Call for Abstracts: 9th Annual GSCS Student Conference

The UBC Graduate Student Council of Sociology (GSCS) seeks abstracts for its ninth annual interdisciplinary graduate conference taking place May 14, 2016 at the University of British Columbia (ICICS Building).

We invite participants to present research that “unsettles” or transforms existing knowledge about the social world. This event aims to bring together graduate students working within diverse areas of social science to think about the challenges and opportunities for conducting innovative research. How do you engage with long held traditions, orthodoxies, or boundaries in your discipline? What new areas or methodologies are you exploring in your research?

Potential topics include but are not limited to:

  • New twists on classic theories
  • Bridging fields through interdisciplinary research
  • Innovative research methods and sources of data
  • New questions around research ethics
  • Reflexivity and the “expert”-“lay” knowledge divide

Presentation-based panels mean no papers are required, and we welcome proposals at all stages of research. Presentations will be approximately 10 minutes long and will serve as intellectual platforms for group discussions about issues relating to the conference theme.

Submission Instructions:

  • Abstracts should be no more than 250 words
  • Please include your full name, discipline, affiliated university, and contact information
  • Abstracts should be single-spaced in .doc or .pdf format and sent electronically to with the subject heading “GSCS 2015 Conference Abstract”  

The deadline for abstracts is March 31st, 2016

Abstract submissions from all social science/humanities disciplines are welcome!

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