Founded in 1930, the Eastern Sociological Society is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting excellence in sociological scholarship and instruction. The ESS sponsors a professional journal, a four-day annual meeting in the spring, a newsletter, numerous award competitions, an employment service, and a mailing list.

  • MENTORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES: Please consider signing up as a mentor at this year’s conference. We are implementing a new “Speed Mentoring” element. You can sign up for that here:
  • http://www.essnet.org/mentor-volunteer-form/?preview=true We will be providing further information shortly!

ESS 2020 Call for Undergraduate Posters

Program Theme: Sociology as Science and Vocation: In the Era of National Populism

2020 Eastern Sociological Society Annual Meeting
Philadelphia 201 Hotel
Philadelphia, PA
February 27 – March 1, 2020


The standard method of presentation for undergraduates will be posters that will be displayed in several separate sessions during the heart of the conference. Undergraduates interested in participating should select “Undergraduate Poster” in the submission portal and complete the submission by December 15. https://www.meetingsavvy.org/ess/

Book your hotel room at the group rate! The hotel name has changed, but the location and group rate are the same!

Book your group rate for ESS 2020 Room Block
Last Day to Book: Tuesday, February 4, 2020 for special group rate:
Philadelphia 201 Hotel for $169 USD per night
201 North 17th Street Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19103

Accepted Mini-Conferences:

(1) Toward a Critical Migration Studies 

(2) Sociology as a Vocation for Women of Color 

(3) Sociology of Reproduction 

(4) Military and Society 

(5) Reconsidering Health Professions Education Research in Contemporary Sociology 

(6) Care Work 

(7) Teaching as a Vocation 

(8) Active Learning and Job Skills

 (9) The Politics of Sociological Knowledge in a Changing World 

 (10) Elevate Your Career Without Tripping Up the Stairs: A Mini-Conference Workshop for All Levels 

***Be sure to click on “EMPLOYMENT SERVICES” on this page to check out job opportunities.***