The Georgia Sociological Association Annual Conference 2023
2023 GSA Annual Conference
Augusta Marriott, October 25-27, 2023, on the Augusta Riverwalk!
The Augusta Marriott at the Convention Center is located along the scenic Savannah River. Augusta is renowned for the Masters golf tournament and being the birthplace of the late James Brown, but it also holds a significant place in history as a site of resistance against racial oppression. In 1970, a civil rights riot broke out resulting in the tragic deaths of 6 black residents. This painful past is unfortunately still relevant today, making our conference addressing social justice issues all the more important. When taking a break from our intellectual pursuits, attendees can explore local art galleries, savor the flavors of the region at tasting bars, and stroll the lush gardens and fountains that line the riverwalk. Keep an eye out for more details about the conference coming in Summer 2023. For your information, ChatGPT assisted with this paragraph!
GSA 2023 CALL FOR PAPERS
Health and Community
The restrictions that are being placed on teaching, researching, and “doing” social science across the U.S. and in particular the Southern States is disheartening. For those in the teaching profession at post-secondary institutions it can feel as if we are navigating political landscapes that are unfamiliar. For the 57th annual meeting of the Georgia Sociological Association, the executive board welcomes and encourages submissions under the following concepts:
Protection of academic freedom in teaching subject matter
Interacting with students in the era of radicalized polarizing political discourse
Zoomification and surveillance of faculty/students·
Being a social scientist in an era of polarization·
Interacting with the Media and Political Responses
Protecting yourself as an academic
Student reactions to current climate/shift in learning
Political Climate at higher educational institutions
Doing social science research in unprecedented historical times
Please use the online forms detailed below for each submission:
FORM A- Single Paper Presentation Proposal
FORM B- Workshops and Full Panel Proposals:
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions about your submission
Email: Darina Lepadatu, PhD for student paper award submissions at email@example.com
Email: Pamela Pitman Brown, PhD for faculty award applications at firstname.lastname@example.org
*Please see below for full details about student paper and award nomination submissions
Submissions should be completed by September 15th, 2022.
We will notify you of your acceptance shortly after we receive a successful application, but the final program with exact dates and times will be finalized around mid-October.
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by October 1st
To Book Your Room, follow the instructions below by Oct 1st for the discounted rate
We are all excited to welcome you to the 2022 GSA annual conference which will take place on November 3-5, 2022, at Callaway Resort & Gardens. Located sixty miles Southwest of Atlanta, Callaway is a world away – with beautiful natural scenery, world-class amenities, and elegant settings.
We will be at the New Lodge and the Spa! Our room rate is $119 a night with a $5 dollar resort fee. Normal pricing NOW is $350 a night with a $30 resort fee! Book before October 1st for the discount! Call the dedicated Georgia Sociological Associate line (1.844.993.9779) to make your reservation!
Student Paper Award Submission Guidelines
GSA offers First Place, Second Place and Third Place Awards for both the Undergraduate and Graduate Student Paper competition. We are looking for well written and articulate papers that are sociological in nature. Special consideration will be given to papers that:
-apply sociological themes, theories, and analysis
-discuss research projects conducted by the author(s)
-length and format: min. 15 pages (undergraduate papers) and min. 20 pages (graduate papers), Times New Roman 12 double space. Papers should follow the American Sociological Association guidelines in format and paper structure, and should have a cover page including the title, student name and affiliation, student status (undergraduate or graduate student), faculty advisor name and affiliation, and short abstract of no more than 200 words.
While faculty advisors may provide mentorship on student’s work, the student papers submitted for this competition must be entirely authored by the student.
- student award winners must be available to present their papers and receive the award in person at the
2022 GSA Conference
Completed Papers must be received by September 15th, 2022
Completed Student Papers should be emailed to Darina Lepadatu as Past President at email@example.com
Faculty Award Application Guidelines
Sociologist of the Year Award. The purpose of this lifetime achievement award is to solicit nominations in order to recognize an outstanding sociologist who made a significant impact in the field of Sociology in the state of Georgia. The application should include: 1) letter of support offering a brief rationale for nomination; 2) Curriculum Vitae of nominee. 3) a brief narrative highlighting the nominee’s impact in the field of Sociology (up to 3 pages). Self-nominations are also accepted. All the application materials should be submitted as one PDF document.
Meritorious Service Award. The purpose of this award is to recognize the outstanding service of a GSA member for our professional association. The application should include: 1) letter of support offering a brief rationale for nomination; 2) Curriculum Vitae of nominee. 3) brief narrative highlighting the nominee’s service engagement with the GSA. All the application materials should be submitted as one PDF document.
Outstanding Teaching Award The purpose of this award is to honor a GSA member for outstanding contributions to the teaching of sociology at the undergraduate and/or graduate level. The recipients of the award must be members of the GSA with a minimum of 5 years teaching experience. The award recipient will be invited to share their teaching expertise during a Teaching related presentation/ workshop at the GSA annual conference. The applications should include: 1) Curriculum Vitae; 2) a brief narrative highlighting the candidate’s excellence in teaching (up to 3 pages); 3) relevant supporting materials (syllabi, data analysis of student evaluations, textbooks, manuals, or any other evidence that demonstrate excellence in teaching); 4) minimum one letter of support explaining how the nominee has excelled in the teaching of sociology. All the application materials should be submitted as one PDF document.
Outstanding Publication Award The purpose of this award is to honor a GSA member for an outstanding peer reviewed publication (e.g. book/ journal article). The recipient of the award must be a member of the GSA. The award recipient will be invited to discuss about the research publication during a Research related presentation/ workshop/ Meet the Author session at the GSA annual conference. The publication submitted should have a publication date in the past two years. The applications should include: 1) Curriculum Vitae; 2) PDF copy of the publication; 3) short narrative highlighting the quality and significance of the publication; 4) relevant supporting materials to show the significance and impact of the publication (book reviews, impact/ citation factor, book sales, course adoption etc.). All the application materials should be submitted as one PDF document.
Please forward your application for these awards to: Pamela Pitman Brown, PhD, President of GSA, firstname.lastname@example.org