Call for Submissions and Conferences

If you wish to have a call for papers, book chapter, article submission, or a conference announcement posted, please send an email to    (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 Papers
Fifteenth International Conference on the Arts in Society
Submission Deadline: November 24, 2019

We are pleased to announce the Call for Papers for the Fifteenth International Conference on the Arts in Society, held 24–26 June 2020 at NUI Galway in Galway, Ireland. We invite proposals for paper presentations, workshops/interactive sessions, posters/exhibits, colloquia, focused discussions, creative practice showcases, virtual posters, or virtual lightning talks. The conference features research addressing the annual themes and the 2020 Special Focus: "Against the Grain: Arts and the Crisis of Democracy." Click here to submit a proposal.

Call for Abstracts 
Chronic Disease and Disability at the Western Social Science Association Annual Conference 
Submission Deadline: December 1, 2019  

We are writing to invite you to submit an abstract of a paper, panel, or roundtable for presentation in the Chronic Disease and Disability section of the Western Social Science Association 62th Annual Conference April 1 – 4, 2020, in Portland Oregon at the Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront.

The Section on Chronic Disease and Disability (the precursor of the Society for Disability Studies) encourages research and papers on policies, problems, health issues, cultural representations, and experiences that involve people with disabilities and/or chronic illness. We hope you can join us in 2020 to present your latest work.

The WSSA conference provides an affordable opportunity to present at a peer-reviewed national conference. In addition to scholars, graduate students and junior faculty are particularly welcome because of their fresh perspectives. Mentors of junior faculty and graduate students are encouraged to offer joint papers. In addition, self advocates, community advocates, providers, and government agency personnel are especially welcome to submit proposals. If you can write a decent abstract relating to the presentation, it will be accepted subject to room.

Your abstract should be no more than 200 words and include the information requested on the online submission form.  All submitted attracts must be received online by December 1, 2020 for review.  To submit your abstract online, please follow these easy steps:

1. Find our section, "Chronic Disease & Disability" at
2. Click on the "Submit" button underneath the coordinator information and submit your abstract.

If you need more information or have any questions, please contact Section Coordinator James G. Linn at  , 615-415-6943.

 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 (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:

Editor: James Lee, San José State University ( ). JASS is the official journal of the Association for Applied and Clinical Sociology, AACS. Submit manuscripts at SAGE track, 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:

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:

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    

Interdisciplinary Conference on Race
Monmouth University, West Long Branch, NJ
November 14-16, 2019 

This conference aims to bring together scholars from multiple disciplinary perspectives to broadly explore the intersections of Race, Memory, and Identity. Contemporary social, political, and media discourses demonstrate the continued need to evaluate the differing ways that race and identity impact memory in connection to history, trauma, loss and remembrance. Understanding memory as both a subject and a tool can act to promote conversations about how memories of the past impress upon individual and collective memory to affectively shape racial and cultural identities. How might we remember the legacies of personal and historical injustices in the present while at the same time shaping the future to allow for an exploration of the persistently entangled forces of remembrance, identity, and justice? 

The Monmouth University race conference was founded in 2008 by Dr. Julius Adekunle and Dr. Hettie V. Williams. This conference has brought together scholars from more than fifteen U.S. states, four continents, and twelve nations. Robin D.G. Kelley, Tera Hunter, David Roediger, and Jonathan Holloway have all previously served as keynote speakers for this event. This year, historian Dr. William Sturkey, UNC, Chapel Hill, will deliver the opening plenary lecture. Dr. Qiana Whitted, USC, and other distinguished speakers will also participate in this conference (TBA). 

The Interdisciplinary Conference on Race program committee eagerly invites proposals from students, scholars, researchers, artists, and teachers around the world on topics related to the scholarly and/or pedagogical aspects of the conference’s themes. 

For more information, please visit:

The Society for Applied Anthropology (SfAA)
80th Annual Meeting
Albuquerque, NM
March 17-21, 2020

The Society for Applied Anthropology (SfAA) invites abstracts (sessions, papers and posters) for the Program of the 80th Annual Meeting in Albuquerque, NM, March 17-21, 2020.  The theme of the Program is “Cultural Citizenship and Diversity in Complex Societies.” 

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, 2019.  For additional information on the theme, abstract size/format, and the meeting, please visit our web page 

Midwest Sociological Society Annual Meeting: Sustainable Sociology
Hilton, Omaha, NE
April 2-5, 2020 

Climate scientists have identified the year 2020 as the “Climate Turning Point” – if we can’t or don’t slow, steady, or reduce CO2 emissions, there is little hope of keeping global warming below 2 degrees Celsius. If this prediction is realized, the negative impacts will be physical, environmental, economic, and, of course, sociological. The 2020 MSS theme, Sustainable Sociology, is intended to focus on sociology’s role in understanding “societies within environments” and the effects of climate change on society during this crucial year. Thus we ask participants to think broadly and critically about the concept of “sustainability”. For more information visit the MSS website at 

New York Hilton Midtown in New York City
June 25-27, 2020 

The conference theme is Advancing Equality at Work and Home: Strengthening Science and Collaboration.  

Submissions open in July and close November 1, 2019. 

