ISSR Director Joya Misra elected President of American Sociological Association

ISSR Director and Professor of Sociology and Public Policy, Joya Misra.

Please join us in celebrating the election of Joya Misra to the Presidency of the American Sociological Association (ASA). Dr. Misra, Professor of Sociology and Public Policy and Director of the Institute for Social Science Research at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, will serve as ASA president-elect for one year before ascending to the organization’s leadership role in August 2023, as the organization's 115th President.

Misra’s research and teaching primarily focus on social inequality, including inequalities by gender and gender identity, race, class, ethnicity, sexuality, nationality, citizenship, parenthood status and educational level. In considering how policies may work to both reinforce and lessen inequalities, her aim is to create more equitable societies and workplaces, and much of her work explores different approaches that countries take to addressing inequality. Read more about Dr. Misra's scholarship and vision to support an inclusive and engaged sociology here