Michigan Sociological Association
2021 Annual Conference

Michigan State University • October 15-16, 2021

MSA Fall 2021 Postponement 


The Michigan Sociological Association regrets that we must cancel our Fall 2021 conference at Michigan State University, October 15th and 16th.  The MSA board members voted to postpone programming until 2022 in view of the ongoing Covid-19 public health crisis and Michigan’s spike in positive cases due to new variants.

Our overall concern about the health and wellbeing of our conference participants led us to this decision.  Your safety, and the safety of our conference team, is absolutely important to us.

We kindly ask for your patience during this unfortunate situation and look forward to communicating all updates regarding our plans for the 2022 fall conference.  We are sincerely grateful for the time and dedication of our session organizers, our college and university sponsors, our journal editor, and our conference presenters and participants who make this event possible.  This postponed event represents the work product of an incredible group effort the past year.  Therefore, it is our intention to preserve as much of the agenda as possible for the Fall of 2022 including preparation of alternative methods for conference participation in the future.

The MSA board will hold our annual business meeting on October 16th at Michigan State University to redefine our values and to build more flexibility into the organization.  If any of you would like to join the MSA board, or would like to contribute your ideas and critique, please contact me at macalusm@gvsu.edu and include MSA in the subject line.

As always, we appreciate and value your continued support of the Michigan Sociological Association.  We look forward to sharing further developments with you we things evolve and change.


Michael J. Macaluso, PhD

President, Michigan Sociological Association

2165 AuSable Hall, Sociology Dept.

Grand Valley State University