This ASA guide is a sneak peek of some our upcoming newsletter content:
Conferences can be intimidating for even the most seasoned researchers, let alone first-time attendees. Below are some tips—a list of what not to do at conferences and what to do instead—that we have put together from our experiences as graduate student conference attendees.
Don’t fill every time slot with an activity. Instead, give yourself time to rest. Conference burnout is real!
Don’t stay in every night. Instead, attend section special receptions and dinners.
Don’t only mingle with people you know. Instead, reach out to faculty who inspire you in advance via email and plan to meet for coffee. In our experiences, professors are more than willing to meet with students during conferences.
Don’t drone on and on about your dissertation. Instead, practice your elevator pitch before the conference.
Don’t only attend sessions in your subfield. Instead, attend sessions on topics that interest you but are different from those you study.
Don’t sweat it if you can’t book a room at the conference hotel. Staying at the conference hotel is preferred, but if that doesn’t work out, stay in an Airbnb in a quirky nearby neighborhood.
Don’t carry around the paper program. Instead, utilize the ASA app to help you keep track of talks and events you want to attend. To download the app, click here.
Don’t forget to enjoy the city. Instead, explore famous landmarks, do touristy things, and eat local cuisine. For some ideas on things to do in Philadelphia, click here.
Don’t wear uncomfortable shoes. Or if you do, make sure to keep a comfortable pair in your bag for foot emergencies.
Don’t worry if you are worried. Conferences can be anxiety-provoking experiences, especially if you are a graduate student who is attending for the first time. It’s perfectly normal to feel awkward, anxious, or stressed…everyone feels this way at points during a conference.
· Advice for Attending Academic Conferences
· How to Give a Fabulous Academic Presentation
· How to Work the Conference
· The 6 Ways You’re Acting like a Grad Student (And how that’s killing you on the job market)
Lilla Pivnick is a rising fourth year graduate student at the University of Texas at Austin and the student representative to the Children and Youth section for 2018-2019.
Michela Musto (PhD, University of Southern California) is a postdoctoral fellow at Stanford’s Clayman Institute for Gender Research.
It's that time of year! Please don't forget to renew your membership to the Section, and consider gifting a membership to a student or colleague. Student memberships are $6, and $14 for regular members.
Here's a friendly guide on how to gift a membership:
GIFT MEMBERSHIP INSTRUCTIONS
ASA members can gift an ASA membership for students or section memberships for any membership type at https://asa.enoah.com (Login required).
To purchase a gift ASA membership for students
Once logged into the member portal, please click “Purchase a gift membership for a student” under the Contribute/Give heading. Students can be searched by name through the online member database. A new contact record can be created by the member if the student is not found in the database.
Your gift will be redeemable by the recipient for a ASA student membership (or a $51 discount on another membership type). Your gift recipient will receive their gift credit via email immediately after your purchase. Gift memberships are not refundable if unredeemed by the end of the 2018 membership year, September 30, 2018. Gift memberships are not tax deductible.
The deadline for a 2018 gift ASA membership for students is July 31, 2018.
To purchase a gift section membership
Once logged into the member portal, please click “Purchase a gift section membership” under the Contribute/Give heading. Select the section and search for your recipient by name. Section membership requires 2018 ASA membership. Only 2018 ASA members who do not already have a membership in that section are eligible to receive a gift. Your recipient will receive an e-mail immediately after your payment notifying them of the section gift. (Your name will be included in this message). If the recipient declines the gift within 30 days of receipt, you will receive a refund by mail. Gifts are not tax deductible.
The deadline for a 2018 gift section membership additions is July 31, 2018.
Call for Papers for the Children and Childhood Network of the Social Science History Association
We invite you to participate in the 39th annual meeting of the Social Science History Association by submitting a paper or session proposal to the Children and Childhood Network of the SSHA. The conference will take place November 6-9, 2014 in Toronto. For more information on the conference as well as the general call for proposals, please refer to the SSHA website: http://www.ssha.org. The deadline for full panel or individual paper proposals is February 14, 2014.
The association particularly emphasizes interdisciplinary and transnational research, and the annual meeting provides a very supportive environment in which to present new work. The theme of the 2014 conference is “Inequalities: Politics, Policy and the Past,” though papers on other aspects of the history of children and childhood are also welcome. Complete panels must include at least 4 papers and presenters from more than one academic institution. Other formats, including roundtable discussions and book sessions, are also possible. Please do get in touch with the network chairs if you have an idea for a session but need help gathering presenters. Among the topics we are especially interested in exploring are children as migrants; children and revolutions; indigenous children & youth, child labor and globalization; gendered experiences of childhood; and inequalities in children's literature.
