Alabama-Mississippi Sociological Association

Announcement:  A-MSA members Drs. Seela Aladuwaka and Ram Alagan (former President of A-MSA) are editing a special volume of the journal, Research in Political Sociology, on "Systemic Inequality, Sustainability and COVID-19" and welcome paper submissions (by April 25, 2021). See the call for papers here.


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


Mississippi Valley State University

Date TBD

Previous Annual Meetings


Virtual Paper Competitions for Undergraduate and Graduate Students* Presentations to be held on Zoom, April 23, 2021, 3-5pm. CANCELED (due to lack of submissions) 


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.

Student award winners in 2019
Student award winners in 2019

Student award winners in 2019
Student award winners in 2019

Student poster presenters 2020
Student poster presenters 2020

Student award winners in 2019
Student award winners in 2019