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Call for Abstracts
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Call for Papers (Book/Special Issues)
Call for Proposals (Special Issues)
Virtual Events

Call for Abstracts

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Call for Chapters

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Call for Papers

Call for Papers
Autonomy in Later Life

Invitation to Submit a paper for the Journal of Elder Policy, Issue 7, Summer 2023
Editor-in-Chief: Eva Kahana PhD, Distinguished University Professor,

Department of Sociology, Case Western Reserve University
Abstracts of 500 words are due by March 24, 2023
Full papers (8000 -10000 words) are due by June 1, 2023.

Older adults are more diverse and active than ever. Despite this, many portrayals and stereotypes of older adults allude to their dependence on others. While later life does tend to come with unique challenges (e.g. health issues, functional impairment), older adults tend to be far more proactive and adaptive than society (and research) gives them credit for.

This issue of the Journal of Elder Policy seeks to explore issues related to autonomy in later life.

We welcome both empirical (qualitative and quantitative) and conceptual papers from diverse disciplines with an emphasis on policy implcations.

Topics may include but are not limited to:

  • Meaningful employment in later life (new or continuing)
  • Finding new directions in retirement
  • Relocation in later life
  • New relationships in later life
  • Managing identity when having to rely on others due to illness/functional impairments
  • Shifts in family dynamics (e.g. adult children attempting to manage care/finances, suggestions of downsizing)
  • Speaking up in health care contexts
  • Adaptation to widowhood in later life

Authors should send a 500-word abstract related to their paper by March 1, 2023 to Managing Editor, Kaitlyn Langendoerfer, PhD (

​The Journal of Elder Policy is an Open Access Journal sponsored by Policy Studies Organization. There is no publication fee. All articles will be peer-reviewed. More information about the Aims and Scope of the journal and previous issues can be found here:     

Call for Papers
International Journal on Environmental Research and Public Health

Please consider submitting an article to either of two special issues on "Social Determinants, Behavioral and Lifestyle Choices, and Health Disparities of Older Adults" or "Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Chronic Conditions among Adults and Older Adults: Second Edition" in the International Journal on Environmental Research and Public Health (IF 4.614). The venue is an interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed, open access scientific journal that publishes articles in the areas of environmental health sciences and public health. For further information on the journal and our special issues, we refer you to or

If you are interested in the first special issue and would like to send us an abstract, please email Drs. Ronica Rooks ( and Joyce Weil (

The deadline for full manuscript submissions is August 31, 2023.

If you are interested in the second special issue and would like to send us an abstract, please email Drs. Cassandra Ford (, Ronica Rooks (, and Arlesia Mathis (

The deadline for full manuscript submissions is April 30, 2023.

Midwest Sociological Society
2023 MSS Annual Meeting (March 23-26, 2023 | Minneapolis, MN)

The 2023 MSS Submission portal is now open!

All submitters must access the online portal by logging in to the MSS website*. You do not have to be a member to submit to the annual meeting program. However, you will need a MSS profile. This requirement assists us in better communication with you, our potential presenters, throughout the process. Once you log in to the website, you will find the submission portal link on the "My Profile" page in the blue menu bar.

All submissions must be entered via the online portal. Once you enter the online portal, you will be prompted to enter specific information, including your session format, topic and abstract. Depending upon the session type, you may need to provide additional  information. You can find detailed instructions on how to submit on the MSS Submission Portal page.  Please be consistent with your MSS profile when entering email address(es) in your submission contact information.

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Call for Papers (Book/Special Issues)

Call for Papers
Social Work Practice Innovation and Social Determinants of Health: Social Work Expertise for Achieving Health Equity

The editors of Social Work in Health Care have share this exciting call that I imagine is a great fit for much of the work this group is engaged in. The special issue is entitled: Social Work Practice Innovation and Social Determinants of Health: Social Work Expertise for Achieving Health Equity.

The goals of the special issue are to expand our understanding of the complex intersectionality of SDOH, inequity, racism and health outcomes. They welcome submissions that use innovative social work perspectives to advance understanding of the effects of SDOH on health and well-being, provide evidence-based strategies for the education and clinical practice of social workers and other health care professionals, and/or discuss programs or interventions aimed at mitigating the effects of SDOH.  Papers reporting quality improvement or program evaluation of initiatives that address SDOH and health outcomes (e.g., advocacy, policy development, practice changes) are also welcome. Link to the call is

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Call for Proposals (Special Issues)

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Junior Theorists Symposium
SUBMISSION DEADLINE: March 1st, 11:59pm Eastern Time


The 17th Junior Theorists Symposium (JTS) is now open to new submissions. The JTS is a conference featuring the work of emerging sociologists engaged in theoretical work, broadly defined. Sponsored in part by the Theory Section of the ASA, the conference has provided a platform for the work of early-career sociologists since 2005. We especially welcome submissions that broaden the practice of theory beyond its traditional themes, topics, and disciplinary function.

