Pre-Conference Workshop for Ph.D. Students

Sociological knowledge-making practices under scrutiny

The 28th NSA Conference focuses on the theme Knowledge-Making Practices and Sociology’s Global Challenge. The conference has a dazzling group of keynote speakers: Professors Raewyn Connell, Giampietro Gobo and Gurminder K. Bhambra. These leading scholars have all addressed vital concerns for how to keep sociology relevant in a globalizing world pestered by poverty, inequalities, violent oppositions and deep conflicts with roots in historic injustices. Their shared ambition is to consider how sociologists can study the world in ways that do not duplicate the prejudices that sustain its inequalities. The NSA Pre-Conference invites Nordic Ph.D. students interested in tackling this challenge to enter in dialogue with them. Regardless of their field of research, the junior scholars of today will be called for by their diverse publics to address the global issues and their local expressions.

In addition to attending to paper sessions with the conference’s keynote speakers, participants can attend a publishing workshop hosted by SAGE Publications. The social program also supports network building, which will help especially those attending the whole conference to have a rewarding experience.

This event is organized by the Nordic Sociological Association in collaboration with the Finnish University Partnership for International Development (UNIPID).

Sponsors: International Sociological Association and SAGE Publishing.

Time and place:
Wednesday, August 10, 2016, at 09.00-18.00
Swedish School of Social Science (Snellmaninkatu 12, 00014 University of Helsinki)


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The Nordic Sociological Association is an alliance of the national sociological associations in Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden.