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There is no charge to place an announcement on this website. Announcements for call for papers, book chapters, or articles will be posted until the submission deadline. Conference announcements will be posted until the date of the conference has passed.

Ongoing calls are also avaialble.

Calls for Submissions 

Special Issue for Emerging Adulthood 

Ethnic and Racial Identity Development from an Interdisciplinary Perspective
Special Issue Editors: Enrique Neblett, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, USA, Wendy D. Roth, University of British Columbia, Canada, Moin Syed, University of Minnesota, USA
Deadline: June 1, 2017 

Ethnic and racial identity is a core developmental task for many emerging adults (roughly ages 18-29), especially those from ethnic and racial minority and immigrant backgrounds. Ethnic and racial identity is a topic studied within numerous disciplines in the social sciences, humanities, and the arts, but there are relatively few attempts to bridge across disciplines. 

The purpose of this special issue is to provide a forum for understanding ethnic and racial identity from an interdisciplinary perspective. Manuscripts that adopt disciplinary approaches that are not frequently represented in Emerging Adulthood (e.g., sociology, anthropology, youth studies, ethnic studies, public health, education, social work, biological/genetic/neuropsychology, demography, economics, and political science, among others) will be considered, as will manuscripts that take multi- and inter-disciplinary approaches. Manuscripts from authors outside of psychology and human development are particularly welcome, but we also welcome authors who attempt to integrate psychology/human development with other disciplinary perspectives. Manuscripts that focus exclusively on emerging adults, or on emerging adults and other age groups, are preferred. However, we will consider manuscripts that focus on any age, recognizing that some disciplines focus on additional ways that ethnic and racial identities develop or change after emerging adulthood as the result of distinct social processes. Submissions from outside the United States are highly desired. All types of manuscript submissions will be considered: empirical (qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods are equally valued), theoretical, methodological, and reviews/meta-analyses. 

Initial proposals consisting of a 300-500 word abstract, including author information and tentative title, are due by June 1, 2017. Authors should clearly articulate the disciplinary, multi-disciplinary, or interdisciplinary focus of the proposed manuscript. Proposals should be submitted through the online portal,https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/ead, selecting the “Special Issue: Ethnic and Racial Identity” submission option.

Authors will be informed by June 15, 2017 whether they will be invited to submit a full manuscript. Full manuscripts will be due by September 15, 2017 and will be subject to peer-review.  Full articles are generally expected to conform to the 6,000 word limit (main text only), but longer articles will be permitted for qualitative, mixed methods, multi-study, and other complex methods that require additional space.

For more information or to submit a proposal, please contact the Special Issue Editors, Enrique Neblett ( ), Wendy Roth ( ), or Moin Syed ( ). For more information on Emerging Adulthood please visit http://eax.sagepub.com/

Special Issue: The Journal of Public and Professional Sociology

"Online Teaching in Sociology: Problems and Prospects"
Co-editors: Linda Treiber and Mel Fein
Deadline: April 30, 2017

Online teaching has become increasingly popular, however, its future and validity remain controversial. Contributors to the Special Issue are invited to submit articles that address difficulties, successes, and/or best practices in distance learning.

Submission due date is April 30, 2017.

More information about the journal can be found at: http://digitalcommons.kennesaw.edu/jpps/

Please direct questions to co-editors Linda Treiber or Mel Fein

A Special Issue of Feminist Criminology

Women at Work in Criminal Justice Organizations
Special Issue Editors: Cara E. Rabe-Hemp and Susan L. Miller
Deadline: June 15, 2017

One of the more enduring feminist concerns is why women remain disadvantaged and oppressed in the workplace. In criminal justice professions this debate is shaped not only by academic inquiries but by questions about the relation between women's oppression and liberation. The aim of this special issue is to explore the feminist critique of the under-representation of women at work and the gendering of the division of labor in criminal justice professions. We are particularly interested in articles that highlight the processes that socially construct the requirements of work which favor the powerful, support organizational class hierarchies embedded with inequality, and bureaucratic decision making in which inequalities are reproduced. We also seek articles that consider how women impact organizations, as well as policymaking intended to make the workplace equal. All articles should have either a policy or practice implication section that addresses women and work in criminal justice.

Possible topics include:

• The marginalization of female criminal justice professionals, as well as women of color, and gay, lesbian, bisexual and
   transgendered criminal justice professionals, by the working ethos of white    heterosexual working class men.
• The impact of institutional structures and policies on the health and well-being of female criminal justice professionals.
• The social exclusion of women from the process of defining how work is structured in the criminal justice workplace.
• The influence and consequences of overtly masculine social constructions of criminal justice work.
• The accomplishments and successes of women criminal justice professionals.
• The possible influence of neoliberal policies and/or the current political climate on efforts to diversify the criminal justice
  profession.

