Laboratory for PhD Students in Sociology. ISA XV International Laboratory for PhD Students in Sociology.
Theme: Struggles for Substantive Citizenship, Community Building in Troubled Times for Democracy
September 17-23, 2017
Applications: June 15, 2017
The International Sociological Association (ISA) invites applications from PhD students in sociology or interdisciplinary programs (with a strong sociology component) to attend the XVth ISA International Laboratory for PhD Students in Sociology to be organised jointly by the ISA, the Institute of Sociology at the University of Adam Mickiewicz of Poznan, and the Haverford Institute of Public Sociology in Poznan, Poland. Dr Suava Salameh, Director of the Haverford Institute of Public Sociology, will coordinate the Laboratory.
The region of Central and Eastern Europe in general, and Poland in particular, will join the list of hosts of the PhD Lab since the initiative's inception in 2000, thus aiding ISA's effort to expand the global community of young sociologists.
Central and Eastern Europe have undergone historic changes, spearheaded a quarter a century ago by the Solidarity movement in Poland, which led to the dismantling of socialism and a systemic transformation towards a market economy and democracy, concurrent with their integration into the European Union and an opening to the global world. These massive changes present a fruitful backdrop for a gathering of young sociologists from across the globe to develop frameworks promoting just and sustainable resource (re)distribution and greater inclusiveness in economic development and political processes around the world.
Struggles for Substantive Citizenship, Community Building in Troubled Times for Democracy will include a series of lectures delivered by leading sociologists from Poland and the international community. However, the core of the programme will be presentations by the students of their own work and subsequent discussion by students and faculty of the work. The theme for this Laboratory has been conceived in broad terms, and students’ research may focus on or be related in a variety of ways to one or more of its emphases and concerns.
The working language of the workshop will be English. Participants in the workshop should be able to understand and speak English well. The students who apply must be at an advanced stage of their doctoral studies; they should have made some progress with the collection of data and have commenced the writing their dissertations. The Laboratory is meant to contribute to the quality of each student's research project and final dissertation and thus students with nearly completed PhD are not eligible to participate.
Because of limitations on places, participants in any previous ISA Laboratory for doctoral students should abstain from applying.
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