Contemporary societies in motion

New final date for abstracts submission

We have the pleasure to inform you that due to several kind requests, the organizing and scientific committees of the joint conference titled “Contemporary societies in motion: Pioneering qualitative research methods in the study of deviance and social control”, which is going to be held online during May 27-28, 2021, decided to prolong the abstracts submission period until the 7th of April 2021 (included).

 


27-28 of May 2021, Athens, Greece

 

Welcome to the ‘Contemporary Societies in Motion’ conference website

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On behalf of the Organizing Committee, we are excited to invite you to join us virtually on 27-28 of May 2021.

New dynamics of change within the context of so-called ‘liquid’ modernity have impacted many aspects of social life – including deviance, crime, and social control. Concurrently, disciplines from a wide range of fields including criminology, anthropology, sociology, political sciences, development studies, media studies, and many more, have adapted to these shifts – and have often done so by developing new methods to reveal, interpret and understand both their obvious and hidden aspects. Unsurprisingly, a great many methodological and epistemological issues have been raised by these adaptations, triggering considerable academic debate. Such discussion, for instance, concerns how we may study new forms of crime and deviance – as well as new responses to them. In addition, the changing terms of researchers’ engagement, the risks, and ethics of doing research on deviance, and its formal and/or informal regulation, have provoked serious reflection– suggesting reflexivity concerning our own work, as well as the research methods we use (including ethnography, visual, and participatory forms), is of paramount importance – and requires further development.

Further, the COVID-19 pandemic has created new challenges for science, society, and policy. Under pandemic circumstances, it is important to ensure that scientific activities will continue their course of bringing freshness to our creativity and thinking. Therefore, the Organizing Committee has decided to switch our original conference schedule to an online environment in order to ensure the safe participation of all speakers and attendees – and to comply with global recommendations related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The National Kapodistrian University of Athens (NKUA), the National Center for Social Research (EKKE), the Center for the Study of Crime (CSC), and the ESC Working Group on Qualitative Research Methodologies and Epistemologies are pleased to invite you to a joint online conference titled “Contemporary societies in motion: pioneering qualitative research methods in the study of deviance and social control”.

 

The keynote speakers:

Paul Rock, Emeritus Professor, Department of Sociology, LSE

Rita Faria, Assistant Professor School of Criminology of the Law Faculty, University of Porto

Michael Mills: Lecturer in Criminology, Social Policy, Sociology, and Social Research, University of Kent

 

Plenary sessions:

Nicolas Demertzis, Professor, Sociology Department, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, President, Greek National Center for Social Research

George Pleios, Professor and Director of the Laboratory for Social Research in Mass Media at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens

Joanna Tsiganou, Research Director, Ph.D., Greek National Center for Social Research

 

Scholars from all social science disciplines are invited to submit panel proposals, abstracts of individual presentations, and requests for the organization of workshops.

The conference also foresees round tables and special workshops that will be of particular relevance for Ph.D. students, professionals, researchers, postdoctoral researchers, and policymakers (e.g. Conducting Qualitative Interviews in Prison, support development of core skills in interviewing, running focus groups (whether virtual or face to face), Qualitative Analysis of Visual Data, etc).

A selection of papers will be published in a special e-book dedicated to the conference proceedings. After the end of the conference, presenters will be informed about the instructions and the deadlines for (full) papers submitted for publication.

We cordially invite colleagues to submit proposals on topics such as:

  • Examining qualitative research approaches:
    Multiple (mixed) methods in approaching deviance and social control;
    Phenomenological approaches in criminology: current narrations and discourses;
    Ethnographies of movements: (sub)urban changes in context;
    Crime discourses and narrations in Ethnomethodology;
    Studying emotions, seductions, and harms in crime and punishment;
    (Μetanalysis): Stories behind the stories from the field;
    (Un)Lawful identities: research illustrations in progress.
  • Digital and online methods:
    Digital ‘portraits’ of deviance and social control;
    Doing research on the (inter)net.
  • New challenges and paradigms:
    The Covid-19 Pandemic and Social Science (Qualitative) Research: Challenges and difficulties;
    Qualitative research vis-a-vis Big-data. New challenges for criminology;
    Changing paradigms of qualitative research methods;
    Between borders and barriers: constructing methodologies and epistemologies;
    Ethical boundaries of criminological research.
  • Power imbalances:
    Postcolonial research perspectives in criminology;
    Participatory (action) research with the socially excluded;
    Observations of contemporary inequalities and power dynamics in criminal justice;
    Life-histories of the controllers and the controlled;
    Visual and kinesics approaches: victims and offenders;
    Gender-based research perspectives in deviance and social control).

 

The working language is English.

There will not be any official interpretation into other languages.

Online Conference will be held on Zoom platform

 Required equipment: Any microphone and internet connection suitable for a web conference, running on any computer, phone, or tablet.

