Social Theory Workshop Autumn 2016 Call for Papers

A new academic year is almost upon us and our call for papers is out.

We are currently accepting paper proposals for 2016-17 with a priority for those interested in presenting during Autumn (October through December) although those interested in the Winter and Spring will also be considered. Please send a short abstract or brief description along with a tentative title of your paper to by Friday, September 2nd. If your proposal is accepted, your paper will be due one week prior to your specific workshop date. We ask that workshop papers take the form of unfinished and/or unpublished works-in-progress. Forms of typical workshop papers include dissertation chapters, drafts of journal articles or book chapters, MA theses, and dissertation proposals.

In past years, our conversations at the workshop have addressed topics that include:

  • the relation between social and cultural transformations;
  • the politics of work and time;
  • feminism and contemporary capitalism;
  • the changing nature of global finance and financial crisis;
  • mass unemployment and the automation of production;
  • varieties of historical and contemporary religious, nationalist, and socialist political and social movements;
  • contemporary trends in global immigration;
  • social theories of race and ethnicity;
  • psychoanalysis as social theory;
  • the relation between colonialism and the global expansion of capital,
  • and, conceptual issues posed by neoliberalism.
The workshop will be scheduled from 6-8pm on alternate Thursdays at the Chicago Center for Contemporary Theory (3CT) (Wilder House, 5811 S. Kenwood Ave) with light food and refreshments. Papers are distributed in advance via our mailing list. To subscribe, visit
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