Proposals can be submitted through the web conference management system at http://conference.ssha.org. If you haven’t used the system previously you will need to create an account, which is a very simple process. Graduate students presenting at the conference may apply for a travel grant from the SSHA (http://www.ssha.org/grants).
Let us know if you need any help making a submission or advice about a proposal. If you have any questions, please contact the Children and Childhood network co-chairs:
Emily Bruce: firstname.lastname@example.org
Michelle Mouton: email@example.com
Birgitte Søland: firstname.lastname@example.org
With the ASA meetings about two weeks away, it is a good time to remind everyone about the section’s events and schedule. Please note--our section’s reception is on Saturday, the day before our section day. Please join us for refreshments and to honor the recipients of this year’s section awards (including Viviana Zelizer, William Corsaro, Daniel Herda, Michela Musto, David Rangel and Megan Shoji). Our business meeting will be held immediately following the roundtables on Sunday (meeting will be from 11:30-12:10) and it is important that section members attend. If you haven’t attended before, it is a great way to get to know others, find out more about the section, and get involved. The full slate of section events, as well as two other regular sessions of interest, appear below (in summary and then with full detail). Of course there are many other sessions of interest to scholars of children and youth—too many to list.
Saturday August 10:
6:30-8:30, Section Reception (on site)
Sunday August 11:
8:30-10:10, The Changing Transition to Adulthood: Developing Skills, Capacities and Orientations for Success
10:30-11:30 Section Roundtables
11:30-12:10 Section Business Meeting
12:30-2:10 Digital Youth: Young People, New Media and Social Change
2:30-4:10 Youth and Troubled Economic Times
Sessions In Detail:
Regular Session. Social Class and the Early Life Course
Sun Aug 11 2013, 8:30 to 10:10am
Session Organizer: Shannon Cavanagh (University of Texas-Austin)
Presider: Julie Skalamera (University of Texas-Austin)
Co-Parenting and Child Wellbeing after Unmarried Parents Part
*Julia Sarah Goldberg (University of Wisconsin-Madison), Marcia J. Carlson (University of Wisconsin-Madison)
Growing Up Too Fast, or Not Enough
*Laura Theresa Hamilton (University of California-Merced)
Parenting, Schools, and Race/Ethnicity Gaps in Academic Achievement: A Cumulative Perspective
*Daniel J. Potter (American Institutes for Research), David S. Morris (University of Virginia)
The Influence of Social Class on Health Care Professional Recommendations of the HPV Vaccine
*Hanna Maija Jokinen-Gordon (Florida State University)
Discussant: Jennifer March Augustine (Rice University)
Regular Session. Social Connections and Adolescent Development
Sun Aug 11 2013, 2:30 to 4:10pm
Session Organizer: Shannon Cavanagh (University of Texas-Austin)
Presider: Patricia Keer Munro (University of California-Berkeley)
Should Young Adults Stand Alone? Exploring the Connection between Adulthood, Independence, and Interdependence
*Sylvie Honig (Unaffiliated), Richard A. Settersten (Oregon State University)
The Impact of Adolescents’ Exposure to Caregiver Psychological Neglect and Peer Isolation on their Depression
*Sharon Louise Christ (Purdue University), Ting Lu (Purdue University)
Toxic Ties in Cyberspace: School Networks of Close Relationships and Electronic Aggression
*Diane H. Felmlee (Pennsylvania State University), Robert W. Faris (University of California-Davis)
I Did It My Way: The Peer Context of Inauthentic Romantic Relationships
*Brian James Soller (The Ohio State University)
Discussant: Mark Pachucki (Harvard University and Massachusetts General Hospital)
