Post-ISA 2018 /getting ready for CSA 2019

Dear Colleagues,

Hopefully you have all begun the Fall semester well.

The ISA Congress that took place in July was an exciting event as we had the opportunity to network with colleagues from ISA’s RC-09. I hope those of you who attended, were able to make the most of it. During the RC-09 business meeting which was attended by some of our members, we had a chance to reflect on how to promote more exchange and better integration between the two clusters. Increasing the visibility of the Canadian Sociology of Development research cluster is the long-term goal. One of the concrete steps we can take towards this is having our cluster’s link on the RC-09 website and also finding a way for our members to be updated with RC-09 news. This is something that is currently in the works.

We did not hold an informal meeting for our Canadian RC since it was not possible to coordinate a time during which sufficient number of people would have been able to attend. I am continuing as the RC coordinator for 2018-2019 period.

It is the time of the year when we need to begin thinking about the CSA 2019 conference which will take place in Vancouver. In preparation, I would like to invite people to volunteer to be on the RC Conference Panels Committee for which it would be great to have 3-4 people. This committee will be responsible for submitting RC panel proposals in October. Based on how many panels we are allowed to have, we need to come up with topics/descriptions for the panels so that we could circulate a call for papers in November / December. The committee will then be responsible for making acceptance/rejection decisions on all the submissions and organizing them into panels.

We also need to have a Graduate Award Committee (2 people should be sufficient)

Please inform me of your interest to volunteer on either or hopefully, both committees by October 1, by email at

Please note that in the past we have had times when there were no graduate paper submissions for the award and so, there is a chance that a Graduate Award Committee may eventually not be necessary (if it was the case that there were no submissions). However, we definitely need the Conference Panels Committee.

I wish you all a productive semester and more updates on CSA Sociology of Development-RC-09 interaction will be coming soon.


Jasmin Hristov

2018-2019 Cluster Coordinator





About jasminh

Assistant Professor Department of History and Sociology Associate Member, Gender and Women's Studies Program University of British Columbia, Okanagan
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