This year's conference will be held asynchronously through this virtual platform! You can read research abstracts, watch pre-recorded video presentations, have discussions through online comments, and more!
The 2019 annual Illinois Sociological Association conference theme was "From Social Problems to Social Promise".
The theme for the 2020 conference aims to direct its attention on the concept and impacts of Peaceology and Better News Research.
Better news research is a tradition developed by Dr. St. Jean within the epistemology of social promise. It refers specifically to research projects that begin with questions aimed at providing insights into understanding, describing, or explaining how various aspects of society succeed. Peaceology is the science of how to make peace profitable.
To help build the traction of Social Promise, Peaceology, and Better News Research, as the President of the ISA in 2018-19 and 2019-20 respectively, Dr. St. Jean has selected the respective themes for those meetings: Social Promise and Peaceology in 2019, and Better News Research in 2020.
Please enjoy these opening remarks from the current ISA President, Peter K.B. St. Jean, Ph.D.