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2021 Annual Meeting of the Rural Sociological Society
Thursday, July 29, 2021, 8:00 AM to Sunday, August 01, 2021, 5:00 PM EDT
Category: Events

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83rd Annual Meeting of the Rural Sociological Society

2021 Annual Meeting Theme Rurality and Crises of Democracy

The 2016 U.S. Presidential Election represented a watershed moment for U.S. politics in the 21st Century. The election decisively reflected both a growing political polarization, and spurred a greater attention to spatial divisions as punditry tried to explain the roots of rural populism and “Trump country” voters…(click to read more).

2021 Annual Meeting Plenary Speakers

There will be three plenary speaker sessions at the 2021 Virtual Annual Meeting, July 29 – August 1.  The date and time for each session has yet to be determined. For more information, click here.

General Information and Registration Pricing Structure – Virtual 2021 RSS Annual Meeting

General Information:

  • We are still awaiting the final schedule for the RIG organized sessions that will occur throughout the summer. 
  • There is no registration fee associated with these sessions but attendees will need to pre-register.
  • We are working to create and test the registration process.
  • All information about the schedule and the registration process will be released via email and posted to the website.

Pricing Structure:

  • The schedule is not yet complete for sessions and events to be held July 29 – August 1, 2021.
  • The awards ceremony, the Presidential Address, and three plenary speaker sessions will occur during this time (Raj Patel, Earl Wright ii, and Ruy Teixeira), as well as additional special programming scheduled for each of the four days.  The full schedule will be announced within a few weeks.
  • These prices are for full access to RSS events held July 29 – August 1, 2021. Attendees will need to pre-register. More information will follow.



Professional Member RSS, institutional support


Professional Member RSS, individual fee


Professional non-Member, institutional support


Professional non-Member, individual fee


Student Member RSS, individual fee


Student non-member, individual fee


*Includes RSS Membership through December 31, 2022

Contact: 2021 Program Chair - [email protected]