Alabama-Mississippi Sociological Association Conference to be held at ASU; Call for Abstracts

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By ASU News Services

The Alabama-Mississippi Sociological Association will host its 51st annual conference on February 27-28 at Alabama State University. The theme of the conference is “Social Scientists Journey in Civil Rights Corridor: “AFTER THE DREAM.”

The conference, which will be held at ASU’s John Garrick Hardy Student Center, is calling for submissions of abstracts.

“We enthusiastically encourage submissions that address the theme of the conference,” said Dr. Ram Alagan, ASU professor and president of the Alabama-Mississippi Sociological Association. “However, sociologically related research presentations consistent with A-MSA’s tradition also are encouraged, as are newly emerging and cross-cutting topics. The 2020 conference committee is working to create a robust, intellectually stimulating program, as well as a friendly atmosphere for undergraduate and graduate students to present their work.”

The conference will include paper and poster competitions for both graduate and undergraduate students, each with cash prizes. Submissions for papers, posters, as well as requests for more information, can be sent directly to the 2020 Program Coordinators at for consideration. The full set of guidelines for the student competitions are published at under student competitions. The cost to attend for students, including membership dues and banquet attendance, is $25. The deadline to submit abstracts is November 30, 2019.

Program coordinators will include: Dr. Ram Alagan, Dr. Robert White, Dr. Mark Dugo, Dr. Cynthia Steel, Dr. Seela Aladuwaka, Ms. Jamicia Croskery, Mr. Arthur Baylor, Mrs. Gina Brown, and Ms. Denise Roy.

For more information, contact Dr. Ram Alagan at