Call for Papers

Plenary sessions will explore the latest research on challenges to democratic institutions—especially from the right—and how they affect nonviolent resistance and social movement mobilization. What can we learn from other democracies in Western Europe, Eastern Europe, South America, and elsewhere? Open sessions will cover a wide range of topics in our field and will be organized thematically depending on submissions. To reserve your place, submit an abstract and formally register by the deadline, and commit to a completed paper by the conference. We encourage you to stay at conference housing. Our vision is an informal and friendly space for researchers in the social movements/contentious politics field to gather annually and discuss their work—at a more relaxed and intimate venue compared to ASA, ISA, or ESA conferences.

  • Strategies of resistance
  • Trends in social movement theory
  • The analysis of contemporary movements
  • Social media and digital technologies
  • Tactical variation and movement outcomes
  • Crossnational and historical analysis of protest movements
  • Collective identity and identity movements
  • State social control and surveillance
  • And more, depending on submissions

Abstracts are due March 15, 2023. See our abstract submission page for more information.

You are welcome to contact Mobilization’s publication office directly if you have any questions: