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2014 IVSA Conference

June 26-28, 2014 | Duquesne University • Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (US)

2014 IVSA Conference

IVSA 2014 Annual Conference

Visual Dialogues in Postindustrial Societies: Transforming the Gaze

Welcome IVSA Members and guests.

The International Visual Sociology Association 2014 Annual Conference will take place June 26-28, 2014 at Duquesne University (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania US).


Theme:

Post-industrial societies require new forms of visual imagination and research. In this context visual researchers create new ways of capturing and interpreting our constantly transforming social life, and construct alternative epistemologies that dialogue with increasingly broader audiences and disciplines.

Posted: Friday, 31 January 2014

2014 IVSA Conference Registration - Open -

OPEN

ivsa-conference-register-nowRegistration has already begun for the conference.


IMPORTANT DEADLINE:
To be included in the conference program, participants must register in full by 15 MAY 2014. To register for the conference, all delegates must have an active IVSA membership.

Conference registration includes access to the panels, exhibitions, workshops, and opening reception. Fees do not include meals.

General attendance registration will remain open until 15 JUNE 2014.

Posted: Sunday, 30 March 2014

Call for Papers - Closed -

Closed
| Deadline: Sunday, 30 March 2014

pdf IVSA 2014 Conference Panels for Paper Submissions (PDF)

The 2014 International Visual Sociology Association conference is now inviting scholars, artists, independent researchers, and other visual professionals to submit proposals for papers to be part of our annual meeting.

Submitted papers may address the conference theme directly. We also invite papers that raise a wide range of questions regarding visual methods, theory, and content in visual sociology and related disciplines.

To submit a paper for consideration, we offer two options.
Please choose one of the following:


Option A: Submission to the general conference

  • To submit a paper to the general conference fill out the Abstract Submission Form (see link below)
  • Submit the form to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by March 15th
  • All presenters will receive a notification regarding acceptance by April 30th
  • Registration to the conference must be done by May 15th

doc Abstract Submission Form (Word File)


Option B: Submission to one of the conference panels

  • Download and review the PDF, IVSA 2014 Conference Panels for Paper Submissions. The document presents a list of panels accepting submissions
  • Email your name, affiliation, contact information, and an abstract of your paper (not exceeding 250 words) directly to the panel chairs listed for the panel you wish to join
  • All presenters will receive a notification regarding acceptance by April 30th
  • Registration to the conference must be done by May 15th

For more information about specific panels, please contact the panel chairs directly. For general inquiries about the conference please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Posted: Thursday, 16 January 2014

Call for Panels

CLOSED
| Deadline: Wednesday, 15 January 2014

We invite visual sociologists and related scholars, including independent scholars and other visual professionals to submit proposals for panels to be part of the 2014 IVSA conference. These panels can address the conference theme directly or they may raise related questions regarding methods, theory, and content. Panel proposals should be sent electronically to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by January 15th, 2014. All proposals must provide the following information:

Posted: Sunday, 09 February 2014

Conference Organizers

General Inquiries

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Conference Director

Yolanda Hernández-Albújar
Sociology Department, University of Pittsburgh

Yolanda-Hernandez-AlbujarOriginally from Barcelona, Spain, Yolanda Hernandez-Albújar’s professional degrees and experiences are in Education and Latin American Studies. Her doctoral dissertation in sociology applied visual methodologies to the contexts of motherhood and migration. Following her graduation from the University of Pittsburgh, where she is currently working as a part-time faculty member, her scholarship has focused in qualitative visual methodologies, gender and identity, and immigration. She has published in the area of immigration and visual methods.

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Committee Members

Douglas Harper
IVSA President
Department of Sociology, Duquesne University

Doug HarperI’m Professor of Sociology at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh and have taught visual sociology at several universities in the US as well as the University of Amsterdam and Bologna. I’ve been involved with the IVSA since the organization formed in the early 1980s; am the founding editor of the journal, and have been to all but one IVSA meeting. (more...)

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Amy McDowell
University of Pittsburgh

Doug HarperAmy McDowell is a recent Ph.D. in Sociology and Visiting Instructor in Women's Studies at the University of Pittsburgh. Her research interests are youth culture, religion, gender, media, and qualitative methods. For her dissertation, “Rebellious Religion: Christian Hardcore and Muslim ‘Taqwacore’ Punk Rock,” she used face-to-face and virtual ethnographic data to show how U.S. youth create space for religion in underground music subcultures.

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Charles Hanna
Duquesne University

Doug HarperCharles Hanna is a qualitative sociologist with interest in deviance, criminology, and field methods including visual sociology. More information at DUQ.edu

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