Section on Children and Youth Paper Session. The Changing Transition to Adulthood: Developing Skills, Capacities and Orientations for Success
Sun Aug 11 2013, 8:30 to 10:10am
Session Organizer & Presider: Richard A. Settersten (Oregon State University)
Experiences Within High School Activities and Risky Substance Use in Young Adulthood: Why Breadth Matters
*Lisa A. Kort-Butler (University of Nebraka Lincoln)
The Push and the Pull: Adolescents' Expectations for Early Pregnancy
*Chelsea Smith (University of Texas-Austin)
The Effects of Having a Disabled Sibling during Childhood on Young Adult Educational Attainment
*Anna Penner (University of California-Riverside)
Childhood Activities, Achievement, and Immigrant Transitions to Adulthood
*Sandra L. Hofferth (University of Maryland-College Park) and Ui Jeong Moon (University of Maryland)
Neighborhood and Schools Effects on Intergenerational Transmissions of Socioeconomic Status during the Transition to Adulthood
*Karen Gerken (University of North Carolina)
Section on Children and Youth Paper Session. Digital Youth: Young People, New Media and Social Change
Sun Aug 11 2013, 12:30 to 2:10pm
Session Organizer & Presider: C.J. Pascoe (Colorado College)
Does Technology Empower Urban Youth? The Relationship of Technology Use to Self-Efficacy
*Daniel B. Shank (University of Alabama-Birmingham) and Shelia R. Cotten (University of Alabama at Birmingham)
Exploring the social impact of low internet use among young people in Britain
*Anne Kathrine Geniets (University of Oxford) and Rebecca Eynon (Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford)
Play to Pay?: Adolescent Video Game Play and STEM Choice
*Amanda Jacqueline Turner (Temple University)
Striving to Succeed: The Role of Informational Resources in Digital Inequalities
*Laura Robinson (Santa Clara University)
Section on Children and Youth Paper Session. Youth and Troubled Economic Times
Sun Aug 11 2013, 2:30 to 4:10pm
Session Organizer & Presider: Jeremy Staff (Pennsylvania State University)
Discussant: Patrick Wightman
Students' Decisions to Stopout of College: The Role of Family Background and Financial Challenges
*Veronica Terriquez (University of Southern California) and Oded Gurantz (Stanford University)
Young Adult Poverty during the Great Recession: The Safety Net, Taxes, and the Family
*Christopher Wimer (Columbia University) and Sheela Kennedy (University of Minnesota)
The Impact of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act on Young Adults' Health
*Daniel L. Carlson (Georgia State University), Benjamin Lennox Kail (Duke University), and Jamie L. Lynch (St. Norbert College)
Section on Children and Youth Roundtable Session (one-hour)
Sun Aug 11 2013, 10:30 to 11:30am
Organizer: Lori Peek (Colorado State University)
Table 1. Preferences and Behaviors among College Students
Table Presider: Celeste Nichole Lee (Emory University)
Music of distinction: cultural preferences and adolescents’ friendship dynamics
*Jef Vlegels (Ghent University), John Lievens (Ghent University)
Sexting Among College Students: Who Does It and How Do They Feel About It?
*Rula Zaru (McDaniel College), *Sara Raley (McDaniel College)
Using Life Course Stages as a Deviance Neutralization Technique: College Students and Food Choices
*Deborah A. Harris (Texas State University-San Marcos), Jamila Zakari (Texas State University-San Marcos), Julia Von Bank (Texas State University-San Marcos)
Table 2. Income, Investments, and Child Well-being
Table Presider: Sharon Louise Christ (Purdue University)
Growing Up in Recessionary Ireland
*Delma Byrne (National University of Ireland Maynooth), Catriona O'Toole (National University of Ireland Maynooth)
Trends in Family Income Volatility during Childhood: Have Patterns for Poor and Non-poor Children Diverged?
