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Call for Chapters
Deconstructing Images of the Global South through Media Representations and Communication
Edited by: Floribert Patrick C. Endong
Publisher: IGI Global 
Proposal Submission Deadline: February 14, 2019


Human conditions have over the years, phenomenally improved in all parts of the globe including in less developed countries. As noted by authors such as Easterlin (2000), Green (2012), Rodrik (2013). the UNO (2017) and OECD (2018), this remarkable revolution in human conditions – manifested by the fact that most people are better clothed, educated, fed and housed compared to their predecessors two centuries back – has so far not only touched the west. In effect, it has remarkably spread to less developed countries in Africa, South America and Asia as seen in the fact that the three above cited continents are today home to some emerging economies notably China, India and Brazil among others. In tandem with this, Rodrik (2013) insightfully notes that the tremendous growth witnessed by less developed nations during these last decades has made it commonplace for observers to refer to them (the developing countries) as the “savior of the world economy” (p.2). Rodrik further contends that, from 2005 to 2012, less developed countries actually saw their economies expanding at an unprecedented rate, leading to large reduction of extreme poverty and expansion of the middle class. During this period, the differential between the growth rate of developing and developed countries expanded to more than 5 percentage points due partly to a decline in the economic performance of most developed countries. In the same line of thought, Green (2012) reviews the economic successes of less developed African countries such as Botswana and Mauritius. He notes that Botswana has been Africa’s most enduring success story. Its per capita income has phenomenally risen a thousand fold since independence, making it “the world’s fastest-growing economy in three decades” (p. 159).

If scores of economists (notably the ones cited above) have underscored and predicted levels of economic growth in various developing and under-developed countries, only few critics have devoted serious attention to international media representations of this growth. Thus, a myriad of questions pertaining to local and international media’s attention to economic growth in developing and poor countries continues to beg for attention. Some of these questions include: how have economic dynamics in poor and developing countries been reported by the global media? Has the purported economic growth witnessed in these countries affected international media coverage of the global south?  Has such an economic growth been “adequately” represented in the media coverage of poor and developing countries? Have the western media (particularly the ones based in developed countries) continued to represent developing and poor countries along negative stereotypes? Are there any concrete evidence of change in the way the international media treat news events occurring in poor and developing countries? Are media houses (in Africa, Asia or South America) really making efforts to counter or deconstruct western media representations of the global south? How can one compare western and non-western media representations of the global south?   

There is no need to overlook the fact that a number of media scholars has attempted to answer some of the above mentioned questions. However, there continues to be a lack of consensus as to whether local and foreign media have shaped their representations of the global south according to, or with sufficient consideration of this economic growth. A good number of scholars from developing and poor countries continue to be of the persuasion that, in spite of the various indexes of growth and improved human conditions in the less developed world, the global media (particularly western media) have arguably persisted in the old age tradition of representing under-developed and poor countries dominantly in a negative light (Adichie, 2009; Bunce, Franks & Peterson, 2016; Iqani, 2016; Lugo-Ocando, 2015; Nworah 2006). Such critics claim that the economic successes of less developed countries are mostly overlooked by foreign media houses in favor of multiple negativities plaguing their countries. Only the negative news about Africa, South East Asia, the Middle East and South America actually seems to attract the attention of the foreign media. One thus has the impression that the less developed world continues to be dominantly portrayed in foreign media as places plagued by political instability, backwardness/primitivism, tribal anarchy, corruption, bad governance, civil wars, deadly pandemics, hunger and droughts and extreme poverty among others (Nworah, 2006). 

Although popular in countries of the global south, the above mentioned position or narrative has largely remained a myth and/or a veritable food for thought. There is still a need to research foreign media portrayals of the less developed world to confidently ascertain the veracity of such a myth. This book aims at examining the extent to which this belief holds waters.   


This book is aimed at providing different perspectives on global media’s representation of (development and economic growth in) developing and poor countries. These perspectives may be historical, religious, socio-cultural and political among others. The book equally seeks to explore such representations in diverse media notably cinema, television, games, magazines, comics, photojournalism, advertising and online platforms among others. 

