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Call for Papers

Call for Papers
Department of History of Science and Ideas, Uppsala University, 9-10 June 2023

This two-day conference of the Society for the History of Recent Social Science (HISRESS), at Uppsala University in Sweden, will bring together researchers working on the history of post-World War II social science. It will provide a forum for the latest research on the cross-disciplinary history of the post-war social sciences, including but not limited to anthropology, economics, psychology, political science, and sociology as well as related fields like area studies, communication studies, history, international relations, law, and linguistics. The conference aims to build upon the recent emergence of work and conversation on cross-disciplinary themes in the postwar history of the social sciences.

Submissions are welcome in such areas including, but not restricted to:

  • The interchange of social science concepts and figures among the academy and wider intellectual and popular spheres
  • Comparative institutional histories of departments and programs
  • Border disputes and boundary work between disciplines as well as academic cultures
  • Themes and concepts developed in the history and sociology of natural and physical science, reconceptualized for the social science context
  • Professional and applied training programs and schools, and the quasi-disciplinary fields (like business administration) that typically housed them
  • The role of social science in post-colonial state-building governance
  • Social science adaptations to the changing media landscape
  • The role and prominence of disciplinary memory in a comparative context
  • Engagements with matters of gender, sexuality, race, religion, nationality, disability and other markers of identity and difference

The two-day conference will be organized as a series of one-hour, single-paper sessions attended by all participants. Ample time will be set aside for intellectual exchange between presenters and attendees, as all participants are expected to read pre-circulated papers in advance.

Proposals should contain no more than 1000 words, indicating the originality of the paper. The deadline for receipt of abstracts is February 10, 2023. Final notification will be given in early March 2023 after proposals have been reviewed. Completed papers will be expected by May 5, 2023.

Please note that published or forthcoming papers are not eligible, owing to the workshop format.

The organizing committee consists of Jenny Andersson (Uppsala University), Jamie Cohen-Cole (George Washington University), Philippe Fontaine (École normale supérieure Paris-Saclay), Leah Gordon (Brandeis University), Jeff Pooley (Muhlenberg College), and Per Wisselgren (Uppsala University).

All proposals and requests for information should be sent to

Call for Papers
The Sociological Enterprise in Action: or What's Sociology got to do with it..

Below is a Call for Proposals/Papers for a Special Issue of Critical Sociology.  For full considerations, proposals are due by February 15, 2023 and finished papers no later than July 1, 2023. Please send questions, proposals, or etc. to Dr. Rodney D. Coates (

The Sociological Enterprise in Action: or What's Sociology got to do with it..(from Tina Turner..What's Love got to do with it..)  A biblical pronouncement attributed to one of the disciple's states, "Faith without works is dead.  I wonder to what extent we can also note that theory without results is dead.  This special issue will examine the sociological praxis/practice and attempt to determine what results (positive or not) can be attributed to our discipline.  Are we just producers of volumes, and articles, that fill our vitae, libraries, and bookshelves?  Or does our work have an impact?  What would happen if we did not do sociology?  Would we be missed?  If we fall, would we make a sound?  Or would the world meander on?  Is it enough to wait for the "revolution"? Will it be televised? Can we facilitate its coming?  What about such things as the cradle-to-prison pipeline, the glass/plastic/Triple ceiling, the plight of immigrants, the working poor, etc..etc...Is all we can do is bemoan the problems and document the lack of progress, or are there some real sociological initiatives bearing fruit?
Call for Papers
Race and Ethnicity: The Sociological Mindful Approach

California State University, Sacramento professors Jacqueline Brooks, Heidy Sarabia, and Amanda Shigihara invite authors to submit a chapter to the second edition of their undergraduate reader Race and Ethnicity: The Sociological Mindful Approach. This work is under contract with Cognella Academic Publishing.