Law and Society Association Graduate Student & Early Career Workshop
Hyatt Regency Denver Convention Center, Denver, Colorado
May 26-37, 2020

The Law and Society Association (LSA) is pleased to announce the call for applications for the Graduate Student & Early Career Workshop, May 26-27, 2020 in Denver, Colorado (USA). The workshop immediately precedes the LSA Annual Meeting.


We welcome applications from students currently enrolled in graduate/doctoral programs in the social sciences, humanities, and law, as well as early career scholars who received their highest degree after 1 May 2018, including post-doctoral fellows, adjunct faculty, and pre-tenure faculty. Equity, diversity, and inclusion are necessary to research excellence and, especially where career breaks exist due to family obligations, eligibility will be assessed on a case-by-case basis. 


The goal of this workshop is to provide a safe and welcoming space for mentoring and peer mentoring among a diverse group of early career law and society scholars. The LSA seeks to build intellectual community among each new generation of law and society scholars, and to promote constructive dialogue about research projects. 


The intensive format requires each participant to arrive prepared to give and receive feedback. The program will consist of professional development sessions; small groups discussing your research, teaching, or other professional work; and informal discussions over meals and breaks. We hope to expose participants to diverse styles, theoretical innovations, and international publishing practices in law and society. 


LSA will offer stipends of USD 300 for participants traveling within North America, and USD 650 for participants traveling to the workshop from outside North America. Food at the workshop is covered. We hope all participants will register separately for and attend the LSA Annual Meeting. Because the workshop is funded by LSA dues, current LSA members may have priority in the selection process.


Applications are due 16 December 2019. Successful applicants will be notified by February 15, 2020. In addition to completing the online application form (available upon submission), please combine the following three documents, in the following order, into a single PDF file. Submit all documents in English and label the attachment as “Last Name 2020.pdf.”

  • Letter of interest (1 page) describing your research interests, current career stage (including year in graduate school/faculty position), career goals, what you hope to get out of and contribute to the workshop, and whether you are currently a member of the LSA.
  • Abstract (1 page) of your draft paper, chapter, or proposal/prospectus on which you wish to receive feedback from other participants. The abstract should describe the research question(s), theoretical framework, methods & data sources, and contribution to the field.
  • Curriculum vitae/resume (maximum 2-3 pages)


Mark Fathi Massoud, University of California, Santa Cruz (USA); Michelle McKinley, University of Oregon (USA); Sindiso Mnisi Weeks, University of Massachusetts-Boston (USA); Kelley Moult, University of Cape Town (South Africa); Ashley Rubin, University of Hawai’i at Mānoa (USA), Dee Smythe, University of Cape Town (South Africa).

Direct enquiries to Melissa King,  . 

Law and Society Association Annual Meeting
Hyatt Regency Denver Convention Center, Denver, Colorado
May 28-31, 2020

The globe is facing massive challenges that defy established mechanisms of governance. Climate change, wars, and continuing poverty lead to both the dislocation and the isolation of populations. New forms of mobility and demographic change have put strain on the institutions responsible for social provision, like education, housing and employment. New dynamics of rule and resistance are emerging as fearful (and racist) people opt to elect authoritarians who promise stability and a return to some “golden age,” when there was less freedom, less liberty and more control through the use of real or threatened violence. In this world, sociolegal scholars are understandably concerned with understanding these phenomena as well as identifying what systems of ruling authority can address these problems and how they can do so—while also protecting the rights of the world’s residents and providing conditions for them to flourish.

Rule may be singular as well as plural. In a moment when we see the rise of authoritarian forms of governance, how are rules asserted as a form of resistance? Resistance is often envisioned as the deliberate breaking of rules, such as through civil disobedience or other forms of rebellion. But resistance can sometimes take the form of exact adherence to rules, such as the industrial strategy of work-to-rule, where workers do no more than the minimum required under their contract. In other situations, instituting rules can itself be an act of resistance against forms of lawless tyranny, or resistance might manifest through attempts to change particular rules and promote different rules. Resistance, too, is not without its rules: resistance movements have often developed their own internal rules to guide and co-ordinate the pursuit of their objectives.

In the face of this tidal wave of authoritarian rule in various parts of the globe, resistance takes many forms, all of which have implications for the way that people govern and organize themselves. In the US, we see social movements organizing protests, while courts are sometimes supporting the rule of law against a lawless administration. New currents of activity appear to be forming in realms such as reproductive rights and the regulation of gender-based misconduct. Narratives of resistance are emerging and stretching across national borders, including that of decolonisation. Many of these forms of resistance are aimed at asserting control over governing institutions, although many also contest elsewhere. In any case, organized institutional resistance is only one possibility; others resist through revolution, rejecting those institutions entirely, or through flight from repressive conditions, seeking refuge.

The 2020 Program Committee invites individual and fully-formed panel submissions for what will be a challenging and exciting meeting. The Program Committee also welcomes the submission of complete panels of four to five papers in languages other than English. Submissions of individual paper proposals may however only be in English. You will find the Call at: In the Call you will find information about the theme, submission instructions, and more. We will be adding more meeting information as time progresses. 

The submission period for the Law and Society Association’s Call for Submissions opens on September 5, and the deadline is November 20, 2019, at 11:59 p.m. ET (USA). The Program Committee welcomes any scholar studying sociolegal activities to submit a paper proposal. We recommend scholars interested in proposing a session with a creative format to consult with the Program Committee and the LSA Executive Office ( ) in advance of submitting their proposal.