MIDWEST SOCIOLOGICAL SOCIETY
“Globalization: Promises, Possibilities, and Pitfalls”
Annual Meeting 2017
held jointly with
SOCIETY FOR THE STUDY OF SYMBOLIC INTERACTION, COUCH STONE SYMPOSIUM
“21ST Century Interactionism”
March 30 – April 2, 2017
Milwaukee, Milwaukee Hilton City Center
The submission portal is now closed to all submissions except undergraduate poster sessions and undergraduate round tables.
The online submission portal for the 2017 MSS Annual Conference meeting, being held jointly with SSSI Couch Stone Symposium, will open September 1. When the portal opens, you will be able to submit abstracts for individual presentations and closed/complete sessions. Submissions for the Couch Stone Symposium will be in the same portal under one link. Following last year’s successes (higher quality sessions) this year’s submission process will be very similar to last year’s. Please read the information below to help you prepare your submissions.
- September 1, 2016: Online portal opens for all submissions.
- October 31, 2016: Deadline for all submissions EXCEPT undergraduate poster and round table presentations. DEADLINE EXTENDED TO MONDAY, NOV 7!
- December 1, 2016: Target date for the 2017 PRELIMINARY program to be posted online.
- January 9, 2017: Deadline for undergraduate poster and round table presentation submissions.
- Begin by reviewing the program theme: “Globalization: Promises, Possibilities, and Pitfalls”
- Renew your membership or join MSS. All presenters for MSS sessions must be a member of MSS and register for the conference. Those presenting for Couch-Stone ONLY and not a MSS member will need to register for the conference as non-members. Click here to join and register.
- Before entering the online portal, carefully review the information below regarding types of submission and method of submitting.
- Because MSS wants to accommodate as many participants as possible, individuals are limited to three appearances on the program.
Types of submissions:
We welcome submissions of individual papers, posters, or round table presentations on research and teaching topics related to sociology. In particular, we encourage submissions that address this year’s theme, “Globalization: Promises, Possibilities, and Pitfalls”. When members submit papers, they will select a teaching or research session topic where their paper best fits (see list at end). They will also select a format from the list right below. Please note that for those submitting to the Couch Stone Symposium, your only option is for a formal paper session.
- Formal Paper Sessions: These formal sessions, the core of the annual meetings, include the presentation of completed papers. Though submissions are only an abstract, presenters must send completed papers to their session presider by March 1, 2017. Presiders may serve as discussants or may recruit others to do so. Individual papers will be grouped with papers of similar topics to form a complete session.
- Round table Sessions: This less formal and smaller session type is appropriate for presentation and discussion of research proposals, works in progress, or topics of special interest. A round table can involve presentations or conversation on shared interests. Unfortunately, we cannot provide audio-visual.
- Poster presentations: Typically posters are visual presentations of research work illustrating a research question, methods and outcomes. Posters will be displayed during scheduled time slots and presenters will discuss their research with other meeting attendees.
We accept proposals for workshops, complete panels, or other closed sessions on any sociological topic. For these sessions, organizers select topics and identify all presenters in advance of submitting their proposal. All presenters should agree to participate before the organizer submits a proposal. We welcome proposals for sessions in all subfields of sociology including research and teaching topics, as well as professional development sessions or workshops. We encourage submissions that address this year’s theme, “Globalization: Promises, Possibilities, and Pitfalls”. Please note that for those submitting to the Couch Stone Symposium, you cannot submit a complete/closed session.
- Closed Paper Session: These panels should have between 3 and 5 participants who present completed papers on a predetermined topic. Chosen presenters will send completed papers to their session organizer by March 1, 2017. Session organizers may serve as presiders and discussants or may recruit others to do so.
- Panel Session: Organizers will invite three to five panelists to present on a shared area of expertise or interest. While panelists make formal presentations, they are generally not the empirical reports that predominate in paper sessions. The organizer moderates discussion between the panelists and with the audience.
- Author-Meets-Critics Session: An invited author and 2-4 invited critics participate in a lively discussion about a recently-published sociological work.
