The Florida Society of the Social Sciences (F3S) invites paper, poster, or workshops to be presented at the 12th Annual Conference of the Social Sciences (CSS). This day-long, interdisciplinary conference, themed From Social Problems to Social Promise, will be held at the University of Florida on Saturday, April 15, 2017.


We encourage you to distribute this call for submissions throughout your campus and regional networks to reach graduate and advanced undergraduate students who have an interest in presenting their research. Please see the call for submission included with this email.


For the past 12 years, the Florida Society of the Social Sciences (F3S) has strived to provide unique forum Florida’s students of the social and humanistic sciences scholars to engage with others around issues of social import and impact. The cornerstone of F3S’s efforts is the Annual Conference of the Social Sciences, where over one hundred graduate and undergraduate students come together to present and discuss their work with a broad audience that crosses disciplines, professions, origins, and walks of life.


We are excited to announce this year’s keynote speaker, Dr. Victor Rios, Professor of Sociology at the University of California, Santa Barbara. In keeping with the 12th Annual theme, From Social Problems to Social Promise, Dr. Rios’ work engages around issues of social justice, and spans social systems, to convey the experiences of black and Latino youth with criminalization in their schools, neighborhoods, and families, within a broader U.S. culture of punishment. Bring youth voices to the fore, Dr. Rios’ work traces paths to social change and conveys a message of hope, even as it addresses devastating inequalities in experiences and life chances.


The 12th Annual Conference of the Social Sciences will be made possible thanks to support of a growing group of campus partners, including UF Student Government, UF College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Department of Sociology and Criminology & Law, Center for the Humanities and the Public Sphere, and Center for Gender, Sexualities, and Women’s Studies Research. As this list is growing, please see our website for the most up to date list of cosponsors (


Thank you for your consideration in distributing the call for submissions.



The F3S Executive Team


Florida Society of the Social Sciences (F3S)

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