Call for Papers: Special Issue of Social Psychology Quarterly on Race, Racism, and Discrimination

Social Psychology Quarterly Call for Papers
Special Issue on Race, Racism, and Discrimination

Edited by: Corey D. Fields, Verna M. Keith, and Justine E. Tinkler

In 2003, SPQ published a special issue edited by Dr. Lawrence Bobo on the social psychology of race, racism, and discrimination. We are organizing a 20th anniversary special issue on the same topic to appear in 2023.

This special issue calls for article-length and research note-length papers that seek to understand the social psychological processes that shape and are shaped by racialized social structures. We understand race to be a social construction and are open to papers that conceive of race as an independent or dependent variable. We invite empirical articles that employ quantitative and/or qualitative methods as well as theoretical articles that make important contributions to social psychological knowledge. Data collection may be conducted in the field, online, or in the laboratory, and investigations can occur at one or multiple levels of analysis. We are particularly interested in research that includes groups that have been historically underrepresented in research on race and racism (e.g., indigenous populations) and that examines social psychological processes in racialized institutions like the family, criminal justice system, education system, and in healthcare. The social psychology of race, racism, and discrimination includes but is not limited to the following topics:

·         Discrimination and bias
·         Identity
·         Intergroup relations
·         Social cognition
·         Implicit and explicit racial attitudes
·         Power and status
·         Social networks and social capital  
·         Intersectionality
·         Processes underlying health disparities
·         Health and well-being
·         Emotions
·         Interaction
·         Trust and social cohesion
·         Collective action  

Manuscripts should be submitted at http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/spq by January 15, 2022. See ‘‘Submission Guidelines’’ for the submission requirements for full length articles and research notes. Please indicate in a cover letter that the paper is to be considered for the special issue on “Race, Racism, and Discrimination”.

For more information on the special issue, please feel free to contact our editorial office (socpsyc@uga.edu) or the special issue editors, Corey D. Fields (cdf46@georgetown.edu), Verna M. Keith (vmkeith@uab.edu), and Justine Tinkler (jtinkler@uga.edu).

Call for Submissions: Symposium on Corruption, the Rise of Populism, and the Future of Democracy  

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS 
Symposium on Corruption, the Rise of Populism, and the Future of Democracy 
The University of Iowa 
April 1-2, 2022 

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: May 15, 2021 

We invite submissions from graduate students who are interested in presenting their research at a two-day symposium on corruption and the rise of populism, organized by the International Programs and the Department of Political Science at the University of Iowa. 

This event will convene a number of senior and early-career scholars from across the United States and Canada in an effort to foster an open dialogue about the challenges that corruption and populism pose to good governance and democracy globally. 

Graduate student invitees will benefit from participating in the panels, networking, and attending a workshop dedicated specifically to the graduate-level study of corruption. It is also our hope that this event will lead to a collaborative publication following the meeting in Iowa. 

Please note that we are specifically looking for submissions that address the following topics in East/South East Asia, East Central Europe, North America, and Latin America. 

  • Corruption and democratic consolidation, stability, and erosion 
  • Corruption, informal networks, and civil society 
  • Corruption, patronage, and electoral processes 
  • Corruption, misinformation, and the spread of extremist ideologies 
  • Corruption, anti-corruptionism, and human rights abuses 

The University of Iowa will cover the transportation and accommodation costs for the graduate students who are selected to participate in the symposium. 

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

Please send an extended abstract of the paper you intend to write (approximately 500 words) and your CV to Marina Zaloznaya at marina-zaloznaya@uiowa.edu by May 15, 2021. Selected participants will be notified by June 15, 2021. The deadline for submitting full papers is March 1, 2022. 

Call for Papers: Mini Conference and Special Issue of Work and Occupations

Call for Papers 
Precarious Employment and Well-Being during the COVID-19 Pandemic 
A Mini Conference and Special Issue 
Work and Occupations 

This call invites papers for a mini conference and subsequent special issue of Work and Occupations dedicated to precarious employment and well-being during the COVID-19 pandemic. Prospective contributors should submit a full paper as a single document to the conference organizers by November 15, 2021. We encourage submissions from scholars of different demographic backgrounds, nationalities, career stages, theoretical frames, and methodological orientations. All submissions must be original work that has not been previously published in part or in full. The conference organizers and special issue guest editors are Quan Mai (Rutgers University), Lijun Song (Vanderbilt University), and Rachel Donnelly (Vanderbilt University). 

The authors of accepted papers will be invited to a virtual one-day mini conference where they will present their paper and receive feedback from conference organizers and other invited participants. The mini conference is scheduled to take place on Friday, January 21, 2022. Based on the conference organizers’ recommendations, discussions at the conference, and the fit with the special issue, the guest editors will invite a subset of authors to submit their papers to Work and Occupations with the expectation that their manuscripts will be published in the special issue if they pass the external peer-review process. The authors will be notified of editorial evaluations in September 2022. Last round revisions are due in early November 2022.

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In recent decades, a wave of structural changes contributes to the troubling rise of precarious employment in both the developed and developing worlds. The adverse effects of precarious work extend beyond workers’ employment-related dimensions such as pay, benefits, and job satisfaction. Emerging scholarship on this topic documents how this mode of employment generates significant negative consequences for various aspects of workers’ lives, including their physical and mental health, prospects for social mobility, family life, and socioeconomic well-being more generally. 

Since late 2019, the COVID-19 pandemic has been wreaking havoc on billions of workers’ employment experiences across the globe and damaging their well-being and livelihoods. The impact of the pandemic is particularly profound among precariously employed workers in nonstandard employment arrangements, especially at a time when many countries have spent decades rolling back social safety nets. Precarious workers in healthcare, nursing homes, grocery and retail stores, transportation, and delivery have been unable to work remotely and had to interact closely with customers and patients often without sufficient safety measures. Workers in restaurants, bars, and movie theaters have been laid off and faced a reduction in benefits, adding great uncertainty to their already precarious working conditions. Many self-employed workers, independent contractors, gig-workers, and freelancers have been facing unemployment without being laid off as their contracts go unrenewed. With limited access to collective bargaining power and adequate protective measures, precarious workers have been exposed to higher risks of unfair treatment and exploitation. The pandemic also put workers in otherwise “good” jobs in precarious situations. Millions of high-skilled and high-paid workers in full-time positions have experienced precarity after being temporarily furloughed or forced to work on reduced hours, often for an unspecified amount of time. 

The special issue aims to bring together cutting-edge studies from diverse disciplinary backgrounds on precarious work and well-being during the pandemic. The topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • the influence of employment precarity on workers’ risk of exposure to and infection with COVID-19; 
  • the influence of employment precarity on workers’ mental, physical, and socioeconomic well-being; 
  • changes in employment precarity during the pandemic and subsequent short- and long-term consequences for well-being; 
  • the influence of employment precarity on workers’ healthcare accessibility and utilization; 
  • individual and family adaptations to the risks of unemployment and illness; 
  • the influence of employment precarity and risk of illness on social relationships between co-workers and between front-line workers and customers/patients; 
  • public policy adaptations to mitigate the risks of unemployment, precarious employment, and illness; 
  • employer and labor union interventions to mitigate the risks of unemployment and illness; and 
  • social disparities (e.g., race/ethnicity, gender, sexuality, and class) and global variations in all the above themes. 

Prospective contributors are welcome to consult with any of the conference organizers and guest editors about the potential fit of their projects. To submit your paper, please email it to wox_workwellbeing2021@sociology.rutgers.edu by November 15, 2021. 

Call for Papers: Seminar “Rethinking the free time/work time divide”

Seminar “Rethinking the free time/work time divide”

The seminar is organized by CIMMA-IMAGER (UR 3958), a research group affiliated with Université Paris-Est Créteil, France.
The (online and/or on-site) bimonthly sessions will take place from October to December 2021.
Proposals (300-word abstract + short biography) should be submitted by May 3, 2021.
Participants will be notified in June 2021.

In a seminal article entitled “Time, Work-Discipline, and Industrial Capitalism” (1967), the historian E. P. Thompson analyzed the evolution of the concept of time in British society in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. He demonstrated the importance of incorporating the question of time into the study of the transformations that took place in the organization of labor during industrialization. Subsequently, scholars have questioned the ways in which temporal norms in work contexts have changed over the past two centuries. For example, historians of labor have highlighted the role of trade unions in organizing the length of work hours since the end of the nineteenth century, while sociologists of labor have been particularly interested in definitions of “work” and the issue of measuring and managing the time that our contemporary societies devote to work.

Like others, E. P. Thompson also noted that the concept of time and its evolutions are issues that do not only concern work. The time devoted to hobbies, sports, holidays, entertainment, or tourism has become inherent to the study of free time. For example, social history has documented its institutionalization, as well as the practice of leisure and vacation in British or North American societies from the nineteenth century to the present day. Following in the tracks of Robert Stebbins, who coined the concept of “serious leisure,” some sociologists have renewed the theory of leisure practices.

Building on studies of volunteer work or “gray areas” of employment on the one hand, and of workers’ leisure practices on the other, this conference proposes to combine work time and free time in the English-speaking world in order to explore their various definitions, redefinitions and the ways in which they have interacted over the centuries. This means considering the ways in which these two temporalities have changed and hybridized each other, generating tensions or new forms of balance or complementarity. How has legislation in different countries regulated free time and labor time? To what extent have new practices of work and leisure blurred the boundaries between these two temporalities? How have different perceptions of the private and professional spheres changed the way people think about and experience work and leisure time?

For this seminar, we invite researchers in the various disciplines of the humanities and economic and social sciences to consider the following topics and approaches:

  • Mapping the intersections of research on free time and work time.
  • Philosophical approaches to work and leisure.
  • Images and representations.
  • Forms of work (craftwork, servile work, volunteer work, charity work, activism, “gray areas” of employment…).
  • Social conflicts, mobilization, and labor rights.
  • Gender and the organization of work.
  • Recreational practices in the workplace.
  • Boundaries, liminality, and intersections.
  • Methodological and archival particularities.

Submission of proposals and contact: sonia.birocheau@u-pec.fr and fabienne.moine@u-pec.fr

References:

Cindy S. Aron, Working at Play: A History of Vacations in the United States, New York, Oxford University Press, 1999.

Peter Bailey, Leisure and Class in Victorian England: Rational Recreation and the Contest for Control, 1830- 1885, London, Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1978.

Peter Bailey, “Leisure, Culture, and the Historian: Reviewing the First Generation of Leisure Historiography in Britain”, Leisure Studies 8:2, 1989, 107-127.

Jean-Yves Boulin, Tiphaine de Rocquigny and Jean Viard. L’économie du temps libre (4/4). Le travail à l’assaut des loisirs. Entendez-vous l’éco? France culture, December 20, 2018. 58’.

Marie-Christine Bureau and Patrick Dieuaide, “Institutional Change and Transformations in Labour and Employment Standards: An Analysis of ‘Grey Zones’”, Transfer: European Review of Labor and Research, 24:3, August 2018, 261-277.

Hugh Cunningham, Time, Work and Leisure: Life Changes in England since 1700, Manchester, Manchester University Press, 2014.

John Krinsky and Maud Simonet, “La servitude et le volontaire: les usages politiques du travail invisible dans les parcs de la ville de New York”, Sociétés contemporaines 2012/3 (n°87), 49-74.

Catriona M. Paratt, “Little Means or Time: Working-Class Women and Leisure in Late Victorian and Edwardian England”, The International Journal of the History of Sport 15:2, August 1998, 22-53.

Robert A. Stebbins, “Serious Leisure: A Conceptual Statement”, The Pacific Sociological Review 25:2, April 1982, 251-272.

Tim Strangleman, “Representations of Labour: Visual Sociology and Work”, Sociology Compass 2:5, 2008, 1491-1505.

E. P. Thompson, “Time, Work-Discipline, and Industrial Capitalism”, Past and Present 38, December 1967, 56-97.

Call for Papers: Issue of RSF: The Russell Sage Foundation Journal of the Social Sciences

Issue of RSF: The Russell Sage Foundation Journal of the Social Sciences on:

Administrative Burdens as a Mechanism of Inequality in Policy Implementation

Edited by
Pamela Herd, Georgetown University
Hilary Hoynes, University of California Berkeley
Jamila Michener, Cornell University
Donald Moynihan, Georgetown University

This special issue invites empirical papers that seek to enlarge our understanding of how administrative burdens contribute to inequality in policy implementation processes and outcomes, and potential solutions to these problems. Administrative burdens are people’s experiences of policy implementation as onerous. Burdens include learning costs, i.e., the time and effort it takes to find information about public services and what is required to access them; compliance costs, which include the paperwork needed to demonstrate eligibility, and the time and financial costs required by administrative processes. Administrative burdens also take the form of psychological costs. Psychological costs include the experience of stigma from applying for and participating in an unpopular program. They might also arise via a sense of a loss of autonomy when people feel they are subject to intrusive or coercive state power, the stresses from not knowing whether one can negotiate administrative ordeals where critical resources hang in the balance, or the accumulation of frustrations that come with burdens, especially those seen as unjust or unnecessary.

Social scientists have grappled with this issue from specific disciplinary perspectives. Economics has focused on ‘take-up’ or how these barriers impede access, for eligible populations, to social welfare policies. Political science has explored how politics can shape the creation of burdens and how the experience of burdens can influence beliefs such as political efficacy and trust in government. Sociology has emphasized how these burdens, within the context of organizations, are both a function of and a contributor to gender, race, and class inequality. Public administration has clarified the organizational basis of administrative burdens, including the use of bureaucratic discretion. The goal of this issue is to bring insights from multiple disciplines to grapple with the broader implications of these burdens for inequality.

Please click here for a full description of the topics covered in this call for articles.

Anticipated Timeline

Prospective contributors should submit a CV and an abstract (up to two pages in length, single or double spaced) of their study along with up to two pages of supporting material (e.g., tables, figures, pictures, references that don’t fit on the proposal pages, etc.) no later than 5 PM EST on April 21, 2021 to:

https://rsf.fluxx.io

NOTE that if you wish to submit an abstract and do not yet have an account with us, it can take up to 48 hours to get credentials, so please start your application at least two days before the deadline. All submissions must be original work that has not been previously published in part or in full. Only abstracts submitted to https://rsf.fluxx.io

will be considered. Each paper will receive a $1,000 honorarium when the issue is published. All questions regarding this issue should be directed to Suzanne Nichols, Director of Publications, at journal@rsage.org and not to the email addresses of the editors of the issue.

A conference will take place at the Russell Sage Foundation in New York City on February 25, 2022. The selected contributors will gather for a one-day workshop to present draft papers (due a month prior to the conference on 1/25/22) and receive feedback from the other contributors and editors. Travel costs, food, and lodging for one author per paper will be covered by the foundation. Papers will be circulated before the conference. After the conference, the authors will submit their revised drafts by 6/1/22. The papers will then be sent out to three additional scholars for formal peer review. Having received feedback from reviewers and the RSF board, authors will revise their papers by 11/1/22. The full and final issue will be published in the fall of 2023. Papers will be published open access on the RSF website as well as in several digital repositories, including JSTOR and UPCC/Muse.

Please click here for a full description of the topics covered in this call for articles.

Call for Submissions: SPPS ASA Sessions

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. (https://www.asanet.org/annual-meeting-2021/sociology-practice-settings-symposium)

Feel free to reach out to Sidra Montgomery (sidra.montgomery@gmail.com), Chair of the symposium planning committee, or Nicole Amaya (nvamaya@asanet.org) with any questions. We also encourage you to share this information with your colleagues!

Call for Papers: Special Issue of the Journal of Professions and Organization

Special Issue of the Journal of Professions and Organization: Diversity and Inclusion in Changing Professional Organizations

Editors:
Swethaa Ballakrishnen, University of California, Irvine
David Brock, Ben-Gurion University
Elizabeth Gorman, University of Virginia

Contemporary scholars have shed considerable light on processes of gender, racial-ethnic, and social class inequality in traditional professional organizations. Yet much has happened over the past two or three decades to reshape contexts for professional services, as well as the kinds of individuals who populate them. Alongside older organizational forms, there have been shifts to institutionalize new kinds of work resulting in larger and more bureaucratic organizational logics across professional fields. Many have established different kinds of transnational presences with continuing implications for the interrelated relationships between the local and the global across sites. Liberalized regulatory structures in many countries permit new organizational structures and forms of ownership. Artificial intelligence and information technology have replaced and transformed the work that professionals once have done and/or need to do much longer. New occupations that lack longstanding professional traditions, such as data scientists and project managers, are now providing “professional” knowledge-based services. These structural changes have, in turn, had important effects on individual capacities, outcomes, and experiences. At the broadest levels, inequality in income, status, and autonomy within professions has grown. At the same time, there have been new kinds of inequities buttressed as progress, and new rewards to interactional capital. The demographics of the kinds of individuals who seek (and are sought within) these professional milieus are changing, strategic corporate investments as they relate to global social movements have begun to offer new kinds of opportunities, and these changes have resulted in corresponding changes within professional experiences and environments.

