Almost one-half of MSS’s members are students of sociology.

Did you know that MSS…..

  •    helps many student members with the cost of attending the MSS annual meeting?
  •    sponsors an annual student paper competition with cash prizes?
  •    will host research poster sessions* especially for undergrads at the 2020 MSS meeting?
  •    will host round table sessions* especially for undergrads at the 2020 MSS meeting?

*All closed sessions and abstracts for individual presentations, including posters and round tables, should be submitted through the submission portal before the posted deadline. [Graduate students will share poster sessions and round table sessions with professional sociologists.]

Student Travel Award

Current MSS student members may apply to receive a financial award to help cover the costs of attending the MSS meeting.
Student Travel Award application guidelines
Apply for the award here.


Student Paper Competition
sample cover page | sample paper
Papers due January 15
Competition Guidelines and Details


MSS student members are represented on the MSS Board of Directors by student directors. If you have questions about anything MSS, please feel free to contact one of the student directors listed below, or the MSS Exec Office.

Student Directors

Elyse Neumann, University of Kansas
Genesis Fuentes, University of Maryland College Park
Dana LaVergne, Loyola University Chicago, and Elisabeth Benteman, Wichita State University
Holly Stock, University of Missouri
Email the Student Directors at [email protected].


Executive Office

Jennifer Talarico, MSS Executive Director