Target Audience

The target audience of this book will consist of students, scholars, media practitioners, policy makers, international relation experts, politicians and other professionals in representation research. 

Recommended Topics

  • Global media coverage of poverty, war, natural catastrophe and elections in the global south 
  • Aid organizations, media and the global south 
  • Portrayal of African, Asian or South American politicians in the western media 
  • Fake news and the representation of poor countries in the global media
  • Western media representation of democratization in the global south
  • International politics, diplomacy and media representations of the global south
  • Covering poverty and epidemics as a way of shaming under developed countries 
  • Western media representation of primitivism in poor countries
  • Pan-Africanism and African media representation of African countries
  • Cultural affirmation and the deconstruction of negative image of the global south 
  • Representation of emerging economies in the western media
  • American capitalism vsAfrican communalism western media
  • Western vsnon-western media representation of the global south (case studies are encouraged here)
  • Audiences perceptions of media representations of poor and developing countries
  • Representation of the global south on online platforms and advertising 

Submission Procedure

Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit on or before February 14, 2019, a chapter proposal of 1,000 to 2,000 words clearly explaining the mission and concerns of his or her proposed chapter. Authors will be notified by February 29, 2019 about the status of their proposals and sent chapter guidelines. Full chapters are expected to be submitted by May 15, 2019, and all interested authors must consult the guidelines for manuscript submissions at prior to submission. All submitted chapters will be reviewed on a double-blind review basis. Contributors may also be requested to serve as reviewers for this project. Note: There are no submission or acceptance fees for manuscripts submitted to this book publication, Networked Business Models in the Circular Economy. All manuscripts are accepted based on a double-blind peer review editorial process. All proposals should be submitted through the eEditorial Discovery®TM online submission manager.

Submit your proposal online at

Note: There are no submission or acceptance fees for manuscripts submitted to this book publication.

Important Dates

February 14, 2019: Proposal Submission Deadline 

February 28, 2019: Notification of Acceptance 

May 15, 2019: Full Chapter Submission 

July 13, 2019: Review Results Returned 

August 24, 2019: Final Acceptance Notification 

September 7, 2019: Final Chapter Submission.


Bunce, M., Franks, S. & Peterson, C. (2016). Africa’s media images in the 21stcentury. From the “heart of darkness” to “Africa rising”.New York: Routledge.

Easterlin, R.A. (2000). The worldwide standard of living since 1800. Journal of Economic Perspectives, 14(1), 7-26.

Green, D. (2012). From poverty to power. How active citizens and effective states can change the world. Warwickshire: Practical Action Publishing/Oxfam House.

Iqani M. (2016). “Consumption, media and the global south, New York: MacMillan.

Lugo-Ocando, J. (2015). Blaming the victim: How global journalism fails those in poverty. London: Pluto Press.

Nworah, U. (2006). Branding Nigeria’s cities. Advertising News, 2(1), 16-31.

OECD (2018). Economic outlook for southeast Asia, China and India: Fostering growth through digitization, Paris: OECD. 

Rodrik, D. (2013). The past, present and future of economic growth. London: Global Citizen Foundation.

United Nations Organization (2017). The sustainable development goal report 2017. New York: UNO

Editor’s Contact:

Floribert Patrick C. Endong, Department of Theatre, Film and Carnival Studies, University of Calabar, Nigeria. 


Call for Chapters
Proposals Submission Deadline: March 7, 2019

Full Chapters Due: July 5, 2019
Submission Date: October 28, 2019 


During recent years, the number of crowdfunding platforms has increasead in worldwide. In order to discuss ideas, problems, challenges, and solutions for changes in society and organizations to improve crowdfunding platforms, we prepare this book. This book has an important role to play in providing knowledge for researchers, experts, and practitioners of crowdfunding platforms in the global digital economy. It also intends to provide guidelines for economists, managers, entrepreneurs, consultants, policy makers, and technology developers. 


