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JOURNAL Call for Abstracts


Special Issue on Heirs’ Property

Journal of Rural Social Sciences

Authors are asked to submit abstracts (not to exceed 150 words) by March 18, 2022 for consideration. Following initial desk-review by the special issue editorial team, authors of selected abstracts will be invited to submit full-length papers (not to exceed 9,000 words) by June 1, 2022. After a second desk-review, selected manuscripts will be sent out for the journal’s regular double-blind peer review process.

Each abstract should be submitted as a Word document in an email attachment to Special Issue Co-Guest Editor Robert Zabawa (, with JRSS Editor in Chief John J. Green ( and JRSS Managing Editor Elizabeth Sweeney ( copied.


2021 SRSA Awards Presented

Posted February 7, 2021


  • David Nii Tackie, Presidential Award

  • Brooklynn Wynveen, Excellence in Teaching (pictured, at right)

  • Cynthia Rice, Excellence in Extension

  • Gene Theodori, Jin Young Choi, Diego F. Alvarez, and M. Jade Zimpher, Outstanding Professional Paper

  • Kara Alexis Woods, Lonnie Hannon, and Robert Zabawa, Outstanding Professional Paper

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SRSA Leaders Cited in National Racial Progress Study

Posted January 13, 2021


Annie Cafer and John Green were among a group of seven scholars across the country who contributed findings to a national study detailing the states that have achieved the most racial progress over time. 

Click here to read the Wallet Hub report "2021’s States with the Most Racial Progress."


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Dreamal Worthen serving as President of Rural Sociological Society


JDreamal Worthen, a past SRSA president and FCS Program Leader/Professor
Cooperative Extension Agent
College of Agriculture and Food Sciences
at Florida A & M University is serving as president of the Rural Sociological Society. 


New Special Issue of the Journal of Rural Social Sciences issue available-Rural Population Health and Aging

2022 Rural Sociological Call for Papers

Westminster, Colorado

August 4-8, 2022

Theme: The Global Reach of Rural Activism: The Community Voice for Imagined Possibilities

European Society for Rural Sociology (ESRS) Announcement


ESRS 2022 Satellite Events: far apart but still close together

“Just Rural Transitions: Opportunities and Challenges”

20-24 June, 2022

Call for contribution for the ESRS2022 Satellite event @ Switzerland

“New insights from family farm research through a focus on the farm household-farm operation interface”

The 2-day ESRS satellite event will be followed by a 1-day writing workshop aiming at outlining a scholarly paper proposing a research agenda to expand the family farm scholarship through a focus on the farm household/farm operation linkages. To facilitate in-depth exchange and discussions as well as networking, we plan to limit this event to 25 attendees. It is possible to only attend the 2-days event.

Full Detail Here

For questions about practical details of ESRS Satellite event, please contact:

John Green Elected to National Rural Sociology organization


John Green, a past SRSA president and editor of SRSA's Journal of Rural Social Sciences, is president-elect of the Rural Sociological Society.

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