California Sociological Association: Call for Papers, Sessions (by Oct.1, 2021 for November conference)

Call for Papers

Call for Sessions

Call for Student Award Nominees

CSA 2021

Annual meeting

Location: Online via Zoom

Date: Nov 12-13, 2021

Theme:: Challenging Multiple Pandemics

Keynote Address: The Global Police State and the Challenge of Radical Sociology by William I. Robinson

This year’s CSA conference will be virtual, taking place synchronously with live zoom presentations and audience. We are again reducing the conference registration fees by 50%. In order to appear on the program, all organizers and presenters must pre-register by October 23, 2021.

Call for papers

Email your paper abstract to one of the session organizer from the list below.

Organizer Name

Organizer Email

Session Title

Mohamed Abumaye

Black Diasporas

Lori Walkington

Women and the Carceral State

Xuan Santos

Prison to School Pipeline

Xuan Santos

Student Panel: Formerly Incarcerated and Justice Impacted Student Life

Marisa Salinas

Chicanisma in the Academic Trenches: Incorporating a Chicana Working Class Consciousness.

Alicia Gonzalez

Graduate Student Session on Critical Race Matters

Alicia Gonzalez

Current Issues on Latinx Research

Heidy Sarabia

Methodology: Feminist.Chicanx Standpoint Epistemology

Heidy Sarabia

Sociology of Education: Educational Experiences Among Youth

Heidy Sarabia

Sociology of Teaching: Pedagogy and Technology: Assessment Practices in the Changing Classroom

Heidy Sarabia

Sociology of Migration: Living Under the Regime of Illegality

Jonathan Leif Basilio

Asian American Experience

Jonathan Leif Basilio

Diversity in Social Life

Stephanie D’Auria

Experiential learning/service learning projects during and post covid.

Claudia Lopez

Critical Approaches to Student Success Assessment

Mario Espinoza-Kulick & Alex Espinoza-Kulick

Culture and Community during the Pandemic

Amber Crowell

Neighborhoods, Space, and Place

Elvia Ramirez

Latinas in Higher Education

Stephen Morewitz

Crime and Delinquency

Stephen Morewitz

Sociology of Health and Illness, Health Policy, Illness, and Medical Sociology

Christopher Chase-Dunn & Arman Azedi

Global Social Change

Jimiliz M. Valiente-Neighbours

Environmental Sociology

Marilyn Grell-Brisk

Undergraduate Research: Challenging the Structures of Social Inequality

Shayna La Scala,

Undergraduate Student Session

Maria Mora

Undergraduate Student Research,

Oscar F. Soto

Radical Sociology

If your paper does not fit any of the existing sessions, please send your paper to the program chair and president-elect Xuan Santos at the following address:

Call for Sessions

There is room to add more sessions! All faculty and graduate students are welcome to submit a proposal to organize a session for the 2021 conference.

To propose your session, please contact the program chair and president-elect Xuan Santos at the following address:

Themes for session topics should be broad and inclusive. Sample topics include “Social Inequality,” “Race and Ethnicity,” “Social Movements,” etc.  We also welcome proposals for special sessions such as “student sessions” for undergraduate presentations, poster sessions, author-meets-critic, and panel sessions on timely or controversial topics.

Session organizers are expected to actively solicit presenters for their session. In the call for papers, we ask presenters to send a presentation title and a one paragraph abstract to the session organizer. Because we welcome all submissions, session organizers are to forward any submission deemed incompatible for their session to the program chair, who will coordinate its placement.

We are again reducing the conference registration fees by 50%. In order to appear on the program, all organizers and presenters must pre-register by October 23, 2021.

Call for Student Award Nominees

Please consider submitting nominations for our student awards. We continue to sponsor a community college student award, an undergraduate student award, and a graduate student award. Winners receive a monetary gift and plaque, and will be announced at the awards ceremony during the virtual conference. See more details here

While we forego our in-person meeting, the CSA will continue our tradition of hosting high-quality presentations within a supportive atmosphere; we ask you to join us in making this year’s CSA conference a great success. CSA Flyer

CFP: Society for the Study of Human Development conference series (by Sept. 15, 2021)

Society for the Study of Human Development (SSHD) Conference Series News!

Topic: Macrosystem Challenges to Lifespan Human Development

Submissions: September 15 deadline (presentation dates: Nov 2, Feb 8, Apr 5, June 14)

Format: Online events, distributed across 4 seasons

Key Foci: Invited Keynote Speakers will address:

  • Conceptualizing Macrosystems (Nov 1) 
  • Community Macrosystems (Feb 7)
  • Attitudinal Macrosystems (Apr 4)
  • Existential Challenges to the Macrosystem (June 13)

Highlights of the full conference–including names of invited keynote speakers–are here:

Submission deadline is September 15 (for posters, papers, or symposia); process is explained here:

Details about Keynote Topics & Speakers are here:

Details of conference theme are here:

All events are free for SSHD members! Information about joining or other routes to conference access are here:

Howard University/Mathematica Summer Institute in Computational Social Science (SICSS)

Dear Future Computational Social Scientist,

Do you have a drive to use social science, computer science, data analytics, and evidence to improve public well-being within underrepresented communities? From June 14, 2021 to June 25, 2021, Howard University and Mathematica are partnering on the first Summer Institute in Computational Social Science (SICSS) at a Historically Black College and University. 

