2022 Conference: FAQs about Submitting and Presenting

Q: Do I have to be a member to submit my work?
A: You do not have to pay anything to submit your work. However, all persons participating in the conference program (presenting their work, etc.) will have to pay appropriate fees. PSA currently has only one fee that combines the benefits of membership and registration. The earlier you pay your fee, the more communications you will receive from PSA to help you prepare for the conference, including opportunities for funding support from PSA and other important information. This single fee applies whether you will be participating virtually or in person.

Q: Do I have to register for the conference to present?
A: Yes, all persons who are presenters need to pay appropriate fees (see above). It is especially important for you to pay fees in advance if you will be participating virtually, so that your access to the virtual conference components will be assured. Persons who attend the conference in person will also have access to virtual components; however, PSA will not be able to provide livestreamed or recorded access to all in person sessions and events to virtual participants.

Q: The submission system requires me to choose either an in person or virtual mode of presenting. Can I change my choice later?
A: PSA will do its best to be flexible, as we all go through the changes that COVID-19 continues to create in our individual and collective lives. However, we will have to set a date after which no more changes can be made.  We may have to expand scheduling for virtual sessions beyond the dates scheduled for the in person conference.

Q: What happens to my submission(s) once they go into the online submission portal?
A: After the end of the submission period, the PSA Program Committee member acting as the Organizer for sessions in the topical area(s) to which you submitted your work will review your submission and place it within a session with other papers. If you submitted a complete session proposal, the Program Committee Chair will review your submission.  Once your paper/session has been accepted, you will receive an email notice of this acceptance.  Later, you will receive an email with the preliminary schedule of all sessions; it is important that you check where/when you are scheduled, and communicate with PSA right away if there are any problems.

Q: My paper/session proposal does not fit with this year’s meeting theme. Is that a problem?
A: No! Although of course submissions that do relate to the meeting theme (set each year by the President) are welcome, the PSA conference always offers a wide array of sessions on any and all sorts of sociological topics. You can see this reflected in the list of topical areas from which you will have to choose when you make your submission.  Don’t worry if none of the topical areas seems perfect for your paper; just submit to the closest area, and if needed PSA Organizers will work to find the best place for it within the overall program.

Q: Is there a limit on a person’s participation as a presenter?
A: No, PSA does not have a per-person participation limit.  You can present multiple papers and/or be part of multiple panels, etc. HOWEVER, it is important that you do not over-stretch yourself. Please submit only papers that you fully plan to be ready to present! Also, DO NOT submit the same paper (or almost the same paper) more than once.

Q:  What are the rules around co-authors?
A: Papers with co-authors are welcome; at the time of submission, you will be asked to identify who will present the paper. Papers should only be presented by authors.  Co-authors may present together, or one author may do the presenting; all co-authors who will present must pay their appropriate fees.  An undergraduate student who is a co-author on a paper with graduate student/faculty/applied sociologists can be listed as a co-author at the time of submission, and can be a co-presenter; these papers must be submitted to the graduate student/faculty/applied sociologist side of the submission system, by a graduate student/faculty/applied sociologist author. Any papers where all co-authors are undergraduates should be submitted to be presented at one of the undergraduate sessions (roundtable or poster), via the undergraduate student side of the submission system.

Q: What do Organizers, Presiders, and Discussants do?
A: The Organizer is the person who puts together the session. Most Organizers are members of the Program Committee who organize papers for a particular topical area; the person who gathers participants for and submits a proposal for a complete session shows as the Organizer for that session. Organizers will not necessarily be present at the time the session occurs; many Organizers, especially those for topical areas that receive high numbers of submissions, have very busy conference schedules, and cannot make it to all the sessions they organize.
The Presider is an important role at PSA. They are primarily responsible for helping the session run smoothly, like by giving presentation time limits to all presenters and communicating for any technical assistance needed during the session. They may, if presenters agree, introduce presenters and facilitate the question and answer/discussion time at the end of the session. All sessions (except for Undergraduate Roundtables and Poster Sessions) need a Presider. This is often a role filled by one of the presenters within the session; you can indicate your willingness to be a Presider, both for sessions where you are presenting and for other sessions, when you submit your paper(s).  For virtual sessions, the preference is to have faculty/applied sociologists fill the Presider role; for in person sessions, this is often a great role for a graduate student to fill and learn more about the way sociology conferences work (and use for CV building).
Discussants are present in only some PSA sessions, where their job is to, well, discuss—to give feedback, pose questions, and participate in other discussion. In Undergraduate Roundtable sessions, the Discussant is a faculty or advanced graduate student familiar with sociological work in the topical area of the roundtable. Their role is to provide constructive feedback to individual student authors about their work as well as to guide discussion between and among student authors at the table.

