We are pleased to share with you the online program for the XIX ISA World Congress of Sociology, which will be held in Toronto, Canada this summer – July 15-21, 2018! You can browse the Program by day, by groups and by person index or you may search for particular presentations by typing key words, an author’s name, or the title. Here is the direct link to the scheduling details of the RC09 sessions and oral presentations.
Please note that the RC09 Business meeting will be held on Tuesday, 17 July 2018: 17:30-19:20. Location: 104D (MTCC NORTH BUILDING).
As the Toronto 2018 ISA Congress is approaching, you may want to learn more about its participants. In our last Newsletter issue, we have added a new section – the information about the current research projects and grants of the RC09 members. You can also find references (and sometimes full texts) of the recently published and forthcoming RC09 member publications on this website or in our RC09 Newsletter issues. For the curious ones, we encourage you to see (or remind yourself) the results of a very interesting initiative – the RC09 members’ survey 2016 – prepared by Josh Dubrow. The main goal of this survey is to understand the research interests of RC09 members, their daily life of scholars and attitudes toward the role of ISA RC09 in their lives.
The call for content for the next issue of our Newsletter will be announced soon. Stay tuned!
The registration for the XIX ISA World Congress of Sociology is now open. Do not miss the date! In order to be included in the program, the ISA congress participants must pay a full registration fee before March 20, 2018. All ISA members benefit from a discount registration fee. If you plan to renew or acquire ISA membership, remember that the processing takes 2 to 3 days. Read more about the Congress registration fees and ISA membership.
It is our great pleasure to announce the new RC09 Newsletter – the first issue with the new editor Zophia Edwards, Assistant Professor of Sociology, Providence College. Here are couple words about the new issue from the editor:
[Our 2017 Newsletter] contains a special opening by RC 09 Co-President Ulrike Schuerkens, a provocative piece by co-President Habibul H. Khondker, information about the RC 09 sessions in the upcoming ISA World Congress in Toronto, and recent publications by RC 09 members. Special thanks to all who sent submissions.
The list of RC09 sessions at the ISA World Congress in Toronto 2018 is already available online. Current and diverse – the issues covered by seventeen (!) RC09 sessions open possibilities for many interesting individual presentations in the field of social transformations and development. The call for paper abstracts just opened, so there is still plenty of time to carefully read RC09 session abstracts, select the session most suitable for your research interests and think about individual presentations (see guidelines for presenters). The deadline for selecting a session and submitting paper abstracts is September 30, 2017.
ISA announced the Worldwide Competition for Junior Sociologists. The winners will be offered a travel grant to participate in the World Congress in Toronto 2018! If you obtained your MA degree less than 10 years ago – do not miss the opportunity to apply.
The procedure is simple and the prize very appealing. Why not try?
We encourage you to send your original and not-yet-published academic paper (up to 6,000 words) on social transformations and sociology of development to the Competition Committee. For more details press here. We will just add that the deadline is March 31, 2017.