Conferences Announcements and Conference Calls for Abstracts/Proposals/Papers
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43rd Annual ABS Conference
Social (In)Justice and Health Disparities: A Continuing Saga
August 8-10, 2013
New York, New York
The InterContinental New York Barclay
Call for Papers
Chronic illness and disease constitute major societal problems in the United States. These problems include, but are not limited to, obesity, diabetes, HIV/AIDS, and cancer. Marginalized populations, and people of color in particular, are disproportionately affected by chronic illness. These populations are also less likely to have access to or receive appropriate and timely care and treatment. These health disparities are socially and economically detrimental to the health of society at large. Given the gravity of growing health disparities it is without question that serious investigation by sociologists, economists, psychologists, health care workers, and scholars and practitioners from other disciplines is needed.
It is within the Black sociology tradition of engaging in applied sociological research that we welcome the submission of papers for the 2013 Association of Black Sociologists conference. We aim to bring together professionals from multiple fields to develop solutions that will impact social policy. We especially welcome submissions focusing on problem solving and social policy initiatives aimed at eliminating health disparities in the United States and beyond. Papers that examine traditional substantive, theoretical, and methodological topics are also welcomed. All interested individuals are invited to submit formal papers, fully constituted sessions/panels, open refereed roundtables, and poster sessions.
To be considered, all submissions must be made on the 2013 ABS Conference Submission Form. Forms can be submitted electronically, or can be downloaded, completed, and e-mailed to President-Elect and Program Committee Chair Thomas Calhoun. All presenters, discussants, and session organizers must be current members of ABS and must register for the conference by the early registration deadline of June 30, 2013. The final deadline for paper submissions is July 15, 2013. No paper or session submissions will be accepted after this deadline.
Name and presentation information for individuals not registered for the conference by July 15, 2013 will NOT appear in the final program.
Call for Papers
African American Studies Symposium
Mississippi State University
Theme: The Social and Legal Construction of
March 22-23, 2013
African American Studies at Mississippi State University is organizing a symposium on the social and legal construction of whiteness. This is an interdisciplinary conference designed to bring together scholars from the humanities, social and behavioral sciences, and other fields to explore the making and meaning of a white identity. The conference goal is to interrogate "white as a biological construct," and assess the cultural, economic, historic, and political implications of what it means to be "white".
The symposium will be held in Starkville, on the campus of Mississippi State University, Colvard Student Union, Foster Ballroom, 2nd Floor. Conference attendees and participants are urged to register early for the conference, and pay a reduced rate of $65.00. The registration fee includes admission to all sessions and special events, including films, the banquet, and luncheon sessions. Registrations made after March 1 will be accepted, and on site registration, for $100.00.
For Registration: http://www.regonline.com/africanamericanstudiessymposium
A nightly group rate of $109, plus tax, will be provided at the Comfort Suites (located minutes from campus), 801 Russell Street, Starkville, MS by dialing 662-324-9595. The Butler Guest House located on the MSU campus can offer a nightly rate of $85 plus taxes by dialing 662-325-4140.
Keynote speakers are:
Professor Ashley "Woody" Doane - will give the luncheon address on Friday at noon. He is associate dean for academic administration, chair of the department of social sciences, and professor of sociology at the University of Hartford.
Professor Ian Haney Lopez - will give the banquet lecture on Friday at 6:00 p.m. He is the John H. Boalt Professor of Law at the University of California at Berkeley Law School and the author of White by Law: The Legal Construction of Race, New York University Press (Reprint, 2006).
Professor Deirdre Cooper Owens - will give the luncheon address on Saturday at noon. She is assistant professor of history who specializes in 19th century U.S. history with a particular focus on slavery, medicine, and immigration.
Abstracts consisting of 300 to 400 words, plus a one-page biography with education and publications, may be submitted electronically by December 14, 2012 to Linda Miller at email@example.com. (Paper copies may be sent to AAS Symposium, P.O. Box 846, Mississippi State, MS 39762.) Selections will be finalized by January 18, 2013. Direct all questions to the African American Studies office at 662-325-0587.
Critical Criminology & Justice Studies Conference
Working Theme: The Promise of Radical Works and Social Justice:
Berkeley Politics in the 21st Century
Berkeley, CA - site to be determined
February 7, 2013 9am – 5pm
Keynote Address: TBA
Previous keynotes include: Gregg Barak, Eastern Michigan University
Meda Chesney-Lind, University of Hawaii-Monoa
Elliott Currie, University of California-Irvine
Ray Michalowski, Northern Arizona University
The conference immediately precedes the opening reception for the Western Society of Criminology's annual meeting Feb. 7-9, 2013. (http://westerncriminology.org). We encourage you to participate in both conferences but please note that registration and submissions for the two conferences are independent processes.
Email abstracts (300 words or less) to firstname.lastname@example.org by October 15, 2012. Please include full contact information and university/organization affiliation with your email submission.
Registration Fee – Faculty/Non-student: $40.00 (includes meeting space, student support) Students are encouraged to attend and are not charged a registration fee.
Registration accepted on-site.
For further information, please contact Karen Glover @ (760)750-4170 or email@example.com.