Couch-Stone Symposium in Des Moines (16-18 May, 2019) #sssi #sociology

Teaching & Symbolic Interactionism

Couch-Stone Symposium

May 16-18, 2019

Des Moines, Iowa

Hilton Des Moines Downtown

Keynote Speakers

Maxine Atkinson, North Carolina State University

Nancy Berns, Drake University

Kerry Ferris, Northern Illinois University


How should Symbolic Interactionism be taught in the undergraduate classroom? How can the Symbolic Interactionist perspective improve any college course? How should we be passing along Symbolic Interactionism to the next generation of scholars? How can Symbolic Interactionist research on teaching and learning inform our practice? We hope to address all these issues in the upcoming Couch-Stone Symposium on “Teaching and Symbolic Interactionism.”


We are seeking:

Papers on all aspects of the scholarship of teaching and learning

Proposals to organize panels related to the conference theme

Papers for open paper sessions

Proposals to organize sessions

Please email submissions to by March 30, 2019.

Registration is free and most meals are included!

For Hotel Reservations please click HERE!

Co-Organizers:           Laurie Linhart, Des Moines Area Community College

David Schweingruber, Iowa State University

Student Directors:     Steve Beeman, Iowa State University

David W. Wahl, Iowa State University

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The Society for the Study of Symbolic Interaction (SSSI) is an international professional organization of scholars interested in the study of a wide range of social issues with an emphasis on identity, everyday practice, and language.
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