Downtown Greenville, SC
The meeting is co-sponsored by Clemson University, Furman University, and USC-Upstate.
Program Chair: Jennifer Schlosser, Coastal Carolina University
Program Co-Chair: Catherine Mobley, Clemson University
Conference registration fee covers attendance, the reception on Friday, February 23, lunch on Saturday, February 24, and SCSA membership for 2024-2025
The Value of Sociology in Changing Times
The state of higher education is dynamic and the recent shifts in the cultural and political climate of our country have made it even more important for sociology to remain a relevant and vital discipline in our colleges and universities. Our work is based on understanding how people affect and are affected by the structures and forces that govern our social worlds. Intellectual freedom and critical thought in higher education have come under fire in ways that remind us that we are not immune to these political, social, and cultural shifts. To that end, we ask: what value does sociology bring in these changing times? How can sociology remain a relevant and important discipline in the face of shifting ideologies? How do we preserve sociology as a profession and perspective? How can sociology bolster its relevance for students, faculty, and our communities amid shifting contexts? We invite you to explore these questions and more at the 2024 South Carolina Sociological Association annual meeting.
The Conference Hotel is AC Hotel Greenville. The rate is $179/night (plus est. 12% taxes) for one king or two queens. Parking is available at hotel for extra charge (public parking is also available close by). The rate is good from Thursday 2/22 – Sunday, 2/25. Click here to book the group rate for the SCSA Room Block. Reservations need to be booked by Friday, February 2, 2024
to receive the discount rate.
Email proposals to Program Chair, Jennifer Schlosser (email@example.com). Please include “SCSA Proposal” in the subject line. Submissions are now being accepted, with preference given to proposals received before December 31, 2023.