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PSA Announcements for October 31, 2023

October 31, 2023 11:43 AM | Jarvez Hall (Administrator)

PSA Announcements for October 31, 2023

Fall 2023 Newsletter is here

Our latest edition of The Pacific Sociologist, the newsletter of the PSA, is out now. Feel free to view and read more information on PSA 2024 including more information on cool things to do in San Diego. Included is a message from our new editors of Sociological Perspectives, information on our new Executive Director, and information on awards for PSA 2024. Included is also a Lyn Lofland in Memoriam, a valued PSA member, who passed away last year. Click below to vew our Fall 2023 Newsletter. 

Deadline approaching for Nominations for 2024 Distinguished Scholarship Award

Fall 2023 newsletter Final Version - 10-31-2023(A).pdf

Deadline Approaching for 2024 Distingushed Scholarship Award

The Distinguished Scholarship Award is granted to sociologists from the Pacific region in recognition of major intellectual contributions embodied in a recently published book or series of at least three articles on a common theme. To be eligible for the 2024 award, a book or the most recent article in a series must have been published in 2022 or later. If a book has both a hardback and paperback copyright date and no significant changes have been made in the book between editions, the committee will consider the earlier copyright date as the one determining eligibility for the award. Nominations must be from individual members of the PSA; the Committee does not accept nominations from publishers. Edited books are not eligible for this award. The deadline for nominations is Wednesday, November 1, 2023.

After a nomination is submitted, you will need to send three copies of the book; please request mailing address when you submit nomination information. Self-nominations is welcome. Send nominations as an email to awards@pacificsoc.org.

PSA 2024 - Call For Submissions Deadline Extended for Graduate/Faculty

With this being a trying academic year for many include the amout of emotional capital being used in processing national and international developments, we are extending the deadline for grad/faculty. The deadline for submissions is now Nov. 15, 2023 for graduate students/faculty/etc. and still Dec.1, 2023 for undergraduate students. The conference will be held on March 21-24, 2024 at the Marriott Mission Valley in San Diego, CA.

Click here to visit our Call For Submissions page. There you will find instructions for submissions as well as a full list of the Topical Areas. New Sponsored Sessions have been added and will continue to be added on a rolling basis. Be sure to check the page regulartly. 

PSA 2024 Hotel Room Block is open

The 95th installment of the Pacific Sociological Association’s Annual Conference is being held from Thursday, March 21, 2024 to Sunday, March 24, 2024 at the beautiful Marriott Mission Valley in San Diego, CA. Conference registration will open in late September but you can reserve your hotel room today. Reservering your room today will ensure you are able to stay at the host hotel, the Marriott Mission Valley, at the discounted PSA rate.

Reserve your room by clicking either the student block (for students only) or the atendee block (for non-students). Reserve your room today as once our room block fills, rooms will only be available at the regular, non-discount, rate which is subjest to availability and dynamic pricing.

Link to Student Room Block Reservations

Link to Atendee Room Block Reservations

PSA 2024 Design Contest

PSA Mentoring Program 2.0

PSA is re-launching our mentoring program that will provide support for members who would like to participate. This new 2.0 version of our mentoring program will match individuals with various members eg. undergraduate, graduate students, post-docs, early-career faculty, tenured-faculty, and professionals in the field.

To relaunch the 2.0 program, we are identifying interested people to be mentors and mentees. The 2.0 mentoring program takes advantage of Zoom technology prior to the 2024 conference meeting in San Diego by setting up a series of structured meetings and some professionalization seminars.

During the 2024 conference, participants will be given opportunities and space to participate in a number of intentional bonding activities that will bring mentoring teams together. There will also be specific workshops and activities during the conference to engage in professional development. In this brief survey we are attempting to gain information from each participant so as to be able to best match mentors with mentees.

Follow PSA on Social Media

The PSA is now on a variety of social media platforms. We are on X, formally Twitter at the handle @PacificSocAssoc which is the same handle for us on Instagram, Facebook, and YouTube. We are also on Linked In as well. Simply search "Pacific Sociological Association" and you you can connect with us there.

Please take a moment to like and share all of our social media platforms. Be sure to tag us on conference pictures and we are excited to post a varietu of new content in the coming academic year.

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