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.
Our Annual Conference
“Dignity & Society”
Join us in Baltimore in February 23-26, 2023 for our Annual Conference at the Hyatt Regency Baltimore in the Inner Harbor. 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, 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.
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
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.
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.
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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