Call for papers: Section on the Sociology of Human Rights – Mentored Roundtables

The Human Rights section will be sponsoring mentored roundtables at the ASA meetings in Chicago in 2015! If your research is focused on human rights, please consider submitting an abstract (including works in progress), and your specific areas of interest to the session organizers, so that we may pair you with a more advanced scholar with shared interests for feedback and discussion. We encourage a wide variety of human rights frameworks, types, forms, and concepts, and we invite both students and junior scholars to submit. The Human Rights Sections roundtables are designed to ensure a productive engagement with your work!

As a special incentive to encourage scholars at all levels to take part in mentoring, we also offer the valuable opportunity of matching beginning scholars with early career scholars willing to serve as personal mentors. Personal mentors volunteer to provide critical feedback on academic writing drafts, share insight about navigating academia, discuss job market strategies, consult about developing and pitching book proposals, and/or suggest effective networking styles. Collaborative scholarship is also encouraged, though is not required. Due to time constraints, early career scholars may either submit an abstract as a mentee OR act as a mentor – submitting an abstract indicates you would like to be paired with a personal mentor.

Submissions should be made online, and will be accepted between Dec. 5, 2014 and January 7, 2015 (3:00 p.m. EST) for presentation at the ASA Annual Meetings in Chicago (August 22-25, 2015).

Submission information and links can be found here:


Any junior, advanced, or senior scholar desiring to participate as a Roundtable Mentor and/or Personal Mentor should contact the session organizers:

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