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 President's Reception -- RSVP Reminder

E-mail sent by Member 12db5c6, Tuesday, October 18th, 2016 @ 9:26pm


The GSA President's reception will be held at the Pin Point Heritage Museum on Thursday, October 27th, at 6:30 pm. The museum is about a 20 minute drive from the hotel, directions will be available at the registration table. There is no charge for registered conference attendees, and guests are welcome for a fee of $20. The reception includes a tour of the Pin Point Museum and a plated Low Country Boil with shrimp, blue crab, sausage, corn, and potatoes. There will be a cash bar; $4 for beer and wine and $7 for liquor. The only cost for registered conference attendees is the cash bar. 

RSVP to Alison Hatch by 5 pm on October 24th.

Ms. Tania Smith-Jones, the Site Administrator for the Pin Point Museum, is giving a plenary presentation on Thursday titled “Go Back and Fetch It: The Story of Sankofa.”

The Pin Point Heritage Museum celebrates the Gullah/Geechee culture and is located in an old oyster and crab factory. For information about the museum, please visit:

October 2016 Semaphore - The official newsletter of the Georgia Sociological Association

E-mail sent by Kathy Dolan, Thursday, October 13th, 2016 @ 1:00pm

Dear GSA Members,

Please find the October, 2016 edition of the Semaphore attached.

The next Semaphore will come out in early December. Please send any news or other items to Kathy Dolan, Semaphore editor at

I would also appreciate photos from the upcoming conference to use in the Semaphore.

take care,
Kathy Dolan
Semaphore Editor


Student scholarships for travel to GSA

E-mail sent by Donald Gregory, Monday, October 10th, 2016 @ 9:34am

The GSA provides some travel scholarship help for students attending the meeting, particularly those who are presenting. We have extended the deadline to October 17. Please share the attached form with any students who would like to apply. Funds will provided on-site (in the form of a check) for approved receipients.

See everyone in Savannah.


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