CfP Qualitatives/Couch-Stone Symposium 2023 (June 14 – 16), University of British Columbia-Okanagan Kelowna, BC

The 39th Annual Qualitative Analysis Conference and Couch-Stone Symposium of the Society for the Study of Symbolic Interaction – University of British Columbia-Okanagan, Kelowna, BCJune 14-16, 2023

Abstract to be submitted online by December 1, 2022

You can submit your abstract here:   https://www.qualitatives.ca/submit-abstract and get more information about the conference here:  https://www.qualitatives.ca/home

“Our life is an apprenticeship to the truth, that around every circle another can be drawn …

The extent to which this generation of circles, wheel without wheel, will go, depends on the force or truth of the individual soul.” Ralph Waldo Emerson, Circles, 1841.

The metaphor of the circle is a powerful one, in life, intellectual ideas, and indeed, in our world of interpretive theory and qualitative research. As Emerson reminds us, our circles of comprehension provide a sense of completion and wholeness, yet nature, no less the obdurate empirical social world we study, often refuses to remain within their limits.[1] Our traditional paradigms may thus require revision and extension as we grapple with emergent problems and issues. Circles may also stand as useful representations of cultural symbolism and forms of social organization, such as collaborative circles, social/intellectual circles, and broader circles of influence through subcultures and networks. We often use circles as tools to map the structures and dynamics of the social worlds we study.[2] If the circle points to social, virtual and conceptual space, then the wheel points to the progress of our perspectives over time. It is often important to revisit and challenge old (and new) ideas across generations, and similar patterns can be seen within our own research projects. For example, Kathy Charmaz emphasized the need to revisit field sites, qualitative data, and conceptual codes and theories, putting them in creative dialogue to generate novel insights and breakthroughs.[3] 

Finding inspiration in the metaphor of the circle, we invite a range of theoretical, methodological, and empirical papers under the broad umbrella of interpretive and qualitative research. How do our theoretical perspectives invite us to draw conceptual boundaries, which provide resources but also create challenges in the face of emergent data? How might the metaphor of the circle help us to understand the social and cultural makeup of the groups we study? And, how do our ideas evolve, through dialogue with old and new thinkers over generations, but also in the process of our own emergent research projects? We invite papers on this theme, but also welcome submissions on all aspects of interpretive theory and qualitative research from a broad range of academic disciplines. 

Abstracts can be submitted online at www.qualitatives.ca/submit-abstract. If you have any questions, please contact us at thequalitatives@gmail.com. See you in Kelowna in 2023!

Deana Simonetto, University of British Columbia

Stephanie Awotwi-Pratt, University of British Columbia

Jeffrey van den Scott, Memorial University

Lisa-Jo K. van den Scott, Memorial University

Steven Kleinknecht, Brescia University College

Antony Puddephatt, Lakehead University

Foroogh Mohammadi, Memorial University of Newfoundland

Pouya Morshedi, Memorial University of Newfoundland

Katie Steeves, Trinity Western University

[1] Herbert Blumer (1969) often discussed the “obdurate” nature of the empirical world, which could talk back and resist our designations, in his book Symbolic Interactionism. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press.

[2] Adele Clarke (2005) Situational Analysis: Grounded Theory After the Postmodern Turn. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

[3] Kathy Charmaz (2014) Constructivist Grounded Theory, 2nd Edition, Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage; see also Stefan Timmermans and Iddo Tavory (2014) Abductive Analysis. Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press.

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Calls SSSI for Award Nominations

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

On behalf of the Executive Committee, I’m pleased to share with you that the nominations for the Society for the Study of Symbolic Interaction’s annual awards are now open. Please submit your nomination(s) directly to the relevant committee chair and committee members via email. Please note that different awards will have different deadlines and instructions for submission. Thank you to all of our committee chairs and members for their service in adjudicating these awards.

Herbert Blumer Award for Best Graduate Student Paper in Symbolic Interaction

Please submit an electronic copy of the paper to be considered to the chair of this committee (Robert Scott) by April 1, 2023. 

Chair:                Robert Scott(Robert.scott@colorado.edu)

Committee:       Ken Hanson (khanso17@uwyo.edu)

                          Daina Harvey (dharvey@holycross.edu)

Kathy Charmaz Early-in-Career Award

All nominations should include (a) a letter of nomination detailing the candidate’s contributions to symbolic interaction and most noteworthy research and publications thus far, (b) letters of support that address the award criteria, and (c) the candidate’s CV. Please send this to the chair (Alexandra Vinson) by April 15, 2023.

Chair:           Alexandra Vinson (ahvinson@med.umich.edu)

Committee:  Deana Simonetto (dsimonet@mail.ubc.ca)

                    Christopher Schneider (schneiderc@brandonu.ca)

Charles Horton Cooley Award for Best Recent Book in Symbolic Interaction

Nomination deadline: March 3, 2023. Copies of the books must be received by the committee by the deadline. If you are submitting a nomination for the Cooley Award, please ensure that you contact the publisher as soon as possible to allow sufficient time for copies of the books reach the committee. Electronic copies are permitted and are preferable where shipping will cause delays.  Nominated books must have been published within the three preceding years of the award (March 2020 to March 2023).

Chair:            Michael L Walker (walkerml@umn.edu

Committee:   Scott Grills (grillss@brandonu.ca)

                      Heather Shay (heather.shay@mtsu.edu)        

                      Amanda Gengler (gengleam@wfu.edu)

Helena Lopata Award for Excellence in Mentoring

All nominations should include (a) a letter of nomination and, (b) multiple letters of support, ideally from people with different mentoring relations with the candidate, that testify to a sustained career of outstanding mentorship. Please submit these materials by March 1, 2023 to the chair of the committee (David Schweingruber).

Chair:            David Schweingruber (dschwein@iastate.edu)

Committee:   Margarethe Kusenbach (mkusenba@usf.ed)

                      Eric Silva (eosilva@georgiasouthern.edu)     

George Herbert Mead Award for Lifetime Achievement in Symbolic Interaction

Mead award nominations should include (a) a letter of nomination from a current member of SSSI, (b) at least two letters of support, and (c) a current CV. Nominations should be sent to Michael Johnson, the chair of the committee, by January 27, 2023.