Q: The submission requires only an abstract. Will I have to submit my complete paper/presentation later?
A: Undergraduate students who will be presenting at a Roundtable will need to submit their complete papers to their table Discussant, usually a few weeks before the conference. For paper sessions with graduate student/faculty/applied sociologist presenters, complete papers will usually not be required.

Q: What do I do if I need to change something in my submission, or if I will not be able to present?
A: Until the submission system closes, you will be able to edit your own submissions. After it closes, email executivedirector@pacificsoc.org with clear information about changes you need made. Likewise, email If you need to cancel your participation—and please email as soon as you are sure you cannot make it, so that the negative impact of your cancellation on the other participants in your session(s) can be lessened.  And please, please do not be a ‘no show’, as this really negatively impacts other presenters and disappoints the audience members.

Oakland, CA: Kaiser Permanente National Market Research

Kaiser Permanente National Market Research

Sr Market Research Consultant

Location: Oakland, CA

Job Number: 933367

Date posted: 06/04/2021


Responsible for incorporating “voice of the consumer” into KP Brand, Advertising, and Marketing Communications efforts. Runs Brand Tracking surveys, ad tracking and perception research efforts, concept testing and red flag testing for ads, as well as ad hoc research efforts.  Works with key vendors and research partners and supervises analysis of data and production and distribution of key insights.

Essential Functions

  • Work on significant and unique assignments of diverse and complex scope.
  • Projects require complex planning and direction setting with diverse and/or multiple stakeholders.
  • Provide guidance and support in answering questions about the marketplace.
  • Keep up to date on current health care market research/knowledge across the Program and relevant research outside the Program.
  • Help obtain client input that will help identify NMR priorities.
  • Initiate contact with management and alert them to critical issues.
  • Communicate, interpret, and present key findings and implications/recommendations to KP Leadership.
  • Seek to leverage services and knowledge whenever possible across the Program.
  • Estimate and evaluates size, scope and costs of research.
  • Manage and coordinate on-going and ad hoc research projects, as well as leading or participating in Program-wide projects.
  • Coordinate training seminars and interregional meetings for KP’s market research professionals.
  • Seek ways to improve department functions, services, and communications (e.g. by contributing to national and team meetings).
  • Sort through complex alternative hypotheses & causal factors.

Basic Qualifications:


  • Minimum eight (8) years of experience OR Master’s degree and four (4) years of experience OR Doctorate degree and two (2) years of experience.


  • Bachelor’s degree in related field required.

License, Certification, Registration

  • N/A

Additional Requirements:

  • Ability to manage large projects and to oversee multiple projects at the same time.
  • Thorough knowledge of market research methodologies and their applications to business problems.
  • Regularly contributes to the development of new market research techniques and work standards.
  • Strong understanding of and ability to think through causal relationships.
  • Must be able to work in a Labor/Management Partnership environment.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Minimum five (7) years of related experience preferred.
  • Experience in both research and business operations preferred.
  • Master’s degree in marketing, market research, business, or social sciences with thorough training in qualitative and quantitative analysis and research methods OR a Doctorate degree is preferred.
  • Experience with one or more statistical programs or packages, such as SPSS, SAS, R, Python, or Stata preferred.

