Annual Meeting Information

Call for Abstracts

The 50th Annual Meeting of the Southern Rural Sociological Association (SRSA, February 3-4, 2019) will be held concurrently with the Southern Association of Agricultural Scientists (SAAS, January 31-February 6, 2019) in Birmingham, Alabama

 The theme of the SRSA meeting is

“Pathways for Equity in Development: Exploring the Past and Informing the Future through the Rural Social Sciences”

President John J. Green, University of Mississippi

Rural social scientists have long been engaged in applied development research, evaluation, and policy, focusing attention on a wide range of issues. These include but are not limited to education, workforce development, health, food, agricultural, forestry, aquaculture, and natural resources, among many others. Addressing these diverse areas, repeated themes of concern entail human rights, justice, and equity across racial, ethnic, nationality, age, sex and gender, and spatial boundaries. The Southern Rural Sociological Association will be celebrating its 50th Anniversary Meeting in Birmingham, AL in 2019, an appropriate place for this historic meeting given the city’s role in the Civil Rights Movement. In addition to open general submissions, interested rural social scientists are invited to submit abstracts for posters, paper presentations, and panel sessions to explore the various equity-related challenges, opportunities, and lessons learned from historic and contemporary development efforts in the southern United States and beyond. Scholars working on projects concerning other regions and countries are welcome, especially those that concern the Global South or that are comparative in nature.

Persons wishing to participate in the 2019 meeting are invited to submit a title, a list of authors and affiliations, and an abstract of 150 words by October 13, 2018. Paper, poster, and panel submissions are welcome. Submissions can be made online by following this link to a Qualtrics form (

For more information, please contact:

David Nii Tackie

SRSA 2019 Program Chair

Department of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences

204 Morrison-Mayberry Hall  

Tuskegee University
Tuskegee, AL 36088
Phone: (334) 727-8813


Annual Meeting - Registration

The SRSA registration policy for the annual meeting is that all participants at the annual meeting must pay the registration fee either in advance or on-site. No exceptions.


The registration fee includes:                                 

·         admission to all SRSA concurrent sessions, panel discussions, poster sessions, and keynote addresses

·         admission to the SRSA awards luncheon and presidential address

·         a one-year membership to the Southern Rural Sociological Association


Advanced Registration

Registration fees (paid before January 12, 2019)

                                                SRSA fee         SAAS fee         Total fee

Professional member:          $100               $60                  $160

Retired member:                   $70                  $60                  $130

Student member:                  $60                  $5                    $65


On-site Registration

Registration fees (after January 12 or paid upon arrival at the meeting)

                                                SRSA fee         SAAS fee         Total fee

Professional member:          $140               $60                  $200

Retired member:                   $110               $60                  $170

Student member:                  $95                  $5                    $100


To register in advance, please visit the following website, complete the form, and mail a copy of the form along with a check made payable to the “Southern Rural Sociological Association”.

 Cancellations of “advance registration” will be refunded, less a $30 processing fee.

Hotel Information

The most up-to-date information on hotels for the conference can be found on the Southern Association of Agricultural Sciences website. 
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