1. The function of Sociology as a science is to bring about that which is hidden. Pierre Bourdieu

Missouri Sociological Association

  1. 2018 Conference Information

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conference Theme

This years conference theme is “Sociology to the Future: Where do we go from here?” This conference will deal with the tough issue of the future of Sociology in the state of Missouri. Included in this discussion however, is also a recognition of the foundations of teaching, research, and service that forms the foundations of our discipline.

Welcome Letter


We encourage graduate students, adjunct faculty and instructors in sociology and related fields to submit their papers and research proposals. The MSA conference is a perfect place to build your professional portfolio.

We recommend submitting your papers and abstracts online at: https://form.jotform.com/81107306729152. You can also register for the Dr. Campbell’s luncheon only.


Hotel Quality Inn and Suits 
1716 Jefferson Street, Jefferson City, MO, 65109, US
Phone: (573) 634-4040 Fax: (573) 634-4200

NOTE: We held a block of 10 rooms. Eight double @ $89 and two triple rooms @ $99 per room. You may also find this hotel at a cheaper rate if you go to one of the travel websites or register online independently. We encourage you to register early and use one of these resources to get  the very best rate. Quality Inn is about 3 Miles from the Lincoln University campus. Remember there are a lot of activities happening in Jefferson City & Columbia that weekend so we encourage you to secure your rooms early.
Amenities: Breakfast, Indoor Heated Pool and Hot Tub, Fitness Center & Business Office

Student Information

We are encouraging student participation this year. Students can submit posters or research for presentation or essays for our paper contest.


Conference and Membership Cost

Conference Registration 
If paid before 10/01            $45.00
If paid after    10/01            $55.00

Student Membership and Conference Registration  
    If paid before 10/01        $25.00
    If paid after    10/01        $35.00

Conference Luncheon Attendance Only & Registration w/o Membership
    If paid before 10/01        $25.00
    If paid after    10/01        $25.00
Click Here For Online Conference Registration, Membership & Tribute Purchase Formhttps://form.jotform.com/81107306729152

To pay for a full page Tribute to Dr. Campbell ($100.00) Please use the donate button on the contact us/donate page.  All other tributes can be paid through the link above. 

Introducing the Rex Campbell Award For Scholar Activism

Special Association Tribute to                           Dr. Rex campbell

This years conference luncheon will honor and recognize Missouri Rural Sociologist Dr. Rex Campbell. We are creating the Dr. Rex Campbell Award for Scholar Activism, this award will be given awarded by the association to recognize scholar, activist in Missouri who have demonstrated years of community service, teaching and scholarly contributions. Dr. Campbell has 50+ years of service in Sociology in the state of Missouri, he is professor emeritus from the University of Missouri, Rural Sociology Department. Dr. Campbell has a legacy of successful students and he still continues to participate in university and community service. Education: Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.), Rural Sociology, A 1958 – 1965 He has served as a full time university professor from October 1954 – September 2007 (53 years).

To send tributes to Dr. Campbell click contact us.

To send full letters of support please address them the the MSA Awards Committee and you can send them to SquiresS@Lincolnu.edu

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