Sociology of Race and Ethnicity
The Section on Racial and Ethnic Minorities, the American Sociological Association, and Sage are pleased to announce the opening of the submission portal for the new journal, Sociology of Race and Ethnicity, which will publish its first issue in January 2015!
Sociology of Race and Ethnicity, published four times per year, is devoted to publishing the finest cutting-edge, critical, and engaged public sociological scholarship on race and ethnicity.
Each issue will be organized around a core group of original research articles. Original articles, of 8,000 to 10,000 words, will represent rigorous sociological research in the sociology of race and ethnicity, broadly conceptualized, methodologically varied, and theoretically important pieces. The journal will also include a section that will feature original research and pedagogical application pieces devoted to the teaching of race and ethnicity – “Race and Ethnicity Pedagogy” – as well as Book Reviews and a section on Books of Note.
We are currently welcoming submissions of:
- Regular length journal articles (8,000-10,000 words)
- Shorter pieces on race and ethnicity pedagogy (1,500 words)
Please share this news widely! We look forward to receiving your submissions!
Editors: David L. Brunsma (Virginia Tech) and David G. Embrick (Loyola University Chicago)
Pedagogy Editor: Hephzibah Strmic-Pawl (Coastal Carolina University)
Book Review Editor: Steve Garner (Open University)
Associate Editors: Eduardo Bonilla-Silva (Duke University), Michael Emerson (Rice University), Amanda Lewis (University of Chicago at Illinois), Matthew Hughey (University of Connecticut), and Tanya Golash-Boza (University of California Merced)
Perspectives on Gender
We invite contributions on any topic related to gender and particularly those connected to the themes of gender and knowledge, gender and social justice, gender and science, and gender and discrimination. Special consideration will be given to submissions concerning women in philosophy. For consideration, please submit a long abstract (500-1000 words) through our website.
Presentations will be 20 minutes long and will be followed by a 20-minute question and answer session. Additionally, we have scheduled a one-hour round table discussion on women in the profession. This session is open to all, but we especially hope for contributions from conference presenters. Deadline: July 31, 2014.
Journal of Civil and Human Rights
The University of Illinois Press will publish the new Journal of Civil and Human Rights, beginning in 2015.
The mission statement for the Journal of Civil and Human Rights is: “Founded in 2014, the Journal of Civil and Human Rights is a peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary, academic journal dedicated to preserving the histories of modern U.S.-based social justice movements and freedom struggles and their antecedents, influence, and legacies. The journal features research-based articles, interviews, editorials, and reviews of books, films, museum exhibits, and Web sites.”
The Journal of Civil and Human Rights requests rigorously researched, engagingly written, original articles of 8,000-12,000 words from all relevant fields, orientations, and disciplines. The journal also welcomes reviews and review essays. Reviews are 500-1,000 words. Review essays are 3,000-6,000 words.
Deadline: Rolling, although date of submission will correlate with date of publication. The earlier you submit your work, the sooner we can evaluate it.
Nonreligion and Secularity Research Network
Explaining Nonreligion and Secularity in the U.S. and Beyond
November 19-20, 2014, Pitzer College, Claremont, CA
The study of nonreligion and secularity, long neglected by religion researchers, has recently become a growing field of inquiry. The NSRN is an international, interdisciplinary association of scholars from various fields (religious studies, sociology, anthropology, political science, psychology, history, etc.) who are interested in nonreligion, atheism, secularity, secularism, secularization – and related issues. Since the NSRN convened its first international conference in 2009 at the University of Oxford, UK, research and publications dealing with nonreligion and secularity have continued to increase and diversify. The third NSRN conference will reflect upon accumulated and newly emerging empirical work and focus attention on how these diverse phenomena can be explained. To what extent do they fit into existing theoretical frameworks, such as secularization theories, ‘desecularization’ theories and pluralist or ‘postsecular’ models? Do we need to refine these models, or even generate new theories altogether in order to understand the occurrence and nature of contemporary secular populations and nonreligious cultures?
Abstracts for panels and presentations should be submitted to Ryan Cragun at by June 1, 2014. Abstracts should be 250 words long and accompanied by a short biographical note.