 

 Abstract Submission

Deadlines
The submission period opens 01 February 2021
The deadline for abstract submission is 07 April 2021

 

Submit your abstract here!

https://athensconf2021.synedry.com/abstracts/submission.aspx

All submitted abstracts will be reviewed by the Scientific Program Committee. All accepted abstracts will be published electronically and made available to participants at the conference. All presenters must pay to register for the Conference.

 Submission guidelines

  1. Indicate the format of your abstract and the following details:

Individual paper presentation

  • Name(s) author(s), name(s) presenter(s), affiliation (of all), email and work address (corresponding author), phone number (corresponding author)
  • Abstract (400 words maximum) and 2 to 5 keywords
  • Extra info/comments such as technical requirements (if applicable)

Full thematic panel

  • Title of the panel, content/abstract of the thematic panel
  • Add up to 4 parts, each consisting of:
    name(s) author(s), name(s) presenter(s), affiliation (of all), email and work address (corresponding author), phone number (corresponding author)
  • Abstract (400 words maximum) and 2 to 5 keywords
  • Discussant (optional) (name and affiliation)
  • Extra info/comments such as technical requirements (if applicable)

Note that authors need to register individually, but the abstract submission can proceed via one corresponding author.

Organization of a workshop or alternative format session

  • Convener(s): name(s), affiliation of all, email and work address (corresponding author), phone number (corresponding author)
  • Outline the format, aims, and content of the proposed workshop (1000 words maximum) and 2 to 5 keywords
  • Targeted audience (400 words), the maximum number of participants?
  • Requirements (preparation of the participants, logistics, etc.)
  • Organization of alternative format sessions (submit a proposal A4: aims, organizers, requirements etc.)

 

  1. Indicate one or more ‘streams’ for each abstract:
  • Examining qualitative research approaches:
    • Multiple (mixed) methods in approaching deviance and social control;
    • Phenomenological approaches in criminology: current narrations and discourses;
    • Ethnographies of movements: (sub)urban changes in context;
    • Crime discourses and narrations in Ethnomethodology;
    • Studying emotions, seductions and harms in crime and punishment;
    • (Μetanalysis): Stories behind the stories from the field;
    • (Un)Lawful identities: research illustrations in progress.
  • Digital and online methods:
    • Digital ‘portraits’ of deviance and social control;
    • Doing research on the (inter)net.
  • New challenges and paradigms:
    • The Covid-19 Pandemic and Social Science (Qualitative) Research: Challenges and difficulties;
    • Qualitative research vis-a-vis Big-data. New challenges for criminology;
    • Changing paradigms of qualitative research methods;
    • Between borders and barriers: constructing methodologies and epistemologies;
    • Ethical boundaries of criminological research.
  • Power imbalances:
    • Postcolonial research perspectives in criminology;
    • Participatory (action) research with the socially excluded;
    • Observations of contemporary inequalities and power dynamics in criminal justice;
    • Life-histories of the controllers and the controlled;
    • Visual and kinesics approaches: victims and offenders;
    • Gender-based research perspectives in deviance and social control).

 

If you have any questions relating to the submission of your abstract please contact the Center for the Study of Crime (CSC) via mail at athensconf2021@gmail.com

Registration /Key Dates:

  • Abstracts and proposals submission deadline: 07 April, 2021
  • Registration fees

The early registration fees apply to registrations made before 01 May, 2021

 

Early: Before 1 May 2021
Late: After 1 May 2021
Participants 25 Euro 40 Euro
Students 15 Euro 30 Euro

 

Submissions will be reviewed by the Scientific Committee and you will be notified of the decision before 01 May, 2021.

 How to register?

You can register and pay for the conference here!

https://athensconf2021.synedry.com/services/registration.aspx

Payment methods will include Visa, MasterCard, or bank transfer. For practical reasons, we prefer payment with a credit card.

If you have any questions relating to registration please contact the Center for the Study of Crime (CSC) at athensconf2021@gmail.com

 

We look forward to welcoming you virtually to Athens!

 

The Organizing Committee

  • The Center for the Study of Crime (CSC – KE.M.E.): Evi Androulaki, Dr. Anastasia Chalkia, Dionysios Chionis, Tonia Kastrinaki, Martha Lempesi & Dr. Fotios Spyropoulos

Webpage: https://e-keme.gr/en/contemporary-societies-in-motion/

  • The European Society of Criminology (ESC) Working Group on Qualitative Research Methodologies and Epistemologies (WG-QRME):

Webpage: https://www.esc-eurocrim.org/index.php/activities/working-groups/66-qualitative-research-methodologies-and-epistemologies-wg-qrme

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/wgqrme

Twitter: https://twitter.com/QrmeWg

 

Registration & Abstract Submission: https://athensconf2021.synedry.com/home.aspx

Contact us via email: athensconf2021@gmail.com

 

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Organizing Committee

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Center for the Study of Crime (CSC): Evi Androulaki, Dr. Anastasia
Chalkia, Dionysios Chionis, Tonia Kastrinaki, Martha Lempesi & Dr. Fotios Spyropoulos

The Center for the Study of Crime (CSC) is and civil non-profit association in special consultative status with the Economic and Social Council of United Nations, that advances public understanding of crime and criminal justice, established in Athens, Greece in January 2015. The purpose of the Center is scientific and developmental and in no way profitable. Its mission is to conduct criminological research and provide policymakers, academics, and the public at large with authoritative information and substantiated criminal policy recommendations, to contribute to the development of evidence-based responses to major criminological challenges. Through diverse, inclusive, and durable collaborations, we work to advance knowledge of crime and criminal justice, to champion evidenced and just policy and practice, and to support good legislation.

