2016 junior theorists symposium cfp

2016 Junior Theorists Symposium
Seattle, WA
August 19, 2016
SUBMISSION DEADLINE: February 22, 2016

We invite submissions of extended abstracts for the 10th Junior Theorists Symposium (JTS), to be held in Seattle, WA on August 19th, 2016, the day before the annual meeting of the American Sociological Association (ASA). The JTS is a one-day conference featuring the work of up-and-coming sociologists, sponsored in part by the Theory Section of the ASA. Since 2005, the conference has brought together early career-stage sociologists who engage in theoretical work, broadly defined.

We are pleased to announce that Mounira Charrad (UT Austin), Ann Mische (Notre Dame), and Tukufu Zuberi (UPenn) will serve as discussants for this year’s symposium. In addition, we are pleased to announce an after-panel on the relationship between theory and method featuring Christopher Bail (Duke), Tey Meadow (Harvard), Ashley Mears (Boston University), and Frederick Wherry (Yale).

We invite all ABD graduate students, postdocs, and assistant professors who received their PhDs from 2012 onwards to submit up to a three-page précis (800-1000 words). The précis should include the key theoretical contribution of the paper and a general outline of the argument. Be sure also to include (i) a paper title, (ii) author’s name, title and contact information, and (iii) three or more descriptive keywords. As in previous years, in order to encourage a wide range of submissions we do not have a pre-specified theme for the conference. Instead, papers will be grouped into sessions based on emergent themes and discussants’ areas of interest and expertise.

Please send submissions to the organizers, Anna Skarpelis (New York University) and Clayton Childress (University of Toronto), at juniortheorists@gmail.com with the phrase “JTS submission” in the subject line. The deadline is February 22. By early March we will extend up to 12 invitations to present at JTS 2016. Please plan to share a full paper by July 27, 2016.

Finally, for friends and supporters of JTS, funding for the symposium is entirely donor-based, and we ask if you might consider donating either on-site, or through PayPal to the juniortheorists@gmail.com account. If you are submitting a proposal to JTS 2016, we kindly ask that should you wish to donate, you only do so after the final schedule has been announced.

Author: Dan Hirschman

I am a sociologist interested in the use of numbers in organizations, markets, and policy. For more info, see here.

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