Primary Location: California, Oakland, Kaiser Center

Scheduled Weekly Hours: 40

Shift: Day

Workdays: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri

Working Hours Start: 09:00 AM

Working Hours End: 06:00 PM

Job Schedule: Full-time

Job Type: Standard

Employee Status: Regular

Employee Group/Union Affiliation: NUE-PO-01|NUE|Non Union Employee

Job Level: Individual Contributor

Department: Po/Ho Corp – HP PROD-MRKTG Resrch & Analyss – 7016

Travel: No

Kaiser Permanente is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, parental status, ancestry, disability, gender identity, veteran status, genetic information, other distinguishing characteristics of diversity and inclusion, or any other protected status.

External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with federal and state laws, as well as applicable local ordinances, including but not limited to the San Francisco and Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinances.


UC Berkeley Population Center: Executive Director

To apply visit: https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/JPF02905

Job #JPF02905
  • Social Science Matrix / College of Letters & Science – Social Sciences / UC Berkeley


Open date: June 15th, 2021

Next review date: Tuesday, Jun 29, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Monday, Jul 19, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.


Executive Director – .75 FTE

Position Overview: This appointment will serve as Executive Director of one of the research centers in the field of population sciences at UC Berkeley: Berkeley Population Center (BPC).

Job Description: The ED will participate, in collaboration with the Center Director, in defining the Center’s research and outreach programs. The ED’s input is especially valuable because s/he combines academic expertise and knowledge of the research community with knowledge of the program management, administrative possibilities and costs of implementation. The ED will support new programs for the Center, doing so by finding new investigators to recruit as members, suggesting new research possibilities for existing members, supporting members in their efforts to secure external funding, and assisting with other aspects of research support. The position calls for creative problem-solving in areas such as new research projects or program efforts, creating a vision for scholarly events and implementing it, identifying ways in which to be helpful to members, and much more. Critical is the ability to learn new things, develop efficient processes, and be committed to service. The ideal candidate has an academic research background with research agenda that will facilitate effectiveness as ED, program management experience and seeks a career in in academia that is outside the tenure-track.

Tasks include but are not limited to:

  1. NIH and NSF grant application support, including annual reporting and assisting with new submissions
  2. Facilitate intellectual connections among faculty within and between units and disciplines
  3. Provide support to research activities, such as IRB guidance, developing scopes of work for research services, resolving bureaucratic bottlenecks
  4. Coordinate a pilot grant program
  5. Oversee the Center’s web presence
  6. Plan meetings/conferences
  7. Provide direction to Administrative staff
  8. Conduct research on demographic topics: collaborate or work on independent projects, with the future goals of (a) presenting work at conferences; (b) submitting work for publication, (c) learning research-related processes at UC Berkeley, and (d) grant application processes at NIH, NSF and other agencies.

Required Qualifications:
• PhD or equivalent international degree required at the time of application.

Preferred Qualifications:
• A PhD or equivalent international degree in economics, sociology, public health, or related social and health sciences fields.

The initial appointment will be 75% for one year with the possibility for renewal.

SALARY RANGE: Salary is commensurate with training and experience, plus benefits.

The position will be open until filled with an anticipated start date of August 1, 2021. Please address inquiries to Leora Lawton, Berkeley Population Center, University of California Berkeley Llawton@berkeley.edu. Please apply here: [https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/apply/JPF02905]

UC professional researchers are academic appointees and are represented by an exclusive bargaining agent, United Auto Worker (UAW) 5810. This position is represented by the bargaining unit.

UC Berkeley has an excellent benefits package and a number of policies and programs in place to support employees as they balance work and family.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: [http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct]

Diversity, equity, and inclusion are core values at UC Berkeley and Social Science Matrix. Our excellence can only be fully realized by faculty, students, and staff who share our commitment to these values. Successful candidates for our academic positions will demonstrate evidence of a commitment to advancing equity and inclusion.

The Department is interested in candidates who will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through their work.


Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae – Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter – Describing your interest in Social Science and Health Sciences research and how your background, skills and experience relate to this position.

  • Statement on Contributions to Advancing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion – Statement on your contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion, including information about your understanding of these topics, your record of activities to date, and your specific plans and goals for advancing equity and inclusion if hired at Berkeley (for additional information go to https://ofew.berkeley.edu/recruitment/contributions-diversity).