We designed the reader for students in undergraduate race and ethnic inequalities courses, with the goal of enhancing critical discussions through sociological mindfulness. The sociological mindful framework engages readers, holding them accountable for the development of their own sociological consciousness. We hope to encourage students to become problem solvers in the arena of race discourse, rather than passive observers or casual critics. The overall approach employs four unique angles: fresh narratives on current issues of race and ethnic inequalities; the bridging of larger macro-level explanations with smaller micro-level experiences; the connection of sociological theory with sociological research; and the development of critical debate and analysis with an emphasis on self-reflection.

We are soliciting powerful, engaging works that offer a healthy discussion of specific topics within the arena of race and ethnic inequalities. Submitted chapters should help students define, understand, and apply important concepts, theories, and perspectives within the field. Each work should prepare students for higher levels of learning, such as analysis, evaluation, and creativity.

Selected works should fit into one of the following categories:

  • The Criminal Justice System
  • Identity, Wellness, and Society
  • Communities and Housing
  • Work, Occupations, and the Economy
  • The Educational System
  • Popular Culture & the Media
  • Social Change and Mobilization

Please click the following link for detailed descriptions of each section including potential topics: Book Sections

Each chapter submission should contain the following features: 12 – 15 double-spaced manuscript pages (about 4500-word count), an opening title, list of authors, abstract, opening quote or illustration, goals of the chapter, introduction, two – three levels of heading within the body of the manuscript, and illustrations and/or vignettes (as necessary). In addition, provide a strong conclusion with key words, discussion questions, exploratory research questions and suggestions for further readings. Please click the following link for a full description of the Chapter Guidelines.

All full submissions are due January 31, 2023. Please e-mail your submission and/or questions to Authors will be notified of their acceptance no later than February 15, 2023.

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Midwest Sociological Society
2023 MSS Annual Meeting (March 23-26, 2023 | Minneapolis, MN)

The 2023 MSS Submission portal is now open!

All submitters must access the online portal by logging in to the MSS website*. You do not have to be a member to submit to the annual meeting program. However, you will need a MSS profile. This requirement assists us in better communication with you, our potential presenters, throughout the process. Once you log in to the website, you will find the submission portal link on the "My Profile" page in the blue menu bar.

All submissions must be entered via the online portal. Once you enter the online portal, you will be prompted to enter specific information, including your session format, topic and abstract. Depending upon the session type, you may need to provide additional  information. You can find detailed instructions on how to submit on the MSS Submission Portal page.  Please be consistent with your MSS profile when entering email address(es) in your submission contact information.

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Call for Papers for Inaugural Conference
Im/migrant Well-Being: A Nexus for Research and Policy
The Im/Migrant Well-Being Scholar Collaborative (IWSC)

Conference Organizers: Elizabeth Aranda, University of South Florida – Immigrant Well-Being Research Center; and Elizabeth Vaquera, The George Washington University – Cisneros Hispanic Leadership Institute.

Dates and Location: February 17-18, 2023, St. Petersburg, Florida – Hilton

Theme: Immigration is not just a legal process, nor is it a finite process that ends upon an im/migrant’s arrival in a new place or country. It shapes the daily lives of im/migrants and their families, as well as the communities in which they settle. And yet, despite this profound and long-lasting impact, policy discussions on immigration too often focus solely on its large-scale economic dimensions, sometimes overlooking the central questions about the lived experiences of im/migrants, such as: How do immigrants navigate physical space? How do they understand themselves and their place in their new and old communities? How do they access services covering basic needs? Especially in a renewed wave of heightened surveillance, policing, detention, and xenophobic political attacks on im/migrants and their families, generating empirical work that promotes the humanity of im/migrants and the realities of their lived experiences is crucial for developing impactful social policies and interventions. Moreover, while academic research exists on the lives and needs of im/migrants, there can be a disconnect among scholars from different disciplines, as well as between the academy and the policy-making world. 

