Community-Based Participatory Action Research Workshop (limit 50)-SOLD OUT

Monday, August 13, 9:00am–4:30pm, Location: Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown Hotel, Room: Freedom E
Registration Fee: $75 for non-members or $25 for members

The Community Research and Development Division is hosting an interactive workshop for researchers who use or are interested in community-based participatory action research.  The workshop will (1) offer a foundational orientation to the purpose and process of CBPAR; and (2) provide a context within which CBPAR scholars, both new and old, can learn from each other and build a stronger network.  This one-day workshop will be divided into two sections. In the morning, section I will cover the following topics: (1) What is CBPAR and Why Do It?; (2) Capacity Building and Community Partnerships; and (3) CBPAR Methodology – Balancing Methodological Rigor with Community Need.  In the afternoon, section II will cover the following topics: (1) Data dissemination: To Whom, How, and Where; (2) Publishing and Funding: Challenges and Opportunities; and (3) Maintaining Partnerships and Building Steam.  The workshop will be collaboratively delivered by Drs. Charlotte Ryan, Felicia Sullivan, and Jessica Lucero.  The workshop will be interactive in nature and provide opportunities for attendees to discuss their CBPAR research ideas and receive feedback.  Workshop fee includes morning coffee. 

Program Schedule

Morning Session, 9:00am to 12:00pm
   1. Introduction: What is CBPAR and Why Do It?
   2. Capacity Building and Community Partnerships
   3. CBPAR Methodology – Balancing Methodological Rigor with Community Need

Lunch: 12:00pm to 1:30pm (not provided)

Afternoon Session, 1:30pm to 4:30pm
   1. Data Dissemination: To Whom, How, and Where
   2. Publishing and Funding: Challenges and Opportunities
   3. Maintaining Partnerships and Building Steam

Writing and Publishing Workshop (limit 50)-SOLD OUT 

Monday, August 13, 10:00am–3:30pm, Location: Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown Hotel, Room: Independence C & D
Registration Fee: Free for SSSP members; $40 for employed non-SSSP members; or $20 for unemployed/activist/ students who are not SSSP members

The Social Problems Theory Division will offer a Writing and Publishing Workshop consisting of two sessions followed by a keynote address.  This workshop will provide attendees with an opportunity to discuss issues or problems of creating publishable work, and gain a greater understanding of the publishing process, by engaging in a dialogue with established scholars and editors.  Session one, Savvy Strategies for Writing and Publishing, is centered on effectively producing writing for audiences.  This session will focus on the craft of writing and its practical problems.  Session two, Expectations and Constraints of the Publishing Process, will feature editors in positions at presses and journals.  This session will focus on their perspective of publishing process.  The workshop will conclude with keynote speaker, Eviatar Zerubavel, whose work has focused on cognition and the pragmatic problems of writing.

Time Room Session Participants 

Session 1: Savvy Strategies for Writing and Publishing

10:00-11:30  Independence C&D
  • Amir Marvasti
  • Matthew Hughey
  • Valerie Jenness
  • Joel Best 
 Lunch  11:30-12:30  Participants responsible for their own lunch.
Session 2:   Expectations and Constraints of the Publishing Process 12:30-2:00 Independence C&D
  • Anna Linders  (Editor, Social Problems)
  • Samantha Barbaro, (Acquisitions Editor, sociology, social work, and women’s and gender studies, Routledge)
  • Rolf Janke (Executive Editor, Religion and Sociology, Rowman & Littlefield) 
  • Marcela Maxfield
    (Acquisitions Editor, Sociology and Asian Studies, Stanford University Press) 
Keynote Speaker: Eviatar Zerubavel  2:15- 3:30 Independence C&D

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