What do these myriad changes and movements across different levels of analysis mean for gender, racial ethnic, class, and other forms of difference and inequality in professional organizations? At the individual level, do the same mechanisms of bias and exclusion previously identified in traditional professional service firms—such as stereotyping and preference for social similarity—continue to affect career outcomes as before? Do these changes have different implications for different demographic groups, or in different geographic sites? What career strategies do individual professionals utilize as they seek to navigate these changing waters? At the organizational level, what practices and structures promote or hinder diversity and inclusion? How have professional organizations sought to manage their increasing diversity? Which deliberate interventions are most effective, and which conflict with other organizational practices and goals? How, if at all, have clients influenced professional organizations’ efforts with respect to diversity and inclusion?

To address these and related questions, we invite scholarly papers from a wide range of disciplines and academic perspectives. We welcome submissions that address different levels of analysis (individual, firm, interactional, field) and make use of a variety of qualitative and quantitative methods. We especially encourage authors who investigate new forms of inequality, new managerial and organizational approaches to diversity and inclusion, and research on sites that are transnational, comparative, and/or global. If you have questions about whether you project might be a fit, please reach out to one or more of the guest editors (sballakrishnen@law.uci.edu, dmb@bgu.ac.il, eg5n@virginia.edu).

Deadline for full papers: June 15, 2021 Submit via: http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/jpo

For more information about Journal of Professions and Organization see academic.oup.com/jpo/pages/why-submit

Call for Papers: ISA Conference: Work of the Future Redux: Technology, Innovation Policy

The deadline to submit to the ISA conference (June 2-4), Work of the Future Redux: Technology, Innovation Policy is coming up on Friday, January 22nd.  

Please submit your paper or panel proposal here. See a list of conference tracks here. 

You can also renew your annual membership here. Memberships are critical to the financial health of the ISA and are greatly appreciated! 

Now, more than ever, communities like the ISA are important for fostering connection, collaboration, knowledge sharing and professional networks. Please submit a proposal and join us in June! 

All the best, 

Liz Reynolds
ISA Program Chair, 2021

Call for Papers

Call for Papers: Proposals for paper and panel submissions are due Friday, January 22nd. See link for details. Those who submitted papers or panels for last year’s conference are encouraged to submit their updated proposals this year. 

ISA 2021 Call for Papers

Submit Your Paper Proposal Here

Submit Your Panel Proposal Here

Registration opens in early 2021

Visit our website:industrystudies.org

Call for Papers: Issue of RSF: The Russell Sage Foundation Journal of the Social Sciences

Issue of RSF: The Russell Sage Foundation Journal of the Social Sciences on:

SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC IMPACTS OF THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC

Edited by
Steven Raphael, University of California, Berkeley
Daniel Schneider, Harvard Kennedy School

The COVID-19 pandemic has laid bare and exacerbated many of the structural inequalities in the United States. Within a few months of the first documented community transmission, nearly one quarter of the workforce filed for unemployment benefits, with low-income workers and those with less flexibility in scheduling and the ability to work remotely disproportionately experiencing job loss. Meanwhile, workers deemed essential, from health care providers, to supermarket employees, to delivery workers, bore the brunt of exposure to infection while others sheltered in place under state and local orders. These unequal labor market experiences may have exacerbated existing inequalities in material hardship, household economic insecurity, and poverty, but the impacts of the pandemic may have also exposed previously economically secure groups to insecurity. Together, the labor market shocks of COVID-19 combined with the disruption to childcare and K-12 schooling have likely also altered the amount and division of household labor with respect to housework and care-work. Such dynamics may have affected gender inequalities in labor market persistence and re-entry.

We know that the pandemic has disproportionately impacted institutionalized and marginalized populations who are resource poor and, in some instances, politically disenfranchised. African Americans and Latinos are disproportionately represented among documented Covid-19 cases and fatalities, due in part to pre-existing disparities in health problems, differential access to health care, and differential exposure to essential work. Many of the largest outbreaks have occurred in institutionalized settings, such as nursing homes, rehabilitation facilities, state and federal prisons, and local jails. The pandemic has hit Native American communities particularly hard, as they tend to be located in rural areas with poor access to sufficient health services.