This book will aim to provide relevant theoretical frameworks and the latest empirical research findings in the area. It will be written for professionals who want to improve their understanding of crowdfunding at different levels of the knowledge. 

The overall objectives of this book are: 
• To explore the latest crowdfunding trends; 
• To present the current state of crowdfunding; 
• To explore/examine challenges, opportunities, limitations, and risks of crowdfunding; 
• To help readers understand crowdfunding platforms; 
• To aim to publish the latest research findings; 
• To provide emerging research on the use of crowdfunding platforms; 
• To understand the Law about crowdfunding.

Target Audience 

The target audience of this book will be composed of professionals and researchers working in the field of crowdfunding in various disciplines. Moreover, the book will provide insights and support for scholars, academics, researchers, economists, managers, entrepreneurs, consultants, sociologists, teachers, policy makers, and technology developers interested in crowdfunding platforms.

Recommended Topics 

Recommended topics for chapters include, but are not limited to: 
• Crowdfunding mobile 
• Crowdfunding and e-commerce 
• Crowdfunding innovations 
• Risk and security 
• Crowdfunding industry 5.0 
• Crowdfunding business models 
• Crowdfunding platforms 
• Education crowdfunding 
• Crowdfunding projects 
• Crowdfunding business intelligence 
• IoT crowdfunding 
• Digital literacy crowdfunding 
• Crowdfunding for digital entrepreneurship 
• Crowdfunding for economic development 
• Crowdfunding for startups 
• Crowdfunding success 
• Crowdfunding sustainability 
• Future Trends in crowdfunding 
• Crowdfunding and Laws

Submission Procedure 

Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit on or before March 7, 2019, a chapter proposal of 1,000 to 2,000 words clearly explaining the mission and concerns of his or her proposed chapter. Authors will be notified by April 6, 2019 about the status of their proposals and sent chapter guidelines. Full chapters are expected to be submitted by July 5, 2019, and all interested authors must consult the guidelines for manuscript submissions at prior to submission. All submitted chapters will be reviewed on a double-blind review basis. Contributors may also be requested to serve as reviewers for this project. 

Note: There are no submission or acceptance fees for manuscripts submitted to this book publication, Multidisciplinary Approaches to Crowdfunding Platforms. All manuscripts are accepted based on a double-blind peer review editorial process. 
All proposals should be submitted through the eEditorial Discovery®TM online submission manager.


This book is scheduled to be published by IGI Global (formerly Idea Group Inc.), publisher of the "Information Science Reference" (formerly Idea Group Reference), "Medical Information Science Reference," "Business Science Reference," and "Engineering Science Reference" imprints. For additional information regarding the publisher, please visit This publication is anticipated to be released in 2020. 

Important Dates

March 7, 2019: Proposal Submission Deadline 
April 6, 2019: Notification of Acceptance 
July 5, 2019: Full Chapter Submission 
September 2, 2019: Review Results Returned 
October 14, 2019: Final Acceptance Notification 
October 28, 2019: Final Chapter Submission



Announcement of Special Issue and Call for Papers:
Lessons from Social Work’s History for a Tumultuous Era
Guest Editor: Michael Reisch, PhD, University of Maryland
Manuscript Submission Deadline: March 30, 2019

For over a century, powerful environmental forces have shaped the evolution of social policies and social work practice in the United States. Torn between its ethical imperative to pursue social justice and its desire for status enhancement, the social work profession has vacillated between advocating for social reform and seeking the support of political and economic elites that often possess conflicting values. This tension produced a hybrid view of policy and practice that emphasizes both empowerment and professional expertise.

During the past four decades, the triumph of market-oriented ideology, the dominance of anti-welfare perspectives among policymakers, and a hyper-partisan political environment have transformed even this fragile synthesis. Recent events, particularly the 2016 election, rocked the profession to its core. In its aftermath, social workers have been compelled to address many questions about their role in shaping the future of US social welfare and the social work profession.

