Alabama-Mississippi Sociological Association

Announcement:  Due to concerns about COVID-19, A-MSA will not be holding an in-person annual conference in 2021. We will instead be holding a virtual paper competition for undergraduate and graduate students with cash prizes in the spring. Details coming soon!


About A-MSA

“Established in 1969, A-MSA is a community of professionals and students dedicated to building a better world through the use of sociology and other social sciences. Our goal is to facilitate the development of knowledge in an environment that celebrates the diversity of life and recognizes the necessity of incorporating multiple forms of knowledge in the development of answers to social problems.”

-John Green, Former A-MSA President


Constitution and Bylaws



Fall 2019 Newsletter



A-MSA is an interdisciplinary organization and welcomes all social scientists in Alabama and Mississippi (and elsewhere) to join! The membership year runs from the close of one annual meeting to the close of the next. 

Membership Dues

Faculty/Staff:  $25

Student:         $10

Lifetime:       $500


Annual Conference

Upcoming Annual Meetings


Virtual Paper Competitions for Undergraduate and Graduate Students* (Details TBA)

*In place of an in-person annual meeting due to COVID-19.


Mississippi Valley State University

February, 2022

Previous Annual Meetings


Alabama State University

February 27-28, 2020


Mississippi State University

February 21-22, 2019



The Alabama-Mississippi Sociological Association is a welcoming place for all students interested in sociology and the social sciences.  A-MSA has a tradition of strong involvement by undergraduate and graduate students and holds competitions for best student paper and poster presentations with cash awards.


Alabama-Mississippi Sociological Association

Department of Criminal Justice and Sociology

Jackson State University

Jackson, MS 39217

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