The Society for the
Study of Social Issues


Diversity Preconference:

Paradigm Shift: Recalibrating Diversity and Inclusivity

SPSSI’s second Diversity Preconference is organized under the theme “Paradigm Shift: Recalibrating Diversity and Inclusivity” and aims to help SPSSI’s diverse members and those with diversity-related interests to develop professional skills within academia, policy/applied areas, and in the overlap of the two. Participants will broaden their perspectives on new and emerging trends and how addressing these trends can assist in recalibrating diversity, equity and inclusivity. This preconference will provide a space for members to share with, learn from, and find community with other SPSSI members from underrepresented and marginalized groups. The event will take place from 9:00 AM-4:00 PM on June 20, the day before the SPSSI Conference, breakfast and lunch included. Sessions will include talks from diverse speakers on issues relevant and of interest to SPSSI members (e.g., ensuring social justice in research), an in-depth panel discussion, and breakout activities in smaller groups for a robust and courageous conversation about new and emerging trends in diversity. The registration fee is $25 for students and $50 for non-students, which includes the cost of meals and materials. Ten $150 funding awards will be available by application for students and early career members to help those in more need attend this preconference.

Diversity Pre-conference Travel Award applications are open now!


Submissions are open to all SPSSI members, with Graduate Students and Early Career Members prioritized. Applications Due 17 May, last time zone on earth. To apply, complete this form

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                                                                                                                    - Kurt Lewin