Special Events at the 2015 MSS Annual Meeting
  • AKD Workshop


 -SPECIAL GUESTS

Plenary Speakers 

- Dalton Conley (NYU), author of 
      You May Ask Yourself: An Introduction to Thinking like a Sociologist
      Being Black: Living in the Red
      and the newly-released Parentology: Everything You Wanted to Know 
     about the Science of Raising Children, but Were Too Exhausted to Ask

​      will speak Sat, March 28, 4:30 pm 
     "Out of the (Ivory) Tower and Into the Fire: 
      The Promise and Peril of Outward-Facing Sociology"





- Lisa Wade (Occidental), founding editor of the wildly popular 
   and award-winning website, Sociological Images,

    will speak Thurs, March 26, 4:30 pm on
    "Doing Public Sociology: Notes from a Practitioner"

    takes part in an opening plenary townhall discussion, Friday, March 27, noon
    "Sociology for What and for Whom?"
  •   Organizer / Presider: Monte Bute, Metro State
  •   Discussant: Lisa Wade, Occidental College
  •   Discussant: Doug Hartmann, University of Minnesota




​Plenary Panel
Saturday, March 28, noon

"Social Science and Public Engagement"

     Organizer & Presider: Doug Hartmann, University of Minnesota / MSS

      Participants: 
  •  Kevin Leicht, University of Iowa / National Science Foundation
  •  Christopher Uggen, University of Minnesota / The Society Pages.org
  •  Theda Skocpol, Harvard University / Scholars Strategy Network




Presidential Address 
Friday, March 27, 5:00 pm

“Getting Serious about Inequality” 

MSS President Kevin Leicht, University of Iowa, National Science Foundation




Special Session 
to be scheduled

"On the Status of Public Universities"

John Holmwood (University of Nottingham, UK; 
Past President of the British Sociological Association)  



2015 MSS Annual Meeting                                          March 26-29   Kansas City Marriott Downtown

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Trivia Night [It's back!]
Ice Cream Social 
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2015 Annual Meeting LINKS
The Society for the Study of Symbolic Interaction
together with the 
Midwest Sociological Society
presents the
Annual Peter Hall Lecture
Saturday, March 28, 6:00 pm


"From Basic to Applied to Policy: Teaming in Symbolic Interactionism"

Professor Joseph Kotarba, Texas State University


The lecture will be followed by the SSSI Banquet.