Extended Deadline: 1/31/22

The Conflict, Social Action, and Change Division is pleased to announce its 2022 Graduate Student Paper Competition. Students are encouraged to submit theoretical or empirical papers that address original research/thinking pertaining to conflict, social action, and change. Topics for submission might include, but are not limited to the following themes; Political Conflict and Violence, Social Movement Mobilization, Gender and Sexuality, Racism and Discrimination, Poverty, Criminal Justice Reform, the Environment and Environmental Racism, COVID-19, Labor Movements, and Transnationalism and Migration. The winner will receive a $200 cash award, a one-year student membership to SSSP, conference registration fees, and a plaque commemorating their superb achievement.

Guidelines for submission are as follows: A paper must not be published or accepted for publication. Papers must be authored by a current graduate student (either solely or co-authored by more than one graduate student) and may not be co-authored by a faculty member or other nonstudent. The student may not submit the same paper to more than one division. To be considered, submit (a) a copy of the manuscript, (b) a cover letter specifying that the paper is to be considered for the Conflict, Social Action, and Change Division Graduate Student Paper Competition, and (c) a letter from each author’s advisor certifying the person’s status as a student and some brief comments about the research. Papers must not exceed 40 doubled-spaced pages including all notes, references, and tables. Please upload your submission to both the annual meeting Call for Papers submission site AND send an electronic copy of all requested materials to the Division Chair, Dr. Dana Moss at with the subject line: “SSSP-CSAC Student Paper Competition.”