Building an Interdisciplinary Community through Public Sociology

Join us for a virtual conference on October 20-22, hosted by the Public Sociology Association at George Mason University.

The Public Sociology Association (PSA) conference at George Mason University (GMU) is a student-led and organized collaborative space for researchers ranging from undergraduate students to experienced practitioners. We invite proposals seeking to address: interdisciplinary research practice, public/community-engaged research projects, and further applications of the sociological imagination to active, dynamic and publicly-engaged contexts.

The conference is intended to express the vitality of public sociology as a discipline and the energy, inclusiveness, and innovation of GMU. The conference also aims to increase the accessibility of public sociological knowledge and advance publics’ understanding of, and engagement with, social issues; panels and other forms of conversation during the conference will address this topic.

This is the seventh annual conference hosted by the PSA and GMU’s Department of Sociology and Anthropology; it will feature traditional paper sessions, poster presentations, organized panels, and workshops in a virtual, online setting. Our panels and workshops are hosted by partnering organizations such as GMU’s Center for Social Science Research, GMU’s Graduate Student Sociological Association, the Democratizing NOVA research project, and the District of Columbia Sociological Society.

We are accepting proposals through October 15, 2021, click here to make a submission. If you have any questions, please reach out to Kellie Wilkerson ( and Dhruv Deepak (

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