UIC in the Broader Sociological Community
Our department recently went through an exercise during a faculty meeting in which we identified all of the professional associations to which we collectively belong. The results were amazing even to those sitting around the table—our faculty are involved in scores and scores of regional, national, and international associations. Not only are we members of these organizations, but we are involved in the visible and invisible labor that makes them function. Our faculty includes a past President and current Vice President of the American Sociological Association (ASA); elected members of the Executive Council of the ASA; and chairs, past-chairs and elected council members of numerous sections of the American Sociological Association. And our faculty are editors and associate editors and editorial members of countless journals and book series. And our faculty organize and chair and discuss at panels and workshops and conferences throughout our discipline.