Call for Submissions: SPPS ASA Sessions


The SPPS section is planning some excellent sessions for the 2021 Virtual Meetings. We encourage submissions in the new, extended abstract format:

Sharing and Visualizing Sociological Results (Open)

We invite submissions from all sociologists that demonstrate high impact visualization of important results from scholarly research, sociological practice and in public sociology. Visualization of sociological results both quantitative and qualitative is becoming more and more important in many settings. To submit please send examples of the visualizations suitable for presentation, as well a brief discussion about the role of the visualization in communicating the results of your work.

Using Sociology in Practice, Applied and Public Settings

Many sociologists work outside of academic settings both in part or in whole. We seek to highlight examples of such work, which can include writing reports, consulting, testifying in court, appearing in local and national media, writing op-eds, engaging in policy debates, etc. Please provide a brief abstract highlighting such efforts, including op-eds, abstracts or executive summaries of reports, policy briefs, accounts of testimony, and the like. Such submissions may be brief but should be long enough to make it possible to envision what a presentation at the meeting would entail.

SPPS Contributed Roundtables

We welcome any topics regarding Sociological Practice, including applied sociology and any topics in Public Sociology.   Please submit an abstract and include in that abstract what written format you may like. These could include the following: report or paper abstract, op-ed, report to community or other group, report to non-profit, government agency or company, etc.  

Please submit to these sessions! As in 2019, we will plan time for networking. Last year our sessions were interactive and led to interesting conversations.

Sociology in Practice Settings Symposium

The Sociology in Practice Settings Symposium will be a  day-long symposium during the virtual Annual Meeting from August 7-10, 2021. Sociologists employed in non-profit organizations, commercial industry, government, research centers, and other non-academic settings are invited to submit proposals for 10-minute lightning presentations, 15-minute roundtable discussion topics, a 20-minute panel on special topic, “Putting Emancipatory Sociology to Work,” and 45-minute workshops that address the context-specific opportunities and challenges of their work. Click here to read more about the event and to submit your abstract before February 3rd. (

Feel free to reach out to Sidra Montgomery (, Chair of the symposium planning committee, or Nicole Amaya ( with any questions. We also encourage you to share this information with your colleagues!

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