The 2021 Congress of the Swiss Sociological Association (SSA)

Social Justice in times of uncertainty

June 28—30 2021

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

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

Submit your proposal here !

We are currently accepting proposals for organizing semi-plenaries and paper sessions, among other formats (timing for these sessions will be approximately 1.5 hours). The call for individual papers and abstracts will follow in a second phase, based on what paper session proposals have been accepted. This year, we are also opening up the program to other formats. Should you have any other ideas, we look forward to receiving them. The final decision on sessions will be made based on time and space availability.

  • Semi-plenary: 2-3 sessions take place in parallel and usually involve three main speaker presentations, followed by a discussion. Please include the title of the overall semi-plenary session, an introduction to the theme, as well as information on the speakers you plan to include (names, affiliations and bios). The organizers of semi-plenary sessions are responsible for the coverage of invited speakers’travel cost and to seek potential financial support if needed
  • Paper session: these are sessions for which we will be inviting paper presentation abstracts in a second phase. Each Swiss research network is guaranteed a paper session track. Please include the title of your paper session; you may include possible papers/authors, but this is not obligatory.
  • Book presentation: If you have a book coming out and would like to present it at the conference, please include the title, (expected) publication date, the publisher and a brief summary of the book.
  • (Short) film screening and discussion: if you would like to present a (short) film and moderate a discussion, please include the title of the film, a description, any speakers, and the duration of the film. You must also indicate whether you can secure the rights for a public viewing.
  • Roundtable discussion: if you would like to invite non-academic actors in a discussion at the interface of science and society, please provide a title, brief description, and a set of suggested speakers (names, affiliations and bios).
  • Anything else you would like to organize, either in person or virtually? Let us know.


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