2012 ISA Conference
Saturday, April 28, 2012
University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa
The Iowa Sociological Association is an
undergraduate-focused academic association that is focused on organizing an annual
meeting where undergraduates present their research. Student
participants come from community colleges, private colleges, and public
universities across Iowa.
The keynote speaker this year is Kevin Leicht, Professor of Sociology, Chair of the Sociology Department and Director of the Iowa Social Science Research Center at the University of Iowa. Dr. Leicht specializes in Social Stratification and Inequality, and among his publications, includes monographs such as Post-Industrial Peasants: The Illusion of Middle Class Prosperity, Professional Work: A Sociological Approach, and Analyzing the Labor Force: Concepts, Measures and Trends. He’s the incoming President of the Midwest Sociological Society.
2012 Call for Papers
present a paper, send the
following by Monday, March 28, 2011 to Melinda Scheperle (email@example.com (re:paper)
- Cover Page: Include
the author’s name, institutional affiliation, and undergraduate status
(class), as well as the name, phone number and address of the student’s
abstract of no more than 150 words must precede the body of the paper.
- Paper: Professional, properly formatted paper on an
empirical, theoretical or analytical topic related to sociology or
- Formatting: Papers
must exhibit appropriate sociological citation style, with a standard
Word-processed papers, in 10 or 12-point font, should not exceed 25
double-spaced pages, not counting reference list,notes and appendices. Instructor’s corrections, comments
and grades should not appear on the submitted
paper. The paper title must
appear at the top of the first page and as a running head on all
- Paper Competition: Indicate at the bottom of the cover page (see
item 1 above) if you are also submitting your paper for one of the
following awards: Mary Alice Ericson (Freshman-Sophomore);
Manford Kuhn (Junior-Senior); Stephen
Theory and Research); Ward
Reynoldson (Criminal Justice).
Succinct identification of issue(s) illustrated in the paper and
summarized in the abstract; Review of the relevant professional
literature; Methodological Rigor (if empirical); Organization;
Disciplinary Relevance and Contribution; Creativity; Overall Quality.
present a poster, send
the following by March 26, 2012 to Melinda Scheperle (firstname.lastname@example.org (re:poster)
- Cover Page and Abstract: See items 1 and 2 under Paper
- Synopsis: A
minimum 5 page (double-spaced, properly formatted) overview of a topic
related to sociology or criminology/criminal justice.
information on the conference, please contact Melinda Scheperle (email@example.com) 319.335.3254, Kevin Leicht (firstname.lastname@example.org) 319-353-2813 , or Phyllis Baker (email@example.com).