Submission of Abstracts for #PSS2018Siquijor National Conference: Extended!

Submission of Abstracts for #PSS2018Siquijor National Conference: Extended!

Submission of abstracts for #PSS2018Siquijor is extended until August 15, 2018. Share your abstracts and see you on October 4-6, 2018 at Siquijor State College, Larena, Siquijor.

The theme for this year’s conference is ‘Sociology of Well-Being.’ From profit-driven fitness fads to the mainstreaming of mental health, from social trauma to collective healing, this conference seeks to inspire critical conversations about the aspirational concept of well-being.

This year’s conference seeks to bring in a range of diverse voices that can problematize, theorize and empirically analyze the concept of wellness. The organizers encourage authors to submit work-in-progress papers and use the conference as a venue to fine-tune ideas and reflect on directions for future research.

Paper presenters may consider submitting abstracts based on, but not limited to these themes:
• Medical sociology
• Sociology of youth and aging
• Sociology of sports
• Political economy of the wellness industry
• Place, environment, and human well-being
• Collective trauma and social suffering
• Social construction of happiness
• Gendered expectations on wellness
• Policy options on drug addiction and rehabilitation
• Methodological innovations in researching well-being

Proposing a Panel

Participants may propose a panel composed of papers addressing a common theme. Panels must be composed of three presenters from at least two different institutions.  [panel proposal form here]

Abstract submission

Abstracts should not be longer than 250 words. The paper’s argument must be clearly articulated and situated in sociological literature. The text should be written in plain English and, as much as possible, must be free from jargon. [abstract submission form here]

Registration fee

The registration fee is P3,000 inclusive of meals, snacks and a conference kit. Undergraduate students may avail of a reduced rate of P2,000. [Online Registrations]

PSS Membership

Professionals interested and working in the field of sociology and related social sciences are welcome to join the PSS. For membership, fill up and submit the membership form.

Travel Grants

Travel grant/s worth P10,000 are available to members of the Philippine Sociological Society. To avail of a travel grant, applicants must submit an extended abstract (up to 500 words) explaining the argument, framework, methodology and innovation of the paper. Successful applicants need to submit the full paper to the conference secretariat on/before the conference. The grant will be awarded on the conference. Fill up and submit the travel grant application form.


Accommodation is not included in the registration fee. Participants should make their own arrangements. The list of suggested accommodations click here.

Pre-conference tour

The organizers have prepared an optional pre-conference tour on 4 October. Information on the itinerary and cost will be provided in the coming weeks.

Transportation at Siquijor Island

Should you need to arrange your transportation upon arriving at the island of Siquijor, kindly contact Mr. Neolito Samson, POSTADA president, at +639262860947.

CHED Endorsement Letter

The conference is officially endorsed by the Commission on Higher Education [CHED]. To download the CHED endorsement letter, click here.

Key Dates

Deadline for abstract submission and panel proposals15 August
Announcement of accepted papers and panels20 August
Deadline for travel grant application1 September
Announcement of successful travel grant application5 September
Deadline to confirm participation in the conference15 September
Deadline to confirm participation in the pre-conference tour1 October

We encourage everyone to use the official hashtags, #PSS2018Siquijor and #SociologyPh in all your PSS related posts.

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