The International Review of Modern Sociology and The International Journal of Sociology of the Family
Now accepting manuscript submissions for its 2015 issues of the journals. The journals welcome all sociologically related and academically engaging papers, commentaries, essays, and book review. Guidelines for submissions are available here. Manuscripts may be submitted electronically in Word format to: Sunil Kukreja at email@example.com.
What are conferences for? The Political economy of academic events
The Sociological Imagination invites short articles (500-1500 words) critically reflecting upon the prevailing forms of intellectual meeting within the contemporary academy. What are their strengths? What are their weaknesses? How could they be done differently? What are the sociological implications of these standardised forms of intellectual meeting? Whose voices do they amplify and whose do they suppress? What behaviour do they reward and what behaviour do they discourage? What are their intellectual implications? How far does intellectual form follow conference function, limiting time and expression in the interests of the event’s logistics? Why do people attend seminars? Why do people attend events? What are the wider significance of these common reasons? Are there other motivations for attending academic events which tend to be squeezed out in the neoliberal academy. How might we do things differently? What alternative forms can we imagine? What would the implications for the academy be of DIY academic events becoming common? We’re particularly interested in receiving articles on the political economy of conferences, seminars and workshops?
If you would like to submit an article please send firstname.lastname@example.org a 500-1500 word article, attached within the body of the e-mail, as well as biographical details to be displayed with the post.
12-14 March 2015 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands Call for Submissions Open
Symposium Deadline: 17 September 2014 Poster Deadline: 30 September 2014
The Association for Psychological Science and the members of the Initiative for Integrative Psychological Science invite the international community of psychological scientists and related disciplines such as sociology, linguistics, and others to a major new event: the International Convention of Psychological Science. ICPS attendees will hear the latest scientific findings across several broad themes, and through the unique pairing of symposia and methodological workshops, will learn valuable skills to further the body of knowledge in ways that are only possible through an integrative focus. ICPS speakers are among the world's most distinguished scientists and form an innovative, first-of-its-kind program in psychological science. The keynote speakers are Stanislas Dehaene, George Lakoff, and Terrie E. Moffitt.
ICPS welcomes research submissions from all branches of psychological science and related fields. In presenting your research at ICPS, you will be connecting with other scientists whose work will be complementary to your own, and you will find yourself being part of a combined endeavor that exemplifies integrative science. To learn more, visit www.icps-2015.org.
Alpha Kappa Delta
AKD will be offering a half-day pre-conference on teaching and learning on Wednesday, April 1 to kick off the PSA 2015 annual meeting. The pre-conference will feature lively roundtable discussions on topics of interest for both novice and veteran teachers of sociology. Please go to http://alphakappadelta.org/Teaching_LearningResources.html for examples of previous AKD T& L pre-conferences. Stay tuned for information on topics and facilitators for the PSA pre-conference!
The fee for the pre-conference will be $30 for professionals and $15 for graduate students. AKD will offer five fellowships to cover travel expenses. Preference will be given to faculty from underrepresented institutions (HBCUs, HSIs, tribal colleges) and community colleges. Graduate students will also be given consideration for these fellowships. Click here for more information.
Midwest Sociological Society Seeks Editor for The Sociological Quarterly
The Midwest Sociological Society (MSS) seeks an individual with a distinguished scholarly record and editorial experience to be the next editor of The Sociological Quarterly (TSQ). Since 1960, TSQ’s contributors, peer-reviewers, advisory editors, and readers have made it one of the leading generalist journals in the field. Editing TSQ is a unique, rewarding professional responsibility that brings visibility and distinction to a department and university.
During his/her four-year appointment, the editor solicits, reviews, and makes decisions about all manuscript submissions. The editorial office employs an efficient, productive web-based submission and peer review system, ScholarOne Manuscripts. The new editor will be open an office no later than March 1, 2016, and will edit volumes published in 2017-2020.
MSS provides generous support to the editor, including
- $10,000 annual stipend
- $2,500 travel fund
- One course release "buy-out"
- Half-time managing editor
The precise scope of editorial office support will be negotiated by the finalist, his/her institution, and the Publications Committee.
The review process begins Feb. 1, 2015. Finalists will be interviewed during the MSS Annual Meeting, March 26-29, 2015, in Kansas City. Read more about the position and application procedure at www.TheMSS.org.
Questions? Contact MSS at (319)338-5247 or email email@example.com