For this issue of RSF, we invite original research contributions pertaining to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on socioeconomic inequality in the United States and in particular how pre-existing inequalities may have mediated the impact of the pandemic and in turn been exacerbated by the current crisis. We are particularly interested in studies that focus on how institutions, ranging from the health care system, corrections and criminal justice, childcare policies, social safety net programs, and labor market policies have either mitigated or exacerbated the impact of the pandemic on social and economic outcomes as well as studies that focus on the likely longer-term impacts of the pandemic on inequality in the United States.

Please click here for a full description of the topics covered in this call for articles.

Anticipated Timeline

Prospective contributors should submit a CV and an abstract (up to two pages in length, single or double spaced) of their study along with up to two pages of supporting material (e.g., tables, figures, pictures, references that don’t fit on the proposal pages, etc.) no later than 5 PM EST on March 10, 2021 to:

https://rsf.fluxx.io

NOTE that if you wish to submit an abstract and do not yet have an account with us, it can take up to 48 hours to get credentials, so please start your application at least two days before the deadline. All submissions must be original work that has not been previously published in part or in full. Only abstracts submitted to https://rsf.fluxx.io will be considered. Each paper will receive a $1,000 honorarium when the issue is published. All questions regarding this issue should be directed to Suzanne Nichols, Director of Publications, at journal@rsage.org and not to the email addresses of the editors of the issue.

A conference will take place at the Russell Sage Foundation in New York City on December 10, 2021. The selected contributors will gather for a one-day workshop to present draft papers (due a month prior to the conference on November 12, 2021 ) and receive feedback from the other contributors and editors. Travel costs, food, and lodging for one author per paper will be covered by the foundation. Papers will be circulated before the conference. After the conference, the authors will submit their revised drafts by March 6, 2022. The papers will then be sent out to three additional scholars for formal peer review. Having received feedback from reviewers and the RSF board, authors will revise their papers by September 13, 2022. The full and final issue will be published in the fall of 2023. Papers will be published open access on the RSF website as well as in several digital repositories, including JSTOR and UPCC/Muse.

Please click here for a full description of the topics covered in this call for articles.

Call for Papers: 2021 Junior Theorists Symposium

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
2021 Junior Theorists Symposium
Held over Zoom on August 6th (additional dates TBD)

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Friday, February 19, 2021

We invite submissions of précis for the 15th Junior Theorists Symposium (JTS). The symposium will be held over Zoom on August 6th (additional dates TBD) prior to the 2021 ASA Virtual Annual Meeting.  The JTS is a conference featuring the work of up-and-coming sociologists, sponsored in part by the Theory Section of the ASA. Since 2005, the conference has brought together early career sociologists who engage in theoretical work, broadly defined. 

It is our honor to announce that Jean Beaman (University of California, Santa Barbara), Gil Eyal (Columbia University), and Frederick Wherry (Princeton University) will serve as discussants for this year’s symposium. Kyle Green (SUNY Brockport) and Daniel Winchester (Purdue), winners of the 2019 Junior Theorist Award, and Neil Gong (University of Michigan and University of California, San Diego), winner of the 2020 Junior Theorist Award will deliver keynote addresses. Finally, the symposium will include an after-panel titled “Theorizing for Troubled Times,” with panelists Javier Auyero (University of Texas, Austin), Jennifer Carlson (University of Arizona), Harvey Molotch (New York University), Christina Simko (Williams), and Howard Winant (University of California, Santa Barbara).

We invite all ABD graduate students, recent PhDs, postdocs, and assistant professors who received their PhDs from 2017 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. 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 this Google form. Sarah Brothers (Yale) and Laura Halcomb (University of California, Santa Barbara) will review the anonymized submissions. You can also contact them at juniortheorists@gmail.com with any questions. The deadline is Friday, February 19th. By mid-March, we will extend up to 12 invitations to present at JTS 2021. Please plan to share a full paper by July 6, 2021. Presenters will be asked to attend the symposium in its entirety in order to hear fellow scholars’ work. Please plan accordingly.