Yet, while there are unique features of the current environment, it is not the first era in which social workers have confronted fundamental existential challenges. During the post-World War I “Red Scare,” the Great Depression, the McCarthy period, and the 1960s powerful political and economic forces and social movements at all points on the ideological spectrum questioned the basic premises of the US social welfare system and social work practice. This special issue will include papers that reflect on the lessons that today’s practitioners, scholars, and students could derive from an examination of this history. Possible topics include, but are not limited to: 

  • The impact of economic transformation on social policy and social work practice
  • The influence of social movements on the social work profession
  • The effects of cultural changes regarding the family, work, gender, and sexuality
  • The response of social workers to political extremism
  • Media portrayal of social policies and their impact on the profession’s public image
  • The relationship of organized social welfare to communities of color, immigrants, and other marginalized populations
  • The tension between social change and social control in social work history
  • The radical and conservative traditions within social work
  • The role of social workers in politics
  • Social work’s relationship to the working class and labor unions
  • The influence of professionalization on social work’s mission
  • The contributions of social work research to policy change 

Submissions may be either full-length articles that conform to the journal’s regular format and length or shorter, comparative book review essays. For examples of Social Service Review articles and review essays, please view back issues of the journal on our website

Please direct questions about the scope of this special issue to the guest editor, Michael Reisch, at 

Papers should be submitted via the SSR Editorial Manager page. Please select “Lessons from Social Work’s History Special Issue” as the article type. Submitting authors are required to include a cover letter that briefly explains how their paper contributes to the theme of the special issue. More information for authors can be found here. Papers that are selected for review will be evaluated in SSR’s normal double-blind process. 

Although the schedule, especially the publication date, for any special issue cannot be guaranteed, we plan to proceed as follows 

  • Papers will be accepted through March 30, 2019
  • Peer reviews will be concluded and initial decisions returned to all submitting authors in the summer of 2019
  • The special issue is projected to be published at the end of 2019

Please contact Nora Malone, managing editor, at   with any questions.

Calls for Papers 
Organization Science Special Issue on “Experiments in Organizational Theory” 
Special Issue Editors: Oliver Schilke, Sheen S. Levine, Olenka Kacperczyk, and Lynne G. Zucker 
Submission Window: August 1–September 15, 2019 

We aim to expand organizational theorists’ methodological repertoire with experiments, whether in the laboratory or the field, alone or in combination with other methods. Among their many benefits, experiments excel in identifying causality. They’ve been advocated since the inception of the field, and even more so in recent years. This Special Issue answers this call. 

To read the full Call for Papers, go to:

 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    

40th Annual Hawai‘i Sociological Association Conference 
"Culture and Place: Pathways to Social Inequality"
University of Hawai‘i, Mānoa Campus,
Honolulu, HI 96822 
February 16-17, 2019 


We welcome sociological research on Hawai'i or other places. The goal is to advance our understanding of diversity locally and beyond. We encourage scholars of all levels (undergraduate, graduate, professional) to engage in discussions about sociologically relevant topics, and to help mentor the next generation of sociologists. Papers and sessions on teaching methodologies and professional development (e.g., publishing academic journal articles, non-academic careers in sociology, preparing for the job market, graduate school, the tenure track) are welcomed. This is a special year for HSA, as we will be celebrating our 40th anniversary!

We are very pleased to announce our Keynote SpeakerDavid T. Takeuchi, Ph.D. Professor and Associate Dean for Research, School of Social Work, Boston College

Talk title: "Spaces, Places, and Identity: Contextual and Psychological Causes of Health"

Conference Registration is Open!

Paper Submission Deadline--October 20, 2018

Student Paper Award Application--January 15, 2019

Registration is free for students and $60 for faculty and others

For more information, please visit the HSA website:

Symposium on Disability, Intersectionality & Transnational Feminist Praxis
Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies at the University of Connecticut
Organized by:  Nancy A. Naples & Laura Mauldin
March 29-30, 2019

We would like to invite you to submit a paper (it can be a working draft and range from 5,000-10,000 words) for consideration in the upcoming Symposium on Disability, Intersectionality & Transnational Feminist Praxis sponsored by the Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies Program. organized by Nancy Naples and Laura Mauldin, and to be held at the University of Connecticut in Storrs, CT, on March 29-30th.

