Call for Submissions, Conferences, and Virtual Events

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.   

Virtual Event
SSSP Justice 21 Committee Webinar
George Mason University, Washington, D.C.

Please join the Center for Social Science Research (CSSR) on January 28, 2021 (12:00-1:15 EST) for a lively conversation with SSSP Justice 21 Committee members, Kristen Budd, David Lane, Glenn Muschert, Jason Smith and SSSP President Corey Dolgon as they offer sociological insight and understanding of COVID-19’s impact on social problems, both old and new, and offer recommendations for action by citizens, elected officials, policy makers, and the public.

Click here to register for the event.

For more information about the event and panelists, please visit the CSSR website (https://cssr.gmu.edu/events/11653). We look forward to seeing you at the event. 

Call for Papers
Twelfth International Conference
University of Granada, Granada, Spain

We are pleased to share with you the Call for Papers for the Twelfth International Conference on Sport & Society, University of Granada, Granada, Spain, 24–25 June 2021. The Sport & Society Research Network is brought together around a common interest in cultural, political, and economic relationships of sport to society. We seek to build an epistemic community where we can make linkages across disciplinary, geographic, and cultural boundaries. As a Research Network, we are defined by our scope and concerns and motivated to build strategies for action framed by our shared themes and tensions.


The Twelfth International Conference on Sport & Society features research addressing the following annual themes and special focus: 2021 Special Focus—Sport and Society in Crisis.

Proposal Deadlines

Regular: Mar. 24, 2021
Late: May 24, 2021

Registration Deadlines

Early: Dec 24, 2020
Regular: May 24, 2021

Call for Papers
Fourteenth Global Studies Conference
Concordia University, Montreal, Canada

We are pleased to share with you the Call for Papers for the Fourteenth Global Studies Conference Concordia University, Montreal, Canada, 5–6 June 2021. The Global Studies Research Network is devoted to mapping and interpreting past and emerging trends and patterns in globalization. We seek to build an epistemic community where we can make linkages across disciplinary, geographic, and cultural boundaries. As a Research Network, we are defined by our scope and concerns and motivated to build strategies for action framed by our shared themes and tensions.


The Fourteenth Global Studies Conference features research addressing the following annual themes and special focus: 2021 Special Focus—Life after Pandemic: Towards a New Global Biopolitics?

Proposal Deadlines

Regular: Mar. 5, 2021
Late: Mar. 5, 2021

Registration Deadlines

Early: May 5, 2021
Regular: Jun. 5, 2021

Call for Applications
Agenda for Social Justice

The Editorial and Publications Committee of the Society for the Study of Social Problems (SSSP) solicits applications for two positions on the Editorial Team of the volume, Agenda for Social Justice.

The Editor’s four-year term will start in February 2021, and the new editor will be responsible for editing and promoting volumes to be published in 2022 and 2024. An editor may be reappointed, or have their term extended, with the approval of the SSSP Editorial and Publications Committee and the SSSP Board of Directors. Applicants must be members or become members of the SSSP by the time of the application deadline and maintain membership during their tenure as editor.

The primary activity required is the cultivation, editing, and production of the Agenda for Social Justice, a volume of public sociology published by Policy Press at the University of Bristol. While chapters in the volumes are grounded in rigorous social science, they are presented in a way that is accessible to a generally educated public. The editorial team is responsible for producing a volume every other year, alternating between US-focused volumes and global-focused volumes. Volumes of the Agenda for Social Justice are available open access, and are distributed to SSSP members.

The committee seeks a diverse pool of candidates with good scholarly records, preferable academic editorial experience (e.g., service as journal editor or associate editor, editor of scholarly editions), strong organizational skills, and the ability to work and communicate well with others, including with scholars in academic and non-academic settings. Familiarity with the Agenda for Social Justice volumes and a commitment to the SSSP are essential. A new member should have a genuine commitment to working in the field of social justice, with an interest in the wide range of themes that the study of social problems encompasses. We encourage applications from scholars from all career stages, and applications by members of all underrepresented groups are encouraged.

