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.

ESS 2020 Call for Papers and Undergraduate Posters

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
  • Mini-conferences (Must be fully constituted).

DEADLINES: All proposals, except mini-conferences, October 15, 2019.

Accepted Mini-Conferences:

(1) Toward a Critical Migration Studies 

(2) Sociology as a Vocation for Women of Color 

(3) Sociology of Reproduction 

(4) Digital Sociology 

(5) Military and Society 

(6) Reconsidering Health Professions Education Research in Contemporary Sociology 

(7) Care Work 

(8) Teaching as a Vocation 

(9) Active Learning and Job Skills

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

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

To submit your proposal, go to: https://www.meetingsavvy.org/ess/


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/

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