If your paper is accepted, you will be paired with one of our featured presenters listed below for a mentoring session to help advance your work as well as to share it with other participants.  Please send your submission for consideration to Nancy
[ ] and Laura [ ] by February 7th. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.

We look forward to hearing from you, Nancy & Laura

Featured Presenters: (Bios provided below)

Nirmala Erevelles 
Angela Frederick 
Rosemarie Garland-Thomson  
Jina Kim 
Angel Miles 
Akemi Nishida 
Jasbir Puar 
Sami Schalk 


The forum will bring together scholars working from a range of disciplinary and interdisciplinary perspectives to share cutting edge work in the area of feminist disability studies and transnational feminism. The purpose of the symposium is to provide an intellectual space to engage in in-depth discussions on how to collectively reflect on the important insights identified by presenters.

Feminist interventions in the field of disability studies have led to important insights. However, disability is often not included alongside race, gender, sexuality, and class in much feminist and queer scholarship more broadly. Thus, while interdisciplinary and intersectional feminist scholars have been at the forefront of the relatively new field of disabilities studies, disability remains under-theorized and underrepresented in gender, critical race, and queer scholarship. There is also a rich body of research in feminist disability conducted by women of color and scholars from the global south that is further marginalized both in feminist scholarship and in disability studies. Therefore, we also propose to broaden out the engagement with transnational and postcolonial scholarship by also inviting scholars whose work addresses relevant themes in the global south.

Bios of Featured Presenters:
Nirmala Erevelles is professor of social and cultural studies in education at the University of Alabama. Her teaching and research interests lie in the areas of disability studies, critical race theory, transnational feminism, sociology of education, and postcolonial studies. Specifically, her research focuses on the unruly, messy, unpredictable and taboo body – a habitual outcast in educational (and social) contexts.

Angela Frederick is Assistant Professor of Sociology in the Department of Sociology & Anthropology at The University of Texas at El Paso. Dr. Frederick is a qualitative researcher, whose interests include gender, disability, race/ethnicity, and intersectionality. She is currently working on research projects exploring the experiences of people with disabilities who experience intersecting inequalities, as well as the experiences and perspectives of under-represented students in the stem pipeline. Dr. Frederick earned her doctorate in sociology from The University of Texas at Austin in 2012. She was the recipient of the 2018 Distinguished Article Award from the American Sociological Association (ASA) Sex & Gender Section, as well as the 2017 Outstanding Publication in the Sociology of Disability Award from the ASA Disability & Society Section.

Rosemarie Garland-Thomson is disability justice and culture thought leader, bioethicist, teacher, and humanities scholar at Emory. Her recent editorial, “Becoming Disabled” was the inaugural article in the ongoing weekly series in the New York Times about disability by people living with disabilities. She is a professor of English and bioethics at Emory University, where she teaches disability studies, bioethics, American literature and culture, and feminist theory. Her work develops the field of critical disability studies in the health humanities to bring forward disability access, inclusion, and identity to a broad range of institutions and communities. She is the author of Staring: How We Look and several other books. Her current project is “How to Be Disabled.

