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Calls for Submissions   

44th Annual Meeting of the Social Science History Association
Call for Papers
Phoenix, Arizona
November 8-11, 2018
Submission Deadline: February 16, 2018
“Histories of Disadvantage: Meanings, Mechanisms, and Politics”

The drivers and distribution of disadvantage remain as enduring concerns for social scientists. The unfairly 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 thickly describe 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 the disadvantaged and those facilitating such conditions.

Although the work of social science historians and historically-informed social scientists has no limits in time 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 1945 dropping 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 are interested in papers that explore these and other moments where disadvantages are re-set or put in motion, altering trajectories that are demographic, political, economic, or phenomenological in nature. As these 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 we also 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 regularly engaged 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 Grants will 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

For more information click here.

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    

The 39th Annual Hawai‘i Sociological Association Conference

February 24-25, 2018
University of Hawai'i Hilo in Hilo, Hawai'i

Island Voices: Celebrating our past present and future - Why does the past matter? How does Hawaii's unique history, knowledge and cultural values and practices inform our present? Our future?

HSA's 39th conference seeks to celebrate and honor the unique strengths of Hawaii, as well as our rich diversity. We welcome all presentations that honor Hawaii, including its unique and diverse cultural values, practices, and knowledge. Of interest is how sociology in an island context - in practice and in teaching - is making a difference in addressing social problems and making social change. Put simply, what we know matters. In the discussions that occur during this conference, we hope to consider how what we know can inform what we could be.

We also welcome submissions of papers that fall outside of the conference theme, but encourage participants to consider how their perspective, process, or conclusions connect to the island context of Hawai'i. Papers and sessions on teaching methodologies and professional development (e.g. non-academic careers in sociology, preparing for the job market, graduate school, the tenure track) are welcomed.

Guest Speaker:
Val Kalei Kanuha
Senior Lecturer, Office of Field Education
Assistant Dean for Field Education
PhD, University of Washington

Travel and accommodations-TBA

Important Dates:
Abstract Submission Deadline -November 20, 2017
Notification of Acceptance – December 10, 2017

To submit a paper, please click here

21st Annual American Association of Behavioral and Social Sciences (AABSS)

February 26-27 2018 
Las Vegas, Nevada 

Please consider submitting a proposal for a paper presentation at the 21st Annual American Association of Behavioral and Social Sciences (AABSS) sponsored by the University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV) College of Liberal Arts. The conference will be held on February 26 – 27, 2018 at the Flamingo Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada with a special conference room rate of $59 per night (plus tax & fees). The deadline for submitting a proposal is November 19, 2017 and papers will undergo juried review on a rolling basis, with prompt notifications of acceptance/rejection so that presenters can make early and economical travel arrangements. 

All presented papers are eligible for submission to the Journal of Behavioral and Social Sciences and all submitted papers will be peer-reviewed for potential publication.

Twelve (12) hours of CEU credits that include workshops concerning how financial issues impact counseling, helping clients who experience physical pain, ethical issues for dealing with difficult clients, and multicultural counseling are included in the registration fee, if you desire to attend any or all of these four workshops.

Additionally, Sunday afternoon pre-conference workshops are offered regarding Editors' Perspective on Becoming Published in Peer-Reviewed Journals as well as Ethnographic-Based Action Research; there is no additional cost for participation at either of the pre-conference workshops.  Also, a graduate student colloquium will be held on Monday afternoon regarding writing for publication.

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New Directions in the Study of Populism

March 15-17, 2018
Arizona State University

We invite proposals for a paper to be presented at a workshop on “New Directions in the Study of Populism.” The conference will take place March 15 thru March 17, 2018, at the West and Thunderbird campuses of Arizona State University (from Thursday early evening to Saturday early afternoon). There is now a renewed academic interest in the study of populism, and a surge of empirical explorations and normative evaluations of populism. The purpose of this conference is to explore the "scope and methods" of populism studies as an interdisciplinary area of studies, and identify shared assumptions as well as normative, theoretical, methodological, and political areas or agreement and disagreement. We plan to assemble a small group of 20 scholars who are doing cutting-edge work on populism. We are interested in putting together a mix of more experienced scholars and young scholars, and would like to bring people from different disciplines, different theoretical orientations, and who apply different methodological toolkits. We have two keynote addresses as part of the conference. On Thursday night, Thomas Frank will give an opening lecture to a broader audience than the conference participants. On Friday night, Theda Skocpol will give a keynote presentation to a smaller group of mainly the conference attendees. Other confirmed participants include Paris Aslanidis (Yale), Jack Bratich (Rutgers), Benjamin McKean (OSU), David Meyer (UC Irvine), and Benjamin Moffitt (Stockholm University). Participants are expected to contribute a chapter, based on their workshop presentation, to an edited volume. By accepting this invitation you are agreeing to submit a chapter. We intend that the edited volume would serve as the entry point for scholars and graduate students who are interested in doing research on populism. For more information click here

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.