Vacancy: Associate Prof Digital Sociology at University of St Gallen #sssi #sociology

Associate Professor of Digital Sociology (75%) at the University of St.Gallen, Switzerland. From the job description: the successful candidate will be a “qualitative social researcher with experience in mixed methodology”. The deadline for applications is May 20, 2019.

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Call for Papers 2019 Couch/Stone Symposium #sssi #sociology

2019 Couch/Stone Symposium

‘Teaching and Symbolic Interactionism’

Des Moines, Iowa

May 16th to 18th

How should Symbolic Interactionism be taught in the undergraduate classroom? How can the Symbolic Interactionist perspective improve any college course? How should we be passing along Symbolic Interactionism to the next generation of scholars? How can Symbolic Interactionist research on teaching and learning inform our practice? We hope to address all these issues in the upcoming Couch-Stone Symposium on “Teaching and Symbolic Interactionism.”

We are seeking:

Papers on all aspects of the scholarship of teaching and learning

Proposals to organize panels related to the conference theme

Papers for open paper sessions

Proposals to organize sessions

 

Please email submissions to couchstone2019@gmail.com by April 13th, 2019.

Please email submissions to couchstone2019@gmail.com

Preferred deadline to assist us in organizing sessions: March 30, 2019.

We will definitely accept papers submitted by: April 13, 2019.

 

Registration is free and most meals are included!

For Hotel Reservations please click HERE!

 

Co-Organizers:           Laurie Linhart, Des Moines Area Community Colleg

                                    David Schweingruber, Iowa State University

 

Student Directors:     Steve Beeman, Iowa State University

                                    David W. Wahl, Iowa State University

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2019 Annual Meetings of the Society for the Study of Symbolic Interaction #sssi #sociology

New York, NY

August 9-11, 2019

Westin New York at Times Square

The Program Planning Committee of the Society for the Study of Symbolic Interaction is pleased to call for papers that address this year’s conference theme or that engage with any other aspect of symbolic interaction: “Power, Structure, and Intersectionality in Symbolic Interaction” Symbolic Interactionism has long been plagued (fairly or unfairly) with accusations of having an astructural bias and failing to adequately engage with the dynamics of power. Many symbolic interactionist scholars have defended the SI perspective against this charge and some have put forward explicit arguments for interactionist conceptions of both structure and power (see, notably, Fine and Kleinmann, 1983; Prus, 1999; Athens 2015). However, the “myth” of the astructural bias has continued to loom over SI and has had a marginalizing effect on the perspective (McGinty 2016). Current sociopolitical concerns about identity, representation, and marginality are ripe for analyses rooted in the SI tradition: analyses which attend carefully and explicitly to issues of power, structure, and intersectionalities. Indeed, these concerns involve many of the “underdog” groups that symbolic interactionists, as ethnographers and qualitative researchers of the margins, have long been concerned with. The theme of this year’s annual meeting encourages symbolic interactionists to face the criticisms of astructural bias head-on and to engage with issues of power, diversity, social structure, and conflict as they are interactionally realized and experienced by individuals and groups and implicated in social life.

We are pleased to announce that Dr. Patricia Hill Collins, Distinguished University Professor Emerita in the Department of Sociology at the University of Maryland, will present the SSSI 2019 Distinguished Lecture: “Not Just Ideas: Intersectionality and Epistemic Resistance.” The Distinguished Lecture will take place on Saturday, August 10 at 4:00, and be followed by the annual SSSI Awards Banquet.

We encourage the submission of individual papers and complete thematic panels (3-4 papers) that engage with the conference theme including, but not limited to, such topics as: Gender Relations, Social stratification, Gender, Diversity, and Identity Power in ethnographic research, Race and Racialization, Media and power in discourse, Sexualities, Stigma, and Marginalization, Domination and Subordination, Self and Identity in the Context of Power Relations, Conflict in social life, Social institutions and power, Agency and constraint.

As always, we are also interested in and will accept papers and panels that engage with any and all aspects of symbolic interactionism, including theory, method, pedagogy, and symbolic interactionist analyses of any and all substantive topics.

