CFP – BSA Early Career Theorists’ Symposium (29th May, 2015, Goldsmiths)

Submission DEADLINE: 27th January, 2015

We invite early-career sociologists across all research areas to submit abstracts for the 3rd Early Career Theorists’ Symposium (ECT). Submissions from advanced PhD students are also welcome.

ECT is a special one-day symposium for up-and-coming theorists, organized by the Theory Study Group of the British Sociological Association. This symposium brings together sociologists at a relatively early stage in their careers, who work on theory or are engaged in original theoretical work as part of their ongoing research.

The papers will be discussed by:

Les Back (Goldsmiths), Manali Desai (Cambridge), and Steph Lawler (York)
The abstract submission must contain:
(1) name, title, and contact information of the author; (2) a paper title; (3) a 500-word abstract of the paper; the abstract should include the key theoretical contribution of the paper and an outline of the argument. (4) three or more descriptive keywords.

To encourage a wide range of submissions, there is no designated theme for the symposium. Instead, papers will be grouped into sessions based on emergent themes and discussants’ areas of interest and expertise.

A closing panel of not-so-early career theorists will comment on the day and discuss the present trends of sociological theory. This panel will be composed of:

Hannah Jones (Warwick),
Dariusz Gafijczuk (Newcastle), and
Raphael Schlembach (Sussex)

Please, send submissions to the organizers, Francisco Calafate-Faria, Goldsmiths College ( and Silvia Pasquetti, University of Cambridge ( with the phrase “ECT submission” in the subject line.

Invitations to present will be sent by February 10th. You should plan to share a 6,000-word paper by April 10th.

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