SICSS-Howard/Mathematica invites both social scientists and data scientists (broadly conceived) who are graduate students, postdoctoral researchers, and beginning faculty to apply for this *free* two week institute (and accompanying 2-day prep institute).  

SICSS-Howard/Mathematica is groundbreaking due to its location and sponsorship but also because our location has the added purpose of seeding and growing a depth of knowledge and appreciation for computational social science in underrepresented communities. Participants will benefit from opportunities and resources that are unique due to our (virtual) host, Howard University, our connection to the nation’s capital at a unique moment in our nation’s history, and given the generous support and deep engagement of Mathematica.

Our interactive and instructional program will involve lectures, group problem sets, and participant-led research projects. There will also be outside speakers who conduct and use computational social science research in a variety of settings, such as academia, industry, and government. Topics covered include text as data, website scraping, digital field experiments, non-probability sampling, mass collaboration, and ethics. There will be ample opportunities for students to discuss their ideas and research with the organizers, other participants, and visiting speakers. Because we are committed to open and reproducible research, all materials created by faculty and students for the Summer Institute will be released open source.

SICSS-Howard/Mathematica is available at no cost to participants thanks to Howard University and Mathematica.  SICSS-Howard/Mathematica is particularly committed to the participation of individuals from diverse backgrounds. As such, participants from underrepresented backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply. Academically, we are looking for participants with a broad range of expertise, backgrounds in the social sciences, and interests-especially those with demonstrable interest in topics related to enhancing, developing or working on future projects that will address or intersect with issues of anti-Black racism and inequity.

For more information about SICSS-Howard/Mathematica and the application procedure, check out our website. Also follow us on Twitter, like us on Facebook, and join our email list!


Naniette H. Coleman, SICSS ‘19 alumna

SICSS-Howard/Mathematica Lead Organizer

PhD Candidate, Sociology University of California, Berkeley

CFP: Research in Social Movements, Conflicts and Change

Open call for Papers: 

Research in Social Movements, Conflicts and Change (RSMCC) invites original submissions of manuscripts concerning social movements, social change, nonviolent action, and peace and conflict studies in general. This is an ongoing, open call for submissions to the RSMCC series, but to be considered for inclusion in Volume 46, manuscripts must arrive by April 5, 2021.  

RSMCC generates new knowledge about central aspects of human life: why and how people organize for political and social change; the reasons for and consequences of social conflicts; and the various aspects of peacebuilding. In addition to advancing disciplinary scholarship on these topics, the series has provided an important home for interdisciplinary and international scholarship at the forefront of research and theory development related to societies’ struggles over resources, power, and agency. Social movement scholars have used the RSMCC series to connect their research with theories of peacebuilding and nonviolence while other scholars have used the series to explore new frontiers in peace and conflict studies, including cutting-edge work on civil resistance, or violence by state and non-state actors.  

RSMCC is a peer-reviewed series of original research that has been published annually for over 40 years. We continue to publish the work of many of the leading scholars along with upcoming quantitative and qualitative researchers. RSMCC enjoys a wide library subscription base for the book versions. Additionally, volumes are available online through Emerald Insight via subscribing libraries or individual subscriptions. This ensures wider distribution and easier access to your scholarship while maintaining the book series at the same time. This title is indexed in Scopus and volumes from this series are included in the Thomson Reuters Book Citation Index. 


To be considered for inclusion in Volume 46, papers must arrive by April 5, 2021; later submissions will be considered for future volumes (RSMCC publishes 1-2 volumes per year). After the editor assesses the suitability of your manuscript for publishing in RSMCC, manuscripts will go through double-blind peer review.  Initial decisions are generally made within 10 weeks. 

Send submission as a WORD document attached to an email to Lisa Leitz, RSMCC series editor, at Remove all self-references in the text and in the bibliography. Word counts should generally not exceed 12,000 words, inclusive of supplemental materials (abstract, tables, bibliography, notes, etc.). Include the paper’s title and an unstructured abstract on the first page of the text itself. Send a second file that contains the article title, the unstructured abstract, and full contact information for all authors. For initial submissions, any standard social science in-text citation and bibliographic system is acceptable; final versions will use APA citations. 

