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PhD & Early Career Researchers Workshop

Mid-Term Conference of the Research Network of Sociology of Health & Illness

European Sociological Association

Health and health care in Europe: between inequalities and new opportunities

20th November 2020, Jagiellonian University, Poland

Call for Papers


The ESA Sociology of Health and Illness Research Network is pleased to invite PhD students and Early Career Researchers to attend the workshop which will precede our mid-term conference in Kraków. Pre-selected participants will be invited to present their papers under the mentoring of senior scholars, such as Graham Scambler(Emeritus Professor of Sociology, UCL, UK and Editor of Social Theory & Health), Zofia Słońska(Vice-President of the European Society for Health and Medical Sociology), Karen Lowton (Professor of Sociology, University of Sussex, and Editor of Sociology of Health & Illness), Guido Giarelli(Professor of Sociology, Magna Graecia University of Catanzaro, and Editor of Social Theory and Health).

The workshop represents an excellent occasion to receive valuable feedback on your research, to improve and develop networking with other doctoral students and early career researchers, and to engage in collaborations with other scholars in your field of study.


- Students registered for a PhD in Sociology or allied discipline, or waiting to defend the doctoral thesis;

- Early Career Researchers who have been awarded the PhD in Sociology or related discipline in the last two years.

How to apply:

Please submit a short CV (max. 3 pages) and an abstract of your paper (max. 250 words) by 28th February 2020 12.03.2020 (deadline extended) to

Your abstract must be written in English and should include:

-     Title of the paper;

-     Up to 4 keywords;

-     The aims and objectives of the paper, the research methods (for empirical papers), and the findings/expected findings;

-     Your name and affiliation.

All areas of Sociology of Health and Illness (either theoretical or empirical) will be taken into consideration.

Participants will be notified by 15th March 2020 if their abstract has been accepted (or not).If you are selected, you will be required to submit a full paper (max. 5.000 words, excluding title, abstract, keywords and references) by 1st May 2020 to the workshop’s organisers and send it to Papers must be written in English.

Mentors will provide you with a review of your paper and all papers will be circulated in advance among the participants. During the workshop, you will have the opportunity to present your paper in order to receive valuable feedback from your peers and senior academics, and stimulate enriching discussion.

Registration Fees

Non-ESA RN16 members: 190 zł (about 45€)

ESA RN16 Members: 170 zł (about 40€)

Travel, accommodation and meals are not included in the fee.

For any additional information about the workshop, please do not hesitate to contact us at