Adia Harvey Wingfield, the Mary Tileston Hemenway Professor and vice dean for faculty development in Arts & Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis, has been elected the 116th president of the American Sociological Association (ASA).
Wingfield will serve as president-elect for one year before succeeding Joya Misra, of the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, in August 2024. In this role, Wingfield will be responsible for leading ASA’s overall strategic direction and policymaking.
Wingfield is a leading expert in gender equity and racial inequality in the workplace. Her research examines how and why racial and gender inequality persists in professional occupations. Her forthcoming book, “Gray Areas: How the Way We Work Perpetuates Racism and What We Can Do to Fix It” (Harper Collins), will publish in October. She is also the author of “Flatlining: Race, Work, and Health Care in the New Economy” (University of California Press, 2019), which won the 2019 C. Wright Mills Award from the Society for the Study of Social Problems.
Wingfield previously served as president of Sociologists for Women in Society and the Southern Sociological Society. She also has held several positions at ASA, including founding member of the Sociology Action Network advisory board, chair of the Race, Gender and Class section and council member-at-large.