CFP: Humboldt Journal of Social Relations special issue: Aging in Community

Full CFP:   HJSR Special Issue 43-Aging in Community

Greetings Relatives,

The Humboldt Journal of Social Relations (HJSR) invites paper submissions for the 2021 Special Issue 43: Aging in Community.  This issue will explore the ways people age in communities of place and communities of identity. We seek work that considers culture, community, and access to systems that support connections and quality of life. While we are interested in work on aging across communities, we particularly encourage submissions from those researching aging in rural communities. Submission deadline: April 30th, 2021.  

Research Manuscripts: 12-point font, double-spaced, maximum 8500 words. Commentaries, creative writing, or poetry: maximum 3000 words. Submission details and portal:

Please let us know if you have any questions, additionally please forward and share this announcement with your networks.


Jamie Jensen PhD, MSW
Department of Social Work
Humboldt State University

Christina Martinek PhD
Department of Sociology
Humboldt State University

William Feather
Managing Editor
Humboldt Journal of Social Relations
Humboldt State University
Arcata, CA, 95521


Journal of Family Theory & Review: CFP special issue on anti-racism, social justice, and families

For the first time ever, the three journals of the National Council on Family Relations are planning a simultaneous special issue. It will focus on anti-racism, social justice, and families. We are particularly hopeful that drawing on each journals’ strengths (theoretical, applied, basic science), and the interdisciplinary nature of Family Science, will allow for a more holistic understanding of the continued perpetuation of myriad injustices against diverse families, especially families of color, their many intersectional locations, and their life experiences. We also hope this collection will identify ways to best dismantle institutional oppressions, while supporting and strengthening the resilience of families along the way. 

We are honored to guest edit Journal of Family Theory & Review’s part of the larger special issue. You can find the call here. We hope you will consider submitting a piece for review. Additionally, as leaders in the field, we are hoping you can help distribute this call widely (e.g., to focus group and section members, to listservs for other organizations and disciplines). We also call your attention to the new “conceptualization of anti-racist and social justice constructs” manuscript type. We see this manuscript type as particularly important for moving the field forward. Please note the submission deadline of July 15, 2021.

We are happy to talk more about the vision for the issue and submission ideas you might have, if that would be helpful. Thanks for your assistance with getting the word out!! 


Kristy & Brad

Kristy Y. Shih, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Human Development
California State University, Long Beach
1250 Bellflower Blvd., LA3-105B (office) & LA3-105A (lab)
Long Beach, California 90840
Treasurer, Sociologists for Women in Society (SWS)E: | P: 562-985-5581


Brad van Eeden-Moorefield, MSW, Ph.D., CFLEProfessor and Associate Department Chair for Social Justice Initiatives
Department of Family Science & Human Development UNIV 4034
Phone: (973) 655-4440
Fax: (973) 655-6795

Call for Papers by students for Social Moments

SOCIAL MOMENTS: A Student Journal of Social Relations

About the Journal

SOCIAL MOMENTS: A Student Journal of Social Relations is a free, online, interdisciplinary peer-reviewed journal examining the social and cultural world through a social science lens.  All graduate and undergraduate students of the social sciences are invited to submit articles for publication.  Relevant disciplines include, but are not limited to: sociology, criminology/criminal justice, women/gender studies, sexuality, political science, social psychology, cultural anthropology, and cultural/social geography.  The journal is published on a bi-annual basis.  SOCIAL MOMENTS is editorially independent.  All members of the editorial team are affiliated with an accredited institution.

 Editor     Dr. Gloria Gadsden (Sociology/Criminal Justice/Women’s Studies)


Pacific University: New accelerated MSW program for healthcare


Announces Master’s in Social Work (MSW) Program in Sacramento

University of the Pacific, a leader in health care education, is launching an accelerated MSW program in Sacramento to help meet the growing demand of the healthcare industry.  Classes will begin fall 2020.  This hybrid (online and classroom) program can be completed in 16 months (or 12 months for students with a bachelor’s degree in social work).

The MSW curriculum prepares graduates to provide compassionate and culturally sensitive client-centered care, use evidence to guide decision-making, and promote innovation and organizational change.  Students can specialize in mental health, aging, policy, and other health care areas in an innovative program that integrates simulation lab training, inter-professional education, and experiential learning.

The program is currently in pre-candidacy for accreditation with the Council on Social Work Education.

Contact socialwork@PACIFIC.EDU for program materials or to join an Information Session.

Pacific MSW INFO Sheet PDF

CFP: European Review of Applied Sociology

Call for Papers—European Review of Applied Sociology

European Review of Applied Sociology is a double-blind peer-reviewed scholarly journal that publishes scientific articles, research reports, teaching notes, essays and book reviews. The Journal consistently covers an array of subject areas including social change and social structures, globalization, social networks, communication, law and politics, labor market, migration, ageing, social work, community research, family, social statistics and other topics from applied sociology.

The Editors of European Review of Applied Sociology invite authors to contribute with articles to issue no. 16/2018. Manuscripts are expected to be submitted at For guidelines on manuscript preparation, please visit the Author Guidlines.




ISSN: 2286–2102

ISSN-L: 2286–2102

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