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3 required (contact information only)


Berkeley, CA

CFP: Association for Applied & Clinical Sociology 2021 conference

Call for Participation
2021 AACS Annual Conference 
“Building Equity and Resilience” 

Dear AACS Colleague, 
The Association for Applied and Clinical Sociology invites you to participate in our annual conference to celebrate the struggle for equity and the search for resilience in Louisville, Kentucky October 7-9, 2021. We will have an in-person conference (with appropriate COVID protocols in place), and a series of virtual events before the in-person gathering. In addition to traditional paper sessions, the conference will have sessions on career development, expert work, and student-centered sessions and activities. Learn more about our virtual and in-person conference, as well as opportunities to participate by selecting the links below. 

The in-person conference will take place at the historic Brown Hotel. The Brown Hotel is Louisville’s landmark hotel. Located right in downtown Louisville, The Brown’s long and storied history makes it an iconic destination and prime location for conference events and social activities. The Brown has been ranked one of the top hotels in the South, drawing visitors back due to its beautiful interior and rooms, as well as its highly rated customer experience.  Learn more about this location by clicking on the button below.
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In-person conference:
To submit for the in-person conference, please follow this link. 
Apply here

Virtual pre-conference:
Not able to travel to the conference this year? We are inviting submissions from those who are not able to travel to the in-person conference. You are welcome to submit a virtual, paper, or workshop session. 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Apply here
For students:
The annual conference is a great opportunity to network with practicing sociologists, present your work, and build your CV. To learn more about these amazing opportunities and apply, click the bottom below.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Apply here

CSU Los Angeles: Associate Professor of Sociology, with an emphasis on Race/Ethnicity and Intersectional Critical Race Theory



Department of Sociology

Tenure-Track Faculty Position

College of Natural and Social Sciences

Associate Professor (with tenure) of Sociology, with an emphasis on Race/Ethnicity and Intersectional Critical Race Theory

Starting Date:

August 19, 2021, subject to negotiation

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Doctorate degree in Sociology or a closely related discipline from an accredited institution is required. At the time of appointment, tenure must have been granted from another accredited degree granting
  • Evidence of an active, established scholarly agenda in the area of emphasis on race/ethnicity and intersectional critical race
  • Evidence of successful and effective teaching at the undergraduate and graduate
  • Demonstrated ability to mentor students from underrepresented and first-generation backgrounds and supervise student research.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated commitment to community-based scholarship within, and in partnership with, Black
  • Evidence of service in an academic institution and the
  • Demonstrated commitment to holistic, compassionate, and empowering approaches to pedagogy (e.g. Freirean pedagogies, Black feminist/womanist pedagogies, asset-based approaches, etc.).
  • Direct experience as a community-engaged teacher-scholar.


The primary professional responsibilities of instructional faculty members are: teaching, research, scholarship and/or creative activity, and service to the University, profession and to the community. These responsibilities generally include: advising students, participation in campus and system-wide committees, maintaining office hours, working collaboratively and productively with colleagues, and participation in traditional academic functions.

The Sociology Department invites applications for a tenured Associate Professor in sociology with an emphasis on race/ethnicity and intersectional critical race theory, and on (US and/or diasporic) Black communities, Black-led social movements, and/or anti-Black violence, systemic inequities, and racial disparities. We are especially interested in candidates with pedagogical/andragogical commitments to racial and social justice.

The successful candidate will be committed to the academic success of all of our students and to an environment that acknowledges, encourages, and celebrates diversity and differences. To this end, the successful candidate will work effectively, respectfully, and collaboratively in diverse, multicultural, and inclusive settings. In addition, the successful candidate will be ready to join faculty, staff, students, and administrators in our University’s shared commitment to the principles of engagement, service, and the public good.


Initial salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The University:

California State University, Los Angeles (Cal State LA) is one of 23 campuses within the California State University system. The University is the premier comprehensive public university in the heart of Los Angeles. Cal State LA is ranked number one in the U.S. for the upward mobility of its students, and is dedicated to engagement, service, and the public good. We offer nationally recognized programs in science, the arts, business, criminal justice, engineering, nursing, education, ethnic studies, and the humanities. Our faculty have a strong commitment to scholarship, research, creative pursuits, community engagement, and service.