Chair:            Michael Johnston (johnstonmo@wmpenn.edu

Committee:   Eviatar Zerubavel (zerubave@sociology.rutgers.edu)

                      Lori Holyfield (lholyfie@uark.edu)

More information about the awards and criteria can be found at: http://symbolicinteraction.org/awards-distinctions/

Best wishes,

Stacey Hannem, Secretary, SSSI

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EU SSSI CONFERENCE 2023 – July 5th – 7th, Cardiff University – Symbolic Interactionism for Social Justice: Dialogue and Directions for Social Change #sssi #conference #sociology

Cardiff University
July 5-7th 2023

EUSSSI23@cardiff.ac.uk

Symbolic interactionism has a longstanding history of engaging with issues of social justice and equality. Whether that be from initial attempts to research social issues and division from ‘real world research’, and the activities engaged in by Jane Addams and other women of the Chicago School in particular, research on social movements and social change, through to contemporary research and theory that deals directly with various forms of discrimination and exclusion – symbolic interactionism has a strong potential to engage with, document, and support efforts at affecting social change and realising social justice based aims. Through gaining “intimate familiarity” (in Kathy Charmaz’s words) and developing theory that is sensitive to the local conditions of inequality and division, social processes rather than obdurate social structures are revealed. In this way, such analyses can reveal where the cracks in unevenly organised and experienced societies might be found.  


Questions of the potential of symbolic interactionism to meaningfully engage with issues of social justice seem to turn on how far we have come down the road travelled so far. It might be argued that, given a relative paucity of discernible victories, we might need to take stock and consider a change of direction. Tavory and Fine, for example, have written of the possibility of a revisited and revised interactionist imagination which draws from cultural studies to better understand the (re)production of social inequalities. Other scholars have proposed a dialogue, if not incorporation, with more structural analyses of power. Others still continue to highlight the strengths of an ‘unapologetic’ interactionism; a revitalised and confident practice which already contains the tools for a contribution to social justice aims. Whatever the disagreements might be about the route taken to get there, what seems to be clear is an increased recognition that a contribution to furthering social justice is both a possible and preferred destination for symbolic interactionist studies.

The conference theme invites participants to discuss research relating to both symbolic interactionism of social justice and symbolic interactionism for social justice in whatever form that may take. The conference is an opportunity to generate productive dialogue relating to potential directions of travel for an interactionism that fully engages with challenges and contexts for achieving social justice in contemporary society.

We welcome thematic sessions and individual papers that either tackle a particular aspect of social justice from different perspectives or cases, or those that draw from a range of different research to consider how interactionism might contribute to realising social justice in a particular case. Overall, we intend the conference to be a consideration of how symbolic interactionism might offer hope in an inequitable world.

We look forward to welcoming you to Cardiff!

The conference committee welcomes submissions of organised panel sessions and individual papers on topics including, but not limited to:

  • Social movements, their organisation and potential
  • New forms of discrimination and division
  • Overcoming difference and distance
  • Race, racism, and interaction order
  • Rights and relations of sex, gender, and sexuality 
  • Urban conflict and urban conviviality
  • Disabled bodies and the interaction order
  • New developments in symbolic interactionist theory
  • Health, illness, and medicine
  • Mental health in local and global worlds
  • Pregnancy, family, and reproductive justice
  • Intimacy, emotion, and care work
  • Work, capitalism, and labour relations
  • New forms of inclusion, exclusion, and discrimination in digital societies
  • Climate action, environmental inequalities, and planetary justice

We welcome any submissions related to symbolic interactionism, including those that do not directly fit the conference theme but still cultivate fresh ideas and thinking. We also ask that organisers give due consideration to the diversity of experience and background and include a range of contributors in their panels.

Proposals should contain:

  • Title of session/paper
  • Name, affiliation, and job title/position of all contributors
  • Contact information for session organiser/presenter (name, institution, and email)
  • Abstract (500 words maximum for session overview. Titles and very brief outlines of individual contributions where possible)
  • Keywords (5 maximum)

Please submit panel proposals by Friday 16th December 2022 to: EUSSSI23@cardiff.ac.uk

EU SSSI 2023 Conference committee:

Dr Robin James Smith

Dr Gareth Thomas

Patrik Dahl

Patricia Jimenez

Kirsty Stuart Jepsen

Dr Jonathan Ablitt

Dr Joe Williams

Prof William Housley

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Save the Date: 5th to 7th July, 2023 – “Symbolic Interaction and Social Justice” – EU SSSI Conference in Cardiff #sssi #sociology #interactionism

The EU SSSI Conference 2023 has been planned for July 5th to 7th in Cardiff. Further information, including a Call for Papers will follow shortly.

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Message from the SSSI President (20 July 2022)

Dear SSSI Members,


Greetings and I hope you are all enjoying the summer break. As a matter of
introductions, I am Tony Puddephatt, the new president of the Society for
this year. I look forward to doing what I can for the Society, and I really
look forward to seeing you at the many conferences awaiting us next
spring and summer.


I am emailing now to ask for volunteers interested in helping out on a new
committee that is tasked with making use of new resources to develop and
advance our society.


To be more specific, we have recently benefited from a very generous
donation from the family of Carl Couch, so it is up to this committee to
determine how this funding is to be managed and distributed, and to what
ends (perhaps an annual research scholarship, etc). There are other
potential funds that may come in from other sources that would also be part
of this conversation, beyond this recent Couch family donation. Dr. Joe
Kotarba, a long time member of SSSI, has been in touch with the family to
discuss this donation and what might be done with the funds. As such, he
has kindly agreed to chair the committee (thank you Joe!).


As suggested by Joe, the immediate tasks of the committee would likely
entail the following:

·    assemble a proposed policy statement for the acquisition and
management of resources for growth and innovation;

·    propose a more formal and lasting name for the committee (as we get a
better handle on what the committee is charged to do);

·    propose criteria for the selection of new members;

·    propose assurances that the committee will be representative of the
SSSI membership.


We were hoping to get 3-5 SSSI members on board the committee, to serve
along with Joe Kotarba as chair, and Jillian Crocker, our treasurer, as an
ex officio member. The more this committee is diverse so as to be
representative of the full membership of SSSI, the better, so please do
consider volunteering!


If you are willing to help on this new and exciting committee please let
Joe Kotarba know via email (joseph.kotarba@txstate.edu).


