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Our Annual Conference

#ESS2024: “The Social Side of the Climate Crisis” 

29 February-3 March 2024

Washington Marriott at Metro Center

Washington, DC 

Our Annual Conference

The Eastern Sociological Society will soon invite abstract submissions for our 2024 Annual Meeting. The meeting’s theme is “The Social Side of the Climate Crisis.” While abstracts on topics around broad issues related to climate change and the climate crisis, including (but not limited to): societal drivers, attitudes, decision-making, migration, activism, misinformation, and solutions of all sorts are appreciated, we welcome paper abstracts on any topic using any methodology that is of interest to sociologists.

As scientific consensus about the effect humans have on the climate is indisputable, increasing attention is being given to understanding the role that society plays in both creating the climate crisis and solving it (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Working Group 1 2021; Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Working Group 2 2022; Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Working Group 3 2022; also see Oreskes 2004).
Our presidential plenaries will bring together prominent policymakers, journalists, community leaders, and sociologists to discuss a range of issues related to the societal causes, consequences, and solutions to the climate crisis. Across these plenaries we will focus on the important role that society and sociology plays in our shared understanding of the climate crisis.

Program Committee:
Colin Jerolmack (NYU), Andrew Jorgenson (Boston College/UBC), Rachel Shwom, (Rutgers University), Rubin Patterson (Howard University), Myron T. Strong (Community College of Baltimore County), and Fernando Tormos-Aponte (University of Pittsburgh), with President Dana R. Fisher serving ex-officio and Tania Jenkins (UNC) serving as the mini-conference liaison. This committee will make decisions on the mini-conferences, workshops, and conference panels.

Dana R. Fisher, Ph.D.

Professor of Sociology, University of Maryland

Nonresident Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution

President, Eastern Sociological Society

Thank you to all who supported our 93rd Annual Meeting in 2023

“Dignity & Society”
#ess2023 #dignity&society

The Program Committee was co-chaired by Natasha Pratt-Harris (Morgan State University), Alexandre White (Johns Hopkins University), and John N. Robinson III (Princeton) with President Frederick Wherry serving ex-officio. This committee made decisions on the mini-conferences, workshops, and conference panels. Our (now Past) Vice-President Jennifer Lena and President-Elect, now President, Dana Fisher handled the Author-Meets-Critics submissions.


Previous Meetings

Interested in refreshing your memory about what went on at a past meeting? Trying to remember the title of your 2008 ESS presentation for your tenure and promotion package? Consult an archived version of the meeting programs below.

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