Submission Process: Please make your submission to the conference organizers by sending the following information to symbolic.interaction2019@gmail.com

Deadline Extended to May 1, 2019

Paper

Title

Abstract (maximum 250 words)

Author(s) Name(s) and Institutional Affiliation(s)

Contact email and telephone number

If you are submitting a complete thematic panel, please include a panel title as well as individual information for all presenters and their papers.

Inquiries and questions may be addressed directly to Stacey Hannem at shannem@wlu.ca or at the email above.

Accommodations and Planning to Attend: A limited number of rooms has been reserved at the Westin New York at Times Square for conference attendees at a special rate of $255 (single/double occupancy), $285 (triple occupancy), and $315 (quad occupancy). To access this rate you must book your room by July 18, 2019.

Click Here to Book the group rate with Westin Times Square New York

Registration and Membership:

All presenters will be required to be members of SSSI at the time of the conference. Information about Membership and Conference Registration will follow.

Program Planning Committee Stacey Hannem, Vice President SSSI, Wilfrid Laurier University (Chair)

Thaddeus Muller, Past-Vice President SSSI, Lancaster University

Tim Hallett, Vice President elect SSSI, Indiana University Bloomington

Lisa-Jo van den Scott, Treasurer SSSI, Memorial University of Newfoundland

Thomas DeGloma, Past-President SSSI, Hunter College and CUNY Graduate Center

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Couch-Stone Symposium in Des Moines (16-18 May, 2019) #sssi #sociology

Teaching & Symbolic Interactionism

Couch-Stone Symposium

May 16-18, 2019

Des Moines, Iowa

Hilton Des Moines Downtown

Keynote Speakers

Maxine Atkinson, North Carolina State University

Nancy Berns, Drake University

Kerry Ferris, Northern Illinois University

 

How should Symbolic Interactionism be taught in the undergraduate classroom? How can the Symbolic Interactionist perspective improve any college course? How should we be passing along Symbolic Interactionism to the next generation of scholars? How can Symbolic Interactionist research on teaching and learning inform our practice? We hope to address all these issues in the upcoming Couch-Stone Symposium on “Teaching and Symbolic Interactionism.”

 

We are seeking:

Papers on all aspects of the scholarship of teaching and learning

Proposals to organize panels related to the conference theme

Papers for open paper sessions

Proposals to organize sessions

Please email submissions to couchstone2019@gmail.com by March 30, 2019.

Registration is free and most meals are included!

For Hotel Reservations please click HERE!

Co-Organizers:           Laurie Linhart, Des Moines Area Community College

David Schweingruber, Iowa State University

Student Directors:     Steve Beeman, Iowa State University

David W. Wahl, Iowa State University

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SSSI Annual Meetings 2019 – Call for Abstracts and Sessions #sssi #sociology

Dear Colleagues and a Friends

Abstract submissions for the 2019 SSSI Annual Meetings in New York City are also due on April 1, 2019. https://sites.google.com/site/sssinteraction/home/conferences-events/2019-annual-meetings-of-sssi

 

I have already received some excellent and interesting abstracts and am getting very excited for the summer meetings – I hope to see all of you there!

Best wishes,

Stacey

 

Stacey Hannem, PhD

Associate Professor & Department Chair

Vice-President, Society for the Study of Symbolic Interaction

Department of Criminology

Wilfrid Laurier University

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SSSI Awards – Call for Nominations #sssi #sociology

Dear Colleagues and Friends, 

This is just a friendly reminder that nominations for the SSSI awards are due on March 30: For more information head over the the SSSI website:https://sites.google.com/site/sssinteraction/home/sssi-awards

 

Best wishes,

Stacey

 

 

Stacey Hannem, PhD

Associate Professor & Department Chair

Vice-President, Society for the Study of Symbolic Interaction

Department of Criminology

Wilfrid Laurier University

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Symbolic Interaction: Volume 42, Issue 1 Thematic Issue: Technology, the Internet, and Social Media #sssi #sociology #openaccess #free

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