Call for Submissions and Conferences

If you wish to have a conference announcement posted, please send an email to ssspgra@utk.edu (Microsoft Word files and PDFs preferred). Please include a URL for more information, if available.

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 available.   

Call for Proposals
Network on Life Course Health Dynamics and Disparities in 21st Century America (NLCHDD)

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS

The Network on Life Course Health Dynamics and Disparities in 21st Century America (NLCHDD), funded by the National Institute on Aging, invites interested researchers to submit pilot proposals that have potential to better understand how US adult health and mortality outcomes are shaped by meso-level contexts. By meso-level, we mean the county, metro area, city, carceral apparatus, commuting zone, housing or labor market, hospital catchment area, and other contextual levels of influence that are not state-level but are also broader than local contexts such as neighborhoods. For more information about the NLCHDD, its pilot proposal program, and submission instructions, see: https://gero.usc.edu/nlchdd/pilot-projects/

FORMAT OF PROPOSALS

Cover page with title and investigator’s name and an abstract that clarifies the value of the research; NIH Face-Page (Form Page 1); NIH biosketch for all key personnel; a PHS 398 budget page and budget justification; plus 3-page proposal covering specific aims, significance, innovation, and research design/methods. Proposals using human subjects will need institutional IRB approval before funding is awarded. Note: When calculating total requested budget, IDC amount is part of the total budget and should be included on the budget form on the line that says “Consortium/Contractual Costs – Facilities and Administrative Costs.”

Investigators may request total (direct + indirect) costs in the range of $10,000-$20,000, with a limit of 8% on indirect costs (IDC). Funds can be used for research assistance, salaries, travel, data acquisition, etc. Principal Investigators must hold a PhD. We expect to make 4-5 awards.


Additional Requirements:

  • Subcontracts are not allowed.
  • Proposals must be submitted to and approved by the Principal Investigator’s office of sponsored research and be signed by an institutional official to be considered for review.

SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS: Please submit proposals as a single PDF file by Monday, October 12th to Kathy Forrest at agingnetwork@maxwell.syr.edu.

TIMETABLE

  • October 12, 2020: Proposals due to Kathy Forrest at agingnetwork@maxwell.syr.edu
  • Week of October 26, 2020: Notification of decisions and request for IRB approvals.
  • January 1, 2021: Estimated start date after receipt of NIA and IRB approvals.

Duration of Pilot Projects: Until June 30, 2021. See the FAQs page for information about timing: https://gero.usc.edu/nlchdd/pilot-projects/

For more information about scientific issues, please contact:

Jennifer Ailshire, University of Southern California (ailshire@usc.edu)
Sarah Burgard, University of Michigan (burgards@umich.edu)
Robert Hummer, University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill (rhummer@email.unc.edu)
Jennifer Karas Montez, Syracuse University (jmontez@maxwell.syr.edu)


For more information about administrative and budget issues, please contact: Kathy Forrest (agingnetwork@maxwell.syr.edu)

Call for Papers
Contemporary Perspectives in Family Research
Facing Death: Familial Responses to Illness and Death

Contemporary Perspectives in Family Research (CPFR), an annual series focusing on cutting-edge topics in family research around the globe, seeks manuscripts for a special volume: Facing Death: Familial Responses to Illness and Death. Although this volume is not limited to submissions related to the current health crisis, it does come at a time when illness and death are at the forefront of global discussions. Social processes surrounding illness and death vary greatly around the world and evolve with time— which has been made evident by the current global pandemic that has challenged the ways in which families operate and experience important life transitions, including the death ritual. To gain a better understanding of how families around the world respond to illness and death, this multidisciplinary volume of CPFR will address such topics as: how parents cope with the loss of a child, employment and caregiving, caregiving across national boundaries, the sandwich generation, gender differences in caregiving and the death process, the death ritual in times of quarantine, individual versus familial bereavement, and child/adolescent development following the death of a parent, among others.

Submission guidelines. Manuscripts should be limited to 40 double-spaced pages (not including tables, figures, and references), adhere to APA format, and submitted as MS WORD documents. Include an abstract of 150-200 words at the beginning of the manuscript. Christina L. Scott of Whittier College (USA) and Heidi M. Williams of Virginia Tech (USA) will serve as coeditors for the upcoming volume. Please submit manuscripts directly to the editors (cscott@whittier.edu and hmwill07@vt.edu). All manuscript submissions should be original work. Manuscript submission to this call for papers implies a commitment to publishing with CPFR. All manuscripts will undergo peer review.

The deadline for initial submissions is January 31, 2021. Direct all questions to the editors: cscott@whittier.edu and hmwill07@vt.edu.

Call for Papers
Digital Sustainability - Special Thematic Issue
Digital Policy, Regulation and Governancel Perspectives 

Overview of Special Issue
The issues of digital transformation and sustainability are extremely timely. This is simultaneously the age of digital transformation and the age in which humanity has established a coherent set of sustainability goals to be achieved by 2030, namely the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs). What is less commonly discussed is the role that digital technologies, digital skills, and digital social life will play in the pursuit and maintenance of a sustainable future. This special issue offers a forum for that conversation to emerge, as a venue in which social scientists, STS scholars, and other digital scholars can explore the concept of digital sustainability with an eye toward establishing a conceptual framework for defining and theorizing digital sustainability, for studying and assessing digital sustainability, and for plotting out applied methodologies for implementing principles of digital sustainability in real, augmented, and virtual spheres. Thus, the special issue on digital sustainability will open up new scholarly and applied conversations regarding precisely the intersection between digital aspects of human life and wider sustainability concerns for humanity and the planet.

The aims of the project are to connect contemporary scholarship in digital sociology with scholarship concerning sustainability, and thereby to carve out a new sub-field for digital sustainability.

The goals are as follows:
Establish a concept of digital sustainability, and to define the theoretical and conceptual parameters of the idea. Map out methodological approaches for the study and assessment of digital sustainability. Conceptualize how digital sustainability can be enhanced in applied settings. These goals will be met via the academic investigations assembled in the special issue.

Indicative List of Anticipated Themes
-Theorizing digital sustainability
-Measuring sustainability
-Methodologies for assessment of digital sustainability
-Mapping plans to achieve digital sustainability
-Exploration of the role of advanced computing in digital sustainability, such as ---AI, big data, quantum computing, blockchain, cryptocurrency
-Exploration of various forms of social reality as aspects of digital sustainability, such as RL, VR, AR, and XR
-Exploration of digital sustainability and the human-computer interface(s)
-The relevance of digital skills in digital sustainability
-The role of digital infrastructure in digital sustainability
-E-waste, energy usage, and other ecological concerns
-The role(s) of infrastructure, hardware, or software in digital sustainability
-The role of formal social institutions (public, private, or NGO) in digital sustainability 

Early Consideration of Abstracts: 15 August 2020
Notice of Interest: 30 August 2020
Article submission deadline: 31 October 2020
Reviews Returned: 15 January 2021
Revisions Due: 31 March 2021
Publication Schedule: Q3 of 2021

Special issue editors:
Massimo Ragnedda, Northumbria University (UK): massimo.ragnedda@northumbria.ac.uk
Glenn Muschert, Khalifa University of Science & Technology (UAE): glenn.muschert@ku.ac.ae

Click here for more information regarding the call for papers.

Call for Book Proposals
Navigating Careers in Higher Education 

The Susan Bulkeley Butler Center for Leadership Excellence (SBBCLE), Purdue University, West Lafayette (U.S.A) seeks proposals for the book series, Navigating Careers in Higher Education. The series is through Purdue University Press.

Focus of Book Series

The success of diverse faculty entering institutions of higher education is shaped by varying factors at both the individual and institutional levels. Gender, race, class, ethnicity and immigrant generation as well as their intersections and interplay influence experiences and aspirations of faculty members and administrators. Women have earned half or more of all doctoral degrees for almost a decade yet remain disproportionately underrepresented in tenured and leadership positions throughout academia. Anyone in higher education from across the world can submit a book proposal.

Navigating Careers in Higher Education utilizes an intersectional lens to examine and understand how faculty members and administrators navigate careers and their aspirations to succeed. The series will include edited collections and monographs that adopt an interdisciplinary empirical approach that has theoretical, pedagogical, or policy impacts in addition to enabling individuals navigate their own careers. Books may adopt a US or a global focus and topics may include addressing sexism, homophobia, racism, and ethnocentrism; examining the role of higher education institutions; analyzing the effects of growing non-tenure track faculty; addressing the challenges of pursuing a research agenda that may be perceived as controversial; maintaining a life-work balance; and entering leadership positions. Additional topics related to careers in higher education are also welcome.