The five axes constituting our job: research, training, intervention, lobbying, and advocacy

As part of its outreach strategy, CSC:

  • undertakes various kinds of information and awareness-raising activities to promote public debate, such as publications, social media, conferences, training seminars, and round-table discussions
  • collaborates with key stakeholders in all fields of public life (government institutions, the NGO community, the media, universities and research centers, grant-making foundations, the private sector, etc.)
  • is an active member of several international networks

Finally, publishes a detailed account of its activities in its Annual Reports. These include summaries of the main research activities, events, publications, networking, partnerships, fundraising, and other actions implemented as part of CSC’s annual work programme.

Webpage: https://e-keme.gr/en/home-the-centre-for-the-study-of-crime-csc/

The European Society of Criminology (ESC) Working Group on Qualitative Research Methodologies and Epistemologies (WG-QRME)

Webpage: https://www.esc-eurocrim.org/index.php/activities/working-groups/66-qualitative-research-methodologies-and-epistemologies-wg-qrme

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/wgqrme

Twitter: https://twitter.com/QrmeWg


Scientific Committee

The Scientific Committee is the backbone of the conference. Its members review the submitted abstracts, assist in the design of the programme, in selecting keynotes, discussants, and chairs, and in promoting the conference.

 

The European Society of Criminology (ESC) Working Group on Qualitative Research Methodologies and Epistemologies (WG-QRME) 

National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (NCUA), Department of Communication
and Media Studies

National Centre for Social Research (EKKE)

Center for the Study of Crime (CSC)

 

Inquiries about abstracts and proposed sessions can be directed to the organizing committee of the conference via email: athensconf2021@gmail.com


Keynotes

On this page, you can find the presenting keynotes as well as an introduction to their presentations.

Paul Rock,Emeritus Professor, Department of Sociology, LSE

Emeritus Professor, Department of Sociology, LSE

Paul Rock studied at the London School of Economics and the University of Oxford and is now Emeritus Professor of Sociology at the London School of Economics.  He has been a visiting scholar at the Ministry of the Solicitor General of Canada and a visiting professor at a number of universities in North America, including Princeton University and the University of Pennsylvania.  Most recently, he has been a recurrent visiting professor at the University of Macau.  He has also been a visiting fellow at the Center for Advanced Studies in the Behavioral Sciences in Palo Alto, the Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Center, and the Regulatory Institutions Network at the Australian National University.  He is a fellow of the British Academy and the Royal Society of Arts.  His published work has focused chiefly on the evolution of criminal justice policies in Canada and England and Wales, particularly for victims of crime, and on developments in criminological theory. His latest publications have been the first two volumes of the official history of criminal justice in England and Wales in the latter half of the twentieth century.

Keynote speech

“How it all began”

We are all too prone to forget and then misrepresent our past. Qualitative methods are so vital to our discipline that it may be worth our while revisiting how they were first pieced together, largely in the work of the Sociology Department of the University of Chicago at the beginning of the 20th Century, and then progressively elaborated in the decades that followed as symbolic interactionism and its successor approaches. What is perhaps pivotal to the stance was the argument that the processes that shape deviance and crime are deeply implicated in the workings of language, identity and the moral career, and that they are almost formally indistinguishable from those that shape any other phenomena in everyday life.

 

Rita Faria, Assistant Professor School of Criminology of the Law Faculty, University of Porto

Rita Faria, Assistant Professor School of Criminology of the Law Faculty, University of Porto

Rita Faria (rfaria@direito.up.pt) is currently Assistant Professor of Criminology at the School of Criminology – Faculty of Law of the University of Porto, and a founding member of the International Research Center on Crime, Justice, and Security.

She holds a Ph.D. in Criminology, a Master in Sociology, and a Degree in Law. She has been teaching at the Undergraduate and Master in Criminology, as well in Doctoral Schools and research seminars in other European universities, such as the University of Ghent (Belgium) or Erasmus University (The Netherlands).

Rita is co-chair of the European Society of Criminology Working Group on Qualitative Research Methodologies and Epistemologies (WG-QRME), and a board member of the European working group on Organizational Crime (EUROC). Her research interests include occupational, white-collar crime, and elite crime, as well as environmental crime. In her research, she has been specializing in the use of qualitative methods in Criminology. Most of all, she has been studying research misconduct for the last 12 years and has published and presented widely on the topic.

