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Calls for Proposals

The Negotiating Agreement in Congress Research Grants are aimed at scholars who seek to understand the conditions under which political negotiation can be achieved (or not achieved) in Congress and other legislative arenas. The grants provide up to $10,000 of funding for each awardee, to be used for up to one year of research and writing. Applicants must have a PhD in hand by the application deadline and must hold an affiliation with a college or university based in the United States. For more information, please visit www.ssrc.org/nacg or contact us at democracy@ssrc.org.

The deadline for applications is September 15, 2017.

Dirty Work

A call for proposals for the Southern Labor Studies Association’s Biennial Meeting

Where: The University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia
When: May 17-19, 2018

The Southern Labor Studies Association invites academics, activists, archivists, and others to propose panels, roundtables, and workshops for our next conference, which will take place at the Richard B. Russell Library at the University of Georgia. The theme of the 2018 conference is “Dirty Work.” This topic encompasses southern industries (mining, timber, turpentine, farming, chicken processing, catfish, etc.); the service economy (trash collection, domestic service, nursing, food service, etc.); bound labor (slavery, indenture, and prison labor); as well as work deemed morally “dirty” – from sex work and drug-selling to policing and overseeing. Panels discussing public history, archival projects, teaching, oral history, activism, important works in progress, and digital history are welcome. Southern labor studies topics outside the “Dirty Work” rubric are welcome too. The SLSA defines southern labor and working class studies broadly. We welcome historical and contemporary topics, all relevant academic disciplines, non-academic participants, and regional as well as comparative and transnational approaches. Our hope is to assemble a broad and diverse set of participants on a wide range of subjects.

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Please find an interesting call for abstracts below:

Welcome to the third International Interdisciplinary Conference on Research on Work held 16-18 August 2017, in Turku Finland. The 2017 conference will look forward with the theme ‘Work and Labour in the Digital Future’.

The first conference on research on work, WORK2013, followed by the second conference, WORK2015 in Turku, Finland brought over 400 participants from all over the world with excellent keynote and paper sessions. WORK2017 will stand out with the interdisciplinary theme of digital future.

We cordially invite you to submit an individual abstract to existing streams (listed below). Submission for abstracts opens on the 15th of November at the webpage: http://www.WORK2017.fi.

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The ASA Rose Series in Sociology, a book series published by the Russell Sage Foundation, is seeking book proposals. The Rose Series publishes cutting-edge, highly visible, and accessible books that offer synthetic analyses of existing fields, challenge prevailing paradigms, and/or offer fresh views on enduring controversies. Books published in the Series reach a broad audience of sociologists, other social scientists, and policymakers.

Please submit a 1-page summary & CV to: Lee Clarke, rose.series@sociology.rutgers.edu.

For more information, visit http://www.asanet.org/research-publications/rose-series-sociology.

 

The European Journal of Sociology is pleased to invite proposals for a special issue to be published in 2018.

The European Journal of Sociology publishes innovative, empirical and theoretical research articles from every field of sociology. It is open to sociologically informed contributions from anthropologists, economists, historians, lawyers and political scientists. The journal has a special reputation for comparative and historical sociology but is not limited to these fields. It is methodologically open to qualitative and quantitative research. The journal aims to contribute to the diffusion of sociological research from European countries and to enhance interaction between European and non-European sociology.

With their special issue, the editors of the European Journal of Sociology wish to give special in-depth attention to an innovative and important topic of current sociological scholarship.

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Request for Proposals: 2015-2016 New Scholars Grant Competition

Research on Trends in Poverty and Inequality

Purpose

The Stanford Center on Poverty and Inequality (CPI), a National Poverty Research Center funded by the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, seeks to support research that will expand our knowledge of key trends in poverty and inequality. The CPI anticipates funding up to 3 proposals with a maximum award of $20,000 each. The awards will be made to “New Scholars” (i.e., scholars who have received their Ph.D. no earlier than 2008) who will then work collaboratively with one of the CPI’s Research Groups to carry out the proposed research project.

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About the series: 
This cutting-edge series will address how global forces impact human bodies and the individual and collective practices associated with them. Books in this series will explore the globalization of bodily practices as well as how the interaction of local and global ideas about bodies produces particular forms of embodiment. We are particularly interested in research covering the ways that globalization engenders inbetween spaces, hybrid identities and ‘body projects.’ As such, we welcome proposals for monographs, edited collections, and Palgrave Pivots on studies that explore the following topics:

  • Migration and embodiment
  • Transnational media and body image(s)
  • Commodification of bodies and body parts
  • Modernity/development and bodies
  • “Transnational Body Projects” and body modification

To submit a proposal, please contact the editors:
Erynn Masi de Casanova: erynn.casanova@uc.edu
Afshan Jafar: ajafar@conncoll.edu
Mireille Yanow, Global Head of Sociology:Mireille.Yanow@palgrave-usa.com

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