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Call for Nominations of SALC Section Officers:
Due Dec 1, 2022

Do you want to play a larger role in the section? Or do you know someone who would be excellent for section leadership?

We seek nominations and self-nominations for four section officer positions in the Section on Aging and the Life Course.

The positions include:

  • Chair-elect (3 year position as chair-elect, chair, and past chair)
  • Two Council members (3 year positions)
  • Graduate Student Representative (2 year position)

Terms will start on September 1, 2023 (informal transitions will begin at the 2023 ASA meeting in August).

For position descriptions and a list of current officers, please visit the SALC website: https://asasalc.org/

Please send nominations and self-nominations with a brief justification to Nominations Committee Chair, Merril Silverstein (merrils@syr.edu) by December 1, 2022.

Other Committee members include Toni Calasanti, Dale Dannefer, and Pamela Herd


The Summer 2022 Newsletter is now available!


Important Updates for SALC and the 2022 ASA Conference

Dear SALC members:

I am providing an update of SALC governance activities for ASA in Los Angeles.

First, I am pleased to announce new Section officers elected for 2022-2023:

  • Miles Taylor (Florida State University) Chair-Elect
  • Mieke Thomeer McBride (University of Alabama at Birmingham) Secretary/Treasurer
  • Emma Zang (Yale University) Council Member
  • Marc Garcia (Syracuse University) Council Member
  • Kagan A. Mellencamp (Bowling Green State University) Student Representative

Congratulations to all and thank you for your service to SALC!

Second, the proposed amendment to the Section bylaws has passed to formalize and regularize SALC positions of Chair and members of the Professional Development and Mentoring Committee, Facebook Manager, Twitter Manager, and Web Manager.

I look forward to seeing you at our SALC events and sessions at ASA. Our Council meeting is scheduled on Monday, August 8 at 7:00-7:45AM (yes, I know that’s early, but the time was assigned by ASA). The business meeting is scheduled for the same day from 3:00-3:45PM. As a reminder, our Mentoring Dessert Reception is 8:00-10:00PM that evening at the Marriott conference hotel (room to be announced).

For your convenience, here is the full list of Section Day activities:

Monday August 8, 2022:

7:00-7:45AM: SALC Council Meeting
8:00-9:30AM: Cross National Differences in Life Course Dynamics and Aging—Paper Session
10:00-11:30AM: SALC Roundtables
2:00-3:00PM: Matilda White Riley lecture (Ellen Idler)
3:00-3:45PM: SALC Section Business Meeting
4:00-5:30PM: Caregiving Careers in an Era of Family and Social Change—Paper Session
8:00-10:00PM: Mentoring Dessert Reception

Till then I hope you have a great start to summer!

Merril Silverstein, SALC Chair


2022 Council Meeting Minutes are Posted

Please see the updated Meeting Minutes page for the 2022 ASA SALC Council Meeting Minutes and Business Meeting Minutes.


Renew your ASA Membership!

If you have not yet renewed your ASA membership (or joined!), please do so now! 

Joining or renewing your SALC membership will ensure that you get the benefits of membership for 11 months. It will put/keep you on our ASA Connect where you will receive news about the annual meeting, job and postdoc openings, awards, conferences, publications, and other news that will keep you abreast of what is happening in the study of aging and the life course.

Let your vote count and renew online by visiting https://asa.enoah.com. If you encounter any problems, please contact the Membership department at membership@asanet.org.


Mission Statement

Sociology of Aging and the Life Course provides an analytical framework for understanding the interplay between human lives and changing social structures. Its mission is to examine the interdependence between (a) aging over the life course as a social process and (b) societies and groups as stratified by age, with succession of cohorts as the link connecting the two. This special field of age draws on sociology as a whole and contributes to it through reformulation of traditional emphases on process and change, on the multiple interdependent levels of the system, and on the multidimensionality of sociological concerns as they touch on related aspects of other disciplines. The field is concerned with both basic sociological research on age and its implications for public policy and professional practice.