Description: This is a disciplinary conference in the field of psychology, which includes participation by the environmental psychology division (called the Society for Environmental Population & Conservation Psychology) and the Conservation Psychology interest area. It also features an interactive career fair designed to connect job seekers with professional resources and prospective employers, continuing education workshops on a variety of topics, and other activities.
The Annual meeting of the American Sociological Association usually has submission deadlines in early January. ASA asks for submissions full papers, not just abstracts, and the conference is usually in August.
Description: This is a disciplinary conference and the must-attend conference for sociologists, and it includes paper sessions, posters, and roundtable sessions. It’s a good place to present work on the environment and society from a sociological perspective. Since space for paper sessions is often limited, many presenters will be offered a spot in a roundtable presentation. These roundtable sessions are held in large rooms with many smaller tables; each presenter will sit at a table and describe their research, often with paper handouts. Each table has room for the people presenting papers and a few others. It’s a great format for giving your first presentation at a conference!
The employment services at the ASA annual meeting can be particularly valuable. If you’re on the job market for academic positions in sociology departments, you can sign up as a job seeker for an extra fee. Signing up as a job seeker grants you access to their employment system, where sociology programs post their upcoming job announcements (often before they’re available anywhere else) and were you can post your CV. One of the most valuable parts of their employment service is the pre-interview system. You can set up 20-minute preliminary interviews with sociology departments that are hiring; these interviews are good opportunities to introduce yourself to departments you’re interested in joining, and they can help you identify positions that fit well with your strengths.
The Environment and Technology section of ASA hosts sessions, roundtables, and usually has a section reception where you can meet other researchers in environmental sociology. Other sections of ASA that might be of interest: Collective Behavior and Social Movements; Community and Urban Sociology; Consumers and Consumption; Economic Sociology; Evolution, Biology and Society; Inequality, Poverty and Mobility; Political Economy of the World-System; Political Sociology; Population; Race, Gender and Class; Racial and Ethnic Minorities; Science, Knowledge and Technology; Sociological Practice and Public Sociology.
Description: The RSS is a professional social science association that promotes the generation, application, and dissemination of sociological knowledge, which seeks to enhance the quality of rural life, communities, and the environment.
RSS Research Interest Groups (RIGs) cover many topics of interest to the ESS lab, such as the Applied and Extension RIG, the Natural Resources RIG, and the Sociology of Agriculture and Food RIG, to name a few.
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