She is currently a member of the Ethics Committee of the Faculty of Law of the University of Porto, as well as a member of the Ethics and Responsible Conduct Committee of i3S, a Portuguese conglomerate on research and innovation in the health system, and of the Ethics Committee of Barcelona’s Guardia Urbana.

International publications include:

Petintseva, O., Faria. R. & Eski, Y. (2019). Interviewing Elites, Experts and the Powerful in Criminology. London: Plagrave Macmillan

Borges, G. & Faria, R. (2019). “Breathing under water: gendering the violence against refugee women”. In: Milica S. Boscovic (Ed.), Globalization and its impact on violence against vulnerable groups. Pennsylvania: IGI Global. ISBN: 978522596271

Faria, R. & Eski, Y. (2019). Een wolf onder de wolven. Ethiek en Ethische Commissies in criminologisch onderzoek naar ‘the pwoerful’. Tijdschrift over Cultuur & Criminaliteit, 8(3), 43-58

Faria, R. (2018). Research misconduct as white-collar crime: a criminological approach. London: Palgrave Macmillan. ISBN 978-3-319-73435-4

Derrick, G.E., Faria, R., Benneworth, P., Budtz-Petersen, D., Sivertsen, G. (2018). Towards characterising negative impact: Introducing Grimpact. In Proceedings of the 23rd International Conference on Science and Technology Indicators. CWTS/Leiden University. https://hdl.handle.net/1887/64521

Faria, R. (2015). Scientific misconduct: how organizational culture plays its part. Tijdschrift over Cultuur & Criminaliteit, 5(1), 38-54

Cruz, J. N., Faria, R., Leite, A. L., & Sousa, P. (2015). How does law enforcement respond to entrepreneurial white-collar crime? Some insights from Portugal. In W. Huisman, J. v. Erp, G. V. Walle & J. Beckers (Eds.), The Routledge Handbook of White-Collar and Corporate Crime in Europe (pp. 512-530). London: Routledge.

Faria, R. (2014). Science under pressure. Problematic behaviours and social harms. Revista Crítica Penal y Poder(7), 64-84.

 

Michael Mills, Lecturer in Criminology, Social Policy, Sociology, and Social Research, University of Kent

Dr. Michael Mills: Lecturer in Criminology, Social Policy, Sociology, and Social Research, University of Kent

Michael Mills has been working as a Lecturer in Criminology in the School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research since 2016, teaching across all stages of the undergraduate criminology programmes and on the MA in Criminology. He is also the Common Studies Sessions Co-ordinator for the MA in Criminology programme.

Michael studied for an undergraduate degree in Criminology and Sociology at Kent, winning the School’s Canterbury Campus Prize for Best Criminology Dissertation. He continued his studies at Kent and received a distinction for a Masters in Methods of Social Research and completed a Ph.D. in Criminology that focused on the American phenomenon of ‘Doomsday’ prepping (titled ‘Witness to the American Apocalypse? A Study of 21st Century ‘Doomsday’ Prepping’).

Research interests

Michael’s research interests centre on American ‘Doomsday’ prepping. Prepping is a primarily American practice undertaken by individuals and small groups who develop survival skills and store food, water, and weapons for the purpose of surviving future crisis or social collapse.

His work engages with a lack of scholarly knowledge on prepping, which has resulted in this phenomenon being understood through media-driven stereotypes and theories of older survivalist activity. Such understandings suggest that prepping is apocalyptic, millenarian, politically-extreme, and typically emerges from anti-Semitic, anti-government, radical religious, and White Supremacist movements on the outermost fringes of American culture. His work offers a counter to this narrative, demonstrating that in many ways – including politically – prepping has evolved to become a much more mainstream phenomenon than many outsiders imagine. The research has involved ethnographic and survey-based studies involving hundreds of American preppers, and attendance at prominent prepping conventions, and has been ongoing since 2014.

Outside of Michael’s work on prepping, his research interests more broadly address themes around cultural criminology, political extremism, American political and right-wing culture, late modernity, risk, and graffiti writing.

Publications

Articles

Mills, M. and Fleetwood, J. (2020) “Prepping and Verstehen – A Narrative Criminological Perspective”, Tijdschrift over Cultuur en Criminaliteit. Eleven International Publishing. doi: 10.5553/TCC/221195072019009003003.

Mills, M. (2019) “Preparing for the unknown… unknowns: ‘doomsday’ prepping and disaster risk anxiety in the United States”, Journal of Risk Research. Taylor & Francis, pp. 1267-1279. doi: 10.1080/13669877.2018.1466825.

