PSS 2018-19 President

Michele Kozimor-King

Elizabethtown College

One Alpha Drive

Elizabethtown, PA   17022

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67th Annual

PSS Conference


October 27-28, 2017

Community College of Allegheny County

Our keynote speaker will be Dr. Michael Irwin from Duquesne University, speaking on "The Persistent Community:  Resistance, Resilience and Restructuring of Rural Places during the Hydro-fracturing Boom."


A block of hotel rooms is at the Residence Inn Pittsburgh North Shore, 574 West General Robinson Street, Pittsburgh, for $159.00 per night. The block is held until all rooms are booked or until 9/27/17 whichever comes first, so make your reservations now. Phone 412-321-2099.

Deadline for reservations is September 27, 2017

Book your group rate for CCAC PSS Meeting


Registration/Membership Form

Call for Undergraduate Papers/Posters and Graduate Papers


The 2017 PSS annual conference provides an arena to debate and analyze the current political climate for scholars, researchers, and students.  Under the theme, “Push Back and Resist,” the conference is focused on social issues which have received recent media attention including environmental issues, immigration, LGBTQ, gender, and race.  Other topics are also welcomed to be shared at the conference. 


All conference presentations are Saturday, October 28. Friday evening, October 27 includes a social event whereby sociologists from across the state can connect, network, and build social capital.

Below you will find submission instructions for general sessions, for undergraduate and graduate student paper competitions, and an undergraduate poster competition.  Please read instructions as different submissions go to different officers of the PSS.  Complete sessions are welcome.


Deadline for proposal submissions has been extended to October 1.



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