PLEASE READ ALL OF THE INFORMATION BELOW AND KEEP IT IN A SAFE PLACE.  If you are not wondering about some of these things now, you probably will be later!

Final Program March 13, 2019

Travel awards will be posted on the ESS website shortly.

Discussants/Presiders: For some sessions, Presiders and Discussants are named; for others they are not.  If you are a participant in a session with no discussant or presider, and would like to preside, or if you are willing to act in that role for another session, please email us at   In all cases, however, we ask that time be managed based on the number of presenters and the need for at least some open discussion at the end of each session. Unless otherwise noted, the length for each session is 1.5 hours.

Searching the Program:  If you are a participant, you can find your sessions by searching the Index of Participants.  If you cannot find yourself, please email the committee at

Changes to Program: The committee worked diligently to honor requests and to be sensitive to people’s time and space needs. The schedule may not be perfect for all, but we ask, if at all possible, that you go with your current session assignment.  If we have committed errors, double-booked, or if there is some truly urgent reason for change, you can email the committee at  PLEASE NOTE: Corrections will not be reflected in the online program until you receive notice that a new version is posted online.

AV Support: PowerPoint projectors and screens will be available for all regular sessions. You must bring your own laptop (and the connection cord if you have an Apple computer) — or arrange with someone else in your session to share theirs. Roundtable sessions will not have AV equipment, so we encourage the use of handouts at roundtables.

AccessParticipants with access requests should contact us at Please include “ACCESS” in the subject field.

Membership and Registration:  Unless you have received Presidential dispensation, ALL presenters in the discipline must be ESS members and must register for the meeting BY February 15 to be included in the program.  Undergraduates whose institutions hold a Departmental Membership do not have to pay for individual ESS memberships, but all undergrads will have to register for the meeting at the nominal $15 Undergraduate rate. (N.B.: Undergrads, your department chair can join with an institutional membership online at our website). Non-sociologists may opt for a “non-member” registration.  Registration and Membership can be taken care of online through our membership portal at Questions regarding the membership/registration requirements may be directed to

PLEASE NOTE:  The registration fee after February 15, 2019 will increase by $10 for all registrants except undergraduates.

Hotel Reservations: The conference hotel is the Boston Park Plaza. The room rate is $199 plus taxes per night for a queen or two double beds.  ESS gets access to meeting space in the hotel by committing to a certain level of “room nights” from our attendees during the course of the conference.  If we do not hit that number, we pay a hefty charge to hold our conference there – so we ask that you support the society by staying in the hotel if possible. The cutoff date for reservations is February 22, 2019 – but don’t dally; it will fill up.  You can make your reservations through the Annual Meeting tab of the ESS website at


Thanks for your cooperation and we look forward to seeing you in Boston!

Program Committee

Nazli Kibria, ESS President
Jessica Simes, Program Chair