The Conference on Im/Migrant Well-Being seeks to bridge these gaps by bringing together scholars from diverse disciplinary and biographical backgrounds, and community partners to critically realize the potential of engaged scholarship through a focus on im/migrant well-being. Organizations such as the CDC, NIH, and UN conceive well-being as encompassing social, emotional, relational, economic, psychological, and physical aspects, and as a critical concept for both creating public policies and analyzing their impact. Im/migrant well-being thus serves as a nexus for research from the humanities, applied sciences and social sciences, as well as the work of community organizations. Well-being as a global mission explicitly addresses the needs of peoples excluded in contemporary empirical and policy-making approaches. This conference aims to attract a broad and interdisciplinary audience of scholars on immigration, minoritized groups and identities, intersectionality, public policy and public administration, public health and health sciences, media studies, political sociology, and social movements, among others. 

Given the relevance of this topic for policy, the overall goal of this conference is to not only provide a venue for scholarship on im/migrants and their well-being, but also to provide attendees with the tools to translate that work for greater impact outside the academy. Conference participants will contribute to constructing more interdisciplinary frameworks for studying the lived experiences of im/migrants, while also learning from experts and participating in workshops on how to communicate their work for diverse audiences. As the conference seeks to bring together diverse perspectives, potential research topics related to im/migrant well-being at the individual, familial or community-level and how they relate to practices, programs, or policies, could include, but are not limited to the following intersecting areas:

  • Social well-being, such as studies of social activities, work, or access to social resources
  • Relational well-being, such as studies of families, friendships, or support networks
  • Emotional well-being, such as studies of life dis/satisfaction, emotions, or resilience
  • Psychological well-being, including studies of identity, safety, mental health, or uncertainty
  • Physical well-being, such as studies of stress, dietary and activity habits, or access to medical interventions
  • Economic well-being that centers im/migrants themselves and/or their families, such as access to legal representation, health, food, and housing
  • The intersections of some or all of these forms of well-being as they relate to state violence, such as im/migrant detainment, forced expulsion, and raids.

Additionally, the Cisneros Hispanic Leadership Institute at The George Washington University has committed resources to sponsor a panel specifically on the well-being of Latinx & Caribbean im/migrants in the United States. Submissions under this theme may follow the research areas suggested above, but should explicitly focus on or address the experiences and needs of Latinx & Caribbean im/migrants.

Conference Objectives:

  1. To connect academic researchers from varying disciplines and career levels whose scholarship shares a common potential for improving im/migrant lives in a continuing network with resources and systems to support their work.
  2. To bridge the gap between policy/legal discussions on immigration and academic research by building the translational skillset of scholars and increasing the visibility of scholarship that centers im/migrant experiences.
  3. To identify areas of future research and partnership among scholars and with relevant community partners and organizations.

Outcomes: All Conference attendees will participate in workshops on how to translate academic work for public audiences. Additionally, the Im/migrant Well-Being Scholar Collaborative will identify a select group of presenters whose work is particularly well-suited for policy change. This cohort of scholars will be sponsored by the Collaborative to continue working with policy specialists and to present their work to lawmakers and relevant stakeholders at a summit in
Washington, DC later in the year.

Deadlines: Please submit an extended abstract (up to 2000 words, including references) of your paper in which you identify a research question, theoretical framework, data source and methodology, as well as present the preliminary findings of your study and policy implications by October 14, 2022. The submission form can be found at: Contributors should note that this call is open and competitive. Additionally, submissions must be based on original and unpublished material. Graduate students seeking to submit their work should include a letter of recommendation from their advisor. Authors will be notified of our decision no later than October 31, 2022. Complete papers will be due December 15, 2022. The Collaborative will pay for one hotel room per selected paper at the Hilton in St. Petersburg during the dates of the conference: February 17 – 18, (arriving the 16th), 2023. Breakfast and lunch will be provided on both days of the conference. Questions should be directed to the organizers via email at

Call for Papers (Book/Special Issues)

Call for Papers
Social Work Practice Innovation and Social Determinants of Health: Social Work Expertise for Achieving Health Equity

The editors of Social Work in Health Care have share this exciting call that I imagine is a great fit for much of the work this group is engaged in. The special issue is entitled: Social Work Practice Innovation and Social Determinants of Health: Social Work Expertise for Achieving Health Equity.