Jina Kim is an Assistant Professor of English and SWG (Study of Women and Gender) at Smith College. Prior to coming to Smith, she was a Consortium for Faculty Diversity postdoctoral fellow at Mount Holyoke College in the program in Critical Social Thought. She received her PhD in English and Women's Studies from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor in June 2016, and my BA in Studio Art and English from Agnes Scott College in 2007. My research lies at the intersection of critical disability studies, contemporary multi-ethnic US literature, and women of color feminisms.  She is currently at work on a manuscript titled Anatomy of the City: Race, Disability, and US Fictions of Dependency, which examines how multi-ethnic U.S. literatures situated in post-Reagan cities recuperate the maligned condition of public dependency. Drawing together ethnic literary, feminist disability, women of color feminist, and urban sociological studies, it re-conceptualizes the pathologized cityscape disabled by anti-welfare policy, and positions dependency as an underexplored yet vital analytic for ethnic American cultural critique.  Her work has appeared in Disability Studies Quarterly, Lateral: Journal of the Cultural Studies Association, the anthology Disability Studies and the Environmental Humanities, and is forthcoming in the anthology Asian American Literature in Transition. In 2012, she received the Irving K. Zola Award for Emerging Scholars in Disability Studies.

Angel Miles is a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the University of Illinois-Chicago.  She earned her Ph.D. in Women's Studies from the University of Maryland College Park in 2016. Her research is focused on the intersections of race, class, gender and disability as they pertain to housing and other social economic disparities for women and minorities with disabilities.

Akemi Nishida uses research, education, and activism to investigate the ways in which ableism and saneism are exercised in relation to racism, sexism, and other forms of social injustices.  She also uses such methods to work towards cross-ccommunity stolidarity for the liberation and celebration of community power. In her research and teaching. Nishida brings together disability studies, critical race theories, transnational feminist studies, among others.  She is currently working on a book manuscript in which she merges affect theory with critical disability, gender, and race studies to examine state care programs as well as grassroots interdependent are collectives and bed activism. Nishida’s research has been funded by the American Association of University Women, among others. Her work has been published in Subjectivity, Multicultural Perspectives, Disability Studies Quarterly, and Occupy. Her commitment for disability and other social justices continues outside of academia as she works as a member of a national organization. The Disability Justice Collective as well as Chicago-based grassroots, AYLP. She is on the joint appointment with Gender and Women’s Studies.

Jasbir K. Puar is Professor and Graduate Director of Women’s and Gender Studies at Rutgers University, where she has been a faculty member since 2000. Her most recent book is The Right to Maim: Debility, Capacity, Disability (2017) published with Duke University Press in the series ANIMA: Critical Race Studies Otherwise that she co-edits with Mel Chen.  Puar is the author of award-winning Terrorist Assemblages: Homonationalism in Queer Times (2007), which has been translated into Spanish and French and re-issued in an expanded version for its 10th anniversary (December 2017). Puar’s edited volumes include a special issue of GLQ (“Queer Tourism: Geographies of Globalization”) and co-edited volumes of Society and Space (“Sexuality and Space”), Social Text (“Interspecies”), and Women’s Studies Quarterly (“Viral”).  She also writes for The Guardian, Huffington Post, Art India, The Feminist Review, Bully Bloggers, Jadaliyya, and Oh! Industry. Her writings have been translated into Polish, French, German, Croatian, Swedish, Norwegian, Portuguese, Japanese, Korean, Spanish, and Danish. Currently Professor Puar is completing her third book, a collection of essays on duration, pace, mobility, and acceleration in Palestine titled Slow Life: Settler Colonialism in Five Parts. ender and sexuality

Sami Schalk is an assistant professor of Gender & Women's Studies at University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her research focuses on disability, race, and gender in contemporary American literature and culture. Schalk's first book, Bodyminds Reimagined: (Dis)ability, Race and Gender in Black Women's Speculative Fiction (Duke UP 2018), explores how black women writers use the genre of speculative fiction to reimagine the possibilities and limits of bodyminds and challenge our conceptions of (dis)ability, race, and gender in the process. Currently, she is working on a second book on black disability politics in the post-Civil Rights era.

Law and Society Association 2019 Annual Meeting
Call for Papers 
Washington, DC
May 30-June 2, 2019 


The Law and Society Association is a global association and our 2019 theme can be represented in the six official languages of the United Nations:

ك رامة 

Dignity embraces justice, rights, rule of law, respect for humanity and diversity as well as a commitment to human engagement, subjects that have been central in the law and society tradition. Dignity is a core idea in many different legal traditions and is shaped by a variety of struggles. It provides a bridge across cultures intersecting with diverse values and identities. Recognizing this central idea as our theme when we meet next year in Washington D.C. – at a moment of social anxiety and global uncertainty – focuses our attention on the promise, values and unrealized potential of dignity and will highlight the role of values we examine law in society.