Our 240,000 alumni reflect the City and County’s dynamic mix of populations. The University has one of the most diverse student populations of any college or university in the nation. As a federally recognized Hispanic-Serving Institution, and Asian-American, Native American, and Pacific Islander-Serving Institution, Cal State LA recognizes the transformative power of education and embraces its duty to identify and serve the needs of all of its students. The University is committed to creating a community in which a diverse population can live, work and learn in an atmosphere of civility and respect for the rights and sensibilities of each individual.

The College:

The College of Natural and Social Sciences is committed to programs of academic excellence in the fields of natural and social sciences that provide access and opportunity for a uniquely diverse student body. The College of NSS reflects a diversity of disciplines through its inclusion of 12 departments and interdisciplinary programs that serve nearly 6,000 undergraduate majors and over 500 graduate students. Our outstanding faculty and staff are committed to creating educational experiences for students that utilize and generate knowledge that is culturally responsive and inclusive and to facilitating the development of the next generation of leaders in their varying fields.

The Department:

The Department of Sociology has the largest number of undergraduate majors on campus (over 1,000) and a vibrant M.A. degree program. Over the last decade, Sociology has grown significantly and continues to innovate its curriculum and deepen its commitment to community engagement, civic learning, public sociology, and social justice. Department faculty are collaborative with one another and with scholars in related disciplines across departments and colleges at Cal State LA. Sociology students pursue a variety of paths in academia, social work, public service, and community organizing as a result of their sociology education at Cal State LA.

Required Documentation:                                                           Please submit the following to the Search Committee Chair at the email address below:

  • A cover letter specifically addressing minimum and preferred
  • A narrative statement describing your commitment to working effectively with faculty, staff, and students in a multicultural/multiethnic urban campus environment with a substantial population of students who are among the first-generation of their family to attend a college or university.
  • A curriculum
  • A list of three professional
  • A University Application for Employment Form (calstatela.edu/academic/position).

Finalists will be required to submit:

Official transcripts. Verification of tenure

Employment is contingent upon proof of eligibility to work in the United States.


Review of applications will begin June 20, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled.

Please email all application materials in a single PDF to: race_ethnicity@calstatela.edu. Please type “Sociology Associate Professor Application” in the subject line.

Please address all questions to the search committee chair (Molly Talcott) at: race_ethnicity@calstatela.edu or 323- 343-2200.

Note: The person holding this position is considered a “mandated reporter” under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.

In addition to meeting fully its obligations under federal and state law, Cal State LA is committed to creating a community in which a diverse population can live, work and learn in an atmosphere of tolerance, civility and respect for the rights and sensibilities of each individual. To that end, all qualified individuals will receive equal consideration without regard to economic status, race, ethnicity, color, religion, marital status, pregnancy, national origin or cultural background, political views, sex, sexual orientation, gender identification, age, disability, disabled veteran or Vietnam era veteran status.


Upon request, reasonable accommodation will be provided to individuals with protected disabilities to (a) complete the employment process and (b) perform essential job functions when this does not cause undue hardship.

Call for session proposals, student award nominees for California Sociological Association November 2021 virtual conference

Call for Session Proposals
Call for Student Award Nominees
CSA 2021
Annual meeting
Location: Online via Zoom
Date: Nov 12-13, 2021
Theme:: Challenging Multiple Pandemics
This year’s CSA conference will be virtual, taking place synchronously with live zoom presentations and audience.
All faculty and doctoral 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: calisoc2021@yahoo.com
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.
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 https://cal-soc.org/awards/.
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. 