The goals of the special issue are to expand our understanding of the complex intersectionality of SDOH, inequity, racism and health outcomes. They welcome submissions that use innovative social work perspectives to advance understanding of the effects of SDOH on health and well-being, provide evidence-based strategies for the education and clinical practice of social workers and other health care professionals, and/or discuss programs or interventions aimed at mitigating the effects of SDOH.  Papers reporting quality improvement or program evaluation of initiatives that address SDOH and health outcomes (e.g., advocacy, policy development, practice changes) are also welcome. Link to the call is

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Call for Proposals
Sociology of Education Association
51st Annual Conference (February 23-26, 2023 | Pacific Grove, CA)

The novel coronavirus upended life across the world beginning in 2020. Every sector of society was affected and forced to change in response to the global health crisis—including education as students had to be educated virtually. Adding to the trauma of the global health pandemic a “racial reckoning” of sorts swept across the United States after the murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Minnesota in May of 2020. Racial equity, racism, and structural health inequities were at the forefront of public dialogue, and were reminders of how closely intertwined our schools and colleges are with broader sociocultural communities and contexts. Educators found themselves addressing these realities head-on in a variety of ways. Gloria Ladson-Billings called this time period a tale of four pandemics related to (a) health inequities, (b) economic instability, (c) climate change, and (d) racism and increasing racial violence that acutely impacted schools. In consideration of the 50 yearsof the Sociology of Education Association and the over 100 years of the sociology of education, our field must consider how these four pandemics 1) shaped and continue to shape our education, schools, and colleges; 2) highlight inequalities and inequities that have been documented for decades; and lastly, 3) how the field must take what we have learned to shape new ideas, research trajectories, and opportunities to expand current dialogues. We seek papers that engage with the past 50 years of research on the sociology of education, examine the impact of the four pandemics on education, and also look forward to defining new and innovative ways to understand educational inequality.

The Sociology of Education Association (SEA) invites proposals for its 2023 meeting that explore these issues in educational contexts and processes broadly defined. We invite both theoretical and empirical contributions and encourage submissions that draw upon a wide array of data sources, levels of analysis, and methodologies. The Sociology of Education Association (SEA) will gather in person for its 51st annual conference February 23rd-26th, 2023. Please submit a detailed 2-page preĢcis that includes a brief discussion of the topic, pertinent literature and theory, research methods, findings, and study significance to THIS FORM. For the purposes of deidentified review, be sure your submission is free of identifiers (names, affiliations etc. in the body and filename of the précis). The submission deadline is October 28, 2022. Direct questions to the SEA Conference Co-Chairs, Dr. Catherine K. Voulgarides and Dr. Carson Byrd, SEA membership is not required to submit a proposal, but all presenters and conference attendees must pay a registration fee to attend, thereby becoming members for one year commencing with the start of the conference.


Junior Theorists Symposium
SUBMISSION DEADLINE: March 1st, 11:59pm Eastern Time


The 17th Junior Theorists Symposium (JTS) is now open to new submissions. The JTS is a conference featuring the work of emerging sociologists engaged in theoretical work, broadly defined. Sponsored in part by the Theory Section of the ASA, the conference has provided a platform for the work of early-career sociologists since 2005. We especially welcome submissions that broaden the practice of theory beyond its traditional themes, topics, and disciplinary function.

The symposium will be held as an in-person event on Thursday, August 17 prior to the 2023 ASA Annual Meeting in Philadelphia, PA.  

It is our honor to announce that Claire Decoteau (University of Illinois-Chicago), Greta Krippner (University of Michigan), Victor Ray (University of Iowa) will serve as discussants for this year's symposium. Daniel Hirschman (Cornell University), winner of the 2022 Junior Theorist Award, will deliver a keynote address. Finally, the symposium will include an after-panel titled "Why Theorize?" This panel will seek to bring serious scholars, thinkers, and doers into conversation to explore convergences, tensions, and a range of possible responses to the question: why theorize?

