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For Students

2018 Fall/Winter Newsletter

Check out the 2018 Fall/Winter Newsletter, The North Central Sociologist (/pdfs/newsletters/NCSA Fall 2018 Newsletter_FINAL.pdf)! ..

Colin Kaepernick, Black Resistance and Institutionalized Racism in the NFL

Colin Kaepernick, Black Resistance & Institutionalized Racism in the NFL By: Shaonta’ Allen In August 2016 Colin K ..

Spring 2018 North Central Sociologist

The Spring/Summer edition of the North Central Sociologist is not available! Click here (/pdfs/newsletters/NCSA Spring 2018 Newsletter_FINAL.pdf)t ..

The Cost of Poverty

“Rather than slashing anti-poverty programs, the fiscally prudent question to ask is: How much does this high rate of poverty cost our natio ..

Victor Rios

Professor Victor Rios delivers 2018 NCSA Useem Plenary address, urges a reconsideration of the way institutions (and academics in particular) deal ..

On losing the propaganda war...

On losing the propaganda war... “The forces that espouse racial extremism, anti-democratic messages, and lies about so-called crisis act ..

To Laptop or Not to Laptop

I know the issue of laptops in university classrooms is highly contentious, but this is worth the read...…/D ..

History in the Making...

“With a crown of stars in her hair and a toga-like dress, she's as patriotic as ever. She's also, for the first time on an officially minted ..


A poignant examination of education and the role of HBCUs. ( ..


“Perhaps the progress the civil rights movement had fought for had missed parts of the country.” ..

The NCSA Student Section exists as a resource to:

  • facilitate student involvement in the NCSA,
  • connect graduate and undergraduate students,
  • provide an informal and welcoming environment for network building,
  • and support one another in our sociological journeys.

Greetings! The student turnout for the NCSA conferences has been a great success! There are always many sessions oriented specifically towards students and students’ needs, including, “Publishing Tips for Students,” and “Surviving Graduate School.”

For Cincinnati 2019, we will have sessions that will be of interest to graduate and undergraduates alike. Coming in February 2019--> Click here for a list of sessions you might want to attend.

Graduate students -- consider completing the Preparing Future Faculty certificate while in Cincinnati. It is a great item to have on your CV.  Click here for more information.

Don't forget about the the Friday Student Welcome Networking Hour. It is a great place to meet and chat with students from all over the greater Midwest. These hours are for students to congregate and meet other students and offers free beverages and snacks. Stop by and meet the Student Section Chair, Shaonta Allen (U of Cincinnati) to find out how to become involved with the NCSA Student Section.

Be sure to stop by the front desk area for a cup of coffee before sessions and say hello or stay a while and socialize. In 2019 there will be several opportunities to network throughout the conference.

Our continued success is dependent on you! During the fall semester, please submit ideas and suggestions for activities and sessions that you would like to see offered for students at the 2019 conference. Ideas may be submitted to or on the NCSA Page on FaceBook. Finally, the student committee is looking for four (4) students to serve on the committee for the 2019 calendar year.

If you are interested, or know someone who is interested, please send a CV/resume with a brief letter describing why you want to serve on the committee. Looking forward to see you in Cincinnati!

Student Representative

Shaonta Allen (2017-2019)

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