Society for the Study of Human Development (SSHD) 2021-22 Conference Series Announcement

The Society for the Study of Human Development (SSHD) is pleased to announce the SSHD 2021-22 Conference SeriesMacrosystem Challenges to Lifespan Human Development. (A brief summary appears below)

Invited and submitted events will be held online between November 2021 and June 2022. The submission site opens June 15th and closes August 15th. Please visit these sites for more information about 

SSHD: http://sshdonline.org/

the conference:  visit https://sshdonline.org/events-2/

Theme Summary: 

Developmental trajectories and outcomes can be understood only within the context of the macrosystems in which individuals develop (e.g., see Bronfenbrenner, 1994). Our contemporary macrosystem is especially replete with challenges. Some (like COVID) are newly emerging; others (like racism and environmental injustice) are long-standing, but increasingly visible to greater swaths of humankind. The SSHD 2021-22 Conference Series— Macrosystem Challenges to Lifespan Human Development—is designed to share and encourage scholarship that advances conceptualizations of macrosystem challenges, methodologies for studying them, and strategies for reducing or navigating such challenges.

 We look forward to seeing you at the SSHD 2021-22 Series! 

 The Program Committee

CFP: Papers on racial and social justice for the Proceedings of the Nationcal Academy of Sciences

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2021 Call For Papers: Racial and Social Justice

The Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences is currently seeking research papers and perspectives in:

  • Racialization: formation of racial categories, colorism within and across racial–ethnic groups
  • Inequality: racial inequalities in the criminal justice system, educational inequalities by race and ethnicity, racial wealth gap, racial discrimination in hiring, challenges to voting rights and voter suppression based on race
  • Health and wellbeing: effect of neighborhood on racial differentials in health, effect of climate change on exposure to health risks facing people of color, gene–environment interactions and racial disparities in health, how legal status affects wellbeing of first- and second-generation immigrants
  • Methodology: methods to measure and assess bias and discrimination

September 30, 2021 is the final day to submit a paper for consideration.

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Racial and Social Justice at PNAS

Founded in 1914, PNAS publishes some of the world’s highest-impact social justice and racial inequality research. Every paper in these domains at PNAS is edited by a member of the National Academy of Sciences, a nonprofit organization comprising nearly 2,400 active members and 500 international members, of whom more than 200 are Nobel laureates.

PNAS makes research on social justice and racial inequality accessible to a broad scientific audience through the dedicated PNAS Racial and Social Justice collection, curated Special Features, media press releases, podcast interviews, and newsletter and social media promotion, as well as indexing in all major discovery tools. PNAS also often waives standard publication fees for all recruited papers.

Dr. Zan M. Dodson, PNAS Recruiting Editor, will be your point of contact throughout the submission and peer review process. If you would prefer to contact him directly, you can reach him at zdodson@nas.edu.

Call for Chapter Proposals for Global Agenda for Social Justice 2022 

Call for Chapter Proposals for Global Agenda for Social Justice 2022 

An Official Publication of the Society for the Study of Social Problems 

Proposals due April 1, 2021 

Chapters due August 1, 2021 

Since 2004, the Society for the Study of Social Problems (SSSP) has published eight volumes of the Agenda for Social Justice. Work is now beginning for the ninth iteration of the publication—Global Agenda for Social Justice: Solutions 2022, which is designed to inform the public-at-large about the world’s most pressing social problems and to propose feasible, evidence-based public policy solutions. This project affirms the commitment of the SSSP to social justice scholarship, and enables scholars to communicate on significant social issues worldwide. This volume will be an “agenda for social justice,” that contains recommendations for action worldwide by public officials, policy makers, and the public. The volume is published by Policy Press, an academic publisher at the University of Bristol, UK (http://www.policypress.co.uk/).  

The volume will convey the most valid and reliable knowledge available about global social problems, and while anyone is free to contribute regardless of SSSP membership, we enthusiastically welcome the collaboration of SSSP members and Divisions. Please consider preparing a chapter for the 2022 publication. We ask you, individually or with colleagues, to consider submitting a brief proposal (1-2 pages) identifying a significant social problem of concern worldwide, and respond to the following items:  

  • Identify and define a concrete social problem of international/global scope. 
  • Each proposal should then have three sections answering each of the following questions: 
    • What do we know about the problem (i.e., what is the definition and extent of the problem)?  
    • How do we know this information (i.e., what are the sources of data about this problem)? 
    • In terms of policy and social action, what are proposals to alleviate the problem (i.e., what are achievable solutions for reducing, mitigating, solving, or abolishing the problem)? 

