2016 Sociology Doctoral Student Conference

Friday, March 4, 2016

CUNY Graduate Center, 365 5th Ave

Renewing an annual tradition where sociology students showcase their work and become aware of the research being done by their colleagues, the conference will feature papers representing diverse methodologies and sociological issues. A special focus highlighted this year will be research and theory in action. Some thematic questions include: What does it mean to conduct sociological research as an activist? Is there a way to connect methodology to action? What do we learn from doing theory and doing fieldwork that can contribute to significant change in society? How can we make sociology relevant? The 2016 Sociology Doctoral Student Conference gives doctoral students the opportunity to present their research or theoretical work while receiving feedback from, and networking with, peers.

Call For Papers (now closed)

We invite paper proposals whatever the status of your project or wherever you are in your graduate career. We will consider proposals that extend beyond this year’s theme and from students in other disciplines. Please consider presenting your term papers or research projects.

Everyone is welcome to submit a 200-word abstract to gcsoc.ssa@gmail.com by October 12, 2015. Include with your abstract a title, 3-4 keywords, your institutional affiliation, and any time constraints you may have for presenting on March 4th. The Program Committee will do their best to take these constraints into account when putting together panels, but cannot make any guarantees. Please also indicate if you are willing to serve as a discussant. Feel free to email us if you have any questions or comments.