Book proposal guidelines are here: http://www.thepress.purdue.edu/pages/prospective-authors.

For additional information and to submit proposals, email butlercenter@purdue.edu

Call for Book Reviewers
World Medical and Health Policy

World Medical & Health Policy is dedicated to the intersection of policy, politics, medicine, and public health. The Journal's objective is to help improve global health by broadly considering policy context, processes, outcomes, and influences. World Medical & Health Policy is seeking book reviewers. If you are interested in reviewing a book, please send me an email at the address below. This call for book reviewers is open to graduate students, health professionals, professional academics of all levels, and independent scholars. We welcome your ideas for books to review and we will gladly also help you find a book that matches your area of expertise. We are especially interested in book reviews associated with health equity and open to a wide range of topics.

Call for Papers
ASA Session on Expanding Diversity of Biosocial Research: Opportunities and Challenges

Expanding Diversity of Biosocial Research: Opportunities & Challenges

The use of biological data in sociological research has diversified greatly over the years to the point where various measures can now occupy different places in our theoretical models. With this diversity, social scientists are now studying how "what is under the skin" (e.g., genetics, microbiome, etc.) affects a range of outcomes and how social conditions “get under the skin” (e.g., epigenetics, HPA-axis, inflammation, etc.) to affect health and behavior. New techniques using signals “measured on the skin” (e.g., neuroimaging, electrodermal activity, sleep) are shedding light on how different bodily systems function in response to social circumstances. At the same time, critics question the underlying meaning and interpretations of such measures and raise concerns about biological essentialism and the representation (or lack) of marginalized populations in this research. The papers in this session demonstrate the promises and limitations of biologically-oriented data for understanding how social circumstances affect population health.

Jacob Cheadle, The University of Texas at Austinj.e.cheadle@utexas.edu
Bridget Goosby,The University of Texas at Austinbgoosby@prc.utexas.edu 

Call for Abstracts
Social Work, White Supremacy, and Racial Justice: Reckoning with Our History, Interrogating our Present, and Re-Imagining Our Future

Deadline: September 1, 2020

Social work has a complex history of upholding White supremacy alongside a goal to achieve racial justice. Moreover, our profession simultaneously practices within racist systems and works to dismantle them. In the wake of a fervent #BlackLivesMatter movement and persistent racial disparities in key social welfare institutions, these paradoxes have come to the forefront of discussion in academic and practice circles. This unique moment presents an opportunity to interrogate our profession’s relationship to White supremacy and racial justice in order to reimagine an anti-racist future.

As such, this is a call for abstracts for a series of virtual symposia that will address these themes. It is our intention that papers based on symposia presentations will be published in an edited volume. Reprints of papers will not be accepted. We intend to situate this volume as a seminal collection of papers in three areas.

Call for Papers
Social Work in Healthcare Special Issue on Social Work Practice in the Era of the COVID-19 Pandemic: Challenges and Innovations

Deadline: October, 15, 2020

Seeking articles that illustrate the ways in which social work practice has shifted, expanded, and mobilized in new and innovative ways in light of the COVID-19 pandemic—both to address upstream social determinants, to provide immediate assistance, and demonstrate leadership. We are especially interested in research articles that highlight specific ways in which social work has functioned in leadership roles to develop innovative practices, policies, and programs in response to COVID-19. Click here for more information.

Call for Contributions
Fourteenth International Conference of the International Society for Third Sector Research (ISTR)

October 30, 2020

Civil society plays a crucial part in how the world responds to crises and in the last year we have seen just how important those responses have been. Every aspect of the third sector has been challenged and affected by recent transnational demands, including the challenges of the coronavirus and other pandemics, climate change and forced migrations. These challenges threaten democratic ideals and can result in the closure of civil spaces. Such complex emergencies are in urgent need of collective action through advocacy, philanthropy, volunteering, social enterprise and partnerships with states. Responses must occur in timely and sustainable ways to address these challenges. This conference is an opportunity to present important research and strategies that are central to the present and future of the third sector.

This notice serves to invite interested parties to submit abstracts for contributions to the 14th International Conference to be held at Concordia University, Montréal, Canada, from 12 - 15 July 2021. This call for submissions is only for the new theme ‘Collective Action and Responsiveness in the Global Context.’ Click here for more information.

Call for Papers
Greenwich Social Work Review Special Issue on Social Work and COVID-19

Deadline October 31, 2020

Since the first cases of Covid-19, societies have been facing tremendous challenges. The quarantine measures and social isolation, the exercise of social distancing, disrupted school life, fear of death, the need to make use of technology – new and old – to maintain employment and/or social life, the loss of employment for many, financial instability and uncertainty, and the death of loved ones without the option to be with them, are only a few of the areas that are concerning in light of this pandemic. This special section invites papers that explore the ways in which the current pandemic has been influencing social life, from a social work perspective. This section invites empirical and non-empirical papers. Papers may include but are not limited to the following themes: • Family life and Covid-19 • Family breakdown and Covid-19 • Social work with children during Covid-19 • Community engagement and cohesion • Vulnerability and Covid-19 • Social work practice and the impact of Covid-19 • The elderly and the changing social needs • Mental health challenges during Covid-19 • Covid-19, multiple losses and grief during lockdown.

Click here for more information.

Call for Papers
Social Work Journal Special Issue on Pandemics, Wconomics, Systems, and the Future of Social Work

Deadline November 1, 2020

You are invited to submit original articles exploring the future of social work for possible inclusion in this special issue. We welcome manuscripts that explore what we have learned from the current global crisis and (a) analyze existing data to understand the underlying weaknesses in our societal systems revealed by the pandemic and make recommendations for change; (b) evaluate innovative projects in response to the pandemic and its sequelae that move beyond traditional social work responses to disasters; (c) describe and evaluate changes in social work education needed if we are to be relevant change-makers in the future; (d) propose policy solutions that could change the trajectory of the future for the individuals, groups, organizations, and communities with whom we ally and work; (e) identify key research questions in social work of the future and innovations in research collaborations, methods, dissemination, and utilization; and (f) explore the possible roles that social work could play in the future, if we are to work toward ensuring justice, preventing harm, and promoting a thriving world.

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Call for Papers
Journal of Social Work in End-of-Life and Palliative Care Special Issue: Social Work Practice during Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic

Deadline: December 31, 2020

The Coronavirus Pandemic has created changes and challenges in how social work practice is being conducted in all areas of the health care system due to guidelines and restrictions put in place in response to the pandemic. Thus, hospice, palliative and other social workers are being tasked with supporting individuals, families, and co-workers in new, unforeseen, and creative ways. In this special issue, social workers are encouraged to share reflections about the situations, challenges and changes they are experiencing as well as the processes of new ways to connect with those in most in need of intervention. In addition, it is important that social workers’ practice self-care and so papers on approaches to doing so during this stressful time are welcome. Authors are strongly encouraged to contact the Journal Editor-in-Chief, Ellen Csikai (ecsikai@sw.ua.edu), with a brief paragraph or outline of their proposed submission. The editor will provide feedback to authors about appropriateness and/or give suggestions about how to enhance their potential contribution.

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Call for Papers
The Journal of Evidence-Based Socail Work Special issue on Sexual Assault Climate Surveys: Methodological Issues and Innovations

Deadline: April 30, 2021

We know that college students, especially women, experience various forms of victimization on campuses, including but not limited to, sexual assault, sexual harassment, stalking, and interpersonal violence. Most of our knowledge about the prevalence of these experiences has been derived from climate surveys that typically focus on sexual assault. The use of such surveys has been the subject of much debate. The debate focuses on a number of methodological issues such as the lack of a standardized definition of sexual violence, the performance of perpetration measures, and finding a balance between using validated scales, yet providing customization to meet the needs of various campus communities. Because self-report surveys will continue to be used to assess the prevalence of victimization on college campuses and provide a foundation for developing appropriate intervention and prevention efforts, the papers in this special issue will focus on the methodological issues associated with campus climate.  The articles in this special issue will advance our knowledge related to the measurement of the forms of victimization that occur on college campuses, increase the usability and inclusivity of campus climate data, and ultimately, serve to inform the development of innovative intervention and prevention initiatives. Submissions and questions about what type of scholarship will be accepted for the special issue may be sent directly to the guest editors by clicking the link above.

