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.

Association News

2018 Conference Theme Announced

Join us in Memphis August 9-11, 2018 for "The New Black Sociologist"--the 48th 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

Keep up with us on social media. Tweet us @ABSociologists and find us on Facebook by searching for Association of Black Sociologists.

About us

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

Learn more at our website.