Important Dates

Deadline for Abstracts: May 25th, 2016

We welcome paper submissions from those working in any theoretical, methodological or substantive areas that work with, draw on, or challenge interactionist concepts, theories, methods, exemplars and figures or that apply and extend the perspective’s intellectual horizons. We encourage participation from researchers, scholars and students seeking to develop interactionist analyses of contemporary social and cultural domains, to understand interactionism’s intellectual history, and to assay the prospects for development of the perspective’s orienting principles.

We welcome submissions from scholars using interactionist approaches in established fields including communication, crime and deviance, education, embodiment, emotion, health and illness, identity, organisations and work, and urban life—as well as from those working in newer areas, such as digital cultures, or those deploying innovative methods and techniques. We are particularly keen to attract those who do not, customarily, regard themselves as interactionists in its traditional sense.

Contributions from early-career and experienced researchers across a range of disciplines and substantive specialisms are welcomed. We hope to create a setting for intellectual exchange and constructive debate that will underline the accomplishments of interactionist perspectives and understandings in North American and European contexts. In particular, it offers an opportunity for new and established researchers to meet to discuss their ideas and findings in structured and informal settings.

Note to authors: Oral presentations will be 20 minutes long, and accommodated in thematic sessions of 3 to 4 presentations each.

Student Workshop

Students wishing to participate in the student workshop should also submit an abstract of their work.


Deadline for Abstracts: May 25th, 2016


Abstracts for presentations are to be submitted by 25th of May to the Conference email address: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Proposals (400-600 words in length, Microsoft Word or PDF format) should indicate the titles of presentations and the names of all authors,including their affiliations and contact information. Abstracts for thematic sessions, indicating the session title and the names and affiliations of 2-3 discussants, shall also be submitted by May  25th.