We invite all ABD graduate students, recent PhDs, postdocs, and assistant professors who received their PhDs from 2019 onwards to submit up to a three-page précis (800-1000 words). The précis should include the key theoretical contribution of the paper and a general outline of the argument. 

Successful précis from last year's symposium can be viewed here.

Visit the Junior Theorists Symposium website to learn more. 

Please note that the précis must be for a paper that is not under review or forthcoming at a journal.

As in previous years, there is no pre-specified theme for the conference. Papers will be grouped into sessions based on emergent themes and discussants' areas of interest and expertise. We invite submissions from all substantive areas of sociology, we especially encourage papers that are works-in-progress and would benefit from the discussions at JTS.

Please remove all identifying information from your précis and submit it via the Google form linked above. Wendy Li (University of Wisconsin-Madison) and Jon Shaffer (Johns Hopkins University) will review the anonymized submissions. You can also contact them at with any questions. By early April, we will extend 9 invitations to present at JTS 2023. Please plan to share a full paper by July 7, 2022. 

*Presenters should plan to attend in-person, though this may change based on the Covid-19 pandemic.

If you have any issues uploading your document, please send a copy of your précis with all identifying information removed to Please include your name and affiliation (University and Department) in the body of the emai

Midwest Sociological Society
Beyond the Academe: Community-Partnered Research and Teaching
March 23-26, 2023, Minneapolis, MN

In 2023, we find our conference located in what was–for many Americans–the start of an awakening of a new consciousness of the enduring and evolving legacies of structural inequality in the United States.  The murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis, and the events that followed, (re)opened critical conversations that sociologists have been leading for decades.  These conversations, and their implications, have not taken place solely in the classroom–we have seen these critical conversations about structural violence applied to community organizing, policy change, program evaluation, organizational leadership, and other levels. With the rise in social media and other platforms for knowledge sharing from community leaders, advocates and activists, members of the academy have been exposed to a diverse set of critical thinkers and doers, who offer key insights about and solutions to many of the core sociological questions.  More often than not, however, these parallel conversations–community and academic–do not join together to co-create solutions.  This conference, held in a city still recovering from the deaths of Daunte Wright, George Floyd, and countless unknown others, offers an opportunity for MSS members to discuss the future of community-engaged/partnered learning and research and the ways in which we use our roles as sociologists to support epistemic justice.  Learn more about epistemic justice at . 

In discussion with MSS members and the program committee, some ideas for sessions have arisen, including: CBPR research, engaging community members as lecturers in classes, communicating research/evaluation data to community audiences, first-generation scholars doing research in similar communities, careers outside of academia, faculty advising to students interested in non-academic careers, and equitable practices in activism/advocacy.  The submission portal will open in early September, with more information sent via email and on the website in advance.

As we plan for the 2023 conference, please join us for a variety of virtual opportunities offered throughout the year. These will include webinars for students interested in non-faculty jobs, a virtual panel of non-academic sociologists, and more. Watch your email inbox and the website for more information!  

The submission portal will open on or about September 6, 2022. The submission deadline is November 7, 2022.

We look forward to seeing you in Minneapolis!
LaShaune Johnson, 2023 Program Chair and MSS President-Elect
Genesis Fuentes, 2023 Student Director

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National Institutes of Health (NIH) Grant Opportunity
Advancing Healthcare Toward Health Equity

The increasing prevalence of multiple chronic conditions (MCCs) among U.S. adults has posed several clinical and public health challenges, especially in providing preventive services, attaining optimal treatment and control of coexisting MCCs, and subsequently preventing fatal or disabling complications. Several health care models have demonstrated improvements in disease-specific health outcomes or the facilitation of care coordination; however, the impact of these models on attaining optimal control and prevention of complications associated with MCCs has not been fully tested or evaluated.

Therefore, this funding opportunity solicits applications to support innovative, multidisciplinary, and multi-level and/or multi-component research to study existing or newly proposed health care models designed to optimize the care of persons with multiple chronic conditions from U.S. populations that experience health disparities.

