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The Pacific Sociological Association is committed to serving sociologists, faculty, applied professionals, and students. We strive to create a professional community that reflects the diversity of our region and enhances the diversity of our discipline. We are committed to inclusivity and equity in our organization, to promoting social justice by examining and challenging the structural and institutional barriers in our discipline, and to building pathways for the next generation of sociologists.

HIstory of PSA

Did you know the PSA started in 1929 and was originally called the Pacific Southwest Sociological Society? Did you know in 1930, Did you know the the first Annual Meeting (with a program) was held on January 25, 1930 in Los Angeles at the Alexandria Hotel. View a brief history of PSA by clicking here. 


Story of PSA

75 Years of the Pacific Sociological Association 1929-2004 by former Executive Director, Dean S. Dorn

Here you can read an account of the history of the PSA Written by Dean Dorn. Dean was the Executive Director of PSA from 1993-2010, He started and continues to maintains the PSA archive at CSU Sacramento where he has reached Emeritus status. 

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PSA 2024: San Diego

PSA 2024 will be in beautiful San Diego, CA from March 21st through 24th. Become a member and join us for a great conference in a great city. Click here to learn more and to register today. 

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