Source: https://www.kent.ac.uk/social-policy-sociology-social-research/people/1390/www.kent.ac.uk/social-policy-sociology-social-research/people/1390/mills-michael

Keynote speech

The Right Kind of Stranger: Reflections from the Field of Prepper Culture

This talk addresses a decade-long cultural criminological project of researching the oft-mocked, yet recently growing, American subculture of ‘doomsday’ preppers (made of up individuals preparing to survive major social collapse). It particularly addresses the practical challenges of accessing a stigmatised field like prepping culture using ethnography – drawing attention to the ways, in this case, that a combination of ideas drawn from cultural and narrative criminology, as well as awareness of stark cultural difference between the researcher and participants, have been crucial to entering this guarded and secretive subculture.

Plenary sessions with:

Nicolas Demertzis, Professor in Political Sociology and Communication, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, President, Greek National Center for Social Research

Nicolas Demertzis, Professor, Sociology Department, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, President, Greek National Center for Social Research

Nicolas Demertzis is a Professor in Political Sociology and Communication, at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens and Director of the National Centre for Social Research.

From 2004 until 2010 he was a member of the steering committee of the Cyprus University of Technology (Lemesos), Founder and Head of the Department of Communication and Internet Studies, and Dean of the Faculty of Communication and Media Studies.

From May 2010 until May 2013 he was President of the States Scholarship Foundation, Greece.

He holds a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences (1980) and a Ph.D. in Political Sociology from Lund University, Sweden (1986).

His major works are: “Cultural Theory and Political Culture. New Directions and Proposals” (Lund, 1985), “Culture, Modernity, Political Culture”, (Athens, 1989), co-authored with Thanos Lipowatz, “Essay on Ideology. A Dialogue between Social Theory and Psychoanalysis”, (Athens, 1994), “Local Publicity and the Press in Greece”, (Athens, 1996), “The Nationalist Discourse. Ambivalent Semantic Field and Contemporary Tendencies”, (Athens, 1996), “Emotions in Politics: The Affect Dimension in Political Tension” (Palgrave Macmillan, 2013).

His current research interests focus on the realms of political sociology, political communication, and the sociology of emotions.

Recent Work:

The Political Sociology of Emotions: Essays on Trauma and Ressentiment
Author: Nicolas Demertzis
Publisher: Routledge, 2020, 266 pages
ISBN 9780815380733

Covid-19 as cultural trauma
Authors: Nicolas Demertzis and Ron Eyerman
Publisher: American Journal of Cultural Sociology (2020) 8:428–450
Links: Article;

Πηγή: https://nicolasdemertzis.com/

George Pleios, Professor and Director of the Laboratory for Social Research in Mass Media at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens

Professor and Director of the Laboratory for Social Research in Mass Media at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens

George Pleios Ph.D. is Professor and Director of the Laboratory for Social Research in Mass Media at the National and Kapodistrian University Athens (NKUA). He studied Sociology (BA and MA) in the Department of Sociology, Faculty of Philosophy, at the University of Sofia “Kliment Ohridski”. At the same University, he completed in 1987 his doctoral studies in Sociology of Culture and Mass Media. His doctoral thesis “Cinema as Artistic Communication” was on Sociology of the Cinema. He worked as an adjunct professor at the Department of Sociology, the University of Crete from 1990 – 1993. After that (1994 – 1996) he worked as an adjunct professor at the Department of Primary Education, University of Ioannina, and in 1996 he was elected lecturer in the same department (1996 – 2001).

He has also taught as  Erasmus Visiting Professor at the Kadir Has University, Istanbul, Turkey (2019),  as Visiting Professor at the School of Journalism, Fudan University, Shanghai, China (2018), at the Institute of Journalism “Taras Shevchenko”, National University of Ukraine (2014),  at the Department of Journalism, Fredrick University (Cyprus) (2012), at the Sofia University “St Kliment Ohridski” (Bulgaria) (2011), and he has given lectures as invited speaker in KDU- Malaysia (2019), in the ELTE University of Budapest (Hungary, in 2013, 2016, 2017, 2019), in the Institute of Social Sciences in Lisbon (Portugal, 1n 2013) and in the Cyprus University of Technology (2016), as well as at various Universities in Greece.

He conducts regularly research on Greek printed, television, and online news and has conducted more than 25 research projects as Primary Investigator. Some of his recent research projects are: The media coverage of the Greek referendum 2015 (2015 – 2016), Journalistic Ethics and the Greek Media ( 2014 – 2015), Crisis, Golden Dawn and the Media (2014), Crisis and political behavior – the representation of the right-wing parties in the Greek media (2014), Crisis and the Facebook (2013), Media, crisis and journalistic impartiality (2012), The logic of medium in time of crisis (2011), The content in the social networking media: Facebook (2011), H1N1 flu, the media and the views of doctors and nurses (2010). He is a member of many Greek and international academic organizations and the current President of the Hellenic Sociological Society. During the 2011 – 2014 period, he was Vice Coordinator of the Research Network 18 (Media Sociology) of the European Sociological Association. Between 2011 – 2015 and since December 2017 – he is Chairman of the Department of Communication and Media Studies, University of Athens. He is also a founding member of the European Centre for Press Freedom and Media Freedom (ECPMF) and a former member of its Supervisory Board. Since November 2016 he is a board member of the Greek National Council for Radio and Television (NCRTV).

