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

2020 Eastern Sociological Society Annual Meeting
Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown
Philadelphia, PA
February 27 – March 1, 2020

The Eastern Sociological Society (ESS) calls for proposals for its 90th annual meeting, in Philadelphia, February 27 – March 1, 2020. While submissions bearing on the above program theme above are especially welcome, all topics of sociological significance will receive consideration. Formats for proposals are multiple and include:

  • Individual papers
  • Entire sessions on a particular topic
  • Workshops on innovative methods and techniques
  • Roundtable and poster session presentations
  • Author-meets-critics sessions
  • Mini-conferences (Must be fully constituted.) 

DEADLINES: All proposals, except mini-conferences, October 15, 2019. Mini-conferences, July 26th, 2019.

Mini-Conference submission is closed. Decisions will be announced shortly. Thank you to those who submitted.

To submit your proposal (other than a mini-conference) go to:    

400 word abstracts


As a necessity of ESS operating on a minimal budget, we are implementing a modest increase in our Departmental Membership fees. Effective September 9th, 2019, we will increase membership fees as indicated below. Please note that we haven’t had an increase in our departmental fees in over 15 years.  We appreciate your support of and participation in ESS at all levels.  We trust you understand the reasons for this increase and look forward to your continued support.  Our members are the lifeblood of ESS and we need you so that ESS may continue to be a leader in sociology.

Membership Fees as of 9/9/19:

$75 for AA/BA issuing institutions

$135 for MA issuing institutions

$200 for PhD issuing institutions