Banquet Payment Options

1) You can pay online by credit card, or

2) You can pay by check. Send your registration form (pdf or Word) and check payable to DCSS to Wilbur Hadden, DCSS Treasurer, or 4819 43rd St NW, Washington, DC 20016.

Sample Delicious Banquet Menu


Busboys House Salad (Vegan/Gluten-Free) - with baby kale, carrot and jicama tossed in yuzu vinaigrette

ENTRÉE (Choice of One)

___Fried Chicken (Gluten-Free) - herb cornmeal-encrusted chicken breast with a chardonnay cream sauce; served with mashed potatoes and collard greens

___Blackened Salmon (Gluten-Free) - with lemon-butter sauce and served with wild rice and asparagus, topped with tomato corn shallots salsa

___Tri-Color Quinoa (Vegan) - red quinoa, asparagus, spinach, red peppers, yellow peppers, roasted tomatoes, shallots, olive oil sauce

___Vegan Stir Fry (Vegan) -soy “chicken”, snow peas, baby carrots, shiitake mushrooms, red onions, garlic, ginger sesame sauce, brown rice


___Chocolate Cake, ___Cheesecake, ___Carrot Cake 

BEVERAGES: Fountain drinks (unlimited sodas and iced tea), coffee. There will also be a cash bar.

US research universities have long endeavored to be cosmopolitan places, yet the disciplines of economics, political science, and sociology have remained stubbornly parochial. Despite decades of government and philanthropic investment in international scholarship, the most prestigious academic departments still favor research and expertise on the United States. Why? Seeing the World answers this question.

2015 DCSS Banquet Slideshow

DCSS Annual Banquet

Each year, DCSS holds an Annual Banquet at one of the many wonderful dining and event venues in D.C.  This year, we are returning to the glorious Busboys and Poets: 

2018 DCSS Annual Banquet

​Thursday, May 24, 2018
Busboys and Poets, 14th and V St NW
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Please sign up by Wednesday, May 16th.

This year our banquet speaker will be Professor Cynthia Miller-Idriss from American University, who will be talking about a part of her forthcoming book Seeing the World: How US Universities Make Knowledge in a Global Era (with Mitchell Stevens and Seteney Shami, forthcoming, Princeton University Press):

We are so excited about this presentation.

We will also celebrate our Morris Rosenberg winner - Professor Amy Best from George Mason University, for her book Fast-Food Kids: French Fries, Lunch Lines and Social Ties (NYU Press 2017). As one reviewer wrote, "In Fast-Food Kids, Amy Best takes us beyond the hype about obesity epidemics and food deserts, vividly bringing us into the world of young people and their food cultures." Come out and celebrate Amy with us!

And come learn more about the Irene B. Tauber student paper award winners. We’re in the process of reviewing all the excellent submissions we received. Winners will be notified soon. 

You can register for the banquet and pay for your DCSS membership either online by credit card or by check (see address to the right). If you have any questions about your membership status, feel free to contact Wilbur Hadden, DCSS Treasurer, If you have any questions about the website or online registration, feel free to contact Johanna Bockman, DCSS webmaster,

The banquet is a great way to network with faculty and students from DC area colleges and universities, as well as the many DC sociologists working outside academia. The evening is always great fun.