THE RURAL SOCIOLOGICAL SOCIETY (RSS)
The RSS is a professional social science association that promotes the generation, application, and dissemination of sociological knowledge. The Society seeks to enhance the quality of rural life, communities, and the environment. This website is intended to serve all those interested in rural people and places.
RSS Member News
Jess Gilbert’s recent book, Planning Democracy: Agrarian Intellectuals and the Intended New Deal (Yale University Press) has won the 2016 Theodore Saloutos Award from the Agricultural History Society for the best book on U.S. agricultural history. Congratulations Jess!
RSS Member Lisa Pruitt, University of California-Davis mentioned in US News and World Report article “Penthouse Populist: Why the rural poor love Donald Trump
22 September 2016
Read the entire article at http://www.usnews.com/news/articles/2016-09-22/penthouse-populist-why-the-rural-poor-love-donald-trump.
Thank you to all who made our 2016 Annual Meeting such a success!
Please join us in Columbus, Ohio – July 27-30, 2017 for our 80th annual meeting.
Learn more about the Rural Sociological Society here http://www.ruralsociology.org/?page_id=981
Student Paper Awards at the 2016 Annual Meeting:
Olaf Larson Graduate Student Paper Award
Sustainable Agriculture and Food Research and Interest Group
Student Paper Award
Natural Resources Research and Interest Group
Student Paper Award
Anne M. Cafer, University of Missouri
Other Research and Interest Group Awards:Natural Resources Research and Interest Group William R. Freudenberg Award of Merit
Courtney Flint, Utah State University Community, Health, and Family Research and Interest Group Ralph Brown Faculty Paper Competition
Mildred E. Warner, Cornell University
Research and Interest Groups (RIGs) are formed around substantive interests of RSS members. RIGs are active participants in annual meeting planning and programming through identification, development, and recruitment for program sessions and field trips. RSS currently has 14 RIGs