A Balance of Teaching and Scholarship

Pretty Pictures and Grotesque Moments

"We had to straddle that dichotomy of making pretty pictures, but also reminding us that those moments in time were extremely, extremely violent and g ..

The Election Results Are In!!

A sincere congratulations to the winners of the NCSA election! President Elect: Debra Swanson, Hope College VP Elect: Melinda Messineo, Ball State U S ..

The Gender Gap: Stylish females vs. genius males?

An analysis of word choice and descriptions of faculty members reveals...an unsurprising portrait of the persistence of gender stereotypes. https:// ..

Editor Sought for The Sociological Quarterly

The Publications Committee of the Midwest Sociological Society (MSS) is initiating a search for the next editor of the society’s journal, Th ..

2015 Distinguished Service Award

If you have someone in mind for the distinguished service award, there is still time to nominate. We have extended the deadline until February 9th for ..


The Society for the Study of Social Problems (SSSP) 65th Annual Meeting Program Theme: Removing the Mask, Lifting the Veil: Race ..

Middle Out Economics

Working more and getting paid less...a new take on why/how this has become the American norm. http://www.pbs.org/newshour/making-sense/middle- ..

Deadline Extended to December 12th for Paper Submissions

There is still time to submit a paper for the 2015 NCSA meeting. We have extended the deadline until December 12th. Visit the submission page at h ..

Undergraduate Student Papers

Undergraduate students seeking to present at the NCSA conference in April should submit a one page executive summary of their research. This exec ..

New Issue of the North Central Sociologist

The Fall 2014 issue of the North Central Sociologist (/pdfs/newsletters/NCSA 2014 Fall Newsletter_FINAL.pdf) is now available online. Please consi ..

The NCSA is a regional sociology association including: Eastern Illinois, Indiana,  Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky, Western Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Ontario, Canada.

The objectives of the NCSA are to further the development of sociology as a scientific and scholarly discipline through stimulation and promotion of:

1. scientific research in its defined subject matter area;
2. the widest possible and feasible utilization of the knowledge and skills of sociologists and the findings of scientific sociological research by public and private agencies in all relevant social policy issues;
3. effective teaching of the subject matter at all levels of educational endeavor;
4. interchange and cooperative relations among persons and organizations engaged in the scientific study of society; any and all such other acts as may be deemed conductive to these ends.

Membership in the NCSA shall be open to all persons interested in and subscribing to its objectives and who have been awarded or are pursuing a graduate degree or an undergraduate degree  in Sociology or in closely related fields from accredited institutions.

Persons lacking these qualifications may also become members if they present evidence of professional competence and commitment to the field of Sociology.
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