Most submissions are now closed; submissions for undergraduate roundtable and poster sessions will close on November 15, 2018.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Applied, Clinical, & Public Sociology||Sophie Nathenson||Oregon Institute of Technology||Sophialyn.email@example.com|
|Asian/Asian American Sociology||Jacob Huang||California Baptist Universityfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Crime, Law, and Deviance||Tanya Nieri||UC Riverside||Tanyan@ucr.edu|
|Art, Culture, and Popular Culture||Linda Rillorta||Mt. San Antonio Collegeemail@example.com|
|Childhood and Youth||Sharon Davis||University of La Vernefirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Education—Higher Education||Megan Thiele||San Jose State Universityemail@example.com|
|Education—other than Higher Ed.||Joe Johnston||Gonzaga Universityfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Environmental Sociology||Laura Earles||Lewis-Clark State Collegeemail@example.com|
|Economic Sociology||Elizabeth Sowers||CSU Channel Islands||Elizabeth.firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Ethnography||Black Hawk Hancock||DePaul Universityemail@example.com|
|Food and Society||Black Hawk Hancock||DePaul Universityfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Life Course and Aging||Deborah Thorne||University of Idahoemail@example.com|
|Gender||Marjukka Ollilainen||Weber State Universityfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Intimate Relationships, Families, and Reproductive Politics||Laury Oaks||UC Santa Barbaraemail@example.com|
|Marxist Sociology/Critical Sociology||Jake Wilson||CSU Long Beach||Jake.firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Media and Communication||Linda Rillorta||Mt. San Antonio Collegeemail@example.com|
|Medical Sociology and Health||Margaret Gough||University of La Vernefirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Methods||Robert Obrien||University of Oregonemail@example.com|
|Migration/Immigration||Daniel Olmos||CSU Northridge||Daniel.firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Latinx Sociology||Manuel Barajas||CSU Sacramentoemail@example.com|
|Labor and Labor Movements||Jake Wilson||CSU Long Beach||Jake.firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Politics and the State (Political Sociology)||Christopher Chase Dunn||UC Riversideemail@example.com|
|Population and Demography||Robert Obrien||University of Oregonfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Peace, War, and the Military||Augustine Kposowa||UC Riversideemail@example.com|
|Race/Ethnicity||Marcia Marx||CSU San Bernardinofirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Race, Class and Gender||Kristy Shih||CSU Long Beach||kristy.Shih@csulb.edu|
|Religion (including Sociology of Islam)||Reid Leamaster||Glendale Comm. College (AZ)||email@example.com|
|Regional Studies, Transnationalism, Globalization, and Development||Shweta Adur||CSU Los Angelesfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Science and Technology||Yu Tao||Stevens Inst. of Technologyemail@example.com|
|Sexualities||Jodi O’Brien||Seattle Universityfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Social Movements and Social Change||Kelsy Kretschmer||Oregon State University||Kelsy.email@example.com|
|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.firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Sport and Leisure||Michelle Robertson||St. Edwards Universityemail@example.com|
|Urban and Community Studies||Carol Ward||Brigham Young University||Carol_ward@byu.edu|
|Theory||Glenn Goodwin||University of La Vernefirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Work and Organizations||Jill Harrison||University of Oregonemail@example.com|
|Teaching Sociology||Susan Murray||San Jose State University||Susan.firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Teaching Sociology: Community Colleges||Jackie Logg||Cabrillo Collegeemail@example.com|
|Undergraduate Roundtables and Posters||Robert Kettlitz||Hastings Collegefirstname.lastname@example.org|
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 email@example.com|
|Women of Color across the Life Course||Committee on the Status of Women||Alicia Gonzales, CSU San Marcos firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Millennials, Gender and Inequality||Committee on the Status of Women||Sojung Lim, Utah State University email@example.com|
|Activism Related to Sexual Assault, Sexual Harassment and Sexual Violence||Committee on the Status of Women||Richelle Swan, CSU San Marcos firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Mothering in the Academy||Committee on the Status of Women||Ryanne Pilgeram, U. of Idaho email@example.com|
|Gendered Resistance to the Sociopolitical Landscape||Committee on the Status of Women||Michelle Robertson, St. Edward’s University firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Employment at Community Colleges||Committee on Community Colleges||Sharon Yee, Chandler Gilbert Community College email@example.com|
|Teaching Under-prepared Students||Committee on Community Colleges||Harry Mersmann, San Joaquin Delta College firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Mental Health and Students||Committee on Community Colleges||Liz Bennett, Central New Mexico Community College email@example.com|
|Engaging Activities for Teaching Inequalities||Committee on Teaching||Jennifer Puentes, Eastern Oregon University firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Graduate Teaching||Committee on Teaching||Jason Leiker, Utah State University Jason.email@example.com|
|Teaching Ideas for Crime and Deviance||Committee on Teaching||Jason Leiker, Utah State University Jason.firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Best Practices in Teaching Online Classes||Committee on Teaching||Jason Leiker, Utah State University Jason.email@example.com|
|Engaging Research in Introductory Sociology||Committee on Teaching||Michelle Robertson, St. Edward’s University firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Doing Emotional Labor in the Classroom||Committee on Teaching||Michelle Robertson, St. Edward’s University email@example.com|
|Student Mentoring and Support: Experiences, Strategies, and Innovations||Endowment Committee||Amanda Shigihara,CSU Sacramento firstname.lastname@example.org|