XX ISA World Congress of Sociology RC22 Call for Papers

Melbourne, Australia | June 25 - July 1, 2023

This is an open call for papers for the Research Committee 22 on the Sociology of
Religion Program at the International Sociological Association World Congress
that will take place in Melbourne, Australia from June 25th to July 1st, 2023.

Religious change in a turbulent world
Around the world, life has been disrupted by the pandemic. Meanwhile, war,
poverty and climate change continue to create suffering for many. Benefits
produced by technology and innovation are distributed unequally. In this context,
how is the role of religion in society changing around the world? How do we
reconcile the spread of various forms of secularism with the entanglement of
religion and nationalism? How is religion connected with freedom and conflict?
What can we learn from the study of secular people?

Guidelines for Applications
 - Select session. In this call, only the RC22 hosted and co-hosted sessions
appear, but you can find all the sessions of the congress here.
- Submit abstract from July 1st till September 30, 2022, 24:00 GMT.
- Apply through the Confex Site here.
- Only abstracts submitted online will be considered in the selection process.
- Sessions can be in any of the ISA official languages (English, French or Spanish).
Please refer to each session indicated language.

Before submitting your abstract:
- You must prepare a title, an abstract of up to 300 words, and up to four custom
- One cannot submit more than two abstracts for Congress.
- One cannot submit the same abstract to two different sessions.
- All changes/updates should be done via the online system by September 30,
2022 24:00 GMT.
- Once abstracts have been accepted, no changes in authorship and text can be

Hybrid Format
The XX ISA World Congress of Sociology will be in a hybrid format. While we strongly advise and encourage everyone to come to Melbourne and enjoy in-person participation in the Congress, some online presentations will also be possible.
- You must select your preference (online or in-presence) when submitting your
paper proposal.
- Poster Sessions will have an in-person format only.
- All sessions, including virtual presentations, will be held in Melbourne Time
- Registration fees are the same in any format (online or in-presence).

- Deadline September 30, 24:00 GMT. No extensions.
- Notification: December 2, 2022.

Membership & Grants
ISA Membership grants will be available for Ph.D. Students whose papers have
been accepted in any session. Application procedure will be available after
notification letters on December 2, 2022.

ISA members in good standing, active participants in the program, are eligible to
apply for a registration grant. Applications should be sent to the RC Program
Coordinators by January 31, 2023.

For Further Information
- XX ISA World Congress, including General Program, Timetables, Registration
Fees, and Rules for Submitters, visit the XX ISA World Congress Website here.
- For specific sessions, contact the session organizer directly.
- Application procedure, contact ISA RC22 Secretary Cecilia Delgado-Molina
- ISA membership, please contact ISA Secretariat at isa@isa-sociology.org

RC 22 Program Committee
Susan CARLAND, Monash University, Australia | susan.carland@monash.edu
Conrad HACKETT, Pew Research Center, USA| chackett@pewresearch.org
Olga ODGERS ORTIZ, El Colegio de la Frontera Norte, Mexico | odgers@colef.mx
Michael P.K. OKYEREFO, University of Ghana, Ghana | mokyerefo@ug.edu.gh

RC 22 Sessions
- African Perspectives on Secularisation in the Context of Covid-19 and Beyond
- Decolonising Studies of Religions in Oceania: South-South Flows of Diverse
- Worldviews across the Indian and Pacific Oceans
- Demographic Change, Economic Outcomes and Religous Belief
- Measuring Religiosity in East Asia
- Megachurches and Religious Change in African Societies: Rising
- Authoritarianism, Emerging Family Systems, and the Politics of Presence
- Nonreligion: Meaning, Practice, and Consequences across the Life Course
- Poster Session: Qualitative Studies in Religion
- Poster Session: Quantitative Studies of Religion: Primarily Quantitative Research
(mixed-method welcome) on the Role of Religion in Society
- Religion As an Instrument of Rooting for the Liquid Identity of Migrants
- Religion Research in North America
- Religion and Health. Intersections and (Dis)Agreements in Contemporary
- Religion and Science
- Religion and Wellbeing in Asia in Times of Crisis
- Religion in Oceania
- Religious Actors, Social Movements and Politics
- Religious Change in Europe
- Religious Change in the Middle East and North Africa
- Spirituality, Wellbeing and Risks