Call for Papers

Program Theme: Sociology as Science and Vocation: In the Era of National Populism

2020 Eastern Sociological Society Annual Meeting
Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown
Philadelphia, PA
February 27 – March 1, 2020

The Eastern Sociological Society (ESS) calls for proposals for its 90th annual meeting, in Philadelphia, February 27 – March 1, 2020. While submissions bearing on the above program theme above are especially welcome, all topics of sociological significance will receive consideration. Formats for proposals are multiple and include:

  • Individual papers
  • Entire sessions on a particular topic
  • Workshops on innovative methods and techniques
  • Roundtable and poster session presentations
  • Author-meets-critics sessions
  • Mini-conferences (Must be fully constituted.) 

DEADLINES: All proposals, except mini-conferences, October 15, 2019. Mini-conferences, July 26th, 2019.

Mini-Conference submission is closed. Decisions will be announced shortly. Thank you to those who submitted.

To submit your proposal (other than a mini-conference) go to:    

400 word abstracts


The standard method of presentation for undergraduates will be posters that will be displayed in several separate sessions during the heart of the conference. Undergraduates interested in participating should select “Undergraduate Poster” in the submission portal and complete the submission by December 15.