Student Interest
The Rural Sociology Graduate Association (RSGA) at Penn State will be hosting their 7th Annual Rural Studies Student Conference this fall! 

This year’s conference, “Resilience, Mobilization, and Sustainability in Rural Sociology and Beyond,” will take place in University Park, Pennsylvania, on Friday, November 8, 2018, with a pre-conference speaker on the afternoon of Thursday, November 7

We look forward to welcoming this year’s keynote speakers:

We invite students from all universities, all disciplines, and at all levels to present their work. Abstracts may reflect thesis and dissertation work, as well as program design proposals, term papers, or other research projects. Works from all stages of the research process are welcomed and encouraged for submission. This is a great opportunity to receive feedback on research (at any stage of development and from any discipline or department) from your student peers.

Friday, October 18th is the abstract submission deadline for this year’s Rural Studies Student Conference.  Students who intend to present are asked to submit a 250 word abstract of their work to: 

The State Historical Society of Missouri - Call for Papers

The sixty-second annual Missouri Conference on History, hosted by Lindenwood University and sponsored by the State Historical Society of Missouri, will be held March 11-13, 2020, at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel St. Louis-Chesterfield.

Paper, panel, and student poster proposals in all fields of history, including public history and historic preservation, are invited. The conference is particularly interested in proposals for complete sessions, including panelists, chair, and commentator.

All proposals should be submitted no later than November 1, 2019.

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Graduate Research Assistantship Utah State University

The Department of Sociology, Social Work, & Anthropology at Utah State University invites applications for a PhD-level graduate research assistantship to assist in the role of external evaluator for a 5 year, $10 million dollar, USDA-NIFA Sustainable Agricultural Systems grant titled “Thriving Agricultural Systems in Urbanized Landscapes.”  The overarching goal of this transdisciplinary grant is to create economically thriving and environmentally beneficial agricultural systems in urbanized landscapes using the Chesapeake Bay Watershed as a case study translatable to other urbanized landscapes.  The successful applicant will be expected to:

  • Assist with designing, collecting, and analyzing data from a survey of agricultural producers and other stakeholder groups in the case study Chesapeake Bay Watershed at the beginning and end of the project to assess project impact including attitudes and behaviors longitudinally.
  • Assist with designing, conducting, and analyzing yearly online surveys and interviews/focus groups with team members to assess the research teams’ organizational efficacy and interdisciplinary team collaboration.
  • Assist with writing, presenting, and disseminating research findings.