Joanna Tsiganou, Research Director, Ph.D., Greek National Center for Social Research

Joanna Tsiganou, Research Director, Ph.D., Greek National Center for Social Research

Joanna Tsiganou is a lawyer, Doctor of Sociology of Crime and Deviance of the University of London (Ph.D., LSE 1988). As a member of the research staff of EKKE, he has participated (since 1994 onwards) in the design and implementation of research projects and programs, in the familiarization and consolidation of new research tools and research infrastructures through international, European, and Greek scientific networks and collaborations and in the diffusion of research findings in international and Greek fora (i.e. university courses and lectures, conferences, publications, books, and periodical editions, etc.). At the same time, she has gained valuable experience in the management of research projects as well as in the administrative issues related to the design and development of the research development strategy of EKKE with the qualities of the Vice-Chairman of the Board of EKKE, the Director of the Institute of Political Sociology of EKKE, the member of the Scientific Advisory Council of the Institute but also as a participant with various qualities in the scientific and administrative bodies, associations and scientific societies. She has participated in more than 45 research papers, has authored more than 100 articles and monographs, independently and with other scholars, published in Greek and international scientific journals and collective volumes, and has participated in the publication and editing of 25 books together with colleagues and autonomously. Finally, she has been teaching for a number of years in tertiary education and participates as an expert in: a) international – European scientific networks of experts, b) evaluations of research and basic and applied for research programs, and c) scientific committees of scientific publications, newspapers, and periodicals.


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Registration fees

The early registration fees apply to registrations made before 01 May 2021

 

Early: Before 01.05.2021 Late: After 01.05.2021
Participants 25 Euro 40 Euro
Students 15 Euro 30 Euro

The above fees (in Euro) include the following:

  • Admission to all conference sessions
  • Conference workshops
  • Conference documentation
  • Certificate of attendance

 

Cancellations

In case of cancellation of a registration for the conference the Center for the Study of Crime (CSC) adheres to the following rules:

  1. A processing fee will be deducted in case of reimbursement. The reason is that the firm that deals with the credit-payment takes a commission for each operation. Therefore, in this case, the CSC is paying two commissions.
  2. No reimbursement will be made for cancellations arriving after 01 May 2021.

How to register?

You can register and pay for the conference here!

https://athensconf2021.synedry.com/services/registration.aspx

 

Registration is handled by the Center for the Study of Crime (CSC). Payment methods will include Visa, MasterCard, or bank transfer. For practical reasons, we prefer payment with a credit card.

If you have any questions relating to registration please contact the Center for the Study of Crime (CSC) at athensconf2021@gmail.com

 


Call Abstracts for the Conference

 

Contemporary societies in motion: Pioneering qualitative research methods in the study of deviance and social control

 

On behalf of the Organizing Committee, we are excited to invite you to join us virtually on 27-28 of May 2021.

New dynamics of change within the context of so-called ‘liquid’ modernity have impacted many aspects of social life – including deviance, crime, and social control. Concurrently, disciplines from a wide range of fields including criminology, anthropology, sociology, political sciences, development studies, media studies, and many more, have adapted to these shifts – and have often done so by developing new methods to reveal, interpret and understand both their obvious and hidden aspects. Unsurprisingly, a great many methodological and epistemological issues have been raised by these adaptations, triggering considerable academic debate. Such discussion, for instance, concerns how we may study new forms of crime and deviance – as well as new responses to them. In addition, the changing terms of researchers’ engagement, the risks, and ethics of doing research on deviance, and its formal and/or informal regulation, have provoked serious reflection– suggesting reflexivity concerning our own work, as well as the research methods we use (including ethnography, visual, and participatory forms), is of paramount importance – and requires further development.

Further, the COVID-19 pandemic has created new challenges for science, society, and policy. Under pandemic circumstances, it is important to ensure that scientific activities will continue their course of bringing freshness to our creativity and thinking. Therefore, the Organizing Committee has decided to switch our original conference schedule to an online environment in order to ensure the safe participation of all speakers and attendees – and to comply with global recommendations related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The National Kapodistrian University of Athens (NKUA), the National Center for Social Research (EKKE), the Center for the Study of Crime (CSC), and the ESC Working Group on Qualitative Research Methodologies and Epistemologies are pleased to invite you to a joint online conference titled “Contemporary societies in motion: pioneering qualitative research methods in the study of deviance and social control”.

 

Keynote speakers:

Paul Rock, Emeritus Professor, Department of Sociology, LSE

Rita Faria, Assistant Professor School of Criminology of the Law Faculty, University of Porto

Michael Mills, Lecturer in Criminology, Social Policy, Sociology, and Social Research, University of Kent

 

Plenary sessions:

Nicolas Demertzis, Professor in Political Sociology and Communication, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, President, Greek National Center for Social Research

George Pleios, Professor and Director of the Laboratory for Social Research in Mass Media at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens

Joanna Tsiganou, Research Director, Ph.D., Greek National Center for Social Research

 

Scholars from all social science disciplines are invited to submit panel proposals, abstracts of individual presentations, and requests for the organization of workshops.

