Symposium Details

The 35th annual SEUSS will be held Friday and Saturday, February 24-25, 2017 at Morehouse College. The symposium is co-sponsored by Morehouse College Department of Sociology and the Emory University Department of Sociology. The Symposium provides undergraduate students a unique opportunity to participate in a professional meeting. Students may present a paper or a panel. Any area of sociological significance is welcome.

Students who submit full papers by the January 31, 2017 deadline will be eligible for an Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Research (1st place $100, 2nd place $75, 3rd place $50) and have their papers published in Challenge OnLine, the interdisciplinary journal of Morehouse College. All presenters receive a Certificate of Professional Participation and all abstracts are published in the Symposium Proceedings.

To view proceedings, click here: SEUSS 2017 Proceedings

The registration link is below. A printable copy of the Call for Papers is accessible by clicking here: SEUSS Call for Papers

Opening Banquet.

An opening plenary banquet will be held on Friday, February 24, 2017 for all participants. Please consult the webpage for more information and updates.

Application Procedure.

The deadline for receipt of abstracts is Tuesday, January 31, 2017.

  • Students interested in presenting a paper should submit a one-page abstract with the full name and institution of the presenter.
  • Students interested in organizing a panel should submit a one-page abstract with full names and institutions of the organizer and panel participants.
  • Abstracts should include enough detail to allow reviewers to make informed decisions.
  • Abstracts must be accompanied by a statement from a faculty member indicating that the paper or panel will be complete and ready for presentation on February 25, 2017.
  • Email the abstract from the faculty sponsor’s email as an MS Word attachment to Dr. Adria Welcher at adria.welcher@morehouse.edu. Name the submitted file as follows: LASTNAME_FIRSTINITIAL_SHORT TITLE. Please type “SEUSS ABSTRACT” in the subject line of the email.

Notice of Acceptance. Students will receive notification of acceptance and registration information for submitting the complete paper; submitting detailed information on the panel; and presentation procedures for both formats the week of February 6-10, 2017.

A nominal registration fee of $25, payable to: Morehouse College – Sociology, is charged to help defray the costs of the Friday evening banquet and publication of the Proceedings. Information about last year’s SEUSS and regular updates on application, registration, and accommodations are available at http://www.sociology.emory.edu/SEUSS/.

Register Here: http://bit.ly/SEUSS2017

Should you have any questions or concerns, please contact Dr. Welcher at adria.welcher@morehouse.edu

Speaker. The 2017 Speaker is writer, producer, and director Curtis Chin. 

Curtis has written for ABC, Disney Channel, and Nickelodeon, and won awards from the National Endowment for the Arts, New York Foundation for the Arts, and the San Diego Asian American Film Foundation. As a community activist, he co-founded the Asian American Writers Workshop and Asian Pacific Americans for Progress. His first film, Vincent Who? has screened at nearly 400 colleges, NGOs and corporations in four countries. Curtis is currently a Visiting Scholar at NYU.

Directions to Morehouse College and Parking.

From the North/Downtown

From I-75/85 South to I-20 West. Take Exit 55B, which is Lee Street/Ft. McPherson/Atlanta University Center. Turn right at the traffic light onto Westview Drive and proceed two blocks to the campus.

From the South/Hartsfield International Airport

From I-75/85 North to I-20 West.Take Exit 55B, which is Lee Street/Ft. McPherson/Atlanta University Center. Turn right at the traffic light onto Westview Drive and proceed two blocks to the campus. From the East

From the West

From I-20 West.Take Exit 55B, which is Lee Street/Ft. McPherson/Atlanta University Center. Turn right at the traffic light onto Westview Drive and proceed two blocks to the campus.

From the East

From I-20 East. Take Exit 55A, which is Joseph Lowery Blvd./West End. Turn left onto Joseph Lowery Blvd. and proceed through four traffic lights. At the fourth traffic light, turn right onto West End Avenue. Turn left at next light, which is Westview Drive, and proceed to campus.

Campus Map.

Parking is available in the parking deck (37a) at a rate of $2 total for 2 hours or $3 total for 2-24 hours. 

The banquet will be held in The African American Hall of Fame (2nd Floor of King Chapel) (31a)

The workshops will be held in the Shirley A. Massey Executive Conference Center (35)

The Family Institute is located in John H. Wheeler Hall (27)