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Calls for Submissions     

Teaching Sexual and Reproductive Health to Adolescence with Disabilities
Call for Paper Abstracts
May 31 2018

Edited by
Tafadzwa Rugoho1
France Maphosa2

Abstracts due on 31 May 2018 

Issues of sexual and reproductive health have gained global attention. There has been a call to make sexual and reproductive health accessible to all populations. People with disabilities have been long denied their rights to access sexual and reproductive education (Rugoho and Maphosa 2017). They have long been treated as asexual beings. Teachers and parents are reluctant to discuss sexual and reproductive issues with adolescents with disabilities.  This is regardless of them being highly exposed sexual abuse and resultant unplanned pregnancies and HIV and other sexually transmitted infections ((UNICEF 2011). 

The United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD) which became part of international law stipulates that governments should guarantee access to sexual reproductive health to people with disabilities (United Nations 2007). The purpose of this book is to share different experiences on teaching Sexual and Reproduce Health to adolescence with disabilities since the adoption of the UNCRPD. Academics, activists, parents and teachers have since devised many ways of teaching sexual and reproductive issues to adolescence with disabilities. The intention of the book is to share these experiences. What have been best practices so far? Policy issues will also be discussed. 

Teaching Sexual and Reproduce Health to Adolescents with will be published by reputable publisher. We intent to publish this book with either Routledge, Palgrave or Anthem Press. All chapters will be subject to a rigorous peer review process. 

Areas of interest that chapters might address include 

  • Communication and language
  • Policy issues
  • Curriculum development
  • Pregnancy prevention
  • Sexually transmitted infections
  • Unplanned pregnancy
  • Sexual violence and sexual function
  • Pleasure and satisfaction
  • Hygiene
  • Men who have sex with men,
  • Promotion of sexual health
  • Sex education: theory and practice
  • Sexual health services.
  • Development of sexual organs
  • Menstruation
  • Men sexual and reproductive health  

Submission procedure 

Potential authors are invited to submit chapter abstracts of not more than 500 words, including a title, 4–6 keywords, and a brief bio, by email to Tafadzwa Rugoho ( ) by 28  June 2018. (Please indicate in your proposal if you wish to use any visual material, and how you have or will gain copyright clearance for visual material). Authors will receive a response by 30 July 2018, with those provisionally accepted due as chapters of approximately 6000 words (including references) by November 2018 for peer review. If you would like any further information, please contact Tafadzwa ( ). 

About the editors 

Tafadzwa Rugoho is a PhD Sociology candidate at Kwa Zulu Natal and a lecturer at Great Zimbabwe University in the Department of Development Studies. Tafadzwa holds an MSc Development, MSc Strategic Management and a BSc Sociology. He has authored a variety of book chapters and journal papers on disability issues as well as presenting papers at research conferences in this area over the past five years. Tafadzwa is coediting two book titled Disability and Media – African perspectives with Mike Kent and Philippa Mutswanga and Marriage, Sexual Rights for People with Disabilities in Africa with Christiane Peta and Gilliet Chigunwe. Both book will be published by Routledge 2019. He has worked for a variety of disability organisations for more than 15 years. Tafadzwa is disabled and he is a disability activist. 

France Maphosa is a Professor of Sociology and Anthropology at the University of Botswana. Maphosa’s research interests include, the sociology of organizations, participation, disability, rural livelihoods, labour studies and alternative dispute resolution (ADR). He has been awarded several research grants including the ORREA Senior Scholars Research Grant, CODESRIA Advanced Research Fellowship Grant and the CODESRIA National Working Group Research Grant. He has more than 15 years’ experience of University teaching. He has taught at both undergraduate graduate levels. He has so far successfully supervised three PhD thesis and several Masters’ dissertations. Maphosa has written extensively. He has a number of books and papers to his name.