The conference also foresees round tables and special workshops that will be of particular relevance for Ph.D. students, professionals, researchers, postdoctoral researchers, and policymakers (e.g. Conducting Qualitative Interviews in Prison, support development of core skills in interviewing, running focus groups (whether virtual or face to face), Qualitative Analysis of Visual Data, etc).

A selection of papers will be published in a special e-book dedicated to the conference proceedings. After the end of the conference, presenters will be informed about the instructions and the deadlines for (full) papers submitted for publication.

 

We cordially invite colleagues to submit proposals on topics such as:

  • Examining qualitative research approaches:
    Multiple (mixed) methods in approaching deviance and social control;
    Phenomenological approaches in criminology: current narrations and discourses;
    Ethnographies of movements: (sub)urban changes in context;
    Crime discourses and narrations in Ethnomethodology;
    Studying emotions, seductions, and harms in crime and punishment;
    (Μetanalysis): Stories behind the stories from the field;
    (Un)Lawful identities: research illustrations in progress.
  • Digital and online methods:
    Digital ‘portraits’ of deviance and social control;
    Doing research on the (inter)net.
  • New challenges and paradigms:
    The Covid-19 Pandemic and Social Science (Qualitative) Research: Challenges and difficulties;
    Qualitative research vis-a-vis Big-data. New challenges for criminology;
    Changing paradigms of qualitative research methods;
    Between borders and barriers: constructing methodologies and epistemologies;
    Ethical boundaries of criminological research.
  • Power imbalances:
    Postcolonial research perspectives in criminology;
    Participatory (action) research with the socially excluded;
    Observations of contemporary inequalities and power dynamics in criminal justice;
    Life-histories of the controllers and the controlled;
    Visual and kinesics approaches: victims and offenders;
    Gender-based research perspectives in deviance and social control).

 

The working language is English.

There will not be any official interpretation into other languages.

Online Conference will be held on Zoom platform

 Required equipment: Any microphone and internet connection suitable for a web conference, running on any computer, phone, or tablet.

 

Key Dates:

  • Abstracts and proposals submission deadline: 07 April 2021
  • Registration fees

The early registration fees apply to registrations made before 01 May 2021

 

Early: Before 01.05.2021 Late: After 01.05.2021
Participants 25 Euro 40 Euro
Students 15 Euro 30 Euro

 

Scientific Committee

The European Society of Criminology (ESC) Working Group on Qualitative Research Methodologies and Epistemologies (WG-QRME) 

National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (NCUA)

National Centre for Social Research (EKKE)

Center for the Study of Crime (CSC)

 

We look forward to welcoming you virtually to Athens!

 

The Organizing Committee

  • The Center for the Study of Crime (CSC – KE.M.E.): Evi Androulaki, Dr. Anastasia Chalkia, Dionysios Chionis, Tonia Kastrinaki, Martha Lempesi & Dr. Fotios Spyropoulos

Webpage: https://e-keme.gr/en/contemporary-societies-in-motion/

  • The European Society of Criminology (ESC) Working Group on Qualitative Research Methodologies and Epistemologies (WG-QRME):

Webpage: https://www.esc-eurocrim.org/index.php/activities/working-groups/66-qualitative-research-methodologies-and-epistemologies-wg-qrme

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/wgqrme

Twitter: https://twitter.com/QrmeWg

Registration & Abstract Submission: https://athensconf2021.synedry.com/home.aspx

Contact us via email: athensconf2021@gmail.com

 

ΚΕ.Μ.Ε


Abstract Submission

Deadlines

The submission period opens  01 February 2021

The deadline for abstract submission is 07 April 2021

Submission guidelines

Submit your abstract here!

https://athensconf2021.synedry.com/abstracts/submission.aspx

All submitted abstracts will be reviewed by the Scientific Program Committee. All accepted abstracts will be published electronically and made available to participants at the conference. All presenters must pay to register for the Conference.

 

1. Indicate the format of your abstract and the following details:

Individual paper presentation

  • Name(s) author(s), name(s) presenter(s), affiliation (of all), email and work address (corresponding author), phone number (corresponding author)
  • Abstract (400 words maximum) and 2 to 5 keywords
  • Extra info/comments such as technical requirements (if applicable)

 

Full thematic panel

  • Title of the panel, content/abstract of the thematic panel
  • Add up to 4 parts, each consisting of:
    name(s) author(s), name(s) presenter(s), affiliation (of all), email and work address (corresponding author), phone number (corresponding author)
  • Abstract (400 words maximum) and 2 to 5 keywords
  • Discussant (optional) (name and affiliation)
  • Extra info/comments such as technical requirements (if applicable)

Note that authors need to register individually, but the abstract submission can proceed via one corresponding author.

