33rd Annual

Group Processes Conference

Friday, August 7, 2020


Call for Submissions

For over three decades, the group processes research community has held an annual conference. It offers an opportunity for researchers interested in basic social processes to present theoretical, methodological, and empirical advances in group processes research to an expert community in highly discussion-oriented sessions.


The conference stimulates dialogue and cross-fertilization between the different traditions of group-focused sociological research. The group processes community places a premium on mentoring younger scholars, including graduate students, in all aspects of the program and offering early scholars an opportunity to present work-in-progress to senior scholars in workshop-like sessions.

We are committed to organizing the conference around the best new group processes research and will prioritize open-submissions. Following the 2020 ASA’s theme of “Power, Inequality, and Resistance at Work" we will especially encourage submissions in these areas. Group processes theory and research on power, status, justice, and identity are all well-positioned to help sociology reveal the foundations of power, inequality, and resistance. In keeping with the strengths of the group processes tradition, we hope to highlight the effectiveness of discovering theory-driven solutions to societal concerns.

Abstract Submissions due April 30, 2020


More information coming soon. 




Alicia Cast
Jessica Collett
Rengin Firat
David Schaefer
Jan Stets



San Francisco Union Square


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