*Robert L. Wagmiller (State University of New York-Buffalo), Margaret E. Smith (State University of New York-Buffalo)
Table 3. Youth At Risk: Homelessness and Gang Activity
Table Presider: Jeffrey Owen Sacha (University of Southern California)
Gang Affiliated vs. Non-Gang Affiliated Youth: Furthering the Examination of Strain Theory and Gangs
*Marclyn Porter (University of Tennessee-Chattanooga), Katie Coggin Hillis (University of Tennessee-Chattanooga), *Ken C. Chilton (University of Tennessee-Chattanooga), Mary Katherine Wilson (University of Tennessee-Chattanooga)
Stability and Turnover In The Social Networks of Homeless Adolescents
*Danny R. Hoyt (University of Nebraska-Lincoln), *Patrick Habecker (University of Nebraska-Lincoln), Les B. Whitbeck
Why Join? Gang Participation Motivation Factors Among Adolescents
*Barbara C. Medley (University of Tennessee-Chattanooga), Christopher Pell (University of Tennessee-Chattanooga), Madelyn Cave (University of Tennessee-Chattanooga), *Marclyn Porter (University of Tennessee-Chattanooga)
Table 4. Agency and Voice among Children and Youth
Table Presider: Shauna A. Morimoto (University of Arkansas)
The Coercion-Collaboration Spectrum: Including the Excluded Middle in Childhood Studies
*Denise Bailey (University of Michigan-Ann Arbor)
Natural Enchantment versus Commodified Enchantment: Idealized Childhoods in Norway and the United States
*Erendira Rueda (Vassar College)
Table 5. Children and Youth Negotiating Changing Environments
Session Organizer: Lori Peek (Colorado State University)
Table Presider: Hua-Yu Sebastian Cherng (University of Pennsylvania)
Children as Brokers of their Immigrant Families’ Healthcare Connections
*Vikki S. Katz (State University of New Jersey-Rutgers)
Missing Voices in the Pandemic: Children Affected by HIV and AIDS in Tanzania
*Kathryn Chobanian (Holy Cross), *Renee Lynn Beard (College of the Holy Cross)
Neighborhood Change and Youth Experience of Space: A Case Study of Asbury Park, NJ
*Alicia Raia (State University of New Jersey-Rutgers)
Table 6. Media Portrayals of Children and Youth
Table Presider: Ingrid Elizabeth Castro (MCLA)
From Plump to Problematic: Child Obesity and Advice to Parents, 1987-2012
*Linda Quirke (Wilfrid Laurier University)
Growing Up Too Fast? Media Portrayals of Early Puberty in Girls
*Laura (Kat) Katherine Thomson (Bowdoin College)
Innocence Lost? An Analysis of Changing Portrayals of Children, 1925-2006
*Jaclyn Ann Tabor (Indiana University)
Table 7. Access to Resources, Parental Support, and Transitions to Adulthood
Table Presider: Carrie L. Shandra (State University of New York-Stony Brook)
Parental Support and College Satisfaction Among Rural Scholarship Recipients
*Ingrid Nelson (Bowdoin College)
Young Adults’ Understanding of the Role of Parents during the Transition to Adulthood
*Christina Panagakis (State University of New York-Buffalo)
Gifts of Technology and Time
*Jeremy Markham Schulz (University of California-Berkeley), Oyvind Nicolay Wiborg (University of Oslo)
Table 8. Parenting Decisions and Behaviors
Table Presider: Margaret Ann Hagerman (Emory University)
They Need to Know the Truth: Sex Education in Schools, Sex Education at Home
*Audrey K Madison (University of Missouri)
Raising children in Ciudad Juárez: Exploring parents coping patterns in a violent city
*Alma Angelica Hernandez (University of New Mexico)
Table 9. Aspirations, Personality and Identity Development among Children and Youth
Table Presider: Hyeyoung Kwon (University of Southern California)
Being a Girl is Hard: Lessons on Femininity from Youth
*Sarah Prior (Arizona State University)
Disentangling the Racial, Ethnic, and Gender Differences in the Occupational Aspirations of Adolescents
*Patricia Neff Claster (Edinboro University-Pennsylvania), *Sampson Lee Blair (State University of New York-Buffalo)
Number of Siblings and Personality among Early Adolescents
*Deniz Yucel (William Paterson University)
Changing Adolescent Attitudes toward Gender and Family, 1976-2010
*Angela Carter (University of California-Davis)
Table 10. Obesity and Food Insecurity among Children and Youth
Table Presider: Haena Lee (University of Chicago)
Does Marriage Equally Protect Children from Food Insecurity?
*Nyesha Cheyenne Black (Pennsylvania State University)
Social Class, Social Resources and Weight Status Outcomes Among Middle School Students
*Kevin M. Fitzpatrick (University of Arkansas), Don Willis (University of Arkansas),Gail O'Connor (University of Arkansas)
Weight Stigma during Adolescence: How does Stigma Mediate the Relationship between Obesity and Depressive Symptoms?
