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BSA Virtual Annual Conference 2024:  Crisis, Continuity and Change

3-5 April 2024

Plenary Speakers

Photo of Ruha Benjamin.
Ruha Benjamin
Princeton University

Photo of Lynne Segal.
Lynne Segal
Birkbeck, University of London

AI Panel:
  Jenny Davis, Vassilis Galanos, Susan Halford, Dan McQuillan and Lucy Suchman

About the Event

Crisis, continuity and change operate at many levels: in the home, in the workplace, in different communities and countries, and globally. We are living in a time of fluidity marked by crises and changes, but also continuity of power and prevailing social hierarchies.

Global societies are encountering crises on many levels, acutely so in the Global South, all of which combine and create challenges that interweave with existing power structures. It is most often minoritised groups that are disproportionately affected by crises that are environmental, social, economic, or because of conflict and war. Agency is not lost, however, as digital and physical social movements emerge to challenge political apathy in the face of crisis.

What can sociologists say about crises on any scale? What are their social origins and social consequences? How can sociology more generally capture the fluidity of our times? How can it contribute to positive political and social change?

We welcome contributions on any aspect of sociology and encourage proposals which challenge usual modes of delivery. As this conference is virtual, we especially hope to see many proposals from researchers who would ordinarily not be able to present at a face-to-face conference, for example due to geographical location, disability or caring commitments.

Important Dates

  • Abstract submission deadline: Friday, 13 October 2023 *extended deadline*
  • Presenter booking deadline: Friday, 2 February 2024
  • Early booking deadline:  Monday, 19 February 2024
  • Presenter pre-recording submission deadline: Monday, 19 February 2024