Student Section

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The NCA Student Section is designed to meet the needs of undergraduate and graduate students, answer questions about the discipline, facilitate ideas, and make sure their voice is represented in this national organization. Like other divisions and sections of NCA, we have sponsored panels and a business meeting at the annual convention. Your membership in this group means you have a chance to participate in how this organization is run, whether you are elected to one of many leadership positions or you choose to review papers or chair/respond to a panel. This opportunity will prepare you for future tasks such as being a reviewer for a journal article. The NCA Student Section sponsors competitively selected papers, panels, and other programs at the annual convention. We emphasize methodological plurality and encourage people from different epistemological foundations to submit their papers to this section. The top paper winner is recognized during the business meeting and receives a cash prize for their excellent work.


  • Chair – Trevor Kauer
  • Vice Chair – Nathaniel Repay
  • Vice Chair-Elect – Emily Pfender
  • Immediate Past Chair – Kristina Lee
  • Secretary – Seth McCullock 
Legislative Assembly
  • Trevor Kauer
  • Kristina Lee
  • Emily Pfender 

SS Membership 

Official count taken each January.

108th Annual Convention -- New Orleans, LA -- Nov. 17 - 20, 2022

Convention Calls
  • SS Call -- Deadline: Thu, 3/31 2022 3:00 AM EDT
Award Calls
Business Meeting Minutes
Interest Group Election