Please direct inquiries and applications by email to each of the following persons. In the subject line, specify, “Application to Join Agenda for Social Justice Editorial Group.”

Glenn Muschert: glennmuschert@gmail.com
Kristen M. Budd: buddkm@miamioh.edu
David C. Lane: dclane1@ilstu.edu
Jason A. Smith: jasonsm55@gmail.com

Deadline for applications is January 15, 2021.

For more information:

Open access copy of the most recent Agenda for Social Justice, the US-focus volume: https://www.sssp1.org/index.cfm/m/771/locationSectionId/0/Agenda_for_Social_Justice

Open access copy of the most recent Global Agenda for Social Justice, the global-focus volume: https://www.sssp1.org/index.cfm/m/323/locationSectionId/0/Global_Agenda_for_Social_Justice

Information about the Society for the Study of Social Problems (SSSP):
https://www.sssp1.org/index.cfm/m/453/locationSectionId/0/Who_We_Are

3rd Annual Conference for Associate Professors
Expand Your Sphere of Influence by Becoming a Full Professor”

Registration is now open for the 3rd Annual Conference for Associate Professors titled “Expand Your Sphere of Influence by Becoming a Full Professor” on March 4-5, 2021 in a live virtual format. The conference flyer with keynote speaker information is attached. More information, including the conference schedule, workshop, and panel session, is available on the conference webpage. Registration fee is $25 for faculty outside Purdue. The conference link will be emailed to participants the week of the conference.

Highlights

Day 1: Thursday, March 4, 2021

  • Keynote by Ana Mari Cauce, President, University of Washington
  • Panel Session: Conversation about Being Promoted to Full Professor
  • Virtual Networking

Day 2: Friday, March 5, 2021

  • NCFDD Workshop: Building a Publishing Pipeline: Concrete Strategies for Increasing Your Writing Productivity, Dr. Erin Furtak, Professor and Associate Dean of Faculty in the School of Education, University of Colorado at Boulder
Call for Chapter Proposals
Financial Inclusion: In Pursuit of UN SDG 8.10

EDITORS:

Prof. Dr. Glenn Muschert (Khalifa University of Science and Technology, UAE)
Prof. Dr. Vijay Pereira (NEOMA Business School, France)
Dr. Vikash Ramiah (University of Wollongong in Dubai, UAE)
Dr. Aslı Cansın Doker (Erzincan University, Turkey).

VOLUME THEME: Scholars in economics, business, and social science fields are invited to submit abstracts for a planned volume under contract with Springer Publishing. In 2015, the UN established 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for global progress to be achieved by 2030, including the goal to “promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all,” more commonly known as SDG 8. This volume provides an academic discussion of the topic of financial inclusion via an examination of SDG sub-goal 8.10, which is to “strengthen the capacity of domestic financial institutions to encourage and expand access to banking, insurance and financial services for all.” This is accomplished in two ways: 1) by providing a scholarly examination how business, economics, and social science fields understand, define, and assess SDG 8.10 from various disciplinary perspectives; and, 2) by clarifying how multi-disciplinary scholarship can identify challenges, key indicators, and potentialities to achieve SDG 8.10 and boost financial inclusion.

Sustainability is a holistic approach covering ecological, economic, and social dimensions, and the underlying goal is to establish a livable world in every aspect for current and future generations. This volume focuses specifically on SDG 8.10, which involves increasing financial inclusion via enhancing access to banking, insurance, and other financial services.  While there are many existing studies of sustainable development and economic growth, this volume will be among the first to examine SDG 8.10 from a multidisciplinary perspective including academic fields in business studies, economics, and social sciences. With this multifaceted perspective, the volume breaks new ground, and fills a gap in the existing literature on study of financial inclusion. The conversation will be accessible to academics and a broader audience interested in SDGs, economic development, and financial inclusion more broadly.