*Kimber Hendrix (Purdue University)
Table 11. Foster Care Youth and Transitions to Adulthood
Table Presider: Eugenia I. Pearson (Whyy Mee Family Counselling Foundation of Toronto)
Foster Care Alumni with Children: Exiting Care, Entering College
*Sarah Shah (University of Texas-San Antonio), Harriett D. Romo (University of Texas-San Antonio)
Housing and Access to Higher Education for Former Foster Care Youth
*Courtney K. Barrie (University of Texas-San Antonio), *Carlos Casanova (University of Texas-San Antonio)
Table 12. Adolescent Health Behavior
Table Presider: William A. Corsaro (Indiana University)
Single Parenthood and Adolescent Sexual Outcomes
*Mikaela Dufur (Brigham Young University), *John P. Hoffmann (Brigham Young University), *Lance D. Erickson (Brigham Young University)
18th ISA World Congress of Sociology, Yokohama, Japan, July 13-19, 2014
Loretta E. Bass, University of Oklahoma, USA
RC53 Corresponding Theme:
Facing an Unequal World – Challenges for Childhood within a Global Sociology
Session Proposal Submission deadline: March 1, 2013
Call for 10 Session Proposals:
The ISA Research Committee on Sociology of Childhood, RC53, requests Session Proposals responding to a child focus relating to the main congress theme. A Session Proposal should include the 1) title of the proposed session, 2) the proposed session organizer (with his/her professional affiliation and email contact information), and 3) a 100-world abstract detailing the focus of the session. Session Proposals selected by the RC53 Programme Committee will then appear within the Congress Call for Papers to be issued in April, 2013. The ISA has three official languages, English, French and Spanish, and a session may occur in any of the three official languages of the ISA: English, French or Spanish. However, because the administrative language of the ISA is English, Session Proposals should be submitted to the Programme Coordinator, Loretta Bass (Lbass@ou.edu), in English by March 1, 2013.
The following types of Proposed Sessions will be considered:
Paper Presentation Session
It is recommended that each session uses its 110 minutes to accommodate 4-5 papers and 15-20 minutes of collective discussion. All other papers should be listed as distributed papers in the relevant session and serve as “waitlist” for Session Organizers. These papers will be listed in the program and, providing the authors register in time, their abstracts will be included in the abstracts book. If a participant does not show, the first participant listed under distributed papers will be asked to present a paper.
This session accommodates a larger number of invited panelists who will debate around a specific theme or on current issues of particular importance to the area of research. The floor will then be opened to the audience. Panel sessions are organized directly by Program Coordinators and/or Session Organizers and are not open for abstract submission.
Author Meets his/her Critics Session
A debate around an important recent publication that could be presented by the author(s), with commentators and opening the floor to the audience. These sessions are organized directly by Program Coordinators and/or Session Organizers and are not open for abstract submission.
Sessions organized directly by Program Coordinators and/or Session Organizers. These are not open for abstract submission. With this format, all potential papers and authors should be outlined within the abstract.
The ASA Section on Children and Youth awards the Student Paper Award each year, as well as two alternating award streams: a) Distinguished Contribution Award in even years and Distinguished Service Award in odd years, and b) Distinguished Early Career Award in even years and Distinguished Career Award in odd years.
In 2013, the Outstanding Graduate Student Paper Award, Distinguished Career Service and Distinguished Career awards will be awarded at the ASA Annual Meeting.
Outstanding Graduate Student Paper Award
This award recognizes an outstanding paper authored by one or more graduate students. To qualify for this year’s competition, the author and any co-authors must have been students at the time the paper was written. A paper is eligible if it made a “public appearance” in 2012-13, defined as one of the following: 1) having been submitted for a class or seminar held in those years, 2) having been presented at a professional meeting in those years, or 3) having been accepted for publication or published in those years. Papers should be unpublished, but could be under journal review at the time of the award's submission due date. Students are welcome to submit their own papers. Please send paper submissions to the Committee Chair, Loretta Bass, at email@example.com by March 1st 2013.
Distinguished Career Service Award
This award is awarded in odd years to recognize collective career contributions in service through scholarship in the area of Children and Youth. Service is defined as professional and/or community service, while scholarship is defined as theoretical, empirical or applied contributions. This award therefore may recognize the entire body of the person’s academic work, including its public influence and understanding, and may include engaged pedagogy, community-based research, and advocacy research. This award may also acknowledge teaching, mentoring, and service to the Children and Youth community. In a two-year cycle to be awarded in odd years, this award rotates with the Distinguished Scholarly Contribution Award. Nominees must be a member of the section. Please submit a brief letter of nomination not to exceed two pages, a second supporting letter of nomination from another professional, and the nominee’s curriculum vitae to the Committee Chair, Pamela Quiroz, at firstname.lastname@example.org by March 1st 2013.