My very best to you all,

Tony

Professor Anthony Puddephatt

Lakehead University

President of the Society for the Study of Symbolic Interaction

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Call for Papers for Inaugural Conference: Im/migrant Well-Being: A Nexus for Research and Policy #sssi

A CfP on ‘Im/migrant Well-Being’ has been sent to us which appears to be relevant to members of our Society.

Call for Papers for Inaugural Conference: Im/migrant Well-Being: A Nexus for Research and Policy

Hosted by: The Im/Migrant Well-Being Scholar Collaborative (IWSC)

Conference Organizers: Elizabeth Aranda, University of South Florida – Immigrant Well- Being Research Center; and Elizabeth Vaquera, The George Washington University – Cisneros Hispanic Leadership Institute.

Dates and Location: February 17-18, 2023, St. Petersburg, Florida – Hilton

Theme: Immigration is not just a legal process, nor is it a finite process that ends upon an im/migrant’s arrival in a new place or country. It shapes the daily lives of im/migrants and their families, as well as the communities in which they settle. And yet, despite this profound and long-lasting impact, policy discussions on immigration too often focus solely on its large-scale economic dimensions, sometimes overlooking the central questions about the lived experiences of im/migrants, such as: How do immigrants navigate physical space? How do they understand themselves and their place in their new and old communities? How do they access services covering basic needs? Especially in a renewed wave of heightened surveillance, policing, detention, and xenophobic political attacks on im/migrants and their families, generating empirical work that promotes the humanity of im/migrants and the realities of their lived experiences is crucial for developing impactful social policies and interventions. Moreover, while academic research exists on the lives and needs of im/migrants, there can be a disconnect among scholars from different disciplines, as well as between the academy and the policy- making world.

The Conference on Im/Migrant Well-Being seeks to bridge these gaps by bringing together scholars from diverse disciplinary and biographical backgrounds, and community partners to critically realize the potential of engaged scholarship through a focus on im/migrant well-being. Organizations such as the CDC, NIH, and UN conceive well-being as encompassing social, emotional, relational, economic, psychological, and physical aspects, and as a critical concept for both creating public policies and analyzing their impact. Im/migrant well-being thus serves as a nexus for research from the humanities, applied sciences and social sciences, as well as the work of community organizations. Well-being as a global mission explicitly addresses the needs of peoples excluded in contemporary empirical and policy-making approaches. This conference aims to attract a broad and interdisciplinary audience of scholars on immigration, minoritized groups and identities, intersectionality, public policy and public administration, public health and health sciences, media studies, political sociology, and social movements, among others.

Given the relevance of this topic for policy, the overall goal of this conference is to not only provide a venue for scholarship on im/migrants and their well-being, but also to provide attendees with the tools to translate that work for greater impact outside the academy.

Conference participants will contribute to constructing more interdisciplinary frameworks for studying the lived experiences of im/migrants, while also learning from experts and participating in workshops on how to communicate their work for diverse audiences. As the conference seeks to bring together diverse perspectives, potential research topics related to im/migrant well-being

at the individual, familial or community-level and how they relate to practices, programs, or policies, could include, but are not limited to the following intersecting areas:

  • Social well-being, such as studies of social activities, work, or access to social resources
  • Relational well-being, such as studies of families, friendships, or support networks
  • Emotional well-being, such as studies of life dis/satisfaction, emotions, or resilience
  • Psychological well-being, including studies of identity, safety, mental health, or uncertainty
  • Physical well-being, such as studies of stress, dietary and activity habits, or access to medical interventions
  • Economic well-being that centers im/migrants themselves and/or their families, such as access to legal representation, health, food, and housing
  • The intersections of some or all of these forms of well-being as they relate to state violence, such as im/migrant detainment, forced expulsion, and raids.

Additionally, the Cisneros Hispanic Leadership Institute at The George Washington University has committed resources to sponsor a panel specifically on the well-being of Latinx & Caribbean im/migrants in the United States. Submissions under this theme may follow the research areas suggested above, but should explicitly focus on or address the experiences and needs of Latinx & Caribbean im/migrants.

Conference Objectives:

  1. To connect academic researchers from varying disciplines and career levels whose scholarship shares a common potential for improving im/migrant lives in a continuing network with resources and systems to support their work.
  2. To bridge the gap between policy/legal discussions on immigration and academic research by building the translational skillset of scholars and increasing the visibility of scholarship that centers im/migrant experiences.
  3. To identify areas of future research and partnership among scholars and with relevant community partners and organizations.

Outcomes: All Conference attendees will participate in workshops on how to translate academic work for public audiences. Additionally, the Im/migrant Well-Being Scholar Collaborative will identify a select group of presenters whose work is particularly well-suited for policy change.

This cohort of scholars will be sponsored by the Collaborative to continue working with policy specialists and to present their work to lawmakers and relevant stakeholders at a summit in Washington, DC later in the year.

Deadlines: Please submit an extended abstract (up to 2000 words, including references) of your paper in which you identify a research question, theoretical framework, data source and methodology, as well as present the preliminary findings of your study and policy implications by September 30, 2022. The submission form can be found at: https://secure.cas.usf.edu/other/csmiwb/abstract.aspx. Contributors should note that this call is open and competitive. Additionally, submissions must be based on original and unpublished material. Graduate students seeking to submit their work should include a letter of recommendation from their advisor. Authors will be notified of our decision no later than

October 31, 2022. Complete papers will be due December 15, 2022. The Collaborative will pay for one hotel room per selected paper at the Hilton in St. Petersburg during the dates of the conference: February 17 – 18, (arriving the 16th), 2023. Breakfast and lunch will be provided on both days of the conference. Questions should be directed to the organizers via email at cas- iwrc@usf.edu.

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SSSI 2022 Award Winners!

At the fabulous Couch-Stone 2022 Symposium in St John’s, Newfoundland, the Society for the Study of Symbolic Interaction has presented its annual awards. Please this year’s list of award winners below.

Herbert Blumer Award for Best Graduate Student Paper in Symbolic Interaction

Robert Scott (UC-Boulder), “A Social Phenomenon of Risk Perception: Saskatchewan Firefighters on the Yarnell Hill Fire Fatalities.”

Honorable Mention: Ken Hanson (Oregon) for “The Silicone Self: Examining Sexual Selfhood and Stigma within the Love and Sex Doll Community,” published in Symbolic Interaction

Kathy Charmaz Early-in-Career Award

Alexandra Vinson

Lisa-Jo Van Den Scott

Charles Horton Cooley Award for Best Recent Book in Symbolic Interaction

Michael J. Walker. 2002. Indefinite: Doing Time in Jail, Oxford University Press.

Helena Lopata Award for Excellence in Mentoring

David Schweingruber

George Herbert Mead Award for Lifetime Achievement in Symbolic Interaction

Eviatar Zerubavel

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Program of the Couch-Stone Symposium 2022 – St John’s/NL https://www.qualitatives.ca/program #sssi #sociology #conference

The program for the Couch-Stone Symposium 2022 in St John’s New Foundland can be downloaded HERE or by clicking the image below. https://www.qualitatives.ca/program

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Updates on Couch-Stone Symposium in St John’s – New Foundland #sssi #Qualitatives2022

Updates on Couch-Stone Symposium in St John’s/New Foundland can be found HERE or by clicking the image below.

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SSSI Notes Vol.50 No.1 is out! #sssi

The latest newsletter, SSSI Notes Vol.50 No. 1, has just been published. To access the newsletter please click HERE or on the image below.

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SSSI 2022 Awards – Call for Nominations

Dear Colleagues, 

As a reminder, the due date for nominations for 2022 awards is rapidly approaching. Please forward all award nominations to the appropriate committees by April 1, 2022. The list of awards and committees follows below:

Dear Friends and Colleagues, 

On behalf of the Executive Committee, I’m pleased to share with you that the nominations for the Society for the Study of Symbolic Interaction’s annual awards are now open. With the exception of the Cooley book award, all nominations are due to committee chairs by April 1, 2022. Please submit your nomination(s) directly to the relevant committee chair and committee members via email. Thank you to all of our committee chairs and members for their service in adjudicating these awards. 

Herbert Blumer Award for Best Graduate Student Paper in Symbolic Interaction

Chair:                  Alexander Hoppe – ahoppe2@gmx.com

Committee:       Lisa-Jo van den Scott – lvandenscott@mun.ca

                            Michaela DeSoucey – mdesoucey@ncsu.edu

Kathy Charmaz Early-in-Career Award

All nominations should include (a) a letter of nomination detailing the candidate’s contributions to symbolic interaction and most noteworthy research and publications thus far, (b) letters of support that address the award criteria, and (c) the candidate’s CV. 

Chair:                  Baptiste Brossard – baptiste.brossard@york.ac.uk

Committee:        Natalia Ruiz-Junco – ncr0007@auburn.edu

J. Sumerau – jsumerau@ut.edu

Charles Horton Cooley Award for Best Recent Book in Symbolic Interaction

Nomination deadline: March 4, 2022. Copies of the books must be received by the committee by the deadline. If you are submitting a nomination for the Cooley Award, please ensure that you contact the publisher as soon as possible to allow sufficient time for copies of the books reach the committee. Electronic copies are permitted and are preferable where shipping will cause delays.  Nominated books must have been published within the three preceding years of the award (i.e. between March 2019 and March 2022). 

Chair:                  Anne Rawls – ARawls@bentley.edu and Waverly Duck – wod1@pitt.edu

Committee:        Carole Gayet – carole_gayet@yahoo.fr

Clemens Eisenmann – clemens.eisenmann@uni-konstanz.de

Peter Manning – Manningpk@hotmail.com

Helena Lopata Award for Excellence in Mentoring

All nominations should include (a) a letter of nomination and, (b) multiple letters of support, ideally from people with different mentoring relations with the candidate, that testify to a sustained career of outstanding mentorship. 

Chair:                  Timothy Hallet – hallett9@indiana.edu

Committee:        Anne Groggel – Anne.Groggel@anu.edu.au 

Jelani Ince – jince@uw.edu 

 

George Herbert Mead Award for Lifetime Achievement in Symbolic Interaction

Mead award nominations should include (a) a letter of nomination from a current member of SSSI, (b) at least two letters of support, and (c) a current CV. 

Chair:                  E Doyle McCarthy – mccarthy@fordham.edu

Committee:        Gary Alan Fine – g-fine@northwestern.edu

Rebecca J. Erikson – rericks@uakron.edu

 

 

More information about the awards and criteria can be found at: http://symbolicinteraction.org/awards-distinctions/

Best wishes, 

Stacey Hannem

Secretary, SSSI

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Call for Nominations: SSSI George Herbert Mead Award 2022 #sociology #sssi

SSSI Members please consider nominating someone for the Mead Award 2022 for Lifetime Achievement.

Nominators have to be SSSI members. The nominee does not have to be a member of the Society.

2 or more supporting letters do not have to be written by members; we also look at a cv and any other submissions to support a candidacy

Here is a link to past winners (1978-2020). Quite a distinguished crowd!

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SSSI is looking for a new website manager #sociology #sssi #emca #interactionism

Dear Friends and Colleagues

first thank you to Beverly Yuen Thompson for creating our new website a few years ago and keeping it up to data for so long. 

As Beverly now has stepped down from this role, the Society is looking for a new website manager. The person taking on this role does not have to create a new site but would be asked to continually update our existing site. Save for updating the site, the new website manager would also be encouraged to come up with ideas make the site more informative, dynamic, interesting, colorful, etc. that it becomes the ‘go-to-place’ for students, academics and others with an interest in interactionism. 

If you are interested in this role and committed to take it on for a few years, please do get in touch with me.

kind regards

Dirk

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Ellis-Bochner Autoethnography and Personal Narrative Research Award

Ellis-Bochner Autoethnography and Personal Narrative Research Award

Sponsored by Society for the Study of Symbolic Interaction, Affiliate of the National Communication Association

CALL FOR AWARD APPLICATIONS

The Society for the Study of Symbolic Interaction (SSSI), affiliate of the National Communication Association (NCA), announces an annual competition for the Ellis-Bochner Award for best published article, essay, or book chapter in Autoethnography and Personal Narrative Research. The SSSI-NCA Affiliate welcomes nominations/submissions of published works that advance, reflect, and/or expand perspectives on autoethnography and/or personal narrative in the spirit of Ellis and Bochner’s scholarship. Submitted works will be evaluated in terms of the following criteria: (1) originality; (2) creativity and quality of narration; (3) evocative writing; (4) engagement with human emotionality and subjectivity; and (5) significance of contribution to the field and/or to social justice. The award review committee welcomes publications that experiment with novel forms of expressing lived experience, including literary, performative, autobiographical, poetic, multi-voiced, dialogic, and co-constructed representations of lived experience.

