Mobilities Conference March 2014: Call for Papers

Mobilities: Flows, Ruptures, Intersections Bi-Annual Sociology Conference 2014

Location: University of Alberta

Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Dates: Friday, March 7 – Sunday, March 9, 2014 Keynote Speaker: Michael Burawoy President of the International Sociological Association (ISA)


The Sociology Graduate Students’ Association is now accepting abstract submissions for its 2014 conference titled Mobilities: Flows, Ruptures, Intersections, which will be hosted from Friday, March 7 – Sunday, March 9 at the University of Alberta.

Mobilities address a variety of movements, flows, and changes, as well as their interruptions. These forces permeate our lives due to the fact that the world does not stand still, and neither do our imaginations. Mobilities are mediated, differentiated, and controlled, becoming the object of political, economic, social, and moral struggles. Mobilities can be harnessed, privileged, and excluded. They shape and are shaped by the spaces around us, and are increasingly tied to our digital experiences.

We invite participants from across disciplines who engage with mobilities in their work and research to submit abstracts that address any aspect of the theme. Potential topics include:


Social movements and mobilization

Tourism and travel

Differential or alternate mobilities

Human geography

Spaces and the built environment

Telecommunications and mobile technologies Tracking (Im)mobile work Mapping Confinement, surveillance, and social control The mobility and fluidity of culture (Im)migration Embodiment Networks Capital The relation between mobilities and social theory


Please send abstracts of 150 words or less and a biography of 75 words or less to<> by Wednesday, January 15, 2014. Limited financial support is available for selected presenters; if you would like to be considered for this assistance, please indicate why and if there are other financial resources for which you are eligible.