Submissions are now closed.
Call for Papers, PSA 2019
To organize its annual meeting, PSA primarily uses an online system of open submissions of papers to topical areas. Faculty and other professional sociologists as well as graduate students will access the online system, choose a topical area, and indicate their preferred type of participation (formal research presentation, research-in-progress, or some other type of session). You can find the list of topical areas on the next page, as well as the program committee members who will organize submissions into sessions for each of these areas. However, PSA committees also sponsor some special sessions and seek paper submissions; the list of these sessions is included below. Faculty, graduate students, and other professional sociologists need to provide an abstract of their proposal, with a maximum 200 words, to include the objective, methods, results, and findings as appropriate.
Faculty and professional sociologists can also submit a proposal for a complete session. This might be an author-meets-critics session, a film or other creative media session, or a panel of scholars who want to present together on a particular topic. Note: It is not possible to submit an ‘open’ session, seeking participants; all submissions of session must include all information on all presenters/participants.
Undergraduate students first select either the undergraduate poster or roundtable format, then choose the topical area that best fits their work. Undergraduate students are asked to provide a longer proposal that includes two pages of information on their research question, intended contribution of their research, description of theory and methods, and a third page of source references. Undergraduates also are required to give name and contact information for a faculty mentor who is familiar with their work. Undergraduate submissions are organized into sessions by Undergraduate Coordinator Robert Kettlitz.
You may not submit the same paper to more than one place within the online submission system. You may, however, submit several different papers to one or more topical areas or open-call committee-sponsored sessions.
See the bottom of this page for downloadable instructions on how to make a submission in the online system.
Submissions closed on October 22, 2018 (except submissions to undergraduate roundtable and poster sessions are extended until November 15, 2018). Program Committee members will then begin to organize sessions. Watch for an email notice of acceptance of your submission in early November (or mid November for undergraduate sessions). Then watch for an email in December with the preliminary program to see when sessions have been scheduled.
2019 Program Committee
Note: Questions about the conference, submission system, or other general information should be directed to the PSA Executive Office, email@example.com.
|Applied, Clinical, & Public Sociology||Sophie Nathenson||Oregon Institute of Technology||Sophialyn.firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Asian/Asian American Sociology||Jacob Huang||California Baptist Universityemail@example.com|
|Crime, Law, and Deviance||Tanya Nieri||UC Riverside||Tanyan@ucr.edu|
|Art, Culture, and Popular Culture||Linda Rillorta||Mt. San Antonio Collegefirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Childhood and Youth||Sharon Davis||University of La Verneemail@example.com|
|Education—Higher Education||Megan Thiele||San Jose State Universityfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Education—other than Higher Ed.||Joe Johnston||Gonzaga Universityemail@example.com|
|Environmental Sociology||Laura Earles||Lewis-Clark State Collegefirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Economic Sociology||Elizabeth Sowers||CSU Channel Islands||Elizabeth.email@example.com|
|Ethnography||Black Hawk Hancock||DePaul Universityfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Food and Society||Black Hawk Hancock||DePaul Universityemail@example.com|
|Life Course and Aging||Deborah Thorne||University of Idahofirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Gender||Marjukka Ollilainen||Weber State Universityemail@example.com|
|Intimate Relationships, Families, and Reproductive Politics||Laury Oaks||UC Santa Barbarafirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Marxist Sociology/Critical Sociology||Jake Wilson||CSU Long Beach||Jake.email@example.com|
|Media and Communication||Linda Rillorta||Mt. San Antonio Collegefirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Medical Sociology and Health||Margaret Gough||University of La Verneemail@example.com|
|Methods||Robert Obrien||University of Oregonfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Migration/Immigration||Daniel Olmos||CSU Northridge||Daniel.email@example.com|
