Georgia Sociological Association

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The Georgia Sociological Association is an organization of academic and applied professional sociologists and students. Our objectives are to stimulate and improve research, teaching, and discussion and to encourage community service and cooperative relations among persons in the State of Georgia engaged in the scientific study of society and culture.
A meeting of sociologists and anthropologists met on November 20, 1964. This gathering resulted in the establishment of the Georgia Sociological and Anthropological Association (GSAA). John Doby (Emory University) was elected President; Tilman Cothran (Atlanta University), Vice-President; and Raymond Payne (University of Georgia), Secretary-Treasurer. It was during the 1975 annual meeting of the GSAA, in Statesboro, when a name change was ratified and the Association became the Georgia Sociological Association.

We support the Journal of Public and Professional Sociology at:

Contact Name: Dr. Philip Thomas, President
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News & Announcements

GSA research workshop seeking panelist

E-mail sent by Member 190cd1f, Saturday, September 24th, 2016 @ 3:46pm


We are seeking panelists for a proposed session on methodological issues at the upcoming Georgia Sociological Association meetings, October 26-28, 2016 in Savannah. 

 Call for Papers

Sociological Research Workshop:  Research Dilemmas

 This year’s research workshop discusses methodological issues and practices in educational research. Should universities teach mixed methods?  How do we address the perceived dichotomy between qualitative and quantitative research?  Methodological uses concerning qualitative and quantitative research has been in discussion for over half a century.  The research process is already a daunting prospect, especially to students and early career researchers, and the ongoing debate and contradictory information only adds to the confusion.  So, how do we choose what is ultimately a philosophical questions, Qualitative or Quantitative?

If you are interested in participating, please send a brief description of your presentation topic to:

Carly L. Redding, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Human Services
Department of Sociology and Human Services
University of North Georgia-Gainesville Campus

Proposals are due by September 30, 2016 at 5:00

GSA Silent Auction

E-mail sent by Member 190cd1f, Saturday, September 24th, 2016 @ 3:46pm

GSA members,

Please consider donating items (new or gently used) to the GSA Silent Auction.  The funds generated by the auction will be used to provide student travel scholarships.  The Silence Auction will take place on Thursday evening, October 27, 2016 during the GSA Annual Meeting.  Please plan on attending!

You can drop off items at the registration desk when you check in or contact Carly Redding and arrangments will be made to pick up your items.

Looking forward to seeing everyone soon,

Carly Redding

2016 GSA Annual Meeting CFP Deadline Extended - September 30th

E-mail sent by Member 12db5c6, Friday, September 23rd, 2016 @ 11:33am

We have extended the submission deadline to Friday, September 30, 2016. 

2016 Georgia Sociological Association Meeting

Transformation of the South: Georgia on My Mind

Dates: October 26-28

Embassy Suites, Savannah, GA
605 W. Oglethorpe Avenue

We invite proposals for the 2016 Georgia Sociological Association's Annual Meeting in Savannah, Georgia, October 26-28. We are accepting individual paper submissions or entire panels or workshops.  Please submit your proposal via e-mail (preferred) to

NEW DEADLINE: September 30, 2016.

A registration form is also attached or you may register on-line via our website:

Georgia Sociological Association

The Embassy Suites at Savannah Historic District is the host site of the 2016 Georgia Sociological Association Annual Meetings. This landmark hotel in Savannah, GA features elegant interiors, impeccable service and historic charm. As one of the hotels located in historic Savannah, you have endless opportunities to explore one of the popular historic districts in the South.

We have some rooms blocked off at the special GSA rate of $159 plus tax. Please call 912-721-6900 and ask for the GSA rate. Rooms will run out!

Please direct any questions to Sara Mason, Vice President and Program Chair, or (678)717-3878.

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