The Journal of Social Issues (JSI)
Call for Papers - Special Issue
Deadline: July 1, 2018

The Journal of Social Issues (JSI) and special issue editors Kathleen Bogart and Dana S. Dunn seek proposals for papers for an upcoming issue on ableism. Ableism refers to stereotyping, prejudice, and discrimination toward people with disabilities—a group that has been called the forgotten minority. Comprising approximately 15% of the world’s population, people with disabilities have historically been one of the most underrepresented groups in social science research and public policy. Paper topics for the proposed issue include but are not limited to the causes and consequences of ableism (e.g., attitudes research), intrapersonal responses to ableism (e.g., self-concept, disability identity), and interpersonal or collective responses to ableism (e.g., activism and ableism interventions). Paper topics may address social scientific concerns for disability broadly speaking or may concern various types of disability, including but not limited to specific disabilities, invisible disabilities, rare/uncommon disabilities, living with undiagnosable illness, intellectual disabilities, mental health disabilities, chronic illness, the disclosure of disability, or the intersectional experiences of disabled persons. JSI is a publication of the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues; however, contributions from all social science disciplines are sought. Quantitative and qualitative empirical research papers as well as theoretical and conceptual reviews are welcome.

Submissions for initial consideration should consist of detailed abstracts of 2-4 double-spaced pages followed by a short biography (limited to half a page) of each author. The detailed abstracts should describe the theoretical underpinnings of the work, the methodological approach taken, and implications for social policy. For empirical articles, the abstract should include descriptions of the sample, methods, and primary findings, and in the case of quantitative articles, statistical power analysis. Qualitative submissions will be strengthened by authors' consideration of COREQ or SRQR guidelines. For review articles, the abstract should include descriptions of the means by which the work reviewed was chosen (e.g., selective, supportive, exhaustive) and primary conclusions. Note that submissions must be based on nearly-completed work. Proposals based on empirical research for which the outcomes are unknown (e.g., in progress or future studies) would not be appropriate. 

Submit detailed abstracts and biographies by July 1, 2018, to Kathleen Bogart at   Questions and inquiries may also be directed to Dr. Bogart. Approximately 10 papers will be selected for the final issue. The special issue editors plan to notify authors of selection decisions by early September 2018. Completed manuscripts will be due December 1 and must adhere to JSI author guidelines.

Journal of Community Practice
Ecosocial Work and Social Change in Community Practice
Guest Editors: Komalsingh Rambaree, Meredith Powers, and Richard Smith
Deadline: August 15, 2018

This special issue will focus on contexts, policies, practices and challenges related to ecosocial work for social change within community practice. Ecosocial work uses social and ecological ideas in promoting the well-being of all, particularly through community practice. Ecosocial work is primarily focused on interventions towards meeting the United Nations’ sustainable development goals for ending poverty, protecting the planet, and ensuring prosperity for all. In essence, the ecosocial work approach promotes fair and sustainable use of ecosystem resources in supporting the well-being of all as well as the use of green social work, or interprofessional green care practices that bring people into contact with nature. How can ecosocial work create social responses to a changing environment? This is one of the 12 Grand Challenges for Social Work articulated by the American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare. A critical ecosocial work perspective questions modern societal structures (e.g., economic models), values, beliefs, and ways of life, and pays particular attention to the socio-economic, political structures, and geospatial issues of both community and society.

Possible topics include:

• Ecosocial work for social change in community practice (e.g., contexts, concepts, approaches, methods, strategies, challenges, etc.).
• Roles and contributions of ecosocial work community practice and policies for achieving the sustainable development goals as advanced in the 2012 Global Agenda for Social Work and Social Development
• Integration of environmental justice in the classroom consistent with the recommendations of the Committee on Environmental Justice of the Council on Social Work Education.
• Interprofessional /multi-disciplinary nature of ecosocial work (e.g., interprofessional training, cross-sectoral collaboration, multi-sectoral planning, and other holistic approaches).
• Impact and implications of climate change, environmental crisis, and natural disasters with a focus on vulnerable, marginalized, and disenfranchised communities.
• Impact of environmental governance on vulnerable, marginalized, and disenfranchised communities.
• Ecosocial work and glocal communities, including but not limited to coastal communities and international ports.

Contributions can include:

• Full-length original research articles (up to 25 pages)
• From the Field (max. 15 pages)
• From the Classroom (max. 15 pages)
• Innovations in Community Research (max. 15 pages)

SUBMISSION DETAILS – Deadline August 15, 2018 Manuscripts should be submitted online by August 15, 2018 and labeled FOR SPECIAL ISSUE - ECOSOCIAL WORK for consideration by the special issue editors. Submission is via http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/wcom. Manuscripts should not exceed the above page limits; all pages should be double-spaced (including the abstract, references, tables and figures). References, citations, and general style of manuscripts should be prepared in accordance with the APA Publication Manual, 6th ed. Review the complete Instructions for Authors at www.tandfonline.com/WCOM - click on INSTRUCTIONS FOR AUTHORS.


