Families Amidst Global and Local Processes: Economic, Political and Cultural Change
JULY 5 — 7, 2019

“Families Amidst Global and Local Processes: Economic, Political and Cultural Change” is an international symposium co-hosted by the University of the Aegean, the Committee on Family Research (RC06) of the International Sociological Association, the University of Delaware and Rowan University. The symposium will take place between Friday July 5th, 2019 and Sunday, July 7th at the campus of the University of the Aegean, Rhodes, Greece.

Around the world families are changing dramatically. In part as a result of globalization and migration, societies are becoming increasingly diverse and this is impacting every aspect of family life. Moreover, families are responding in a variety of ways to technological change, environmental and political crisis, and economic transformations. For this symposium we are seeking papers on topics including but not limited to: the effects of migration on families, transnational families, human rights and families, the effects of austerity measures on family life, gender issues in families, the impacts of precarious and vulnerable work on families, the effects and responses of families to economic, political or environmental disasters, families in crisis conditions, and the situation of Mediterranean families.

On behalf of the ISA Committee on Family Research (RC06) the organizing committee cordially invites scholars from the disciplines of sociology, anthropology, family studies, social policy, political science, disaster studies, gender studies and other interested social scientists to participate in this symposium. The symposium theme encompasses a wide range of potential research topics on families from sociological, demographic, historical, psychological, comparative social policy, gender studies and children’s rights perspectives. The local organizing committee includes Dr. Bahira Trask (University of Delaware), Dr. Mark Hutter (Rowan University), Dr. DeMond Miller (Rowan University) and Dr. Sotiris Chtouris of the University of the Aegean. The organizing committee welcomes suggestions about the proposed symposium. If you have questions or ideas, please write to Dr. Mark Hutter at Hutter@rowan.edu or Dr. Bahira Trask at bstrask@udel.edu. Please submit your abstract to us at cfrgreece@yahoo.com

If you are interested in participating please note the following important dates:

Deadline to submit a (300 word) abstract: Saturday, February 9, 2019 (extended!)
Notification of the status of your submission: Friday, March 1, 2019
Registration will take place from March 5, 2019 — March 31, 2019

Information regarding the symposium including events and accommodation options and registration fees will be made available in the coming weeks.