The symposium will be held as an in-person event on Thursday, August 17 prior to the 2023 ASA Annual Meeting in Philadelphia, PA.  

It is our honor to announce that Claire Decoteau (University of Illinois-Chicago), Greta Krippner (University of Michigan), Victor Ray (University of Iowa) will serve as discussants for this year's symposium. Daniel Hirschman (Cornell University), winner of the 2022 Junior Theorist Award, will deliver a keynote address. Finally, the symposium will include an after-panel titled "Why Theorize?" This panel will seek to bring serious scholars, thinkers, and doers into conversation to explore convergences, tensions, and a range of possible responses to the question: why theorize?

We invite all ABD graduate students, recent PhDs, postdocs, and assistant professors who received their PhDs from 2019 onwards to submit up to a three-page précis (800-1000 words). The précis should include the key theoretical contribution of the paper and a general outline of the argument. 

Successful précis from last year's symposium can be viewed here.

Visit the Junior Theorists Symposium website to learn more. 

Please note that the précis must be for a paper that is not under review or forthcoming at a journal.

As in previous years, there is no pre-specified theme for the conference. Papers will be grouped into sessions based on emergent themes and discussants' areas of interest and expertise. We invite submissions from all substantive areas of sociology, we especially encourage papers that are works-in-progress and would benefit from the discussions at JTS.

Please remove all identifying information from your précis and submit it via the Google form linked above. Wendy Li (University of Wisconsin-Madison) and Jon Shaffer (Johns Hopkins University) will review the anonymized submissions. You can also contact them at with any questions. By early April, we will extend 9 invitations to present at JTS 2023. Please plan to share a full paper by July 7, 2022. 

*Presenters should plan to attend in-person, though this may change based on the Covid-19 pandemic.

If you have any issues uploading your document, please send a copy of your précis with all identifying information removed to Please include your name and affiliation (University and Department) in the body of the emai


3-Day Virtual Institute
University of Colorado-Colorado Springs

The Matrix Center for the Advancement of Social Equity and Inclusion is now accepting applications for the Virtual Knapsack Institute, June 14-16, 2023!

An intensive, three-day institute, The Knapsack Institute (KI) provides the latest knowledge, tools, strategies, and support to build an inclusive and equitable learning and working environment. Now in our third decade, we especially want to welcome higher education faculty, staff, administrators and advanced graduate students. The KI includes participants from around the country from various professions, seeking to advance their DEI knowledge and work. The work of social justice belongs everywhere. The opportunity to learn from people working in a diverse range of settings, all with a shared commitment, is one characteristic that makes this a unique experience.

Unlike a conference, we provide an intimate learning community facilitated by specialists in the field. Our curriculum changes each year to incorporate the latest research and best practices and to respond to the current cultural context shaping the work we are engaged in. The KI provides both a foundational intersectional framework and engages with the most challenging issues we encounter in the ongoing work of advancing equity and social justice. We are here to support you in working towards your goals!

Participation is limited and early bird registration will end May 1. Apply today to be a part of our 2023 learning community! Many participants attend with a partner or group from their departments or institutions to implement concrete plans. We offer a discounted group rate for 2 or more participants. Graduate academic credit available: Dr. Ferber offers an on-line graduate course Inclusive Teaching. Interested students should contact her. The KI fee + low tuition rate for attendees is less than regular tuition for a graduate course at most Universities.) Questions? Contact Professor Abby Ferber, Director of the Matrix Center, or Linda Martin Smith, Project Manager,

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Funding Opportunity
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Culture of Health Prize 

Everyone should have a fair and just opportunity to reach their best health and wellbeing, no matter their race, ethnicity, ZIP code, or socioeconomic status.

That's why, in the 10 years since it launched, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Culture of Health Prize has recognized more than 50 communities across the country that are at the forefront of advancing health, opportunity, and equity for all. 

This year, the Foundation is relaunching the Prize to celebrate people and organizations in communities across the country who are collaborating to build positive solutions to structural barriers that have created unequal opportunity. Will the story of your community's work inspire others to take action and create a healthier future for everyone's children and grandchildren?  

Prize-winning communities will receive:

  • A $250,000 prize.
  • National and local promotion of communities' stories that will inspire others' efforts.
  • Training to enhance outreach to media, policymakers, advocacy networks, and grassroots organizations.
  • Opportunities to expand networks by connecting with other Prize-winning communities as well as national and local leaders working to build a Culture of Health.
  • Access to technical assistance, coaching, and workshops to enable Prize winners to accelerate their progress.

Learn more about the eligibility and application requirements. Apply by March 29 >>

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Virtual Events

There are no virtual conferences posted at this time.