Upcoming Meetings & Conferences

Call for Papers: North Carolina Sociological Association annual meeting, February 15, 2019, University of North Carolina-Pembroke 

Theme: The Myth of Meritocracy in America

The theme for the 2019 NCSA annual conference will focus on what meritocracy is and why its existence is a myth in the United States. For instance, the ideology of the American dream suggests that America is the land of opportunity, and that individuals can go as far as their own merit takes them. "Making it" in the United States is supposedly based on individual merit, including factors such as working hard, integrity, innate abilities, and so on. But this assertion is not true; in fact, many people are advantaged and disadvantaged unfairly in society, making for an uneven playing field and inequalities in most social institutions. Sociologists tend to have a keen understanding of this reality and it is the basis of much social science research. The NCSA is interested in scholarship and discussion tied to this theme, but invites scholarship in all areas of sociology. Registration information can be found at Inquiries and submissions should be directed to Miranda Reiter at

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College of Charleston, Charleston SC

The Department of Sociology and Anthropology has adjunct teaching opportunities available at both the main downtown campus and the North Charleston campus, with particular need for instructors to teach Introductory Sociology, Social Policy, Introductory Anthropology, and Cultural Anthropology. Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest including the courses they are qualified for and interested in teaching, including special topics courses, and a statement of how they might be able to support students and faculty, along with an updated curriculum vitae. Questions should be sent to

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