Call for Papers – NEV session at the International Sociological Association XX World Congress

19 de September de 2022

International Sociological Association (ISA) XX World Congress approved a session submitted by NEV researcher Letícia Simões-Gomes with Professor Natalie Byfield, from St. John’s University, in the United States. The group, which will debate Policing and the Construction of Racialized Groups and Social Control in the Americas, was one of 16 approved by Research Committee 05 (RC 05), called Racism, Nationalism, Indigeneity and Ethnicity.

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The 20th International Sociological Association World Congress will be a hybrid event held in Melbourne, Australia from June 25 – July 1, 2023. The call for abstracts is now open. You may submit a 300 word abstract via the on-line system by September 30, 2022 24:00 GMT. Abstracts are accepted in English and Spanish. You may find additional rules here.


This session aims to comparatively discuss the relationship between racial and ethnic formations and State institutions of social control – notably the police. How was the racialization of other groups informed by policing institutions as they carried out the imperatives of settlerism and theft of labor?

The coordinators are excpecting to get contributions with varying conceptual frameworks, methods, approaches, subjects, and objects that relate to how policing institutions have been central actors in broader categorization, racialization, and racialized surveillance processes.