The editors of this volume invite interested participants to prepare draft statements for proposed contributions to the 2022 publication. Please submit a copy of your proposal via email (as specified below) to each of the committee members by April 1, 2021.   

Final contributions will be limited to 3000 words (or roughly ten double-spaced manuscript pages). Chapter drafts will be due August 1, 2021, and final manuscripts will be due December 1, 2021. The volume will launch concurrent with the 2022 SSSP annual meetings. All are welcome to email the editors for any clarification. 

Glenn Muschert (chair), Khalifa University of Science & Technology, glennmuschert@gmail.com 

Kristen M. Budd, Miami University, buddkm@miamioh.edu     

Heather Dillaway, Wayne State University, dillaway@wayne.edu  

David C. Lane, Illinois State University, dclane@ilstu.edu  

Manjusha Nair, George Mason University, mnair4@gmu.edu 

Jason A. Smith, Kaiser Family Foundation, jasonsm55@gmail.com  

For more info on Agenda for Social Justice Projects, see Robert Perrucci’s presidential address “Inventing Social Justice” in the May 2001 issue of Social Problemshttps://doi.org/10.1525/sp.2001.48.2.159.  To review electronic copies of past volumes available for open access download at the following sites: https://www.sssp1.org/index.cfm/m/771/locationSectionId/0/Agenda_for_Social_Justice and https://www.sssp1.org/index.cfm/m/323/locationSectionId/0/Global_Agenda_for_Social_Justice.  

Topics of interest include (but are not limited to): 

  • Agricultural and Food Policy 
  • Authoritarianism/Democratic Governance 
  • #BLM Black Lives Matter 
  • Children’s Rights/Issues 
  • Class Conflict/Inequalities 
  • Climate Change/CO2 Levels 
  • Corporate Regulation/Responsibility 
  • Courts and Judicial Issues 
  • Crime, Justice, Punishment 
  • Disability Rights/Issues 
  • Drug Policy/Treatment/Enforcement 
  • Economic Issues 
  • Education Issues 
  • Employment/Unemployment 
  • Disaster/Emergency/Crisis Management 
  • Energy Policy/Alternative Energy 
  • Environmental Policy/Issues/Conflicts 
  • Family Rights/Issues/Policy 
  • Financial Systems/Global Finance 
  • Foreign Policy/International Relations 
  • Gender Equality/Rights/Issues 
  • Global/Regional Governance 
  • Globalization/Decoupling 
  • Green Economy/Sustainability 
  • Gun Violence/Rights/Control 
  • Hate Crimes & Extremist Groups 
  • Health Care Policy 
  • Human Rights & Violations 
  • Human Trafficking/Slavery 
  • Immigration/Migration/Borders/Refugees 
  • Income Security/Social Security   
  • Indigenous Rights/Issues 
  • Internet/Digital Policy 
  • Journalism and Freedom of Information 
  • Labor Rights/Issues 
  • LGBTQ+ Rights/Issues 
  • Mass Violence, Genocide 
  • Militarization, War, Conflict 
  • Minority Rights/Issues 
  • Nationalism/Isolationism/Xenophobia 
  • National and International Security 
  • Nuclear Policy/Security 
  • Pandemics/COVID-19 
  • Policing and Law Enforcement 
  • Population/Demographics 
  • New Media/Privacy/Surveillance 
  • Public Health 
  • Racism/Ethnic Bias 
  • Refugees/Asylum/Detention 
  • Religious Issues/Rights/Conflicts 
  • Reproductive Rights 
  • Resource Extraction/Fossil Fuels 
  • Rule of Law/Civil Society 
  • Social Movements/Protests/Activism 
  • Sex Work & Sex Workers 
  • Sexual Violence and Harassment 
  • Social Welfare Systems 
  • Sustainable Development Goals 
  • Terrorism & Radicalization 
  • Trade Agreements/Fair Trade 
  • Violence against Women 
  • Women’s Rights/Issues 

A note on COVID-19: Contributors may or may not wish to address the COVID-19 pandemic and response.  Chapters speaking to COVID-19 are welcome, but authors should not feel compelled to address the pandemic, as the field of social problems is broader, more comprehensive, and more persistent than the current public health crisis.