Founded as a nonprofit professional organization in 1976, the Mid-South Sociological Association (MSSA)
promotes the study and understanding of sociological issues and problems.
2012 Stanford M. Lyman Distinguished Book
Hazardous Wastes, Industrial Disasters and Environmental Health Risks: Local and Global Environmental Struggles by Francis O. Adeola, University of New Orleans.
2012 Sociological Spectrum Paper of the Year
“On the Margins of the Periphery: Unassisted Childbirth and the Management of Layered Stigma” (Sociological Spectrum 32(5): 406-23) by Amy Chasteen-Miller, University of Southern Mississippi.
2012 Stanford M. Lyman Memorial Scholarship
Kristi L. Stringer, University of Alabama – Birmingham,
Motherhood Stigma and Illicit Substance Use: The Impact of Socially Constructed Ideas of Motherhood on Treatment Seeking among Substance Using Women.
Basudhara Sen (Jhumi), Oklahoma State University,
Ethnic Identity Formation and Ritual Dynamics: An Analysis of First Generation Asian Indian Immigrants in the United States
2012 Graduate Student Paper of Distinction
"Peer versus Professional Trainers: Educating Fraternities about Rape and Sexual Assault." by Melani Duvall, University of Louisville
2012 Undergraduate Student Paper Competition
“Sex Toys, Child-raisers, and Home-makers: Hegemonic Gender Norms and College Women’s Sexual Experiences,” by Mary Wygle, Centenary College of Louisiana
June 1: Stanford M. Lyman Distinguished Book Award
July 15: MSSA Graduate Paper of Distinction Award
July 31: Stanford Lyman ($1000) Memorial Scholarship
July 31: MSSA Undergraduate Student Paper Competition