Evaluation will be administered by the following review committee:

Dr. Aisha Durham, University of South Florida
Dr. Bryant Alexander, Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles
Dr. Elissa Foster, DePaul University
Dr. Christopher N. Poulos, University of North Carolina, Greensboro

Eligibility: Single and co-authored works published in any academic or trade outlet. To be considered, a submission must have a publication date within the two calendar years prior to the year the award is given (2020 and 2021).

Method for submission
1. Those interested should send PDF of their work, with a short abstract and a cover letter including the e-mail addresses and institutional affiliations of the authors to pruitjc@sfasu.edu<mailto:pruitjc@sfasu.edu>.

The application deadline is April 30, 2022.  The award winner will be notified by November 1, 2022.

If you have questions about the award, please contact John Pruit at pruitjc@sfasu.edu<mailto:pruitjc@sfasu.edu>.

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John C. Pruit
Department of Anthropology, Geography and Sociology
Stephen F. Austin State University
332 Liberal Arts North
Nacogdoches, TX 75962

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New Article: ““I Say I Work at the University”: Norwegian Professors and Passing as Interaction Ritual” by Anders Vassenden and Ingrid Rusnes #SSSI #Sociologylens https://doi.org/10.1002/symb.583

Using qualitative interviews, Vassenden and Rusnes examine Norwegian professors’ everyday self-presentation and leave their occupation undisclosed before cautiously negotiating possible disclosure.

Using Goffman’s treatise of passing with interaction ritual and facework, the paper suggests that while “(soft) self-protection is one concern for professors, they also pass for additional reasons: protecting interactants from insecurity or discomfort and preventing imbalance and “fuss.””


SSSI Members can download the article HERE
To join SSSI and subscribe to Symbolic Interaction please click HERE

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The 38th Annual Qualitative Analysis Conference and Couch-Stone Symposium – Extended Deadline: 17 December 2021 #sssi #sociology #conference

Deadline for the Submission of Abstracts: December 17th, 2021

Please find below the call for papers for the 38th Annual Qualitative Analysis Conference and Couch-Stone Symposium.  You will note that this year the Qualitatives and the Couch-Stone Symposium are paired and we look forward to the wonderful spirit these communities bring together.

Please feel free to circulate widely!

The 38th Annual Qualitative Analysis Conference and Couch-Stone Symposium:  

Analytic Schema and Getting Close

Memorial University of Newfoundland

St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada

June 22-24, 2022

In 1985, Herbert Blumer sent a message to the Qualitatives conference, which was printed in the program that year.  At a time when symbolic interactionists were side-lined as interpretivists interested only in the micro, he sent this cheering message as we embarked on a journey of exploring the macro through the micro, of unearthing generic social processes (Prus 1987). 

I am impressed very much by what you have in mind. Your objectives are excellent and your guiding rules are very much in order. Basically what is at stake is the question of how to see, to study, and to analyze human group life. The answer . . . is to probe into human group life as it is lived, to get intimately close to it, and to develop analytic schema that reflect honestly its empirical character. In my opinion, the prevailing approaches in the social and psychological sciences do not do this successfully, chiefly because of an unwillingness to get close to what is going on and then a reliance on substituting guess work and untested images. . . I wish you the greatest of success in you undertaking!

As qualitative researchers, we are committed to “getting close.”  As Gary Alan Fine advocates, we must turn to the micro to study the macro.  As such, groups emerge as a “hinge,” mediating influence, contingencies, and constraints of the macro on the micro and vice versa.  We can move beyond conversations, then, of the macro and the micro dichotomy by studying groups and, as Blumer suggests, developing analytic schema and uncovering Robert Prus’ generic social processes.  

We invite papers in the spirit of Blumer’s message, as well as any qualitative research papers unrelated to the theme

We are pleased to announce that Dr. Gary Alan Fine, Northwestern University, will present the Keynote Address and we are pleased to feature further plenaries by Dr. Waverly Duck and Dr. Susie Scott.

Abstracts can be submitted online at www.qualitatives.ca/submit-abstract. If you have any questions, please contact us at thequalitatives@gmail.com.

Lisa-Jo K. van den Scott, Memorial University

Jeffrey van den Scott, Memorial University

Deana Simonetto, University of British Columbia

Steven Kleinknecht, Brescia University College

Antony Puddephatt, Lakehead University

Foroogh Mohammadi, Memorial University of Newfoundland

Pouya Morshedi, Memorial University of Newfoundland

Ex-officio: Natalia Ruiz-Junco, Auburn University

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SSSI Notes (Newsletter) Vol.49(3)

The Society for the Study of Symbolic Interaction (#sssi) has just published the latest edition of its newsletter. SSSI NOTES Vol.49(3) can be downloaded by clicking on the image below.

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The 38th Annual Qualitative Analysis Conference and Couch-Stone Symposium

Dear Folks,

 

Please find below the call for papers for the 38th Annual Qualitative Analysis Conference and Couch-Stone Symposium.  You will note that this year the Qualitatives and the Couch-Stone Symposium are paired and we look forward to the wonderful spirit these communities bring together.

Please feel free to circulate widely!

The 38th Annual Qualitative Analysis Conference and Couch-Stone Symposium:  

Analytic Schema and Getting Close

 

Memorial University of Newfoundland

St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada

June 22-24, 2022

Abstract Submission Deadline: Friday, November 19, 2021

In 1985, Herbert Blumer sent a message to the Qualitatives conference, which was printed in the program that year.  At a time when symbolic interactionists were side-lined as interpretivists interested only in the micro, he sent this cheering message as we embarked on a journey of exploring the macro through the micro, of unearthing generic social processes (Prus 1987). 

