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 NEWS

UNH DEMOGRAPHER RECEIVES PRESTIGIOUS CARNEGIE FELLOWSHIP

Kenneth Johnson, University of New Hampshire Professor has been named a 2016 Andrew Carnegie Fellow. He is among just 33 scholars nationwide  selected to receive the country’s most generous and prestigious fellowships to advance research in the social sciences and humanities.

Read the full article.

SEE POSSIBLE CHANGES TO ERS’ RURAL-URBAN CLASSIFICATIONS.

ELECTION BALLOTS NOW AVAILABLE WITH MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL

Individuals who have renewed their membership will receive a ballot to vote in the officer elections. If you need a paper ballot, please assure that you have provided a current e-mail address, or
phone 309.298.3518. Only current 2016 members will receive election ballots.

THE COMMUNITY, FAMILY, AND HEALTH RESEARCH INTEREST GROUP 2016 PAPER COMPETITIONS

The first annual Ralph B. Brown Faculty Paper Competition is designed to encourage and support research in rural communities. The call for papers is open to a wide range of topics in keeping with the spirit of the award’s namesake, Ralph Brown.

The third annual Ronald Wimberly Student Paper Competition is open to both graduate and undergraduate students. The competition is designed to encourage and support student research on rural communities. The call for papers is open to a wide range of topics in keeping with the spirit of the the award’s namesake, Ronald Wimberly.

 

ATTENTION STUDENTS!

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RURAL SOCIOLOGICAL SOCIETY 79TH ANNUAL MEETING

UNDERSTANDING RURAL SOCIAL CLASS IN AN ERA OF GLOBAL CHALLENGE

TORONTO, CANADA

AUGUST 7-10, 2016

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TRAVEL TIPS:

You will need a current passport to travel to Canada and you may need a visa! Be sure to check with the Canadian Border Services Agency prior to making your travel arrangements.

 

NATURAL RESOURCES

RESEARCH INTEREST GROUP 2016

GRADUATE STUDENT AWARDS

Details on the Williams R. Freudenburg Graduate Student Paper Award, Natural Resources Research Interest Group (NRRIG) Graduate Student Poster Award and NRRIG Graduate Student Travel Scholarship are now available.

Abstract submission deadline is June 1, 2016. 

 79TH ANNUAL MEETING HIGHLIGHTS

PLENARY SPEAKERS

David B. Grusky, Professor of Sociology
Stanford University
Monday, August 8, 11 am

Erik Olin  Wright, Professor of Sociology
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Wednesday, August 10, 4-5.30 pm

 

SPECIAL EVENTS

Department Night: Hockey Hall of Fame
Monday, August 8, 7-9 pm

IRSA Opening Night Reception
Wednesday, August 10, 6.30-9 pm