We welcome papers that address one or more of these questions drawing on qualitative or quantitative methods, theoretical development, or policy analysis. Prior to submitting a paper, please email a 500-word abstract/proposal to Cara E. Rabe-Hemp (cerabe@ilstu.edu) and Susan L. Miller (slmiller@udel.edu) by February 1, 2017. If your abstract/proposal is selected, we will invite you to submit a paper to this special issue. Papers should be limited to 30 pages. All submissions will undergo anonymous review.

If you have questions, please contact the Corresponding Guest Editor: Cara Rabe-Hemp at ccing Susan L. Miller at . Please put “Special Issue” in the subject line.

Deadline for submissions is June 15, 2017 with an anticipated publication date in early 2018. See the pdf version of the call for papers here

 Ongoing Calls for Submission

African Journal of History and Culture  is an open access journal that provides rapid publication (monthly) of articles in all areas of the subject.The Journal welcomes the submission of manuscripts that meet the general criteria of significance and scientific excellence. Papers will be published approximately one month after acceptance. All articles published in AJHC will be peer-reviewed. 


The mission of Catalyst: A Social Justice Forum is to bring together research and multimedia from multiple disciplines that is oriented toward the understanding and practice of social justice, broadly defined. By offering an innovative, peer-reviewed space that is open to rigorous research from all disciplines, as well as offerings from outside of academia, we hope to push the ideals of social justice to new levels. Catalyst: A Social Justice Forum runs on a rolling submission deadline for its general issues. Please see the Call for Submissions page for details and click the Submit Article link on the left to submit manuscripts or media files.


The Journal of Applied Social Science publishes original research articles, project reports, teaching notes, and book reviews on a wide range of topics of interest to social scientists in applied, public, clinical, and practice contexts.  All submissions are processed electronically. Send your submission to our editor at 


Research in Social Movements, Conflicts and Change, a peer-reviewed volume published by Emerald Group Publishing, is inviting submissions for Volume 41 of the series. This RSMCC volume has a special focus on non-state actors and political conflicts but it will also attend to the broader themes of the series. Volume editor Julie Mazzei (Kent State University) welcomes submissions that fall within one of two areas: (1) research focused on the roles and motivations of non-state actors in conflicts or post-conflict situations in the post-Cold War era; or (2) research generally relevant to understanding the dynamics of social movements, conflicts, or change. We are particularly interested in research focusing on the motivations and interests of non-state violent actors (NSVAs) in the post-Cold War era; the role of identity and/or ideology in the conflicts or resolutions of so-called “new wars;” the impact of NSVAs in conflict and/or peace-making; and the ways in which IGOs and NGOs interact with NSVAs in conflicts or post-conflict zones. RSMCC boasts quick turn-around times, generally communicating peer review-informed decisions within 10-12 weeks. For more information, please visit the RSMCC website:http://www.emeraldinsight.com/products/books/series.htm?id=0163-786X


The official journal of ASA’s Section for Racial and Ethnic Minorities, Sociology of Race and Ethnicity will publish the highest quality, cutting-edge sociological research on race and ethnicity regardless of epistemological, methodological, or theoretical orientation. While the study of race and ethnicity has derived from a broad and deep tradition of interdisciplinarity, sociology indeed has often been at the forefront of scholarly understanding of the dynamics of race and ethnicity; yet, there exists no journal in sociology devoted to bringing together this important theoretical, empirical, and critical work. Sociology of Race and Ethnicity will provide a fulcrum upon which sociologically-centered work will swing as it also seeks to provide new linkages between the discipline of sociology and other disciplines and areas where race and ethnicity are central components. The submission portal can be found at: http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/sre


Taiwan International Studies Quarterly,  Published by the Taiwan International Studies Association. The journal accepts manuscripts in Chinese or English.   Manuscripts or any submission inquiry for Taiwan International Studies Quarterly should email to Executive Editor Dr. Jolan Hsieh at 

Conferences/Annual Meetings   

*FREE* Invisibility: The Power of an Idea

36th Social Research Conference
April 20-21, 2017
The New School, New York

Invisibility figures prominently in our intellectual and social lives. It is a thread running through all human endeavors. Invisibility can lead to a quest for understanding as well as render us disenfranchised. From our everyday lives to the sciences, the social sciences, and the humanities, join us in exploring the seen, the unseen, and the unseeable.

With Simon Critchley, Wendy Doniger, Gerald Holton, Mona El-Naggar, Priyamvada Natarajan, Darryl Pinckney and more. For a more detailed agenda visit: www.centerforpublicscholarship.org

New Directions in Critical Race and Ethnic Studies Conference

April 27 – 29, 2017
University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Critical race theory has transformed how scholars and activists study and understand race in the United States and beyond. Its tenets draw attention to the structural bases of race and ethnicity and its practical consequences, the role of intersectionality in producing inequality, and how racial projects are formed and altered. Few intellectual movements have so radically shaped how we think about racial inequality.