Call for Abstracts and Conference Papers
Fourth Biennial Conference on Identity Theory and Research
October 2021

Abstracts Deadline: December 15, 2020
Full Papers Deadline: March 1, 2021

Roanoke, Virginia
Sponsored by Department of Sociology,
College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences, Institute for Society, Culture, and Environment, and the Graduate School, Virginia Tech

The 4th biennial conference on identity theory and research will be held in October 2021. The conference brings together scholars at all career stages who use identity theory and provides a key forum for sharing new research and theoretical work in the area.

This conference, which will be sponsored by Virginia Tech, is being organized by Professors Ashley Reichelmann and Jill Kiecolt in the Department of Sociology at Virginia Tech.

The conference has included work on such themes as expanding identity theory; method and measurement; contexts and dynamics of identities; identities, values, and emotions; social and group identities; multiple identities; identities and global issues; stigmatized identities; and identities and health and well-being.

Previous conferences have produced two volumes, New Directions in Identity Theory and Research (Oxford University, 2016) and Identities in Everyday Life (Oxford University, 2019). A volume from the third conference, Identities in Action, is in process. We intend to pursue an edited volume as well. However, whether or not that opportunity interests you, we encourage you to join us and present your scholarship.

Abstracts are due by December 15, 2020, and first drafts of full papers are due by March 1, 2021. Feedback will be provided prior to the conference. If you would like to be added to our mailing list to receive more information as it becomes available, please contact Ashley Reichelmann at avr@vt.edu.

We hope you will join us in October 2021 to share new ideas that will advance this important area of research and theory. We look forward to hearing from you!

Call for Abstracts
Journal of Human Rights and Social Work Articles on COVID-19

Deadline: Rolling Submission

The Journal of Human Rights and Social Work has issued a rolling Call for Papers related to human rights and COVID 19. Everyone's well-being, livelihood, and human rights are at risk as a result of the pandemic, however it has exacerbated existing disparities experienced by traditionally oppressed groups. The co-editors of the Journal of Human Rights and Social Work expected that these human rights violations will not pass with the first wave of the disease but will rather continue to grow and/or come to light. As a result, rather than a one-time special issue of the journal, we invite authors to contribute relevant articles on a rolling basis for peer review in the journal, examining human rights issues including but not limited to violations of the human rights to health and medical care, education, free speech, and a fair trial.

All types of articles relating policies and practices around COVID 19 are encouraged that share knowledge about addressing human rights in practice, research, policy, and advocacy as well as teaching about the implications of COVID 19 on human rights from around the globe. Both standard articles and Human Rights in Action pieces are of interest.

Click here for more information.

Call for Papers
Global Social Welfare: Research, Policy Practice Special Call for COVID Research

Deadline: Ongoing

Global Social Welfare is inviting authors to contribute research articles sharing experiences and results (both positive ad negative) with our readers who can use this information to inform the development and implementation of future social work, social policy and public health programs. We encourage the submission of both original science and conceptual pieces that would inform the practice and policy frameworks across the globe.

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Call for Proposals
Council on Publications: Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) Press

Deadline: Ongoing

CSWE Press is interested in reviewing and acquiring proposals for book-length projects targeted broadly at social work educators in the academy and particularly pedagogy around teaching social work content and methods to students at the BSW, MSW, and doctoral levels. A full proposal outline, which includes a sample chapter, is detailed at the website. Click the link above to access website. Prospective authors may initially inquire with the Chair of the Council on Publications, Jacqueline Corcoran (cojacq@upenn.edu), to ensure that the concept is aligned with the CSWE mission.

Click here for more information.

 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 Journal of Applied Social Science (JASS) publishes scholarly content (ie. research articles, research and evaluation reports, monographs, teaching notes, and book reviews) on a wide range of topics of interest to the social science practitioner--in applied, clinical, or public endeavors. The editors seek manuscripts that give useful information to readers with the potential to improve the way things are done for the sake of institutions, communities, policy, programming, justice, research, and more. Implied by its eponymic title, the journal's audience expects authors to relay empirical information that can make a real difference in people's lives. For more information, please visit our website: https://journals.sagepub.com/home/jax.