COVERAGE: The proposed volume, Financial Inclusion: In Pursuit of UN SDG 8.10, will include chapters examining economic, sociological, financial, and/or other social science and business studies perspectives on SDG 8.10 and its key indicators. The editors welcome contributions from scholars in a wide range of constituent fields, and are ecumenical regarding theoretical and methodological approaches. Each chapter should examine the issue of financial inclusion, and must include relevant indicators in its empirical analysis, while linking theoretically to one or more perspectives in the business, economics, and social science fields.

APPROACH: The volume will approach the subject from a general social scientific and business studies approach, as the intention is to consolidate the findings of varying scholarly perspectives in a single volume.  While each chapter links to an appropriate theory and methodology, as a whole the volume will allow the reader access to the perspectives of academic social scientists and business scholars.  In this context, the volume will contribute to the multi-disciplinary conversation about SDG 8.10, and will bring a novel mix of scholars and perspectives in order to achieve broad discourse and to reach innovative conclusions.

Potential topics include, but are not limited to, the following areas relating to SDG 8.10:

·         algorithms

·         alternative finance

·         artificial intelligence

·         banking

·         behavioral finance

·         big data

·         blockchain

·         central banks

·         corporate finance

·         credit

·         cryptocurrency

·         CSR

·         decision making

·         DeFi

·         digital transformation

·         economic development

·         ESG

·         financial econometrics

·         financial inclusion

·         financial literacy

·         FinTech

·         FDI

·         gender

·         global north/south

·         governance

·         green washing

·         human flourishing

·         indigenous finance

·         innovation

·         insurance

·         international finance

·         interventions

·         investments

·         Islamic finance

·         macro/micro economy

·         markets

·         micro-finance

·         mobile money

·         multi-national firms

·         pensions/retirement

·         personal finance

·         private/public sector

·         public finance/policy

·         regulatory frameworks

·         risk  & risk reduction

·         savings

·         shocks

·         social media

·         social security

·         SMEs

·         surveillance capitalism

·         sustainability

·         taxation regimes

·         wealth economics

ABSTRACT SUBMISSION GUIDELINES: The special issue editors invite colleagues worldwide to prepare extended abstracts for proposed chapter contributions (max 500 words). Each abstract should clearly relate to financial inclusion and SDG 8.10 and associated indicators. In addition, each proposed chapter should utilize a clear theoretical perspective and methodology drawn from the broad fields of business and social sciences. Submit extended abstract by 15 January 2021 to the editors via email, as specified below, with the subject line “SDG 8.10 Proposal.” Invitations to submit full chapters for review issued by 15 February 2021, with chapters due 1 August 2021, comprising a maximum of 5.000 words, including abstract, tables, figures, and references.

Social Problems Special Issue - Call for Papers
The Lives (and Futures) of Black Children and Youth

Social Problems invites submissions for a special issue on the lives and futures of Black children and youth, focused on how their lives are impacted by various structures and social institutions while also appreciating their needs and development. The editors of this special issue are interested in manuscripts that are centered on the humanity, promise, and well-being of Black children and youth. That is, while they may face a number of challenges—in their lives, in their communities, across institutions—the goal is not simply to point to these problems (or even them as problems) but to nuance and deepen our understanding of how Black children and youth, and perhaps their families, remain agentic and pursue their possibilities. Additionally, we desire papers that offer theoretical sophistication and analytic rigor and are geared toward social justice in all areas relevant to the broader mission of Social Problems and its parent organization, the Society for the Study of Social Problems (SSSP).

Papers are limited to a maximum of 35 pages including references. Extra material including, tables, figures, photos, appendices, etc., should be kept to a minimum. All manuscripts should be typed in Times New Roman, 12-point font and double-spaced (including indented quotes and references). Leave one-inch margins. Avoid the generic use of male nouns or pronouns. All manuscripts are subject to the normal anonymous peer-review process. The deadline for submitting papers is Friday, April 30, 2021. Please submit papers through the online submission portal http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/socpro and choose “Black Children Special Issue” at “step 6” of the submission process.

