Rural Studies Student Conference set for Nov. 1-2 at University Park

September 07, 2018

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — The Rural Sociology Graduate Association at Penn State will host its sixth annual Rural Studies Student Conference on Nov. 1-2 in the Oak Building at University Park.

This year’s conference, titled “Insurgent Sociology: Public Social Science Research in the 21st Century,” will take place Nov. 2, with a preconference keynote presentation scheduled for the afternoon of Nov. 1. The keynote speakers are Alfonso Morales, professor of urban and regional planning at the University of Wisconsin, and Lisa Pruitt, professor of law at the University of California, Davis.

Students interested in presenting at the conference are asked to submit a 250 to 300 word abstract of their work to by Oct. 15. Students from all disciplines and at all levels are invited to present their work. Abstracts may reflect thesis and dissertation work, as well as white papers, program design proposals, term papers or other research projects. Works from all stages of the research process are welcomed and encouraged for submission.

Conference registration is free but required. To register, visit Submission of an abstract is not required to attend. Information on lodging and transportation can be found at

Last Updated October 03, 2018