The 2019 Law and Society Annual Meeting will initiate our consideration of the place, role and visions of dignity through a number of mini-plenary sessions that will take up the idea in its different forms: 

(1) Dignity and Judging, which will seek to bring together constitutional and appellate judges to reflect on the role of dignity in their work; 

(2) Dignity and Austerity, which will focus on the global spread of neoliberalism through international financial institutions and their insistence on austerity in the global political economy; 

(3) Dignity and Lawyering, considering the role legal actors have played and continue to play in the emergence of a global security regime; 

(4) Dignity and the Unwritten Code of Democracy, which will consider the norms of governance looking beyond the formal bounds of public law to constitutional and administrative conventions and the assumptions they make about the place of agency and rights; 

(5) Dignity and Corruption, which will explore the relationship between regulation and the politics of administrative governance within which resources are directed for both public good and private gain; 

and finally 
(6) Dignity and Social Movements, the space in which many different communities have mobilized to protect and advance their claims to recognition and fair treatment whether from individual abuse such as gun, gender or official violence, or larger systemic threats such as climate change and economic marginalization. These themes, the subject of highlighted sessions at the meeting, invite participants in the meeting to consider the relationship of dignity to their own research

After our last two meetings in Mexico City and Toronto, the Law and Society Association again returns to the US. We are all aware that, since the last time LSA met in the US, America now presents itself to the world as a less welcoming place, less publicly committed to universal human dignity. We know that many in the global LSA community will find a US-based meeting challenging, but we hope with the theme to signal that LSA remains committed to its core values of pluralism, toleration and respect for diverse traditions. We pledge to do what we can to make all those who want to attend feel welcome and to assist those who may have difficulty coming to the US to participate in the meeting.

The 2019 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 six papers in languages other than English. Submissions of individual paper proposals may however only be in English.

Types of Submissions

Individual Paper Submission

The Program Committee welcomes any scholar studying sociolegal activities to submit a paper proposal. Paper proposal submissions may be made by individuals looking to the Program Committee to assign their paper to a session, or as part of a pre-organized session. Paper proposals must be submitted and finalized before they can be assigned to any session.

Click here and follow the instructions for an Individual Paper Proposal.

Participant submitted session proposals tend to follow four formats:

  • Paper Sessions – These sessions are traditional scholarly Paper Sessions that are organized around a common theme. 
  • Salon (Paper) Session – A Salon is a small format of a traditional scholarly Paper Session. They are more informal presentation settings in which participants with a small interested audience are seated at round tables in a ballroom. Salons permit focused, engaged and intimate conversation about scholars’ work. 
  • Roundtable Session – A Roundtable is a discussion-centered session that is organized around a common theme and does not have papers presented. Roundtables are the most flexible format offered at the meeting. Participants might organize debates, visual and musical performances, workshops, films, and other innovative formats. 
  • Author Meets Reader Session (AMR) – An Author-Meets-Reader (AMR) is a session in which discussion is focused on one or two recently published scholarly books. The session must include the author/s of the book, a minimum of four and a maximum of six designated “readers” who provide comments, and a session chair (who may be one of the readers). AMR panels are limited to books published in the year prior to the LSA Annual Meeting. For the 2019 Meeting, the books must have a publication date in 2018.

    In keeping with the nature of law and society scholarship and the 2019 conference theme, the Program Committee encourages AMR submissions that cross disciplinary, national and other boundaries. We especially encourage proposals that take advantage of the likely large number of attendees from outside the U.S. by including readers from multiple nations, where appropriate.

Click here and follow the instructions to submit a Session.

