The 2021 Congress of the Swiss Sociological Association (SSA)

Social Justice in times of uncertainty

June 28—30 2021
GENEVA

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

Who we are ?

The idea for this conference emerged as an extension to the Geneva Sociology Platform, which aims to foster exchanges between sociologists working in the city. Over the past three years, sociologists from different institutions working in Geneva have met on an annual basis in a forum to discuss common research themes and interests. Building on the momentum of this platform, two main institutions have come together to organize the next Congress of the Swiss Sociological Association in Geneva: the University of Geneva and the Haute Ecole de Travail Social de Genève (HETS GE/HES-SO). We are also delighted to have colleagues form the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies on our scientific committee in Geneva.

As Geneva was also the birthplace of the first sociology department in Switzerland, and given the experience of the University of Geneva in organizing past events, we are looking forward to hosting this new edition in the wider institutional setting of the City and Canton of Geneva. Past conferences of the SSS in Geneva include: 

2011: Democracy in turbulent times;
2009: Identité et transformations des modes de vie;
2001: Théories et interventions. 

 

Congress co-chairs

Milena Chimienti, HETS GE/HES-SO; Marlyne Sahakian, UNIGE

 

Geneva scientific committee members 

Aditya Bharadwaj, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Anthropology and Sociology of Development
Jean-Michel Bonvin, University of Geneva, department of Sociology
Milena Chimienti, University of Applied Sciences and Arts, School of Social Work Geneva
Murielle Darmon, CNRS dans le Centre européen de sociologie et de science politique (CNRS-EHESS-Paris I)
Julien Debonneville, University of Geneva, Gender Studies,
Arnaud Frauenfelder, University of Applied Sciences and Arts, School of Social Work Geneva
Valerie Hugentobler, University of Applied Sciences and Arts, School of Social work Lausanne
Marylène Lieber, University of Geneva, Gender Studies,
Graziella Moraes Silva, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Anthropology and Sociology of Development
Marlyne Sahakian, University of Geneva, department of Sociology

  

Organizational Committee 

Jean-Michel Bonvin, University of Geneva
Milena Chimienti, HETS GE/HES-SO
Irène Courtin, University of Geneva
Arnaud Frauenfelder, HETS GE/HES-SO
Géraldine Moynat, University of Geneva
Adriana Ramos, HETS GE/HES-SO
Marlyne Sahakian, University of Geneva

  

SSA Board members

Chair: Diaz-Bone Rainer, University of Luzerne
Felix Bühlmann, University of Lausanne
Milena Chimienti, University of Applied Sciences and Arts, School of Social Work Geneva
Oliver Nachtwey, University of Basel
Jörg Rössel, University of Zurich
Marlyne Sahakian, University of Geneva
Muriel Surdez, University of Fribourg
Christian Suter, University of Neuchatel
Leen Vandecasteele, University of Lausanne