This special issue is edited by Derrick Brooms (derrick.brooms@uc.edu) and Marcelle Medford (mmedford@bates.edu). If you have any question(s) concerning this special issue feel free to contact either editor.

Call for Papers
Eleventh International Conference on The Constructed Environment
Building The Anthropocene

We are pleased to share with you the Call for Papers for the Eleventh International Conference on The Constructed Environment, University of Calgary, Calgary, Canada, 12–14 May 2021.

The Constructed Environment Research Network is brought together by a common shared interest in human configurations of the environment and the interactions among the constructed, social and natural environments. We seek to build an epistemic community where we can make linkages across disciplinary, geographic, and cultural boundaries. As a Research Network, we are defined by our scope and concerns and motivated to build strategies for action framed by our shared themes and tensions.

The Eleventh International Conference on the Constructed Environment features research addressing the following annual themes and special focus: 2021 Special Focus—Building the Anthropocene

Proposal Deadlines

Regular: Feb. 12, 2021
Late: Apr. 12, 2021

Registration Deadlines

Early: Nov. 12, 2020
Regular: Apr. 12, 2021

Call for Proposals
Pilot Proposals on U.S. Rural Population Health and Aging Trends and Disparities
funded by the National Institute on Aging-funded Interdisciplinary Network on Rural Population Health and Aging

The National Institute on Aging (NIA)-funded Interdisciplinary Network on Rural Population Health and Aging (INRPHA) invites investigators to submit proposals for pilot research related to U.S. rural population health and aging trends and disparities. Projects will begin as early as April 15, 2021 and must be completed by June 30, 2022. Grant proposals are due by 5:00 PM EST on Friday, January 8, 2021. The RFP is attached as a PDF. The RFP and abstracts for previous pilot grantees can also be found here: https://sites.psu.edu/inrpha/news-events/.

Call for Papers
12th International Conference on the Image
Polytechnic Institute of Lisbon

We are pleased share with you the Call for Papers for the Twelfth International Conference on the Image, Polytechnic Institute of Lisbon, School of Education, Lisbon, Portugal, 13–14 September 2021.

 The Image Research Network is brought together around a shared interest in the nature and function of image making and images.. We seek to build an epistemic community where we can make linkages across disciplinary, geographic, and cultural boundaries. As a Research Network, we are defined by our scope and concerns and motivated to build strategies for action framed by our shared themes and tensions.

Our mission is to provide a safe, sustainable, and accessible way for us to come together and interact as a Research Network. We are taking on these challenges by offering a blended conference experience, with session types explicitly designed to make the most of both online and place-based social knowledge processes. We are trying to move away from the either/or of place-based or online conferences. And at the same time be ready for the possibility of place based cancelation due to COVID-19. This way we build for our Research Network Members resilient spaces for communication, engagement, and participation.

The development team at the Common Ground Media Lab has been working tirelessly to create a next-generation web platform to support a robust blended conference experience – with the online component being a central communicative pillar where participants and presenters attend in-person or only online. Here are some of the features and options showing our commitment to maximizing the exposure and impact of our Research Network Members.

All presenters are given personal Presenter Pages:

Linked to profile page on CGScholar
• Displaying abstract summary
• Thematic connection to panelists and peers
• Ability to add digital media: video, sound, other files     
• Post event addition of Digital Object Identifiers for persistent discoverability and formal citation as a conference presentation

All Presenter Pages are shared with conference delegates. We also are introducing an Open Media option to expand the reach of your work: 

• Content will be shared with all research network members
• Visible to the public web

We welcome the submission of proposals at any time of the year. All proposals will be reviewed within two to four weeks of submission. Again, you do not need to commit either to a place-based or online presentation at the time of submission. You can present both ways, or change your mode of the presentation if your preferences change.

