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Great Plains Sociological Association (GPSA)

The Great Plains Sociological Association Annual Conference

October 26 and 27, 2017

Please join us this fall in Fargo for the

Great Plains Sociological Association 2017 annual conference!

The theme of the 2017 conference is:

“The Many Faces of Sociology: From the Local to the Global” 

The 2017 conference will be held at the Homewood Suites, 2021 16th StNorth, Fargo, ND 58102


We solicit research paper sessions, panel presentations, and poster presentations that address the conference theme or other areas of sociology. The conference theme is “The Many Faces of Sociology: From the Local to the Global.” While paper sessions on recently completed or in‐ progress research projects are the mainstays of our conferences, we also encourage members to organize panels and workshops, especially those relating to teaching, sociological practice, and evaluation research.


If you plan to present a paper, or would like to organize a panel or workshop, please submit a title and abstract by October 6, 2017. Please email this information to the Program Chair, Daphne Pedersen at

Click above for Call for Papers, Registration, and More Info!

Your local sociological source

Annual meetings of the Great Plains Sociological Association (GPSA) afford new and seasoned researchers the opportunity to present their findings in an academic, yet comfortable, setting. Students and instructors are encouraged to submit their work and participate in these activities. The Association gives graduate and undergraduate students an opportunity to present papers in an amiable, albeit professional, atmosphere.

Old friends and new acquaintances can get together to share and exchange ideas, discuss what is new in the sociological world, or just reminisce. The Association currently has over 70 registered members. Current officers include:

  • President: Patricia Ahmed, SDSU
  • Vice President: Krista Minnotte, UND
  • Secretary-Treasurer: Andrew Kubas, NDSU
  • Past President Gina Alagaard-Kelly, NDSU

The Association annually releases The Great Plains Sociologist, the official publication of GPSA. Submissions from faculty and students are welcome. Please submit articles for The Great Plains Sociologist online to the editor, Laura Chilberg,  BHSU.

Links to digital copies of prior Great Plains Sociologist volumes, sorted by year of release, will be posted below as soon as proper formatting is verified.