 

Organization of a workshop or alternative format session

  • Convener(s): name(s), affiliation of all, email and work address (corresponding author), phone number (corresponding author)
  • Outline the format, aims, and content of the proposed workshop (1000 words maximum) and 2 to 5 keywords
  • Targeted audience (400 words), the maximum number of participants?
  • Requirements (preparation of the participants, logistics, etc.)
  • Organization of alternative format sessions (submit a proposal A4: aims, organizers, requirements, etc.)

 

2. Indicate one or more ‘streams’ for each abstract:

  • Examining qualitative research approaches:
    Multiple (mixed) methods in approaching deviance and social control;
    Phenomenological approaches in criminology: current narrations and discourses;
    Ethnographies of movements: (sub)urban changes in context;
    Crime discourses and narrations in Ethnomethodology;
    Studying emotions, seductions, and harms in crime and punishment;
    (Μetanalysis): Stories behind the stories from the field;
    (Un)Lawful identities: research illustrations in progress.
  • Digital and online methods:
    Digital ‘portraits’ of deviance and social control;
    Doing research on the (inter)net.
  • New challenges and paradigms:
    The Covid-19 Pandemic and Social Science (Qualitative) Research: Challenges and difficulties;
    Qualitative research vis-a-vis Big-data. New challenges for criminology;
    Changing paradigms of qualitative research methods;
    Between borders and barriers: constructing methodologies and epistemologies;
    Ethical boundaries of criminological research.
  • Power imbalances:
    Postcolonial research perspectives in criminology;
    Participatory (action) research with the socially excluded;
    Observations of contemporary inequalities and power dynamics in criminal justice;
    Life-histories of the controllers and the controlled;
    Visual and kinesics approaches: victims and offenders;
    Gender-based research perspectives in deviance and social control).

 

If you have any questions relating to the submission of your abstract please contact the Center for the Study of Crime (CSC) via mail at athensconf2021@gmail.com.



F.A.Q

Abstract submission

1. What are the guidelines for the different types of submissions?

The new final date for abstracts’ submission is 07 April 2021

You can view guidelines for each type of abstract here. If you have any questions or concerns, please email us at athensconf2021@gmail.com

 

2. What information should be included in an abstract?

Abstracts for all submissions are limited to 400 words. The title, authors, and institutions are excluded.

Corresponding authors are asked to indicate the presentation type, the abstract topics, the names of the authors, their affiliations, contact details of the corresponding/presenting author, and 2 to 5 keywords.

 

3. When are the deadlines for submitting?

Abstracts and proposals submission deadline: 31 March 2021

01 February 2021 Registration available online
01 February 2021 Send out a call for papers
01 February 2021 Opening of registration
31 March 2021 Deadline for abstracts submission
15 April 2021 The decision on the acceptance of the abstracts
30 April 2021 End of the early bird registration fee
2728 May 2021  ‘Contemporary Societies in Motion’ Conference

 

Key Dates & fees:

  • Abstracts and proposals submission deadline: 31 March 2021
  • Registration fees

The early registration fees apply to registrations made before 01 May 2021

 

Early: Before 01.05.2021 Late: After 01.05.2021
Participants 25 Euro 40 Euro
Students 15 Euro 30 Euro

 

Programme

1. How do I find where and when I appear on the program?

The final program is not available yet.

2. Can I change the time and location of my presentation?

Unfortunately, we do not accept any special requests regarding the times of presentations. We apologize in advance.

3. I have special requirements for my presentation. Who can assist me?

Please contact in advance with the administrator at athensconf2021@gmail.com. We request you to indicate special or technical requirements in the submission of your abstract.

4. Where will the abstract be published? Will it have ISBN?

The abstract is published online in a book of abstracts in a pdf format. It will not have ISBN. A paper copy of the book of abstracts will be available to all participants at the conference.

 

Dues and registration for the conference

1. Do programme participants have to register?

Yes.  There are NO exceptions. Submitting an abstract does NOT register you for the meeting.  All attendees and participants must pay the registration fee. Presenting authors of accepted abstracts must pre-register and pay for the conference, preferably by the early-bird deadline. Each presenting author is responsible for his/her registration fee(s) as well as travel and accommodation costs.

2. I need a receipt for my payment. Whom should I contact?

Once registered and payment is completed, you should automatically receive a receipt. If you paid correctly and did not receive the receipt within three working days, please contact us via email: athensconf2020@gmail.com.

3. What do I do if I find out that I will not be able to attend the conference?

Presenting authors who are unable to attend the conference should arrange for another individual to present. Please notify us of any changes at athensconf2021@gmail.com.

 

Date, time, and location of the conference

1. What are the dates of the conference?  When does it start and end?

The conference starts on Thursday, May 27, 2021, at 10:00 AM. The conference will end on Friday, May 28, 2021.

2. Where does the conference take place?

The conference takes place on-line.