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Our Mission

The mission of the Association of Black Sociologists is to build a tradition of scholarship and service, informed by the interests of historically disenfranchised groups in general and Black/African American people in particular.

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2016 Conference Theme Announced

October 12, 2015

Join us in Memphis October 6-8, 2016 for "Black Sociology Matters!"--the 46th Annual Conference. 

Institutional Intervention Necessary to End Police Violence

December 15, 2015

ABS joins the multiple constituencies alarmed by the continued extrajudicial and police murders of people of color. See our statement on Ferguson.

Find Us on Social Media

December 1, 2015

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The Association of Black Sociologists is committed to research, teaching, mentoring, service, and social justice. 


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What we do

  • Enhance the transmission of sociological knowledge
  • Provide critical perspectives for the analysis of the experiences of blacks and other marginalized groups
  • Stimulate and improve the quality of sociological research, teaching, and service
  • Promote a substantial increase in the number of black sociologists
  • Promote the individual and collective interests of black/minority sociologists
  • Protect the professional and civil rights of black/minority sociologists

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Who we are

The Association of Black Sociologists is a professional organization of practioners, scholars, and students who use social scientific approaches to investigate and improve the world around us.  

What we do

Our mission is to build a tradition of scholarship and service informed by the interests of historical disenfranchised groups in general and black/African American people in particular. We offer a space for mentoring, collaboration, and supplemental training.

Why join us

We are committed to scholarship, mentoring, service, and social justice. Collaborate with scholars and practitioners across institutional types, connect with scholars working on the issues you care about, and enhance the transmission of black sociological knowledge.

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