I am impressed very much by what you have in mind. Your objectives are excellent and your guiding rules are very much in order. Basically what is at stake is the question of how to see, to study, and to analyze human group life. The answer . . . is to probe into human group life as it is lived, to get intimately close to it, and to develop analytic schema that reflect honestly its empirical character. In my opinion, the prevailing approaches in the social and psychological sciences do not do this successfully, chiefly because of an unwillingness to get close to what is going on and then a reliance on substituting guess work and untested images. . . I wish you the greatest of success in you undertaking!

As qualitative researchers, we are committed to “getting close.”  As Gary Alan Fine advocates, we must turn to the micro to study the macro.  As such, groups emerge as a “hinge,” mediating influence, contingencies, and constraints of the macro on the micro and vice versa.  We can move beyond conversations, then, of the macro and the micro dichotomy by studying groups and, as Blumer suggests, developing analytic schema and uncovering Robert Prus’ generic social processes.  

We invite papers in the spirit of Blumer’s message, as well as any qualitative research papers unrelated to the theme

We are pleased to announce that Dr. Gary Alan Fine, Northwestern University, will present the Keynote Address and we are pleased to feature further plenaries by Dr. Waverly Duck and Dr. Susie Scott.

Abstracts can be submitted online at www.qualitatives.ca/submit-abstract. If you have any questions, please contact us at thequalitatives@gmail.com.

Lisa-Jo K. van den Scott, Memorial University

Jeffrey van den Scott, Memorial University

Deana Simonetto, University of British Columbia

Steven Kleinknecht, Brescia University College

Antony Puddephatt, Lakehead University

Foroogh Mohammadi, Memorial University of Newfoundland

Pouya Morshedi, Memorial University of Newfoundland

Ex-officio: Natalia Ruiz-Junco, Auburn University

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2021 SSSI Awards

At the 2021 SSSI Annual Meeting (online) we held a virtual award ceremony to hand over the prestigious awards of the Society.

2021 George Herbert Mead Award

Winner: E. Doyle McCarthy

2021 Selection Committee
Chair: Robert Dingwall
Committee members: Ruth Horowitz & Dirk vom Lehn

Charles Horton Cooley Book Award

Winner: Anne Warfield Rawls and Waverly Duck “Tacit Racism” (The University of Chicago Press)

2021 Selection Committee
Chair: Anne Nassauer
Committee members: Elijah Anderson & Sidsel Vive Jensen

Herbert Blumer Award for Best Graduate Student Paper

Winner: Alexander Hoppe

for his paper “The Microsociology of Aesthetic Evaluation: Beauty or Attractiveness on the Catwalk?”

21 Selection Committee
Chair: Fangheyue Amber Ma
Committee members: Baptiste Brossard & Joe Cleary

Helena Lopata Mentor Excellence Award

Winner: Timothy Hallett (Indiana University Bloomington)

Selection Committee
Chair: J. Patrick Williams
Committee members: Matthew Hughey & Trinh Luu

The Kathy Charmaz Early-In-Career Award

Winner: Baptiste Brossard

Selection Committee
Chair: J. Sumerau
Committee members: Katie Cooper & Lain Mathers

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2021 SSSI Annual Meetings (Online) – Final Program #sssi #sociology

2021 ANNUAL MEETING OF

THE SOCIETY FOR THE STUDY OF SYMBOLIC INTERACTION

AUGUST 5-8, 2021

“Socialization and Inequalities across the Life Course: New Directions for Interactionist Scholarship.”

FINAL PROGRAM

Instructions for joining virtual sessions:

There are two ways to join each session via Zoom.

  1. Each session has a Zoom link embedded in the phrase: “Click here for Zoom link.”
  2. Each session’s Zoom meeting ID is listed with the session in the program. Just click “Join Meeting” in Zoom and enter this ID number when prompted.
  3. There is a passcode for all sessions. It has been shared with all registered participants.

THURSDAY, AUGUST 5TH: 10:00-11:30AM EASTERN U.S.

Paper Session #1: Socialization and Inequalities

Click here for the Zoom link. Meeting ID: 863 6153 7534.

“Cognitive Reasons for Social Inequalities?” Eve Gardien, Rennes University.

“Socialization and Whiteness: Lies Our Teachers Taught Us,” J. I. (Hans) Bakker,

“Studying Teaching Interactions Online,” Whitney DeCamp, Brian Horvitz, Regina Garza Mitchell, Megan Kowalske, and Cherrelle Singleton, Western Michigan University.

Presider: Judson Everitt, Loyola University Chicago

Paper Session #2: Meaning Making through Media Representations

Click here for the Zoom Link. Meeting ID: 845 6546 7767.

“Skipping the Main Course: Depictions of Single Women in Film,” Kimberly Phillips, Memorial University in St. John’s, Newfoundland.

“A Place for Contention: The Representation of The Places of Contention in Iranian Cinema

During The Reform Era (1997-2005),” Pouya Morshedi, Memorial University in St. John’s, Newfoundland.

“The Neighbours’ Relationships Transformation along with the Dwelling Pattern Shifts in Iran: A Qualitative Content Analysis of Iranian Movies (1969-2009),” Foroogh Mohammadi, Memorial University in St. John’s, Newfoundland.

“Al-Hollywood: Narratives of Despair and Glorification of the Caliphate from ISIS Affiliated Women in the Al-Hol Camp,” Henriette Frees Esholdt, Lund University.

Presider: Lisa-Jo Van Den Scott, Memorial University in St. John’s Newfoundland

Paper Session #3: Identities, Intersectionality, and Meaning Making in Total Institutions

Click here for the Zoom Link. Meeting ID: 841 1489 9143.

“Intersectionality and Military Identity,” Kenya Massey, University of Missouri – Columbia.

“U.S. Military Members’ Perceptions of Male Sexual Victimization,” Aspen Dyer,  Cal State Fullerton.

Presider: Aspen Dyerm Cal State Fullerton

THURSDAY, AUGUST 5TH: 12:00-1:30PM EASTERN U.S.

Paper Session #4: Symbolic Interaction, Racism, and Anti-Racism

Click here for the Zoom Link. Meeting ID: 876 9278 0826.

“Anti-Black Biases in Jury Selection,” Elise DeCamp and Whitney DeCamp

“Growing Up with Racism in Southern Iran,” Nasim Basiri and Richard Mitchell, Oregon State University.

