Student Plenary

Submissions Closed July 1st

SAANZ Student Representatives and the 2022 Conference Organising Committee are calling for expressions of interest for a student plenary at SAANZ2022, addressing the following topic: 

Losing hope, gaining hope: 
How academia is nothing if it doesn’t help generate change

This student plenary draws upon Karl Marx’s famous and indeed iconic statement: “Philosophers have hitherto only interpreted the world in various ways. The point, however, is to change it.” It explores the transformation of ideas into action as a site of hope in uncertain times. The questions guiding this discussion are how we might harness the hopeful potentials found within our work as sociologists, and how we might use them to help inspire hope in others. 

If selected to participate in this plenary, your conference registration, accommodation, and travel will be funded. 

Presenters will be encouraged to collaborate on a journal article to be submitted to the New Zealand Sociology Journal.

Full details are available here.

Submit your abstract here.

Please note: We have received a number of abstracts that do not address the plenary topic. The primary purpose of this plenary is to address the topic outlined above. Using research as an example to support your discussion is welcomed, but please ensure your abstract reflects how you will address the plenary topic.