Proposal Deadlines
Advance: 13 Nov. 2020
Early: 13 Feb. 2021

Registration Deadlines
Advance: 13 Dec. 2020
Early: 13 Mar. 2021

Call for Proposals
New Media/New Society
Istanbul University Press

New Media / New Society? will focus effects of new media on social relations. This volume has a question: Can we describe our society as a new media society? It intends to open new discussions on new media and social relations.   The volume interrogates the question of whether (or not), and to what extent, new media have spawned new varieties of social organization, new practices of social interaction and identity, and new structures of material or symbolic social relations. There have been so many claims regarding how postmodern/postindustrial media modalities are contributing to various iterations of utopian and anti-utopian futures, beyond those traditional views of Orwell, Huxley, Marx, and Weber, for example. In the past decades, we have heard academic claims about a variety of effects, for example, including (but not limited to) simulation, misinformation, balkanization, intersectionality, assemblages, affordances, liquification, disruption, fragmentization, saturation/distraction, propaganda, mediatization, culture wars, (de/post/neo)colonization, modes of signification, gamification, crowdsourcing, participatory media, hypertextualization, assimilation, chaos, spectacles, virtuality, augmented reality, digitization, disconnection, mass surveillance, and cyborgology.  On the other hand, there have been so many descriptions of society, for example including (but not limited to) information society, post-emotional society, consumption society, network society, internet society, cyber society, new media society, post-modernism, post-humanism, the Anthropocene, and digital society.

The volume New Media / New Society? Interrogates these claims from the perspective of the long view, meaning it looks at such changes over the last half-century (since 1970), and for the same period moving forward (until 2070). Also, there are methodological questions within sociology regarding the examination of new media forms and their relation to the social construction of reality. How media studies/social theory can explain the nature and nuance of new social relations under new media forms, if such new social realities exist?

This volume will be an “agenda for new media and new society discussions,” in that it will clarify the effect of new media on social relations, including specific recommendations for action by researchers, policy makers, and the public. The volume will provide new topics for our projects and books.

This work is tentatively to be published in electronic format by Istanbul University Press, an academic publisher at the Istanbul University, Turkey (https://iupress.istanbul.edu.tr/en/). As a project in academic sociology, the volume will cover important national-level and international-level new media and society.

We ask you, individually or with colleagues, to consider submitting a brief proposal (500 words max.) identifying a significant idea/trend from media studies/social theory, to include the following items:

  1. Clarify the emergence and development of one or more key concepts from media studies/social theory.
  2. Clarify key media technologies and techniques which are interwoven in such dynamics.
  3. Explore conceptual and/or empirical aspects of the concept and media practices over the last half century (since 1970).
  4. Take stock of the development at the present moment (year 2020).
  5. Offer insight into future directions foreseen for the next half century (until 2070).
  6. Assess whether (or to what extent) these new media dynamics have resulted in new social forms. That is, clarify if new media leads to new society or vice versa.

We invite researchers to prepare draft statements for proposed contributions to this volume. Please submit a copy of your 1- to 2-page proposal via email to each of the editors by December 1, 2020. Final contributions will be limited to 5000 words maximum (or roughly twenty double-spaced manuscript pages). Chapter drafts will be due June 1, 2021, and final manuscripts will be due November 1, 2021. The e-volume is expected to launch in February 2021.

Papers could address, but are not limited to, the following subjects:

  • Alienation
  • Authority
  • Communities
  • Crime, Violence
  • Drugs, Alcohol, Addictions
  • Economy, Work
  • Education
  • Environment, Technology
  • Ethics
  • Family, Marriage
  • Globalization
  • Health Care, Mental Health
  • Inequality, Poverty, Wealth
  • Law, Justice
  • Media, Communications
  • Methods
  • Modernity
  • Politics
  • Pop Culture, Sport, Leisure
  • Population, Migration
  • Privacy / Surveillance
  • Race, Ethnicity
  • Religion, Cultural Issues
  • Secularization
  • Social Conflict, Social Change
  • Social Movements
  • Social Welfare
  • Theoretical Perspectives
  • Urban Issues, Rural Issues
  • Youth, Aging, Life Course

