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

Did you present 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)

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Media, Development and Democracy: Deadline December 15th



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.