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MSA is proud to partner with Grand Valley State University for the 2023 conference!

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We encourage submissions for presentations or panels from a wide range of scholars, students, community members, and activists. Papers may address the conference theme or any other topics relevant to sociology; we encourage submissions from diverse theoretical and methodological approaches. We particularly encourage graduate and undergraduate students and public sociologists to submit their work.

Preliminary Sessions:

Differently Abled: The Sociology of Disability Discourse

Sociology of Mental Health

Medical Sociology

Sociology of Education

Community College Roundtable

Pathways for Degrees in Sociology

Sex, Gender, and LGBTQIA

Race and Ethnicity

Human Rights from a Global Perspective

Student Paper Session(s)

Environmental Justice

Sociological Theory and Methods

Sociology of Media

Labor Movement

Social Psychology

Art/Media and Social Movements

Social Construction of Contemporary Masculinity

Career and Pathways in the 21st Century (Roundtable)

The deadline for submissions is October 7th, 2023. Notifications will be sent out in mid-October.  Individuals should submit the title of their talk and an abstract (one-page maximum), and include their affiliation, student status, and email address.  


Session organizers should submit proposals (three-page maximum) with the session title, a summary of its scope, a list of participants with their affiliations and email addresses, and titles of the papers with brief abstracts.


To submit your paper or session proposals, please fill out the form below:

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