The global health crisis has presented a new challenge for organizations hoping to gather their members and, like others, NYSSA has had to reimagine how we bring together our community of scholars. 


The NYSSA Annual Meeting welcomes hundreds of sociologist from across the state every fall semester, but to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 a decision was made to delay the conference until Spring 2021. With the ongoing health risks associated with in-person gatherings, NYSSA will forego an in-person meeting and instead provide an online space for a productive exchange of ideas and thoughtful conversations.


We are pleased to announce that Hilbert College will host the organization's first virtual meeting on April 16 & 17, 2021. A virtual meeting offers an exciting opportunity to safely meet and discuss sociological research building on our meeting theme, New Social Realities: Meaning-Making and the Transformation of Politics, Protest, & the Pandemic.

Of note, Annual Membership & Conference Registration Fees have been waived for the 2021 meeting. Registration for the meeting will be required, but payment is not! 

We appreciate your interest in the conference and encourage you to explore the options for participation here.


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