : Andrew M. Lindner (alindner@skidmore.edu) and Jenny L. Davis (jennifer.davis@anu.edu.au)

Congratulations CITAMS 2020 Award Winners!

CITAMS Book Award
Stephen R. Barnard, St. Lawrence University: “Citizens at the Gates: Twitter, Networked Publics, and the Transformation of American Journalism”

CITAMS Book Award Honorable Mention
Ruha Benjamin, Princeton University: “Race After Technology: Abolitionist Tools for the New Jim Code”

CITAMS Book Award Honorable Mention
Mary L. Gray, Senior Researcher at Microsoft Research
Siddharth Suri, Principal Researcher, Microsoft Research
“Ghost Work: How to Stop Silicon Valley from Building a New Global Underclass”

CITAMS William F. Ogburn Career Achievement Award
Paul DiMaggio, New York University, Professor Emeritus Princeton University

CITAMS Student Paper Award
Tony Cheng, Yale University
“Social media, Selective Transparency, and Pursuing Legitimation of Police Violence”

CITAMS Public Sociology Award
Marc Smith and the NodeXL Project, Social Media Research Foundation

CITAMS Best Paper Award (three awardees listed alphabetically)
David Grazian, University of Pennsylvania
“Thank God it’s Monday: Manhattan coworking spaces in the new economy”

Jen Schradie, L’Observatoire sociologique du changement, Sciences Po, Paris
“The Digital Activism Gap: How Class and Costs Shape Online Collective Action”

Forrest Stuart, Stanford University
“Code of the Tweet: Urban Gang Violence in the Social Media Age”


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.