Presider: Staci Newmahr, SUNY – Buffalo State

Paper Session #5: Interactionist Studies of Health Professions and Caregiving

Click here for the Zoom Link. Meeting ID: 881 4741 5137.

“An Interactionist Approach to the Professional Socialization of Work Devotion,” Alexandra Vinson, University of Michigan.

“Anomalous Bereavement Patterns, Complicated Grief, and Family Organization in Caregivers of Terminally Ill Cancer Patients,” Lillian Platten, Loyola University Chicago.

Maintaining Cisnormative Accountability: Medical Providers’ Negotiation of Transgender

Healthcare,” William C. Stallings a,b , Nik M. Lampe c, e, and Emily S. Mann d,e

a South Carolina Honors College, University of South Carolina.

Presider: Amanda Gengler, Wake Forest University

THURSDAY, AUGUST 5TH: 1:45-3:15PM EASTERN

Paper Session #6: Interaction and Intimacy

Click here for the Zoom Link. Meeting ID: 832 9556 1035.

“‘I Just Don’t Feel Any Pride in It:’ The Politics of Identifying as Asexual,” Mary Underwood, University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

“Touch me if you can: Intimate bodies at Cuddle Parties,” Cornelia Mayr.

“AI and Sex Robots: An Examination of the History and Technologization of Sexuality,” Keif Godbout-Kinney, Memorial University in St. John’s, Newfoundland.

Presider: Stacey Hannem, Wilfrid Laurier University

Paper Session #7: Interactions, Organizations, and Institutions

Click here for the Zoom Link. Meeting ID: 869 7471 2816.

“‘I say I work at the University’. Norwegian Professors, Non-academic Encounters, and Passing as Interaction Ritual,” Anders Vassenden, University of Stavenger.

“Inhabited Institutions and Geographic Arbitrariness in Capital Prosecution,” Jeffery T. Ulmer and Gary Zajac,  Penn State University.

“Emotional Work as an Element of Organizational Identification,” Beata Pawlowska, University of Lodz.

Presider: Judson Everitt, Loyola University Chicago

Special Session #1: Teaching Symbolic Interaction

Click here for the Zoom Link. Meeting ID: 825 7812 3317.

The underlying goal for symbolic interactionists is to produce theoretical accounts that promote mutual understanding in order to facilitate cross-group communication. Pioneers of the perspective saw promise in its potential to overcome social problems stemming from a problem in communicating between groups. Papers in this session will explore symbolic interaction to show how the perspective can be utilized in the classroom to instill a greater sense of appreciation for diversity. These papers argue for continued use of the perspective towards overcoming ideological barriers to learning, or papers that introduce new pedagogical techniques taking a SI approach. These papers also examine the use of SI in promoting discussion on current political divides, sex and sexuality, race, gender, social theory, rural and urban issues, issues in online teaching, and other topics.

“Lynda Barry and Other Graphic Novelists in Teaching Social Problems,” Laurie Linhart, Des Moines Area Community College

“Pragmatism, Praxis, and Pedagogy,” Lukas Szrot, Bemidji State University

“Applying a Sociological Imagination towards Understanding the College Classroom,” Aimee Zoeller, Indiana University Columbus

“Roleplaying as Pedagogy,” Christopher T. Conner, University of Missouri Columbia

Presider/Organizer: Chris Conner, University of Missouri, Columbia and David R. Dickens University of Nevada, Las Vegas

THURSDAY, AUGUST 5TH: 3:30-5:00PM EASTERN

Paper Session #8: Police, Policing, and the Social Construction of “Danger”

Click here for the Zoom Link. Meeting ID: 821 5994 4639.

“Police(ing) Danger: Construction and Management of Risk by Law Enforcement when Responding to Intimate Partner Violence,” Devon Thacker Thomas, California State University, Fullerton.

“Police, Mental Illness and Stigma: The Unresolvable Contradiction of Othering,” Stacey Hannem, Wilfrid Laurier University and Christopher J. Schneider, Brandon University.

Presider: Judson Everitt, Loyola University Chicago

Paper Session #9: Culture, Identities, and Interaction

Click here for the Zoom Link. Meeting ID: 878 5104 8997.

“Music in the Course of Life,” Joseph Kotarba, Texas State University.

“Study of Simulacra in Adult Dolls Owners’ Communities of North America,” Ehsan Mohammadi, Memorial University in St. John’s, Newfoundland.

Presider: Joseph Kotarba, Texas State University.

THURSDAY, AUGUST 5TH: 5:00-6:00PM EASTERN U.S.

Cocktail Hour – All are Welcome (BYO, obviously)

Click here for the Zoom Link. Meeting ID: 837 4283 0474.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 6TH: 9:00-10:30AM EASTERN U.S.

Paper Session #10: Meaning Making and Politicalization

Click here for the Zoom Link. Meeting ID: 883 0264 9589.

“The Less Agreeable Side of Charisma: Incredulous Onlooking and Anti-structural Power,” Paul Joosse, University of Hong Kong.

“Mask Burning Protests as Disalignment Ceremonies,” Eric Silva, Georgia Southern University.

“Signifying Aggrieved White Selves: Trump Supporters’ Racial Identity Work,” Douglas Schrock, Shantel Gabrieal Buggs, Bertan Buyokozturk, Kristen Erichsen, and Andre Ivey, Florida State University.

Presider: Eric Silva, Georgia Southern Univerity

Paper Session #11: Moralities and Identities

Click here for the Zoom Link. Meeting ID: 873 6120 4848.

“The Impossibly Good Doctor,” Tania M. Jenkins, University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill.

“The Moral Economy in Homeless Communities,” Sarah Werman, Tulane University.

“‘I Didn’t Think it Could Ever Happen to Me’: Perceptions of Identity Theft Victims,” Dylan Reynolds, University of Guelph.

“Moralizing Reentry Work: How Ex-offender Reentry Workers Use Identity Talk to Present a Moral Self,” Andre Ivey, Florida State University.

Presider: Alexandra Hope Vinson, University of Michigan

Session #12: Professional Socialization and Life Course Transitions

Click here for the Zoom Link. Meeting ID: 837 8790 9492.