- Workshop: Workshops are often interactive professional development opportunities facilitated by organizers and are often participatory sessions. Workshops generally form around topics related to teaching, publishing, technology, data analysis, and administration .
How to submit:
All submissions must be entered via the online portal. Once you enter the online portal, you will be prompted to enter the information listed below:
- Session format: Formal paper, round table, or poster
- Session topic: Select one from the lists below.
- Abstract (150 word target): For research papers and proposals, the abstract should detail the status of data collection and the status of your data analysis. Edit carefully. The abstract reflects your scholarship and determines the paper’s acceptance in the session.
- Session format: Closed paper, panel, author meets critics, or workshop.
- Title of the session
- Brief abstract for the session (no more than 150 words)
- Name, affiliation, and email of session organizer
- Names, affiliations, and emails of all presenters (Note to organizers: All presenters must be a member of MSS and register for the conference to be on the final conference program. Click here to join and register.)
- Titles of the individual presentations
- For co-authored papers: include all authors, starting with the first.
2017 MSS Annual Meeting Draft Proposed Session Topics
Couch Stone Symposium
All papers for submission to SSSI Couch Stone Symposium will be done through a specific link in the online portal.
- Aging and the Life Course
- Altruism, Morality, and Social Solidarity
- Animals and Society
- Applied Sociology, Sociological Practice
- Body and Embodiment
- Children and Youth
- Climate Change
- Comparative and Historical Sociology
- Courts, Prisons, and the Legal System
- Crime and Punishment
- Culture and Popular Culture
- Demography, Population
- Economic inequality, class, poverty
- Environment and Ecology
- Global and Transnational Sociology
- Homelessness and Housing Insecurity
- Human Rights
- Immigration, Migration
- Intersectionalities (of race, class, gender, age, sexuality, etc)
- Law & Society
- LGBTQ Studies
- Life Course
- Media, Communication, Information Technologies, and New Social Media
- Medicine, Health, Health Care, Mental Health
- Organizations, Occupations and Work
- Peace, War, and Social Conflict
- Political Sociology, Political Economy, Social Policy
- Public Engagement
- Qualitative Research Methods
- Quantitative Research Methods
- Race and Ethnicity
- Rural Sociology
- Social Change, Sociology of Development
- Social Movements, Collective Behavior
- Social Problems
- Social Psychology and Symbolic Interaction
- Stratification and Inequalities
- Teaching and Learning
- Urban Sociology, Community
- Work and family
- Active Learning/Student Centered Learning
- Assessment of Learning
- Books that Help Us Teach
- Choosing Textbooks and other Course Materials
- Community College Instruction
- Community Engagement and the Classroom
- Concurrent Enrollment
- Curriculum Design
- Equity in the Classroom
- Ethics and the Classroom
- Great Ideas for Teaching
- Issues and Challenges in Teaching
- Mentoring diverse populations
- Mentoring issues
- Online Teaching
- Organizing Undergraduates for Clubs
- Retention Strategies
- Service and Project–based Learning
- Solving Teaching Problems
- Student Writing
- Swapping Teaching Ideas
- Teaching Awards: How to Assemble a Strong Nomination
- Teaching at Different Kinds of Institutions
- Teaching as Graduate Students
- Teaching Difficult Topics
- Teaching Diversity Related Topics
- Teaching feminism
- Teaching with Diverse Populations
- Teaching While ____: Teaching in Predominately White Institutions (Co-sponsored by MSS
- Minority Scholars Committee)
- Teaching Large Classes
- Teaching Online Classes
- Teaching Portfolios
- Teaching Poster Session
- Teaching Sociology through Film/Media/News
- Teaching Sociology in High School
- Technology in the Classroom
- Undergraduate Research
- Teaching topics: Criminology
- Teaching topics: Research Methods and/or Statistics
- Teaching topics: Theory
- Teaching topics: Other
- Climate Change
- Curriculum Building for Globalization
- Environment and Ecology
- Globalizing Civil Society
- Global Health
- Narratives of Empowerment
- The Global South
- Transnationalism vs. Globalization