Welcome to the Pacific Sociological Association


86th annual meeting of the Pacific Sociological Association

Long Beach, California, on April 1-4, 2015, at the Hyatt Regency

click here for information about the Hyatt Regency Long Beach and Long Beach itself
click here to make a room reservation to stay at the Hyatt Regency Long Beach at the PSA rate during the Meeting     UPDATE:  Rooms at the PSA rate at the Hyatt Regency needed to be booked by March 10, and the conference hotel is pretty much sold out of rooms.  They Hyatt has given us access to rooms at the Pike (1/3 of a mile down the street) at the PSA rate until they sell out or March 23.  Book one of these rooms through this link!
click here for online 2015 Membership and Meeting Registration
click here for the preliminary program, including participant and session indexes
click here for the preliminary program in brief grid form

NEW!  You can view and search a brief version of the program online here:  http://convention2.allacademic.com/one/psa/psa15/
Anyone can access this online program.  If you want to save a personal schedule, you need to have an account.  If you submitted a paper or are otherwise a participant, you should have an account already; simply log in.  If not, create yourself an account.

 News!  Comedian W. Kamau Bell to be featured  at our 2015 Meeting, on Friday, April 3!

The W. Kamau Bell Curve: Ending Racism in About an Hour
Just like skinny jeans, superhero movies, and celebrity weight loss, racism continues to make a comeback. Luckily for us, W. Kamau Bell is here to make (non)sense of all of it all. “The Curve” is a comedic, topical exploration of the current state of America’s racism, combined with a little (unknown) history, a little Powerpoint, and a whole bunch of Kamau. And because racism is always attacking in new ways and from new angles, Kamau attacks back by constantly adding new material. “The Curve” is a seamless mix of stand-up comedy, video and audio clips, personal stories, knowledge-dropping, and solo theatrical performance.

Bell K-Photo (High Res HEADSHOT 2012)