Call for papers



                                                             Call for papers

The 6th Annual Conference for PhD students explores the question of inequalities in local and global perspectives.

Inequalities have existed through world history and have shifted over time. Today, both global and local communities are being confronted with a world of growing challenges and crises caused by growing inequalities. In order to solve such crises, it is vital to understand their root causes and analyse possible future outcomes. How does inequalities develop, what are major causes and what are key effects on both a micro and macro level, as well as on local and global societies?

The University of Helsinki for the Doctoral Programme in Social Sciences & Political, Societal and Regional Change invite academic scholars and doctoral researchers to the Doctoral Programmes’ 6th Annual Conference for a discussion of different aspects and challenges related to inequality. Topics to be addressed could include: cultural, economic, environmental, historical, political, social, and gender inequalities.

Possible research topics to be addressed could be, but are not limited in choice such as:

  • Theoretical perspectives for understanding how and why inequalities persist
  • Overlapping or intersecting inequalities
  • The role of political, social and economic factors behind inequality
  • Inequalities at local, national and global levels
  • Growing inequality or growing equality: exploring the debate

In addition to the theme of inequality, this year the conference also invites doctoral students to discuss their present research work more general in nature, such as their research plans in separate study groups.

Please send your abstracts (max. 300 words) by August 25th, 2019 by filling out the e-form

Accepted presenters will be notified by September 9th, 2019.

Please add four to five keywords to your abstract in order to facilitate the allocation of individual papers to different workshops.

The deadline for final papers is October 9th, 2019. The maximum length for papers is 1000 – 8000 words. The doctoral students who will give a presentation of their paper will be awarded with 2 study credits. You may also attend the conference without a paper and obtain 1 study credit.

All doctoral students from the Doctoral Programmes in Social Sciences and Political, Societal and Regional Change are welcome and strongly encouraged to participate.