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Eastern Sociological Society

We provide a platform for sociological scholarship and host an annual conference.

Interested in Working at the Registration Desk for #ESS2023? Please sign-up for this opportunity. Limited compensated slots available. ESS 2023 Registration Desk Clerks Sign-up (


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PLEASE NOTE: Here is a link to the "Overflow Hotel", the Lord Baltimore, 20 West Baltimore St., Baltimore, MD 21201. It is located near the Conference Hotel, the Hyatt Regency. Information and booking options are available here: Eastern Sociological Society Booking Link

Limited availability for Hyatt can be reserved here.

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What Is ESS?

Our Society was founded in 1930 to advance sociological research, promote the effective teaching of sociology, develop more vital relationships between sociology and related disciplines, and to use the tools of the social sciences to address social problems. We publish a peer-reviewed journal Sociological Forum, host an annual conference, support workshops, and award prizes for excellence in the discipline.

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Our Annual Conference

“Dignity & Society”
#ess2023 #dignity&society

Join us in Baltimore in February 23-26, 2023 for our Annual Conference at the Hyatt Regency Baltimore in the Inner Harbor. (Reservations: This year’s theme is Dignity and Society. While papers related to the theme are appreciated, any paper on a sociological topic will be accepted for the program. This year’s president is Frederick F. Wherry (Princeton University) and our vice-president is Jennifer Lena (Teachers College/ Columbia University). The Program Committee is co-chaired by Natasha Pratt-Harris (Morgan State University), Alexandre White (Johns Hopkins University), and John N. Robinson III (Princeton).

The submission portal will take you to the Ex-Ordo conference site where you use your name and email to register onto the site to submit an abstract, author-meets-critics proposal, workshop, or brief mini-conference proposal. Students presenting posters will use the site to register and to input their poster title and a brief description of it. (Artwork Credit: Ari Riggins, "A Mother Faces Her Child as the Phone Rings Off the Hook," The Debt Collection Lab) 


Sociological Forum

Sociological Forum, edited by Karen A. Cerulo, is the flagship journal of the Eastern Sociological Society. The journal is peer reviewed and committed to publishing high quality, cutting edge research on substantive issues of fundamental importance to the study of society. The journal’s mission is broad in scope, encompassing empirical works (both quantitative and qualitative in nature), as well as works that develop theories, concepts, and methodological strategies.


ESS Awards

The Eastern Sociological Society's awards provide a means to amplify sociological work. Generally, candidates for awards must be members of the Eastern Sociological Society in the year in which the award is received. 

ESS 2022 Award Recipients

Association of Haitian Women in Boston (AFAB)

Honorable Mention: Neighbors United for a Better East Boston (NUBE)

Danilo Mandić, Gangsters and Other Statesmen: Mafias, Separatists, and Torn States in a Globalized World; Princeton University Press, 2021
Poulami Roychowdhury, Capable Women, Incapable States: Negotiating Violence and Rights in India; Oxford University Press, 2021.

Honorable Mention:

Eli Revelle Yano Wilson’s Front of the House, Back of the House: Race and Inequality in the Lives of Restaurant Workers, New York University Press, 2021.

  • Victoria S. Asbury, Harvard University

  • Mobarak Hossain, University of Oxford

Brittany Pearl Battle– Wake Forest University

Deborah J. Cohan– University of South Carolina-Beaufort

Kevin Escudero– Brown University

Jessie Daniels– Hunter College and The Graduate Center, CUNY

Óscar F. Gil-García– University of Buffalo and Binghamton University

Meghan Elizabeth Kallman– University of Massachusetts, Boston

Joan Maya Mazelis– Rutgers University, Camden

Joya Misra– University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Jamie Small– University of Dayton

Carrie Lee Smith– Millersville University


Please join us in congratulating our newly elected officers

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