PhD workshop 2016 // Call for papers // ISA RC48
Tuesday, January 12, 2016
CALL FOR PAPERS
ISA RC48 Social movements, collective action and social change
The aim of the ISA RC48 PhD Workshop is to invite international PhD students working in the field of social movements to discuss their doctoral projects in an open and helpful environment. Each participant will have the opportunity to present her/his doctoral project in a stimulating international setting and receive theoretical and methodological feedback from both senior and junior scholars as well other students. The Workshop will discuss recent developments in the field, publication and career strategies, and provide an opportunity to network with other social movements scholars within the ISA community.
The workshop welcomes submissions by PhD students at any stage of their PhD, as well as students who complete their PhD in 2016.
Proposals are welcome in the areas of social movements and collective action.
Proposals should be submitted in English in the form of extended abstracts. The abstracts should not exceed 1,000 words and should be submitted by January 15th, 2016. The abstract and a short CV (max 300 words) must be sent by email to one of the workshop organisers (see below).
Proposals will be selected by the Scientific Committee. Participants will be selected following a peer-review process and on the basis of scientific excellence of their proposal, but a fair balance between different regions and areas of social movements research will also be considered.
The PhD Students must be/become an ISA RC48 member before the Workshop.
The workshop will take place in Vienna just before the opening of the ISA Forum, July 10th, 2016.
All selected participants will be required to submit a full paper (no more than 8,000 words) in Word (not pdf) format by May 15th to the workshop organizers. This is essential in order to make sure that participants get the most of this workshop; papers will be circulated in advance and allocated to the discussants. Exception will be made for early stage doctoral students, from whom only short paper is required (no more than 3,000 words).
We plan to publish the best full papers in a book format.