Nebraska Undergraduate Sociological Symposium

Nebraska Undergraduate Sociological Symposium logo2022 NUSS Conference
University of Nebraska- Lincoln
November 4th, 2022

Conference Program/Schedule Coming Soon!

Call for Papers

The faculty of the Nebraska Undergraduate Sociological Symposium (NUSS) take great pleasure in announcing the NUSS Annual Meeting. NUSS 2022 will be held on Friday November 4th, at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. NUSS is open to sociological work written by any undergraduate student while they attended a Nebraska college or university.

Deadline for Submissions is: October 25th, 2022.

If you are a UNK undergrad, or recent grad, and would like to present at this conference, please contact Dr. Maughan Spencer in the Sociology Department to submit your proposal!

Students are encouraged to submit research papers, theoretical papers, or literature review papers for presentation. Students and their faculty are also encouraged to submit full panels or sessions for presentation, in which students present together about a specific topic or student experience (i.e. service learning, community engagement, group research, study abroad).

What is NUSS and Who Can Participate?

NUSS is the Nebraska Undergraduate Sociological Symposium. NUSS supports undergraduate student research in sociology and encourages critical thinking and social action. Students present papers or projects at a yearly conference hosted by member colleges and universities in the state of Nebraska. Each year participating campuses around Nebraska host the event designed to stimulate student interest and engage our undergraduates with social issues locally, regionally, and globally.

With the occurrence of the pandemic, NUSS has been on hiatus for two years. As we rebuild interest and momentum in this conference, please consider presenting and/or attending.

NUSS welcomes undergraduate student submissions from around the state. The goal is to provide Nebraska undergraduates with a platform to present papers and creative projects, as well as prepare students to present in an academic, yet supportive environment. NUSS also gives the opportunity for networking, obtaining graduate school information, and attending informative student panels on topics such as undergraduate research fellowships, internships, and study abroad.

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A special thank you to all students, past and present who have made this a success. We are grateful for your passion and dedication to the discipline!