Conferences Announcements and Conference Calls for Abstracts/Proposals/Papers
CONFERENCE AND CALL FOR PAPERS
Welcome to the 43rd Annual Conference!
Call for Papers:
Chronic illness and disease constitute major societal problems in the United States. These problems include, but are not limited to, obesity, diabetes, HIV/AIDS, and cancer. Marginalized populations, and people of color in particular, are disproportionately affected by chronic illness. These populations are also less likely to have access to or receive appropriate and timely care and treatment. These health disparities are socially and economically detrimental to the health of society at large. Given the gravity of growing health disparities it is without question that serious investigation by sociologists, economists, psychologists, health care workers, and scholars and practitioners from other disciplines is needed.
Call for Papers
African American Studies Symposium
Mississippi State University
Theme: The Social and Legal Construction of
African American Studies at Mississippi State University is organizing a symposium on the social and legal construction of whiteness. This is an interdisciplinary conference designed to bring together scholars from the humanities, social and behavioral sciences, and other fields to explore the making and meaning of a white identity. The conference goal is to interrogate "white as a biological construct," and assess the cultural, economic, historic, and political implications of what it means to be "white".
The symposium will be held in Starkville, on the campus of Mississippi State University, Colvard Student Union, Foster Ballroom, 2nd Floor. Conference attendees and participants are urged to register early for the conference, and pay a reduced rate of $65.00. The registration fee includes admission to all sessions and special events, including films, the banquet, and luncheon sessions. Registrations made after March 1 will be accepted, and on site registration, for $100.00.
For Registration: http://www.regonline.com/africanamericanstudiessymposium
A nightly group rate of $109, plus tax, will be provided at the Comfort Suites (located minutes from campus), 801 Russell Street, Starkville, MS by dialing 662-324-9595. The Butler Guest House located on the MSU campus can offer a nightly rate of $85 plus taxes by dialing 662-325-4140.
Keynote speakers are:
Abstracts consisting of 300 to 400 words, plus a one-page biography with education and publications, may be submitted electronically by December 14, 2012 to Linda Miller at firstname.lastname@example.org. (Paper copies may be sent to AAS Symposium, P.O. Box 846, Mississippi State, MS 39762.) Selections will be finalized by January 18, 2013. Direct all questions to the African American Studies office at 662-325-0587.
Critical Criminology & Justice Studies Conference Working Theme: The Promise of Radical Works and Social Justice: Berkeley Politics in the 21st Century Berkeley, CA - site to be determined February 7, 2013 9am – 5pmKeynote Address TBA Previous keynotes include: Gregg Barak, Eastern Michigan University Meda Chesney-Lind, University of Hawaii-Monoa Elliott Currie, University of California-Irvine Ray Michalowski, Northern Arizona University The Department of Sociology--Criminology & Justice Studies at California State University San Marcos, and the School of Public Affairs at San Diego State University will host a critical criminology & justice studies conference Thursday, February 7, 2013, in Berkeley, CA. This day-long event is the fifth in a conference series viewed as a grassroots effort to cultivate a critical criminology and justice studies collective in the western region of North America. The conference immediately precedes the opening reception for the Western Society of Criminology's annual meeting Feb. 7-9, 2013. (http://westerncriminology.org). We encourage you to participate in both conferences but please note that registration and submissions for the two conferences are independent processes. Email abstracts (300 words or less) to email@example.com by October 15, 2012. Please include full contact information and university/organization affiliation with your email submission. Registration Fee – Faculty/Non-student: $40.00 (includes meeting space, student support) Students are encouraged to attend and are not charged a registration fee. Registration accepted on-site. For further information, please contact Karen Glover @ (760)750-4170 or firstname.lastname@example.org.