Important Dates

5 October 2020: Call for Chapter Proposals Sent Out to Contributors for Books.

1 December 2020: Proposed Abstracts Due for Chapters.

1 January 2021: Invitations to Contribute & Author Guidelines Distributed.

1 June 2021: Full Manuscripts Due / Begin Review Process.

1 September 2021: First Round of Reviews Completed / Revisions Start.

1 November 2021: Revised Manuscripts Due.

1 December 2021: Submission of Book to Publisher.

1 February 2022: Publication

Editors

Murat Şentürk, Istanbul University, Turkey, murat.senturk@istanbul.edu.tr

Massimo Ragnedda, Northumbria Universtiy, UK, massimo.ragnedda@northumbria.ac.uk

Glenn W. Muschert, Khalifa University, UAE, glenn.muschert@ku.ac.ae

Call for Papers
Fourteenth International Conference on the Inclusive Museum
Museums & Historical Urban Landscapes

We are pleased share with you the Call for Papers for the Fourteenth International Conference on the Inclusive Museum, Museum of Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal, 8–10 September 2021.

The Inclusive Museum Research Network is brought together by a shared concern for the future role of the museum and how it can become more inclusive. We seek to build an epistemic community where we can make linkages across disciplinary, geographic, and cultural boundaries. As a Research Network, we are defined by our scope and concerns and motivated to build strategies for action framed by our shared themes and tensions.

We welcome the submission of proposals at any time of the year. All proposals will be reviewed within two to four weeks of submission. Again, you do not need to commit either to a place-based or online presentation at the time of submission. You can present both ways, or change your mode of the presentation if your preferences change.

Click here to submit your proposal.

Proposal Deadlines

Advance: 8 Nov. 2020
Early: 8 Feb. 2021

Registration Deadlines

Advance: 8 Dec. 2020
Early: 8 Mar. 2021

Call for Papers
11th Annual International Conference on Health, Wellness & Society
Advancing Health and Equity: Best Practices in an International Perspective

We are pleased share with you the Call for Papers for the Eleventh International Conference on Health, Wellness & Society, Sorbonne Université, Paris, France, 2–3 September 2021.

The Health, Wellness, & Society Research Network is brought together by a common concern in the fields of human health and wellness, and in particular their social interconnections and implications. We seek to build an epistemic community where we can make linkages across disciplinary, geographic, and cultural boundaries. As a Research Network, we are defined by our scope and concerns and motivated to build strategies for action framed by our shared themes and tensions

Reimagining the Scholarly Conference
Our mission is to provide a safe, sustainable, and accessible way for us to come together and interact as a Research Network. We are taking on these challenges by offering a blended conference experience, with session types explicitly designed to make the most of both online and place-based social knowledge processes. We are trying to move away from the either/or of place-based or online conferences. And at the same time be ready for the possibility of place based cancelation due to COVID-19. This way we build for our Research Network Members resilient spaces for communication, engagement, and participation.

You do not need to commit either to a place-based or online presentation at the time of proposal submission. You can present both ways or change your mode of the presentation if your preferences change.

The development team at the Common Ground Media Lab has been working tirelessly to create a next-generation web platform to support a robust blended conference experience – with the online component being a central communicative pillar where participants and presenters attend in-person or only online. Here are some of the features and options showing our commitment to maximizing the exposure and impact of our Research Network Members.

All presenters are given personal Presenter Pages:

• Linked to profile page on CGScholar
• Displaying abstract summary
• Thematic connection to panelists and peers
• Ability to add digital media: video, sound, other files     
• Post event addition of Digital Object Identifiers for persistent discoverability and formal citation as a conference presentation

All Presenter Pages are shared with conference delegates. We also are introducing an Open Media option to expand the reach of your work: 

• Content will be shared with all research network members
• Visible to the public web

Proposal Deadlines:

Advance: Novermber 2, 2020
Early: February 2, 2021

Registration Deadlines:

Advance: December 2, 2020
Early: March 2, 2021

Submit your proposal by October 9, 2020