Roundtables and Research Groups
The ASA Aging and the Life Course Roundtables are designed to focus on a thematic topic. The Research Groups, in conjunction with the peer-reviewed roundtables, provide a unique opportunity for networking at the conference with scholars who share similar interests. Past roundtables and research groups have focused on varied topics including: parent-child relations, comparative gerontology, successful aging, life course theory, old age security, older immigrants, grandparenthood, religion and aging, health and functioning, caregiving, couples and the life course, work and retirement, methodological techniques, teaching the sociology of age, and issues of gender, class, and race. Table presiders help to facilitate discussion among all participants, keeping in mind that roundtables are designed for more scholarly exchange than is often the case with formal paper presentations.
We also hope that you will strongly encourage your students to submit papers that they are working on, as well as extended abstracts that deal with a research problem or teaching-related issue.