“The Professionalization of Video Game Designers in Singapore: Views from Social Identity and Role Identity Theories,” J. Patrick Williams & Victoria Puay Ru Chua

“‘Everybody thinks that I’m crazy’: Biographical Disruptions among Former Elite Athletes,” Deana Simonetto, University of British Columbia, Okanagan, Michelle Tucsok, University of British Columbia, Okanagan.

“Embodiment, Sensibility, and Anticipatory Socialization,” Jacqueline Low, University of New Brunswick.

“The Horizontal Call: Social Factors and Social Influences on the Call to Ministry,” Erin F. Johnston, Duke University.

Presider: J. Patrick Williams, Nanyang Technological University

Special Session #2: Gay Urban Place Making From The Gayborhood and Beyond

Click here for the Zoom Link. Meeting ID: 885 5238 6761.

This session examines gay urban enclaves known colloquially as gayborhoods.

“The Sociology of the Gayborhood: An Overview,” Christopher T. Conner, University of Missouri, Columbia, and David Dickens University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

“The Whiteness of Queer Urban Placemaking,” Theo Green, Bowdoin College.

“Beyond the Homonormative Framework,” Magdalena Wojciechowska, Lodz University

Presider: Daniel Okamura, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Organizer: Christopher T. Conner, University of Missouri, Columbia

FRIDAY, AUGUST 6TH: 10:45AM-12:15PM EASTERN U.S.

SSSI Business Meeting

Zoom Link. Meeting ID: 874 0356 7962.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 6TH: 1:00-2:30PM EASTERN U.S.

Special Session #3: Honoring the Life and Career of Dr. Kathy Charmaz

Click here for the Zoom link. Meeting ID: 889 7057 8996.

Session Organizer: Adele Clark, University of California, San Francisco

SATURDAY, AUGUST 7TH: 9:00-10:00AM EASTERN U.S.

Coffee Hour

Click here for the Zoom link. Meeting ID: 830 8136 3195.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 7TH: 10:30AM-12:00PM EASTERN U.S.

Special Session #4: Antiracism in Academia

Click here for the Zoom link. Meeting ID: 827 3385 3082.

Antiracism in Academia

Staci Newmahr

SUNY Buffalo State

This session explores current work on antiracism, and how we can do antiracist work from within the academy.  Part informational session and part workshop, the session will provide a brief introduction to core arguments and ideas in the recent and relevant literature, as well as an opportunity to explore, discuss and share opportunities for antiracist work in our teaching, scholarship and service.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 7TH: 12:45-2:15PM EASTERN U.S.

Paper Session #13A: Theorizing Symbolic Interaction and Social Psychology

Click here for the Zoom link. Meeting ID: 886 1186 2687.

“Symbolic Interactionism and the Social Psychological Knowledge,” Yolanda Zografova, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences.

“Authenticity and agency: a qualitative study of university students,” Ramón Menéndez, La Trobe University.

“Socialization of Witch-Believers in Early Modern Europe: In Relation to Episodic, Cultural Manifestations,” Gordon Chang, Western Illinois University, Noah Faingold, University of Illinois Springfield.

Presider: Judson Everitt, Loyola University Chicago

Paper Session #13B: Theorizing Symbolic Interaction and Social Psychology

Click here for the Zoom Link. Meeting ID: 860 5187 6758.

“Culture in Situational Stratification: Social Inequality in Face-to-Face Encounters,” Roscoe Scarborough, College of Coastal Georgia.

“Micropolitics of Interaction Ritual: Microaggression as Power and Disruption,” JL Johnson, Bethel University.

Presider: Patrick McGinty, Western Illinois University

Paper Session #14: Interactionist Studies of Culture and Cultural Objects

Click here for the Zoom Link. Meeting ID: 886 2480 4393. 

“Spatial Fusion: Extending Homes Across Houses,” Lisa-Jo van den Scott, Memorial University of Newfoundland

“I Spent Two Minutes Sightseeing, Three Hours Retouching My Photos”: The Shifted Tourist Gaze as Self-Examination,” Fangheyue (Amber) Ma, University of South Florida.

“How materials shape the interactions between architecture and its users?,” Piotr Pawłowski, Lodz University of Technology, Poland.

“Aesthetic Inspiration as a Micro Foundation for Action: Anticipation and Receptivity in Fashion Design,” Alexander Hoppe, University of Pennsylvania.

Presider: Michael Borer, UNLV

Special Session #5: Neglected Theorists of Color in Symbolic Interaction

Click here for the Zoom Link. Meeting ID: 862 3480 3391.

This session examines social theorists of color and other marginalized backgrounds, whose ideas have been forgotten, lost, or misrepresented. Papers presented here will address those theorists whose work has been undeservedly marginalized (i.e. Sojourner Truth, Web Du Bois, Anna Julia Cooper, Charles S. Johnson, E. Frankl Frzier, Audre Lorde, and others). While our focus here is on theorists marginalized based on their racial identity, in the spirit of togetherness we welcome papers from other marginalized backgrounds (queer scholars, women, and other minority groups). Our preference is for papers oriented towards interpretive social science (i.e. pragmatist philosophy, symbolic interaction, critical interactionism, queer interactionism, feminist interactionism, and many others). Papers will first provide a brief biographical sketch (including an explanation as to why they are a marginalized theorist), a summary of theoretical contribution(s), and a social problem or issue that can be explained by utilizing the theorists’ work.​

“The Importance and Marginalization of Theorists of Color in Sociology,” Jonathan Jiménez, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

“Bridges or Boundaries? W.E.B. Du Bois and a Sociology Hesitant,” James M. Thomas, University of Mississippi

“Black Interactionists Matter: Black scholarly contributions on language, meaning, and interaction,” Jasmon Bailey, University of Maryland

“Pragmatism and Black Political Consciousness,” Julien C. Grayer Lecturer University of Missouri, Columbia

SATURDAY, AUGUST 7TH: 4:00-5:30PM EASTERN U.S.

2021 SSSI Distinguished Lecture

Click here for the Zoom Link. Meeting ID: 882 7914 1140.

Ruby Mendenhall, Ph.D.

University of Illinois – Urbana Champaign

Title: “Racial Inequalities Across the Life Course: Meaning Making & Resilience”

SATURDAY, AUGUST 7TH: 5:30-7:00PM EASTERN U.S.

Awards Ceremony and Reception

Click here for the Zoom Link. Meeting ID: 873 0941 1896.

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