|Latinx Sociology||Manuel Barajas||CSU Sacramentofirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Labor and Labor Movements||Jake Wilson||CSU Long Beach||Jake.email@example.com|
|Politics and the State (Political Sociology)||Christopher Chase Dunn||UC Riversidefirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Population and Demography||Robert Obrien||University of Oregonemail@example.com|
|Peace, War, and the Military||Augustine Kposowa||UC Riversidefirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Race/Ethnicity||Marcia Marx||CSU San Bernardinoemail@example.com|
|Race, Class and Gender||Kristy Shih||CSU Long Beach||kristy.Shih@csulb.edu|
|Religion (including Sociology of Islam)||Reid Leamaster||Glendale Comm. College (AZ)||firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Regional Studies, Transnationalism, Globalization, and Development||Shweta Adur||CSU Los Angelesemail@example.com|
|Science and Technology||Yu Tao||Stevens Inst. of Technologyfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Sexualities||Jodi O’Brien||Seattle Universityemail@example.com|
|Social Movements and Social Change||Kelsy Kretschmer||Oregon State University||Kelsy.firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Social Psychology, Identity, and Emotions||Bill Rocque||University of Redlands||William_rocque@redlands.edu|
|Social Stratification, Inequality, and Poverty||Ranita Ray||University of Nevada Las Vegas||Ranita.email@example.com|
|Sport and Leisure||Michelle Robertson||St. Edwards Universityfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Urban and Community Studies||Carol Ward||Brigham Young University||Carol_ward@byu.edu|
|Theory||Glenn Goodwin||University of La Verneemail@example.com|
|Work and Organizations||Jill Harrison||University of Oregonfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Teaching Sociology||Susan Murray||San Jose State University||Susan.email@example.com|
|Teaching Sociology: Community Colleges||Jackie Logg||Cabrillo Collegefirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Undergraduate Roundtables and Posters||Robert Kettlitz||Hastings Collegeemail@example.com|
2019 Committee Sponsored Sessions for Open Call
Although undergraduate submitters can only submit to undergraduate sessions, other submitters can choose to submit to one of the following special sessions being organized by PSA committees.
|Title||Committee||Organizer Name and Email|
|Academic Freedom and Contingent Faculty||Committee on Freedom in Research and Teaching||Dan Morrison, Abilene Christian University firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Women of Color across the Life Course||Committee on the Status of Women||Alicia Gonzales, CSU San Marcos email@example.com|
|Millennials, Gender and Inequality||Committee on the Status of Women||Sojung Lim, Utah State University firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Activism Related to Sexual Assault, Sexual Harassment and Sexual Violence||Committee on the Status of Women||Richelle Swan, CSU San Marcos email@example.com|
|Mothering in the Academy||Committee on the Status of Women||Ryanne Pilgeram, U. of Idaho firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Gendered Resistance to the Sociopolitical Landscape||Committee on the Status of Women||Michelle Robertson, St. Edward’s University email@example.com|
|Employment at Community Colleges||Committee on Community Colleges||Sharon Yee, Chandler Gilbert Community College firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Teaching Under-prepared Students||Committee on Community Colleges||Harry Mersmann, San Joaquin Delta College email@example.com|
|Mental Health and Students||Committee on Community Colleges||Liz Bennett, Central New Mexico Community College firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Engaging Activities for Teaching Inequalities||Committee on Teaching||Jennifer Puentes, Eastern Oregon University email@example.com|
|Graduate Teaching||Committee on Teaching||Jason Leiker, Utah State University Jason.firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Teaching Ideas for Crime and Deviance||Committee on Teaching||Jason Leiker, Utah State University Jason.email@example.com|
|Best Practices in Teaching Online Classes||Committee on Teaching||Jason Leiker, Utah State University Jason.firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Engaging Research in Introductory Sociology||Committee on Teaching||Michelle Robertson, St. Edward’s University email@example.com|
|Doing Emotional Labor in the Classroom||Committee on Teaching||Michelle Robertson, St. Edward’s University firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Student Mentoring and Support: Experiences, Strategies, and Innovations||Endowment Committee||Amanda Shigihara,CSU Sacramento email@example.com|