2023 SOM Annual Conference

October 13th • Gustavus Adolphus College, St. Peter, MN

This year's theme
Conflict & Resolution

2023 Conference Schedule & Program

Get details on all the events, speakers, and programming happening over the two days of the conference.

Headshot of Dr. Anastasiia Timmer.
Keynote Speaker

Dr. Anastasiia Timmer

Assistant Professor of Criminology and Justice Studies at California State University

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Call for Presentations

We welcome submissions for sessions, papers, posters, and panels. Please send the title and a brief abstract (~ 3 sentences or 100 words maximum) for review to Conference Coordinator, Sadie Pendaz-Foster spendaz-foster@inverhills.edu with the subject line Sociologists of Minnesota Submission. If you would like to submit a paper or serve as panelist for one of the sessions below, please indicate the session title in your email. We welcome original research on local or global issues, theoretical or applied areas, works in progress, and discussions on teaching from students, faculty, researchers, scholars, community activists, policy makers, and fellow conscious citizens.

Submission Deadline: September 15th, 2023

Proposed Panels / Sessions

Caroline Rose Student Paper Competition

The Caroline Rose Student Paper Competition is a great opportunity for students to share their work with a professional audience! The Sociologists of Minnesota is offering cash prizes for first-and second-place within the undergraduate and graduate divisions. All winners receive free conference registration, meals, and membership in SOM. Winners are expected to present at our Annual Conference on October 13th. All submissions will be reviewed by at least two members of the Student Paper Competition Committee using a rubric, and all students will receive feedback from the Committee on their work, even if they do not win an Award. Faculty, please invite your students to enter their papers in recognition of their outstanding work under your guidance. Students, we welcome you to submit one or more papers. Such a submission (and win) looks good on your resume and/or graduate school application and recognizes your outstanding engagement as a student sociologist. *Please see the accompanying rules of the competition. If there are no acceptable papers, prizes will not be offered.*

Please submit an electronic version (Word or PDF) of the paper to via email to Aaron Hoy (aaron.hoy@mnsu.edu). Please also indicate in your email whether you are an undergraduate or graduate student.

Papers involving human subjects must have Institutional Review Board (or its equivalent) approval and must note the receipt of approval in the methodology section of the paper.

Submission Deadline: September 15th, 2023

For questions, Please contact Aaron Hoy aaron.hoy@mnsu.edu

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Travel Info & Contact Information

Hotel Accomodations

AmericInn by Wyndham St. Peter
700 North Minnesota Ave
Saint Peter, MN


Call (507) 931-6554 to book
Room block discount through Sept. 11th with code SOM.
Available for October 12th and 13th.