The 2020 Mid-South Sociological Association Inc. Conference will be held in Nashville, TN at the Millennium Maxwell House Hotel – October 14-17 2020.

Conference theme: Post Fact Society: Sociological Solutions for the War on Truth.

Hotel and Reservation information to be announced.

2020 Important Due Dates & Call for Participants

2020 Call for Session Organizers

PDF 2020 Call for Session Organizers

Due Date: February 22, 2020.

Contact us

Dr. Tina Deshotels, MSSA President-Elect and Program Chair
Dr. Jessica Abbott, MSSA President
Dr. Jessica Pardee, MSSA Secretary-Treasurer


The 2020 Awards, Scholarship, and Paper Competition have been released. Please review the announcements below for requirements and submission information.

2020 Lyman Memorial Scholarship

2020 Lyman Book Award

2020 Undergraduate Paper Competition

2020 Graduate Student Paper Distinction


MSSA is proud to announce Dr. James Loewen as our 2020 annual conference keynote speaker.

Keynote Address: October 16, 2020 4:00-5:15

Read Dr. Loewen’s full bio here!



Sociological Spectrum Special Issue: Intersectional Experiences and Marginalized Voices Call for Papers

Submission Deadline: May 30, 2020

More information


Past President Jason Ulsperger
Current President Jessica Abbott
President-Elect Tina Deshotels
Vice President Patricia Gleich
Vice President-Elect Lauren Norman
Secretary-Treasurer Jessica Pardee
Committee on Membership Cassidy Cooper
Committee on Racial and Ethnic Minorities Melencia Johnson

Committee on Nominations Boniface Noyongoyo
Committee on the Profession John Boulahanis
Committee on Small & Community Colleges Joseph Abbott
Committee on Women, Gender & Sexualities Sarah Donely
Spectrum Editor Kevin Breault
Forum Editor Andrew Tatch