Health care models should focus on the integration/implementation of multiple guidelines of care to deliver optimal treatment and achieve recommended health outcomes. For the purpose of this FOA, chronic diseases of interest are those that have the highest prevalence and/or are associated with the greatest burden of morbidity, disability, and/or mortality among populations that experience health disparities.

NIMHD will consider application budgets over $500,000 in direct costs (excluding consortium F&A) in any year. Please email a scientific contact at least 6 weeks before submitting the application (preferably during the development process of the application) to discuss the proposed research project.

NIH Guide Number: PAR-22-092

Next Application Due Date: February 5, 2023

More Information Here:

Dissertation Research Grants 
Russell Sage Foundation

RSF's dissertation research grants (DRG) program supports innovative, high-quality dissertation research that addresses questions relevant to any of its priority areas: Behavioral Science and Decision Making in Context; Future of Work; Race, Ethnicity and Immigration; Immigration and Immigrant Integration; and Social, Political, and Economic Inequality. Proposed projects must be closely aligned with the funding priorities listed on our website for any of these areas, contribute to our mission to improve social and living conditions in the U.S., and demonstrate appropriate use of relevant theory, innovative data, rigorous methods, and measures. The W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research will co-fund grants focused on employment-related issues. To be eligible, applicants must be enrolled doctoral students who have completed all program requirements except the dissertation.

The proposal deadline is February 1, 2023, for funding starting in Summer 2023.

RSF staff will discuss the program and the application process at a webinar on January 9, 2023, at 2PM ET. Register for the webinar here.

Call for Participants
Dissertation Research at Memorial University

Looking for never-married, voluntarily childfree women of color, Participants Wanted!!

My participant criteria are the following:

  • Single, never-married, voluntarily childfree women of color to include: Heterosexual, bisexual, lesbian, cis-women and trans women
  • Women who are celibate, asexual and sexually active
  • Currently single (not in a cohabitation relationship for at least 6 months prior to participating in the study)
  • Single (not in a cohabitation relationship) for the majority of their lives.
  • From the United States or have lived in the United States for at least ten years
  • Between the ages of 40 and 60-years-old.

Purpose of the Research
My name is Kimberly Martinez Phillips, and I am a Ph.D. Candidate in the Department of Sociology at Memorial University of Newfoundland and Labrador. I am conducting a research project An Examination of Single, Never-Married, Voluntarily Childfree Women of Color for my PhD doctoral dissertation under the supervision of Dr. Nicole Power and Dr. Allyson Stokes.

The purpose of this study is to examine the perceptions and experiences of women about their lives and how they feel about romantic love, singleness, relationships and sex. These women will self-identify and may not answer any question that makes them uncomfortable. I will conduct one online interview that will range from 1-2.5 hours in length.

Interviews will be audio-recorded and take place online
If you know anyone who may be interested in participating in this study, please give them a copy of this information. This study is not a requirement of any organization. Demographic Information will be requested.

Researcher Contact Information
Kimberly Martinez Phillips, Ph.D. Candidate
Memorial University of Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
Department of Sociology
(714) 227-6178

The proposal for this research has been reviewed by the Interdisciplinary Committee on Ethics in Human Research and found to be in compliance with Memorial University’s ethics policy. If you have ethical concerns about the research, such as the way you have been treated or your rights as a participant, you may contact the Chairperson of the ICEHR at or by telephone at 709-864-2861.

Call for Participants
International Study of Early Career Researchers

The University of Tennessee Knoxville in collaboration with CIBER Research in the U.K. was awarded a grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation to study early career researchers (ECRs) to learn about their work lives and their prospects and scholarly communication behavior, with the express purpose of learning the consequences of the pandemic for the scholarly community, as seen through the lens of tomorrow’s future professors and leading scientists and social scientists. More details of the project can be found here. In general, we consider ECRs to be not older than 45 and could include doctoral students, post docs, assistant professors, and other researchers who are pursuing or have completed a doctorate (we exclude tenured professors). 

Link to international survey of Early Career Researchers and the Pandemic: 

Virtual Events

There are no virtual conferences posted at this time.