Editor: James Lee, San José State University (james.lee@sjsu.edu). JASS is the official journal of the Association for Applied and Clinical Sociology, AACS. Submit manuscripts at SAGE track, https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/jassPlease create an account if you do not already have one with JASS


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: https://www.emerald.com/insight/


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 jolan@mail.ndhu.edu.tw

Conferences/Annual Meetings    

11th Annual Conference for Assistant Professors
Navigating Academia to Achieve Promotion: You Can Make It Happen!
October 6-7, 2020 

The Susan Bulkeley Butler Center for Leadership Excellence in collaboration with the Purdue University Office of the Provost will hold the 11th Annual Conference for Assistant Professors titled “Navigating Academia to Achieve Promotion: You Can Make It Happen!” on October 6-7, 2020 in a live virtual format. Please take a look at the attached flier with keynote speakers, breakout sessions, and workshop information. Registration is now open and can be found on the conference website.

HIGHLIGHTS:

Day 1: Tuesday, October 6, 2020

  • Keynote by Samantha Power, Anna Lindh Professor of Practice, Harvard Kennedy School and Harvard Law School, Harvard University
  • Breakout Sessions:
    • Session 1: Enabling Inclusion: Addressing Privilege and Prejudice
    • Session 2: Men as Allies
    • Session 3: Overcoming Challenges in Teaching/Classrooms
    • Session 4: Research and Writing during the Two Crises
    • Session 5: Preparing for Promotion/Tenure: Top Tips

Day 2: Wednesday, October 7, 2020

  • Keynote by Dr. Cheryl Gittens, Interim Deputy Vice Chancellor for Diversity and Inclusion and Chief Diversity Officer, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Workshop: How Can Professors Practice Resilience with Vulnerability in the Academic Context? Dr. Tanya Williams, Curriculum Specialist, LeaderShape
National Ryan White Conference on HIV Care and Treatment
Ending the HIV Epidemic: A Plan for America
August 11-14, 2020 

The National Conference theme this year is “30 Years of Innovating Care, Optimizing Public Health, Ending the HIV Epidemic,” which is timely as HRSA celebrates 30 years since the Ryan White Comprehensive AIDS Resources Emergency (CARE) Act was first enacted.  This year’s theme also aligns with the Administration’s Ending the HIV Epidemic: A Plan for America, the 10-year initiative with the important goal of reducing new HIV infections to less than 3,000 per year by 2030.

Research and Evaluation Conference on Self-Sufficiency (RECS)
October 13-15 and 19-20, 2020

Since 1998, the Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation (OPRE) in the Administration for Children and Families (ACF), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has convened the Research and Evaluation Conference on Self-Sufficiency (RECS) to present the latest findings from evaluations of programs, policies, and services that support low-income and vulnerable families on the path to economic self-sufficiency. For nearly 20 years, the RECS has been a leading forum for researchers, State and local administrators, practitioners, and Federal officials and policymakers to discuss cutting-edge research on family self-sufficiency and social welfare programs and policies. The Virtual RECS 2020 will provide an opportunity to hear the latest findings from evaluations of human services and employment programs and policies, discuss ways to incorporate findings into the design and implementation of programs, and identify future evaluation needs.

Addiction Health Services Virtual Research Conference 2020
October 14-16, 2020

Addiction Health Services Research (AHSR) will host virtual plenary speakers and virtual poster sessions for this year's conference. We will also have a virtual poster slam featuring Early Career Researchers. Abstracts are due June 1 to the AHSR conference. The conference has switched to an all-virtual format and there are no registration fees this year and award opportunities for junior scientists.

Data for Black Lives Conference
December 11-13, 2020 Cambridge, MA

Data for Black Lives is a movement of activists, organizers, and mathematicians committed to the mission of using data science to create concrete and measurable change in the lives of Black people. Since the advent of computing, big data and algorithms have penetrated virtually every aspect of our social and economic lives. These new data systems have tremendous potential to empower communities of color. Tools like statistical modeling, data visualization, and crowd- sourcing, in the right hands, are powerful instruments for fighting bias, building progressive movements, and promoting civic engagement.

But history tells a different story, one in which data is too often wielded as an instrument of oppression, reinforcing inequality and perpetuating injustice. Redlining was a data-driven enterprise that resulted in the systematic exclusion of Black communities from key financial services. More recent trends like predictive policing, risk-based sentencing, and predatory lending are troubling variations on the same theme. Today, discrimination in a high-tech enterprise. Registration opens September 2020.