Distinguished Career Award
This award recognizes collective career scholarly contributions, especially a body of work displaying an extended trajectory of productivity over a career that has contributed to theory and/or research in the Sociology of Children and Youth. In a two-year cycle to be awarded in odd years, this award rotates with the Distinguished Early Career Award. Nominees must be a member of the section. Please submit a brief letter of nomination, two other suggestions for nominators, and the nominee’s curriculum vitae to the Committee Chair, Ann Meier, at email@example.com by March 1st 2013.
We are delighted to invite you to attend a conference this April in Chicago.
The conference is co-sponsored by the Council on Contemporary Families (CCF; http://contemporaryfamilies.org/) and the University-Based Child and Family Policy Consortium (http://www.childpolicyuniversityconsortium.com/).
The theme of the conference is "Crossing Boundaries: Public and Private Roles in Assuring Child Well-Being." More information and registration is available online (http://contemporaryfamilies.org/conference/2012-conference-program.html) but here are a few highlights:
* This is a small, intimate conference, with numerous opportunities to network with other scholars who conduct policy-relevant research and to engage in thought-provoking dialogue about new research findings.
* On Friday, there will be a series of plenary sessions, with engaging panelists and audience discussion on topics such as: disparities in maltreatment risk and system response and innovative approaches to prevention and intervention, as well as speakers such as: Jill Korbin, John Eckenrode, and John Fluke, to name just a few!
* The first session focuses on Illinois' new differential response approach to child welfare, including speakers from DCFS and national experts.
* A Friday evening reception at the Jane Addams Hull House museum features a keynote address by Dorothy Roberts of Northwestern University on "The Politics of Racial Disparities in Child Welfare."
* On Saturday morning, Vivian Tseng, Vice President for Programs at the William T Grant Foundation will deliver a keynote address about the process through which research evidence informs policy and practice affecting youth. Several experts from CCF will also run workshops to help you build your skills in interacting with the media.
* There are also opportunities for you to share your research in a refereed poster session (more info at
http://www.contemporaryfamilies.org/conference/2012-conference-call-for-papers-poster-session.html). Poster submissions from a range of disciplines and on a variety of topics (including beyond the conference theme) are welcome.
The conference will be Friday, April 27th and Saturday morning, April 28th at the Crowne Plaza Metro hotel in downtown Chicago (on the West edge of the Chicago downtown loop).
For those of you who aren't familiar with Consortium, it is comprised of about two-dozen of the leading child and family policy centers and programs across the country. The Consortium fosters both research and engagement by sharing strategies for conducting policy-relevant research, facilitating scientific collaboration around child and family policy, and fostering effective translation between research, practice, and policy.
For those of you who aren't familiar with CCF, they are a non-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to providing the press and public with the latest research and best-practice findings about American families. CCF's members include demographers, economists, family therapists, historians, political scientists, psychologists, social workers,
sociologists, as well as other family social scientists and practitioners.
European Child Cohort Network and Society for Longitudinal and Life Course Studies International Conference
European Child Cohort Network and Society for Longitudinal and Life Course Studies International Conference
‘Childhood and beyond: tracing cohorts across the lifecourse ’
29-31 October 2012
2012 will see the final conference of the ESF-funded European Child Cohort Network (EUCCONET), combined with the third conference of the Society for Longitudinal and Life Course Studies (SLLS). It comprises keynote lectures, parallel groups and poster sessions. It will feature reports and research from the teams following the multi-purpose child cohort studies in EUCCONET. It also offers a broader forum for research on the whole lifecourse and longitudinal methodology.
Keynote addresses will be offered by: Marie-Aline Charles, Director of the French child cohort ELFE, Jane Waldfogel , Professor of Social Work for the Prevention of Children's and Youth Problems , Columbia University, and Ian Deary, Professor of Differential Psychology, University of Edinburgh , Centre for Cognitive Ageing and Cognitive Epidemiology.
The conference will take place in Paris, France, the most beautiful city in the world and home of the organization of the 2011-launched Growing Up in France Study (ELFE). The conference venue is the FIAP Jean Monnet, an international accommodation and conference centre located in a quiet area on the River Gauche, Paris 14, with easy access from airports, train stations and the city.
