About the 
Midwest Sociological Society 

Who We Are
Founded in 1936, MSS is a membership organization of academic and applied sociologists as well as students of the discipline. About 2/3 of the 1300 members live in the Midwest, but membership is open to all; and about 1/3 of the members are from other parts of the nation and the world.

Organized in 1936, MSS held its first  annual meeting in 1937. In 2011-12, MSS celebrated 75 years of scholarship and collegiality at our annual meetings in St Louis and Minneapolis.

What We Do
-publish The Sociological Quarterly;
-hold a four-day annual meeting each spring;
-provide opportunities for leadership and committee work;
-support a minority fellowship, several grant and award programs, and research by MSS members.

With the adoption of a long-range strategic plan, MSS is moving forward intentionally, to meet the challenges of the future.

We invite you to join us!

MSS Celebrated 75 Years of Service
in 2011-12

2/1/16 No longer a draft - this is the FINAL PROGRAM SCHEDULE.

1/15/16 Yes, it's done!  See the DRAFT FINAL PROGRAM.

1/11/16  Election results announced: six to join board. Read more.

1/9/16 Submission portal CLOSES. 
 Final program expected by 1-15-16.
12/6/15 UPDATED MSS-NCSA 2016 preliminary program is here!
Find yourself in the program and check your entries.  
Email changes/amendments/queries to the program chairs.

12/5/15   Yes! You can now REGISTER and RESERVE hotel rooms for the MSS-NCSA Joint Annual Meeting 2016.

11/20/15  MSS welcomes the 2015-16 MSS-ASA Minority Fellow, Joanna Perez.  Read more.

11/20/15    MSS welcomes the next TSQ editors.  Read more.

11/13/15 The submission portal remains OPEN only to undergrad students until Jan. 9.  Deadline for undergrad round tables and undergrad posters is Jan. 9. 

11/9/2015  The submission portal is now CLOSED to professionals and grad students.  The portal will re-open by Nov. 13 for undergrad submissions only and will stay open until Jan. 9.

11/1/2015 To accommodate all participants, the DEADLINE for annual meeting submissions has been EXTENDED to Sunday, Nov. 8. 

10/9/2015 Nominations still being accepted for several MSS awards:
        deadline        award                                                                     
        10-31-15        Distinguished Book Award
        11-1-15           Jane Addams Distinguished Service Award
        11-15-15        Early Career Scholarship Award
        12-1-15           Social Action Awards
         Follow the links above to learn more.

10/3/15  Lori Peek, Colorado State University, confirmed as second plenary speaker at MSS-NCSA 2016. Learn more.

10/1/15 Reminder emailed today to all MSS members:  Last day for professionals and grad students to submit individual presentations or closed sessions is Oct. 31.  Submit your presentation or closed session today!  [Submissions open to undergrads until Jan. 9.]

9/4/2015  Donald Trump - or Doug Massey, plenary speaker at our upcoming meeting?  Who would you trust for facts on immigration?
See  the NY Times.

8/22/2015 Professor Douglas S. Massey will keynote MSS-NCSA Annual Meeting 2016. MORE.

What's new from MSS?

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