Sessions Organized by the Program Committee 

Professional Development Sessions - Panels address career development and enhance opportunities within the field of Socio-Legal Studies.

Plenary Sessions - The Program Committee develop these sessions based on the meeting theme.

Public Outreach Sessions - These sessions address communicating with non-scholarly audiences, such as policy makers or the general public.


August 23rd Call Released
September 6th Submissions OPEN!
November 7th Submission DEADLINE for individual papers, and pre-organized sessions
Early December Acceptance Letters Sent
Mid December/Early January Registration OPEN 
January 18th Deadline for ALL scheduling requests (medical and religious reasons only)
March 15th Deadline for panel changes
April  FINAL Program Released
April 12th Disability Accommodation Request Deadline / AV Special Request Deadline
May 30-June 2 2019 Annual Meeting on Law and Society in Washington, DC

You can find information about the Call and about our 2019 conference here:

The link to submit papers is here:

Cambio Conference
Columbia, Missouri

June 5-7, 2019

The Call for Presentations is now available! View it here. It includes an introduction to the conference, descriptions of the conference tracks, and details about how to submit a proposal for a presentation, panel, lightning presentation, workshop or poster. Presentation proposals are due February 14, 2019 at 11:59pm

The theme for the 2019 conference is Welcoming Immigrants and Newcomers in Turbulent Times: Knowledge, Connections and Action. Read the Call for Presentations for more information about the theme, or click here to visit the conference website:

About the Conference
Rural and urban communities throughout the Midwest have been reshaped by the arrival of large numbers of Latinos, immigrants, and refugees. Over the past sixteen years, the Cambio de Colores (Change of Colors) Conference has served as a hub for stakeholders to take stock of how our communities are adapting to these changes and share experiences of how to improve immigrant integration and community wellbeing. This multidisciplinary conference has traditionally focused on native and foreign-born Latino newcomers (the majority of new arrivals in these new destination areas), but is also interested in the challenges inherent in multicultural changing communities, including the experiences of all immigrants, newcomers, faith groups, and marginalized groups.

Welcoming Immigrants and Newcomers in Turbulent Times: Knowledge, Connections and Action” sets the stage for the 2019 Cambio Conference. Across the United States, people, organizations, and communities have developed strategies to build connections with immigrants and newcomers, as they contribute to the economic development and wellbeing of rural and urban communities. There is much to learn from these experiences. The conference is interested in communities who embrace change, to identify the strategies that work to support immigrant and newcomer populations to help them integrate and fully participate in theircommunities. Cambio Conference brings researchers and practitioners together to understand the issues that affect this work and the factors that can affect the success and failure of community efforts.

These welcoming efforts are situated within a larger discussion in the United States about immigration, immigrants and others that has involved policy changes with real affects on peoples' lives. The policy environment has implications for how basic public services are provided and accessed, how educational institutions effectively bridge to these populations, and how labor needs will be met.

This conference seeks to explore the many questions around integrating immigrant and new populations whenrhetoric and policy are antagonistic to those aims. How do the discourses shaping public policy affect how people engage with each other and the communities where they live? What practices are used successfully in places to build trust in the current environment? How are communities and organizations forming collaborative networks to facilitate access to information and resources? What are the impacts of this policy environment on children and families? How do communities foster a sense of belonging when large segments of the population are disenfranchised? How do we take this knowledge and direct it towards action and policy change at local, state and federal levels?

Aging & Social Change: Ninth Interdisciplinary Conference
University of Vienna in Vienna, Austria
September 16–17, 2019

We invite proposals for paper presentations, workshops/interactive sessions, posters/exhibits, colloquia, innovation showcases, virtual posters, or virtual lightning talks. The conference features research addressing the annual themes and the 2019 Special Focus: "Aging in Times of New Nationalisms: Inequalities, Participation, and Policies." 

We welcome the submission of proposals to the conference at any time of the year before the final submission deadline. All proposals will be reviewed within two to four weeks of submission. Submit your proposal by 9 February 2019. Click here to submit a proposal.