Call for Papers

You are invited to submit abstracts for papers on the conference theme, but also on any other topic dear to your heart – in the tradition of our annual sociological conference.  Postgraduate students are particularly welcome.

Presentation time slots are limited, so we will be accepting no more than two presentations per author.

Streams

Social movements and resistance stream

Social movements, resistance, and activism profoundly influence societies and states. The current moment is witness to many struggles—ranging across the political spectrum, and from the local to the global. Historical struggles have shaped the present, and contemporary struggles point to different possible futures. In these uncertain times, it is important to ask what sociology can learn from social movements and resistance, and what role sociologists might play as activists.

The SAANZ conference 2018 will include a stream for papers addressing social movements and resistance. Some possible themes for this stream include:

  • The role of activist theorising/movement knowledge
  • Epistemologies of the global south
  • A social movements-centred sociology
  • The history of movements and resistance in Aotearoa New Zealand (and elsewhere)
  • Contemporary movements and resistance in Aotearoa New Zealand (and elsewhere)

Complicating Academia- Confronting oppression through critical theory and intersectionality stream

How does engaging with critical theory and educating for critical consciousness (Freire) within academia interrogate and confront multiple forms of oppression? In what ways does engaging (both theoretically and practically) with intersectionality and oppositional methodologies challenge white supremacy, racism, sexism, patriarchy, ableism, heteronormativity, (among others)? What can the discipline of sociology learn from conceptualising and situating critical theory, intersectionality, and praxis as vital components of scholar activism and societal transformation?

The SAANZ conference 2018 will include a stream for papers addressing Complicating academia: Confronting oppression, critical theory and intersectionality stream. Some possible themes for this stream include:

  • Naming and challenging racism and white supremacy in academia
  • Intersectionality and scholar-activist theorising and engagement
  • Educating for critical consciousness
  • Critical whiteness studies and sociology
  • Critical theory, praxis, and societal transformation
  • Critical theory as healing and love

When submitting an abstract for the conference be sure to indicate if you would like to be considered for inclusion in this stream.

Disrupting the social work narrative stream

Social work, social policy, and sociology papers covering:

  • Educating for critical consciousness
  • Critical theory, praxis, and societal transformation
    Decolonising social work- education and practice
  • Democratising social work education and research
  • Confronting class, critical theory and intersectionality
  • Confronting the child welfare/incarceration pipeline
  • Challenging racism in academia, policy and practice
  • Confronting invisibility of gender/ sexualities in social work academia
  • Scholar activist theorising and engagement
  • Critical approaches to big data and algorithm use in social policy and social work

If you would like to present a paper in this stream, please send abstracts to Liz Beddoe: e.beddoe@auckland.ac.nz

Abstract submission guidelines

Please submit all abstracts to Suzanne Lewis via email.

Abstracts should be no longer than 200 words, and should be presented as a word document as follows:

  • Length – 200 word maximum
  • Title font – times new roman, bold, 16 point, centred, followed by a line space
  • Author name – times new roman, bold, 12 point, centred
  • Author affiliation – times new roman, bold, 12 point, centred
  • Author email address – times new roman, bold, 12 point, centred
  • Name of stream for which this paper is to be considered (if applicable)
  • Abstract – times new roman, 12 point, left justified

Submit paper

To submit a paper, please email Suzanne Lewis: suzanne.lewis@vuw.ac.nz.

Please submit your abstract by 5 November 2018.