Midwest Sociological Society 2021 Annual Meeting

March 18-22, 2021

The MSS invites submissions for the 2021 Annual Meeting beginning September 15, 2020. 

Submissions can take a variety of forms, including formal papers, posters, teaching techniques, workshops, panels, organized closed sessions, and other alternative presentation formats such as Innovative Presentations powered by PechaKucha, and 3-Minute Theses.  We also welcome submissions for Author Meets Critic and Academics Meet Activists sessions. One is also able to volunteer to participate on panels by submitting via the “Panel Participant” option. For more information, see the Session Types page and the List of Session Topics.

All submissions must be made via the online submission system. The online form will guide you through the steps required to submit. When members submit, they will select a topic and session type best fitting their submission. To submit, log in or create a profile to access the MSS member portal and then begin the submission process! Individuals who present at the MSS meeting must be MSS members and be registered for the conference.

Submitters should prepare the following information prior to starting the online submission process.

  • Session title and description (if closed session, workshop, or panel)
  • Names and contact information for presenters/participants
  • Paper title and abstract (if formal paper, poster, teaching technique, or alternative format)

The submitter will receive acknowledgement upon successful submission. Because MSS wants to accommodate as many participants as possible, individuals are limited to three appearances on the program. After the submission deadline, voluntary session organizers (VSOs) review submissions to each topic and group submissions into separate sessions, with a final review done by the Program Chair, Student Director and Meeting Systems Coordinator. If you are interested in helping to organize sessions, please complete the VSO interest form.  Thank you!

The deadline for all submissions, including regular undergraduate submissions, is November 6, 2020. All undergraduate and graduate 3-Minute Thesis submissions and their recorded presentations are due January 15, 2021. 


Submission Deadline extended to November 10, 2021. 

We very much look forward to seeing you virtually at MSS 2021!

Meredith Redlin, 2021 Program Chair and MSS President-Elect
Sana Illahe, 2021 Student Director

Click here for a list of Deadlines and Important Dates.

Click here for instructions on how to submit to the conference.