• Komalsingh Rambaree, University of Gävle, Sweden, kolsie@hig.se
• Richard Smith, Wayne State University, USA, smithrichardj@wayne.edu
• Meredith Powers, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, USA, MCFPowers@UNCG.edu

For more information click 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    

15th Women's Leadership Symposium in Oxford

March 21, 22, & 23- St John’s College, Oxford
August 1, 2, & 3- Somerville College
December 5, 6, & 7- Somerville College

You are invited to give a talk on an aspect of women's studies, or you may wish to attend as an observer or panel member. The Symposium is interdisciplinary and seeks to cover a broad reach of women's leadership issues in both the public and private sectors. The expectation is that much of the discourse will be concerned with cultural, religious, social, and economic conditions of women and the initiatives that may be most effective in the remediation of the various forms of gender discrimination.

If you would like to present a paper, you will be requested to submit a brief abstract for review by the Programme Committee. The abstract submission deadline for the March Conference is 5 March. Abstracts are reviewed on a rolling basis and notifications are sent within a week of submission. Symposia Participants may submit complete papers (six weeks after the conclusion of the meeting attended) to be peer-reviewed by external readers for possible inclusion in Symposium Books or sponsored academic journals. The early registration deadline is February the 5th and the regular registration deadline is 7 March.

See our website for suggestions on topics and abstract/registration deadlines and accommodation. Follow us on Twitter @OxfordSymposia3 for updates on keynote speakers and other information.

Society for Applied Anthropology (SfAA) 

April 3-7, 2018
Philadelphia, PA

The Society for Applied Anthropology (SfAA) invites abstracts (sessions, papers and posters) for the Program of the 78th Annual Meeting in Philadelphia, PA, April 3-7, 2018.  The theme of the Program is “Sustainable Futures.

The Society is a multi-disciplinary association that focuses on problem definition and resolution.  We welcome papers from all disciplines.  The deadline for abstract submission is October 15, 2017.  For additional information on the theme, abstract size/format, and the meeting, please visit our web page (www.sfaa.net/annual- meeting/).

If you have a webpage for links, please add the following:

The Society for Applied Anthropology is pleased to announce our 78th Annual Meeting in Philadelphia, PA, April 3-7, 2018. 

For meeting information visit www.sfaa.net/annual-meeting/

Please contact me if you have any questions.
Trish Colvin

Society for Applied Anthropology
PO Box 2436
Oklahoma City, OK  73101
405-843-8553 (fax)

Mid-term Conference of the European Sociological Association’s Research Network 15
Global, Transnational & Cosmopolitan Sociology

April 19-20 2018
University of Helsinki

Drawing on C. Wright Mills’ (1959) notion of the sociological imagination, this conference seeks to advance our disciplinary gaze beyond that of the nation/state/society to envision a sociology attuned to the global. As such, we aim to bring together researchers studying global phenomena (from the synchronisation of national policies to the global trade in wine), transnational practices and relations (from remittances to parenting to political action), and emergent cosmopolitan identities or communities. Underscoring these themes is a commitment to the study of the human world as a single place – a worldwide community – a global tribe of Moderns(Alasuutari 2016).

Today we live in a world in which states, social groups and individuals are becoming increasingly integrated into networks that span the globe. Yet, at the same time we are also witnessing a greater fragmentation in which some actors respond to globalisation by withdrawing from global networks, retreating into the perceived security of nation-states, ethnic groups or local communities. This tension is nothing new, but in a world of recurrent economic crises, terrorist attacks and increasing political conflicts, the need for a global sociological imagination appears pressing.

Reflecting these times, we call for abstracts that focus upon social and political phenomena that extend beyond the borders of the nation/state/society and address their impact on the lived experiences of social groups and ordinary individuals. In particular, we welcome sociological contributions that seek to generate multi-scalar understandings of complex social phenomena that move between the levels of the individual, local, national, transnational, and global. Please refer to our list of workshops for more details.

