So, you know I’m having trouble sleeping when it’s past 3am and I think, “I haven’t read Footnotes in awhile.” (Footnotes is the American Sociological Association newsletter.) I see the election slate for 2008 has been announced. We are now two years removed from the curious turn of events where ASA followed up the sweep of top six ASA positions by women in 2005 with the mysterious nomination of only men for top positions in 2006 [see coverage on my old blog here and here]. Last year, the gender preference of the electorate was not undemocratically precluded, and the outcome was 13 women vs. 5 men for the top 18 posts. This year, the nominations seem like they’ve gone farther to just enact the electorate’s preference at the outset, as the nominee count is 26 women versus 10 men. My prediction is that it will end up 14-4, with the male victories including one seat on Council and one on Publications. I think the 18-0 full gynosweep that ASA election observers have been waiting for is still 7-10 years away.