New England Sociological Association
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Founded in 1970 as the Massachusetts Sociological Association, NESA is a regional organization committed to the continuing improvement of sociological research, teaching, and practice. With approximately 150 members throughout New England and beyond, NESA provides a forum for the scholarly exchange of ideas, both contributing to and reflecting the most recent advances within the discipline of sociology.
The Association sponsors two conferences each year: a Spring Conference in April, and a Fall Conference in November. The Spring Conference is centered on the presentation of original research, while the Fall Conference typically focuses upon teaching and professional development.
Because professional organizations draw their strength from their membership, Nesa continually seeks new members and the ideas and energy that they contribute.
The Apple Award recognizes quality teaching within the discipline of sociology. It is typically presented at the annual fall conference, and the recipient is selected from nominations received from the membership by September 15.
The Sociologist of the Year Award recognizes contributions to the discipline either through academic scholarship or through outstanding service to the broader community of sociologists, beyond the recipient's own academic department and institution. It is typically presented at the annual spring conference, and the recipient is selected from nominations received from the membership by January 15.