Please send your abstract to   by January 15th, 2018 indicating the workshop in which you would like to participate. Should you have any questions regarding this mid-term conference, please email the organisers at the address above.

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.

The Association for Humanist Sociology (AHS) Annual Meeting 

November 8-11, 2018
Wayne State McGregor Memorial Conference Center
The Association for Humanist Sociology is a community of sociologists, educators, scholars, and activists who share a commitment to using sociology to promote peace, equality, and social justice. 

The Association for Humanist Sociology (AHS) invites submissions for its Annual Meeting. This year’s theme set by President David G. Embrick is “Sociology for Whom? Real Conversations and Critical Engagements in Amerikkka.”  This meeting calls for us to address: 1) how to engage and commit to make all sociology public sociology; and 2) how to best address and engage in research, dialogue, and action regarding inequalities and the intersections of inequalities in our society, our institutions, and amongst ourselves.  The conference also features two mini-conferences on “Environmental Inequality” and “Immigration in the U.S.” For more information, please visit https://www.humanist-sociology.org/2018-meeting.html or email   Deadline for submissions is June 15, 2018.

For more information on the AHS Annual Meeting, click here.
For more information on the Immigration in the U.S. mini-conference, click here.
For more information on the Environmental Inequality mini-conference, click here.

44th Annual Meeting of the Social Science History Association
“Histories of Disadvantage: Meanings, Mechanisms, and Politics”

November 8-11, 2018
Phoenix, Arizona

The drivers and distribution of disadvantage remain as enduring concerns for social scientists. Theunfairly disadvantaged has operated as a contested category, leading to schisms within and between groups, across racial, ethnic, and socio-economic divides, sometimes by virtue of gender, sexuality, faith,or flag. In recognition of these concerns, we seek panel proposals and papers that examine how history,politics, culture, institutions, and organizational practices shape (and are shaped by) these disadvantages. We also welcome papers that generate historically-informed theory and that thicklydescribe disadvantaged and disadvantaging life-worlds. We construe the topic of disadvantage broadly,including its causes and consequences as well as the shared understandings held by both thedisadvantaged and those facilitating such conditions.

Although the work of social science historians and historically-informed social scientists has no limits intime or period, contemporary debates remind us of past important events that have affected disadvantage around the globe, including the Taiping Rebellion, the 1871 Brazilian Law of Free Birth, the 1874 failure of the Freedmen’s Savings and Trust, the 1911 Mines and Works Act No 12 in South Africa, the 1935 Social Security Act (excluding agricultural workers and domestic servants), the 1944 GI Bill in the US, the 1945dropping of the atomic bomb on Hiroshima, the 1964 Civil Rights Act, the 1965 Supreme Court decision giving married couples (but not unmarried women) the right to use birth control (Griswold v. Connecticut),the 1969 Stonewall Rebellion, and the Court’s overturning of the Defense of Marriage Act in 2013. We areinterested in papers that explore these and other moments where disadvantages are re-set or put inmotion, altering trajectories that are demographic, political, economic, or phenomenological in nature. Asthese examples suggest, the goals of social inclusion and political incorporation have pursued, but not been limited to, material gains. We are therefore interested in work that addresses inequalities in the distribution of power, wealth, recognition and respect while attending to the historical particulars of the unexpected, the unrecognized, and the concealed.

The 2018 Program Committee seeks panel proposals that speak to the theme of “Disadvantage,” but wealso welcome, as always, individual papers and panels on all aspects of social science history and historically-informed social science. (See the list of network organizers for the range of topics regularlyengaged by conference panels.)

The 2018 conference will be held November 8-11 at The Hyatt Regency Hotel in Phoenix, Arizona.

How do I apply for a Graduate Student Travel Grant to help pay the cost?
Also starting in December 2017, information about, and applications for, Graduate Student Travel Grantswill be available at http://ssha.org. Notification of travel awards will be timed to accompany paper acceptances.

Program Committee Co-Chairs for the 2018 Conference:
Barry Eidlin, Department of Sociology, McGill University
Damon W. Mayrl, Department of Sociology, Colby College
Linda S. Reeder, Department of History, University of Missouri