Alabama-Mississippi Sociological Association

Announcement:  Students! Submit your paper to the 2021 Undergraduate and Graduate Student Paper Competition for a chance to win up to $150. Submit by April 9th, 2021. Finalist presentations to be held and awards announced on April 23rd, 2021 at 3-5pm on Zoom. See details and submit your paper 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


Virtual Paper Competitions for Undergraduate and Graduate Students* Presentations to be held on Zoom, April 23, 2021, 3-5pm. Submit your paper by April 9th here.

*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.

Submit your paper here for the 2021 Undergraduate and Graduate Student Paper Competitions. 


Alabama-Mississippi Sociological Association

Department of Criminal Justice and Sociology

Jackson State University

Jackson, MS 39217

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