Call for Session Organizers

CALL FOR SESSION ORGANIZERS
47th ANNUAL CONFERENCE (HYBRID). OCTOBER 20-23. CHARLOTTE, NC.

DEADLINE TO SUBMIT SESSION
April 30, 2021

CONFERENCE THEME
Reconstructing Reality through Research, Teaching, and Activism

All topics are welcome. You may propose sociology, criminology, or interdisciplinary sessions. The 2021 MSSA meeting is welcoming of all scholars! Given this year’s theme, we encourage you to consider organizing a paper session, poster session, roundtable, workshop, or panel discussion that incorporates this year’s theme regarding how sociology and the social sciences can reframe reality in fact and incorporate it into teaching and research.  Papers, posters, etc., discussing different medium’s role in contributing to the reemergence of basing decisions on facts are highly encouraged.  Please feel free to propose any session of your choosing—all are welcome here!

Please send Dr. Shelly A. McGrath ( smcgrath@uab.edu) your ideas for organizing a session , including a brief description (or working title if you have one), type of session desired, whether you would prefer an online or in-person session, and your contact information no later than April 30, 2021. We look forward to working with you to create a successful and inspiring conference!

Types of Sessions:
Paper sessions: 3-5 individuals present their research with Q&A after
Roundtables: held at a round table; intended to have people interested in a particular topic discuss ideas, ongoing research, or ask questions
Workshops: directed sessions with the goal of participatory learning
Poster Sessions: presenters display a poster version of their research and describe it briefly to viewers
Panels: led by a group of experts who lead a discussion with attendees about a particular topic

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Contact MSSA:
Tina Hebert Deshotels, President
tdeshotels@jsu.edu