The 2021 Congress of the Swiss Sociological Association (SSA)

Social Justice in times of uncertainty

June 28—30 2021

University of Geneva  |  UNIGE
Geneva School of Social Work, University of Applied Sciences and Arts Western Switzerland — Geneva  |  HETS, HES-SO Genève

With the participation of the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies

Call for abstracts

We have accepted 20 semi-plenary sessions (including three books presentations, one round table and two film screening & discussions) and 43 paper sessions. Most proposals are in English, some in French and German (we kept the original language of each submitted proposal). We feel that Switzerland is well represented with propositions from Universities and Universities of Applied Sciences and with some international guests. We warmly thank all the contributors!

We invite now paper proposals to the sessions collected in the Book of proposals & Call for abstracts.

To submit an abstract proposal (max 500 words, without references) to a paper session, please use the email of the organizers of the session indicated at the bottom of each proposal and send a word document with your abstract and contact details (name, email, address and institutional affiliation).

Download the Book of proposals & Call for abstracts


Deadline for abstract submissions: 29th January 2021  NEW DEADLINE : 05th February, 2021

Your abstract proposal will be evaluated by the organizers of the paper session. You will receive the acceptance letters and finalized program in March 2021. Online registrations to the congress will start at this date. Once again given the organizational challenges posed by the current pandemic, we must prepare for the possibility of adapting the modalities for this conference. If the situation still requires so, respect for distances will be ensured, as well as wearing masks during any events where this is not the case. Moreover, a hybrid, semi-virtual solution may be needed to enable as many people as possible to participate in and enrich the congress in the best possible conditions.

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