Thank you for planning to join us at UA Little Rock for the 49th Arkansas Sociological and Anthropological Association’s Annual Meeting. The theme this year is “Sustainable Social Sciences.”
The year 2020 has been identified as the “Climate Turning Point” – if we are unable or unwilling to reduce CO2 emissions, the possibility of keeping global warming below 2 degrees Celsius is nil. Failure to do so will negatively impact our world physically, environmentally, economically, and sociologically. Sustainable Social Sciences aims to focus on the role of sociology/criminology/anthropology in understanding the effects of climate change on society during this crucial time.
Similarly, we can understand sustainability more broadly. Sustainability can be applied to our teaching, research, practice, and activism within all our disciplines. What do sustainable social sciences look like? What sustains social science programs? Are there changes that need to be made or alternatives to be considered in order to keep us sustainable?
We invite you to explore these issues with us at the 2019 ASAA annual meeting. There will be 16 paper presentations, a film screening, and a panel discussion.
Registration for the conference is available on-site from 8:00-8:30am and will remain open throughout the day, in the Ledbetter Rooms A & B, Donaghey Student Center.
The ASAA meeting is a wonderful opportunity to connect with fellow sociologists, criminologists, and anthropologists across Arkansas, share research, and discuss issues of interest.