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Ongoing calls are also avaialble.

Calls for Submissions

 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

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   

2016 80th Annual Meeting of the Southern Sociological Society

March 29 - April 1, 2017
Greenville, SC
Hyatt Regency

Conference Theme and Call for Participation:The theme for the 2017 meeting is “Diversities: Inequality, Inclusion, and Resistance.” Our aim is to build an intellectually stimulating program by organizing mini-conferences and by encouraging the submission thematic panels and papers that address issues related to this theme and other important substantive areas. Please see Christopher Ellison’s article in the The Southern Sociologist (Volume 48, Number 1) for more details on the conference theme.

Submission Deadline: November 15, 2016
Please be sure to first Pre-Register for the annual meeting. You may then complete submissions through the online system. All submissions must include the title, extended abstract, author names and contact information. Submissions must be received by the above deadline in order to be listed on the program.

Submission Types:
(1) Individual Papers: You may submit extended abstracts of individual papers for inclusion in a regular paper session. These abstracts will be organized into sessions by the program committee members on the basis of common themes. All regular paper submissions should include:
             (a) the title of the paper,
             (b) names, affiliations, and contact information for each author, and
             (c) an extended abstract. Extended abstracts should be approximately 450-550 words and organized with the
                  following three section headings: Objectives, Methods, and Findings.

We acknowledge that these section headings may not apply to all submissions. We expect you to provide information that is relevant to your submission. The program committee will assign individual paper submissions to a regular paper session, a roundtable, or the poster session.

(2) Poster Presentations: You may submit abstracts of individual papers for inclusion in a poster session. All poster submissions should include:
            (a) the title of the paper,
            (b) names, affiliations, and contact information for each author, and
            (c) a brief abstract. Posters should display relevant objectives, theory, methods, results, and conclusions in a way
                 that is accessible (readable from a distance of 6 feet) and visually appealing.

(3) Research Incubator Submissions: You may submit extended abstracts of individual papers for inclusion in a research incubator session. Research incubator sessions connect graduate students and junior faculty with senior faculty to receive focused feedback on a research proposal at any stage of development. All research incubator sessions will include 3 presenters and 1 mentor. All presentations will be limited to 10 minutes to allow for feedback and discussion. If you are interested participating in a research incubator session, please designate your extended abstract accordingly in the online system. Please use the guidelines for Individual Papers (above) when formatting your extended abstract.

For the 2017 annual meeting, complete session proposals (proposed sessions with proposed speakers) should be submitted to the program chairs for consideration.

Submit your presentation today for SSS2017!

To Book Your Hotel Room at SSS 2017, click here. Members can also call 1-864-235-1234 and reference “Southern Sociological Society” to receive the conference rate. In recent years, we have had multiple overflow hotels. It is really important to book now.

The SSS conference rate for rooms at the Hyatt Regency is $159/night. Deadline for booking within the SSS Annual Meeting room block at the Hyatt Regency is March 10, 2017.

Meeting Participation: All program participants (presenters, presiders, discussants, panelists, etc.) must be registered for the annual meeting. With the exception of undergraduate observers and undergraduate affiliates of SSS Departmental Member Departments, anyone attending the meeting or participating in the program must be current dues-paying members of SSS. Please note that conference attendees are strongly encouraged to Pre-register for SSS2017 on or before March 1, 2017. Those who register after this date will pay On-Site Registration fees. Members will have the opportunity to renew dues during the pre-registration process.

Limitations on Program Appearances: Because meeting rooms and time slots are limited, participants may serve in no more than two presentation roles (author of a paper, panel participant, workshop leader, poster presenter, etc.). There are no restrictions on the number of times a participant may serve as a session presider or discussant.

Equipment: LCD projectors with VGA connectivity will be available for all panel and paper presentations to facilitate computer-based presentations. However, presenters and/or panel organizers are required to bring their own computers.

For more information, please go to the Southern Sociological Society Meeting page.

Please direct any additional questions about the conference program to: program@southernsociologicalsociety.org

*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.

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.

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.