NYSSA Conference

The SUNY Oswego Sociology Department and Sociology Club are proud to host the 2015 Annual Meeting of the New York State Sociological Association on Friday, Oct. 2, and Saturday, Oct. 3, in the Marano Campus Center. 

This year's conference is titled "Boots on the Ground: Doing Public Sociology." There is a long tradition in Sociology of working outside of the "ivory tower," and a growing number of sociologists are seeking to use their work to influence public policy and effect social change. This year, NYSSA honors and explores that tradition by devoting our annual meeting to public sociology and its applications and implications. We are seeking submissions related to social change and bettering the human condition through advocacy and activism as well a wide variety of papers on traditional sociological themes and topics from related academic fields.

Keynote speaker
We're pleased to welcome our keynote speaker Trevor R. Pinch, Cornell University, who earned his Ph.D. at the University of Bath. His research interests include the sociology of technology and engagement, sound studies and music, in particular how sonic technologies and listening cultures develop. Doctor Pinch's research also focuses on the role of materiality and agency in technology, and markets and the economy in relation to the study of selling, persuasion, and entrepreneurship.

Outside of academics Professor Pinch broadcasts a weekly radio show, "Webwatch," out of Paris, hosted by Radio France International, and is an advisor to the music technology start-up, "Thinkplay."

For more information please contact Tim Delaney, NYSSA President at tim.delaney@oswego.edu, or 315.312.4190.

Registration (Word doc, 90 KB)