Deadline to Apply for the Young (or Early Career) Scholars Conference


Event hosted by the Center for the Study of Social Movements, University of Notre Dame April 21st, 2023.

In conjunction with the presentation of the John D. McCarthy Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Scholarship in Social Movements, The Center for the Study of Social Movements at Notre Dame will be hosting the eleventh annual Young (or early career) Scholars Conference on April 21st, 2023. The recipient of the McCarthy Award, Hank Johnston, will attend and other senior scholars visiting Notre Dame for the award presentation will serve as discussants for the conference.

We would like to invite 12 advanced graduate students or early-career faculty to present a work solidly in-progress at the conference, enjoy an opportunity to discuss their work with some of the leading scholars in the field, and meet others in the new cohort of social movement scholars. Conference attendees will also be invited to the McCarthy Award Lecture and the award banquet on April 22nd, 2023. The Center will pay for meals, up to three nights lodging, and contribute up to $750 toward transportation expenses for each of the conference attendees.

The Center will select invitees from all nominations received by January 31, 2023. We will accept nominations from ABD graduate students and those who have held their Ph.D.s less than two years. Nominations must be written by the nominee’s faculty dissertation advisor (or, if the advisor is unavailable, a suitable substitute familiar with the nominee’s research). Nominations should include:

1. A letter of nomination.
2. The CV of the nominee.
3. A one-page abstract of the work to be presented.

Nominations should be sent via email to Rory McVeigh, Director of the Center for the Study of Social Movements,

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