The 2014 Conference
Registration and Program Information is Now
I am happy to announce
that the next annual meeting for NCSA will be on April 2, 2014 in
As you may know, our
conference will coincide with the Southern
Sociological Society’s (SSS) conference scheduled
for April 2nd to April 5th. The Executive Council
and I thought it would be a great idea to partner
with SSS since they will be in North Carolina. The
SSS Executive Committee has agreed to work with us
to provide an excellent venue and to promote some
membership benefits associated with attending both
conferences (more on this later).
So, please mark your
calendars for what will be a great opportunity for
all North Carolina sociologists to come and discuss
their profession. Of course, more details about the
theme of our conference, as well as registration and
submission deadlines will come shortly. If you
should have any questions, please feel free to
Thanks and I hope you
all have a great rest of the summer!
Cameron D. Lippard, Ph.D.
President-Elect, North Carolina
The NCSA annual meeting was held on February 22, 2013 in
Wilmington, NC, as scheduled.
The schedule for the 2 April 2014 meeting of
NCSA is now available as a pdf file here.
In order to register, please consult this link.
This year there are sessions
(among others) on the sociology of aging, global
sociology, criminology in North Carolina, a
focus on Asia and Asian-Americans, gender and
health, and sociology in action with a focus on
Moral Monday. Please consult the link for
the entire program, those participating and the
times of each session.
Ken Wilson of ECU as awarded the 2013 Contributions to
Sociology award. The text and photo for the
award appears in The
The winners of the election were Cameron Lippard for
President-Elect and board members for the Class of 2016
are Ken Muir (Appalachian State), Hideki Morooka
(Fayetteville State), and Cecile N. Yancu, Winston-Salem
Student papers winning awards under the Himes
- Abbey Keener, Wake Forest University (undergraduate
- Hannah Scott, Duke University (undergraduate
- E. Paige Borelli, Duke University (graduate
Our treasurer Cathy Zimmer announced that NCSA is now a
charitable organization. "The North Carolina
Sociological Association is recognized as a 501(c)(3)
charitable organization by the Internal Revenue
Service. Donations (Himes Fund or Other) may be tax
deductible. Check with your tax preparer for
Please note below that NCSA now has a Facebook page thanks
to member Seth Allen and others. Just click on one of the
The Spring/Summer issue of Sociation
Today is now available. It can viewed by
Starting with this issue, there is a
new format with easier printing and a new typeface for
easier reading. The format works well with most
devices, such as the iPhone without requiring expensive
Other News of Interest to Sociologists
It is commonly thought that more poor people live in cities
than in the suburbs, which are said to be relatively rich.
By 1999, however, poverty was about equally balanced between
the city and the suburbs. Since then the trend has continued
and there are now more poor in the suburbs than in the
cities of the United States. By 2010 the gap is even wider.
- The link to the full report by the Brookings
researchers can be found at:
Suburbanization is sometimes accused to forcing people
into isolation and loneliness. But using national
data, Economist Jan Brueckner has found the
- The link to the Brueckner video is:
Our video on Max Weber is once again available,
thanks to Seth Allen who uploaded it for us.
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The North Carolina Sociological Association is
recognized as a 501(c)(3) charitable organization by the
Internal Revenue Service. Donations (Himes Fund or
Other) may be tax deductible. Check with your tax
preparer for details.
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