Pre Conference

Pre Conference

Deadline for registration is 10th June 2022. 


For Ph.D.-students attending the 30th Nordic Sociological Association Conference, we arrange a one-day pre-conference as a PhD course, with the support of The Nordic Sociological Association. The pre-conference features Professors Þorgerður Einarsdóttir and Sigrún Ólafsdóttir from the University of Iceland who will reflect on the challenges of writing and publishing peer
review articles.

Presentations from PhD students are organized in parallel sessions with room for engaging discussions. Upon registration, Ph.D.-students will be asked to submit a short abstract. The pre-conference is open for all Ph.D.-students, and we especially invite participants from the Nordic universities.


10:00-11:15 – Plenary session 1: Room O-106

10:00-10:15 – Welcome and introduction
10:15-11:00 – Þorgerður Einarsdóttir: How to write articles and critique others
11:00-11:15 – Commentary

11:15-11:30 – Coffee break


11:30-13:00 – Parallel sessions: Rooms O-106 and O-105

Room O-106: Health, and health care


Kristine M. Bratland, UiT – The Arctic University of Tromsø

Oda Woll Naug, University of South Eastern Norway

Bente Schøning, UiT – The Arctic University of Tromsø

Kamilla Petschnig, Roskilde University


Room O-105: Childcare policies, parenthood, and environmental issues


Hailey Rheault, Örebro University

Tapio Koivula, University of Lapland

Markus Laaninen, University of Turku

Sóllilja Bjarnadóttir, University of Iceland


13:00-13:45 – Lunch break

13:45-15:30 – Parallel sessions: Rooms O-106 and O-105

Room O-106: Academia, the state-church, and ethics


Anna Khanukaeva, Uppsala University

Verena Karlsdóttir, University of Iceland

Julie Flikke, NTNU

Elis Carlberg Larsson, Linköping University

Michelle Vestbo-Nielsen, Roskilde University


Room O-105: Welfare policies, international organizations, and inequalities


Mikkel Haderup, University of Copenhagen

David Andreas Bell, Norwegian University of Science and Technology

Tone Elisabeth Berg, Nord University

Ómar Jóhannsson, University of Iceland

Lotta Lintunen, European University Institute


15:30-15:45 – Coffee break


15:45-17:00 – Plenary session 2: Room O-106

15:45-16:30 – Sigrún Ólafsdóttir: Publishing articles from an editor’s perspective
16:30-17:00 – Commentary and open discussions

The pre-conference is free of charge for Ph.D.-students. Lunch and coffee will also be provided. On the night of August 9th, a dinner will be arranged at the participants’ own expense.

Remember to submit a short abstract of maximum 250 words describing what you aim to present at the pre-conference.

As we aim for all participants to have a chance to present their project and to engage in open dialogical, we have a maximum of 25 participants. PhD students who are attending the Nordic Sociological Association Conference will be given priority.

Further information, list of participants, and final program will be circulated late June.

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