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We are actively working to organize our 69th meeting. Stay tuned for upcoming announcements about the event! 

NYSSA holds an annual meeting at a different host school each year. Our New York State community of scholars have supported 68 successful academic meetings since the start of the organization. You can learn about recent conferences by exploring the tabs above.  


Volunteer sociologist develop a space for students, faculty, and community sociologist to share their research and applied projects with the wider sociology community.  Each conference is themed to address the pertinent issues of our time. The recent meeting themes include:

  • Knowledge, Power & the People (2018)

  • "For the Common Good" Social Justice, Multiple Sovereignties and Public Engagement (2019)

  • New Social Realities: Meaning-Making and the Transformation of Politics, Protest, & the Pandemic (2021)

Paper submissions are peer-reviewed and organized into sessions that foster productive discussions on a wide-range of sociological topics, including:

  • Activism & Social Movements 

  • Housing & Food Insecurity

  • Teaching & Learning

  • Policing & Criminal Justice

  • Work & Labor

There are many benefits to participating in the annual conference, including: 

  • NYSSA membership is included in the registration fees of the annual conference

  • Experiencing robust sociological discussion and the meaningful exchange of ideas

  • Networking with influential scholars. Recent Keynote speakers include ethnographers Elijah Anderson and Ellen Berrey, and discussants include Erwin Chemerinsky of the University of California Berkeley

  • Student submission are eligible for undergraduate and graduate student paper awards

  • You are eligible to submit your research for publication in The New York Sociologist, the NYSSA sponsored peer-reviewed journal

(Interested in hosting a future NYSSA meeting? Click here!)

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