Further details will be posted in mid January.
Membership information can be found on the SLLS website:
Call for Abstracts
Second International Sociological Association Forum of Sociology, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 2012, "Social Justice and Democratization "
Abstract Submission Deadline: December 15, 2011
Call for Papers
Research Committee on Sociology of Childhood, RC53, calls for session proposals on the topic: Children's Voices, Well-Being and Social Justice. We are interested in research papers for the following sessions that address the current state of children and meanings of childhood. We invite abstracts for proposed papers for sessions that provide a platform for international discussions that engage exciting work in the sociology of childhood on relevant and timely issues as well as the Forum theme,Social Justice and Democratization. Abstracts should be submitted directly to ISA Forum Website at the following URL: http://isaconf.confex.com/isaconf/forum2012/cfp.cgi. Completed papers will be due to the Session Organizer by May 31, 2012 in order to facilitate Forum discussions. Address specific questions to the following Session Organizers.
Session A. Children's Rights and Social Justice
Session Organizer – Loretta E. Bass, Email: Lbass@ou.edu
Session B. Childhood in Democracy’s Infancy
Session Organizer – Doris Buhler-Niederberger, University of Wuppertal, Email:firstname.lastname@example.org
Session C. Children, Society and ExclusionsSession Organizer: Ethel Kosminski, Email: email@example.com (English session)
Session Organiser: Valeria Llobet, Universidad Nacional de San Martín, Email:firstname.lastname@example.org (Spanish session)
Session D. Globalization and New Contours of Childhood
Session Organizer – Vinod Chandra, University of Lucknow, Email:email@example.com
Session E. Children's Bodies
Session Organizer – Lars Alberth, University of Wuppertal, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Session F. La infancia en las sociedades de disciplinamiento y exclusión social(in Spanish)
Session Organizer – Elinor Bisig, CONICET-CIJS-UNC, Email: email@example.com
Session G: Poster Session - Children's Lives, Voices and Well Being
Session Organizer: Ethel Kosminski, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Session H. Leisure, Democracy and Diversity of Lifestyles of Children and Youth
Joint Session of ISA RC 13 (Sociology of Leisure - Host Committee), RC 53 (Sociology of Childhood) Session Co-Organizers: Ishwar Modi, India International Institute of Social Sciences, Email: email@example.com, and Loretta E. Bass University of Oklahoma, Email: Lbass@ou.edu
Visions and Voices of Childhood: A Graduate Student Conference
Department of Childhood Studies
Rutgers University - Camden
The Rutgers University-Camden Childhood Studies Graduate Student
Organization (GSO) invites submissions for paper presentations for its second formal
graduate student conference to be held May 21-22, 2012 on the Camden, NJ campus. Graduate students from all disciplines who are engaged in research relating to children and childhood are encouraged to submit proposals.
As the field of childhood studies continues to grow, old and new debates and concepts
continuously impact the study of children and childhood. Representations and interpretations of children's lives and perspectives have become central to these
debates. This conference proposes an open, broad definition of children's visions and voices. Both the theoretical debates surrounding visions and voices and the application of such concepts are encouraged.
Topics can include, but are not limited to:
- Representations of children across all media (literature, film,
television, internet, etc.)
- The theoretical concept of “the child’s voice” in qualitative and
- Children’s development
- Rights of children
- Globalization and children
- Children's involvement in research
- Ethical and methodological considerations for the child's voice
- Visual literacy and children
- Children and religion
- Statistical representations of children
- Children's health
- Race, class, and gender in the study of children
- Geographies and histories of childhood
We invite proposals from all disciplines—education, literature, economics, psychology,
sociology, anthropology, law, political science, history, public policy, criminology, philosophy, medicine, religion, film studies, cultural studies, and the arts — as well as multi-disciplinary scholarly work.
Submission: 250-word abstract plus cover letter with name, current level of graduate study,
affiliated university, and email address to firstname.lastname@example.org. Include the words
"conference abstract" in subject line, and include name on the cover letter only.
Deadline: December 15, 2011. Accepted presenters will receive notification by February 1,
Contact Matthew Prickett at email@example.com if you have questions about the
conference, or visit http://clam.rutgers.edu/~childgso/conference2012.html
Visit the Department of Childhood Studies here:
Section on Children and Youth