Deadline: 1/31/20

The Conflict, Social Action, and Change Division announce its 2020 Graduate Student Paper Competition. Students are encouraged to submit theoretical or empirical papers that address some aspect of the interrelation of conflict, social action, and change. Topics for submission might include, but are not limited to the following themes; Criminal Justice Reform, Gender Dynamics, Racism and Discrimination, Poverty, Environmental Racism and Discrimination, and Immigration. The winner of the competition will receive a $200 cash award, a plaque, a one-year student membership to SSSP, and conference registration fees for the 2020 SSSP meeting in San Francisco.

Guidelines for submission are as follows: A paper must not be published or accepted for publication. Also, 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 including some brief comments about the research. Papers must not exceed 30 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 Dr. Ebonie Cunningham Stringer at with the subject line: “SSSP-CSAC Student Paper Competition.”