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Oklahoma Sociological Association

As the primary organization for Sociologists and complementary disciplines in the state, the Oklahoma Sociological Association, provides a network for exchanging ideas with other researchers, students, teachers, practitioners and public citizens. Working primarily at the state and local level, the Association seeks to articulate with other state, local, national and international organizations in the hopes of fostering discourse in an atmosphere of mutual respect, support and openness to otherness.

OSA also reaches out to allied disciplines and welcomes a wide array of people and ideas. In past recent conventions, for example, in addition to our core group of Sociologists we have been enriched and enlivened by the work of scholars from Criminology, Social Work, African & African-American Studies, Women’s & Gender Studies, Religious Studies, Environmental Studies, Biology, Human Ecology, Geography, Psychology, Political Science, Film & Media Studies, Rhetoric, Communication and Cultural Studies.

This is a time of renaissance for the organization. In November of 2017, the Oklahoma Sociological Association had its conference on the beautiful flagship campus of the University of Oklahoma in Norman, OK. By all measures, it was lively, successful, educational, and one of the most well-attended conferences in recent memory.

After several years of having gone dark, OSA’s journal, Free Inquiry in Creative Sociology, is open once again, and is planning on soon publishing an issue. Under the capable Editorship of Dr. Christopher Hill, the journal is housed in the Sociology Department of the University of Oklahoma.