The New Directions in Critical Race and Ethnic Studies conference will focus on the legacy, contributions, and future of critical approaches to the study of race and ethnicity; particularly, the role of critical race and ethnic studies in promoting social justice.

Possible topics include, but are not limited to: Colorblindness, Intersectionality, Global Racism, Policing, The State, Whiteness, and #BlackLivesMatter. 

We welcome both young and established scholars, as well as activists, to submit an abstract or attend the conference and engage in these important conversations. Registration is free and will be available soon. Learn More

16th Annual Cambio de Colores Conference

June 14-16, 2017
University of Missouri
St. Louis

We are excited to reach out to you concerning the 16th Annual Cambio de Colores Conference. It will be held from June 14-16, 2017 at the University of Missouri- St. Louis. The Cambio de Colores Conference is a three day event in which interdisciplinary researchers, practitioners, and community leaders converge to discuss the research and  practices for welcoming and integrating new immigrant populations in new destination areas of the United States, including the health and wellness of Latino newcomers. This conference is organized by the University of Missouri’s Cambio Center. 

At this time, we are receiving proposals for conference presentations. Please see the Call for Presentations  (http://cambiodecolores.org/2017/docs/2017call.pdf)  below for details on how you can submit a proposal. There is no doubt that  this is a distinctive environment that is made even more so by the facilitators of the conference that are eager to introduce new research as well as best practices.

 Campus Responses to Sexual Misconduct: Pausing to Consider the Implications
A national conference on campus sexual violence

Spetember 21-22, 21017
University of Kentucky

In 2015, the President of UK entrusted CRVAW faculty with development, implementation, analysis and interpretation of a campus climate/violence survey. The Campus Attitudes Toward Safety (C.A.T.S.) survey is believed to be the only population-based climate survey of its kind and recently was launched for the third consecutive year. To learn more about the C.A.T.S. survey and our campus partners, click here.

Emerging from this commitment from the President's Office, our Center has now sponsored two conferences for local (2015) and regional (2016) institutions who were interested in our survey and experience. The planning of this year's conference is in direct response to the greater national interest in our conference, and will be sponsored by the UK President's Office.

For a list of speakers please click here.

15th Conference of The International Society for Quality-of-life Studies (ISQOLS)

September 28-30, 2017
Innsbruck, Austria

ISQOLS conferences provide a space for scholars to present their research findings on quality-of-life, well-being, and happiness, as well as to discuss their relevance for policy making. ISQOLS gathers scholars from all corners of the world, from many disciplines, with different methodological and theoretical perspectives, and following different approaches, but with one common goal: generating research-based knowledge to contribute to the well-being in societies.

Abstracts for oral presentation, poster presentation or symposia can be submitted online: http://www.isqols2017.org/
Deadline for the abstract submission is February 14th, 2017.
Notification of acceptance will be e-mailed to the presenting author by March 30th, 2017; together with detailed information and guidelines.

For more information click here.

2017 Annual Meeting of the Association for Humanist Sociology (AHS)

“Imagining Possibilities: Humanists Connecting to Better Fight Oppression”
Havana, Cuba ~ November 1-5, 2017

The AHS has chosen to hold its 2017 annual conference in 2017 in Havana, Cuba. To accomplish this, AHS is excited to partner in this exciting adventure with the Faculty of Latin American Social Scientists at the University of Havana. The conference theme calls for us to examine how class, race, gender, and sexuality have been used over the past five centuries to establish and maintain inequalities around the world. Submissions related to the conference theme or more broadly to the AHS mission of equality and social justice should be sent to . For complete information on the conference, visit: www.humanist-sociology.org/cuba2017

International Scientific Conference

May 9-11, 2018
University of Lower Silesia, Poland

The work of William Thomas and Florian Znaniecki is interdisciplinary work as a source of constant inspiration for sociologists, psychologists, anthropologists and cultural theorists from different countries.

The conference was organized to celebrate the 100 - anniversary edition 'Polish Peasant in Europe and America' it is to highlight the importance of this publication in the development of various scientific disciplines and conducted in their area of ​​research.

Undoubtedly, there is a need to meet in an international environment, first of all, to celebrate the 100th anniversary edition 'Polish Peasant in Europe and America "(1918-2018), but also to exchange experiences related to the development of the biographical method in different countries.

We propose that the conference agenda focused on four main thematic areas:

  • previous experience in the use of biographical method as a research approach and practical (achievements, problems, methodological criticism)
  • current ways of implementing the biographical approach, including for example the experience of participants of the conference,
  • prospects for the development of the biographical approach in social studies and humanities,
  • identified experience, processes and changes in the human biography made by various researchers.

 For more information click here.