George Mason University

Shannon N. Davis

Associate Professor of Sociology



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Professional Associations and Organizations

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Professional Associations & Other Organizations

American Sociological Association – The American Sociological Association is a membership association dedicated to advancing sociology as a scientific discipline and profession serving the public good.

Council on Contemporary Families - Founded in 1996, with a membership consisting of national noted family researchers, mental health and social work practitioners, and clinicians, the Council on Contemporary Families (CCF) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to enhancing the national conversation about what contemporary families need and how these needs can best be met.

Eastern Sociological Society - Founded in 1930, the Eastern Sociological Society is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting excellence in sociological scholarship and instruction.   The ESS sponsors a professional journal (Sociological Forum), a four-day Annual Meeting in the spring, a newsletter, numerous award competitions, an employment service, and a mailing list.

National Council on Family Relations - The National Council on Family Relations provides a forum for family researchers, educators, and practitioners to share in the development and dissemination of knowledge about families and family relationships, establishes professional standards, and works to promote family well-being.

Society for the Study of Social Problems - The Society for the Study of Social Problems promotes research on and serious examination of problems of social life. The SSSP works to solve these problems and to develop informed social policy.

Sociologists for Women in Society - Sociologists for Women in Society is an international organization of social scientists--students, faculty, practitioners, and researchers--working together to improve the position of women within sociology and society in general.

Sociologists for Women in Society – South - SWS-SOUTH is a regional organization serving the same purposes as, and in liaison with, the national SWS.  We hold meetings annually in conjunction with the Southern Sociological Society (SSS)

Southern Sociological Society - The Southern Sociological Society is a society of professionals that promotes the development of sociology as a profession and scientific discipline by the maintenance of high academic professional and ethical standards, and by encouraging effective teaching of sociology, valid and reliable methods and research in the study of human society, diffusion of sociological knowledge and its application to societal problems,  cooperation with related disciplines and groups, recruitment and training of sociologists, and development of sociology programs in educational and other agencies.

Sloan Work-Family Research Network - The Alfred P. Sloan Work and Family Research Network is the premier online destination for information about work and family.  The Network serves a global community interested in work and family research by providing resources and building knowledge. Current, credible, and comprehensive, the Network targets the information needs of academics and researchers, workplace practitioners, state public policy makers, and interested individuals.  It’s the place to find high quality research and reports, easy-to-read summary sheets and briefs, as well as work and family topic pages – all in one location.