Sociology Conference

Sociology Research & Teaching Conference

This one-day conference aims to bring together the IU sociology community. During the conference, we will have a 75-minute faculty lunch. Our hope is to share resources, programming notes, and brainstorm how best to support each other's efforts.  In addition, we hope to provide an annual dissemination outlet for sociology faculty and students.  

Keynote Address

Sport as a Means for Understanding Intersectionality

The purpose of this keynote is to draw attention to how sport phenomena centering Black women athletes is reflective of Black women’s broader cultural, social, and political issues. 

Keynote Speaker

Ajhanai “AJ” Keaton, Ph.D., studies how race and gender (in)equity shapes organizational structures, norms, and experiences. Keaton’s scholarship is interdisciplinary, as her examination of sport phenomena intersects with management, higher education, and sociological communities. As an interdisciplinary scholar, she has published in the following peer-reviewed academic outlets: Journal of Negro of Education, Journal of Issues in Intercollegiate Athletics, and Journal of Sport Management to name a few. Her academic work is informed by the theoretical prescriptions of Black feminism, institutional theory, and critical theory.

Event Details & Proposal Submission Deadline

When: February 10, 2023 from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. (lunch provided)

Where: Columbus Learning Center on the IUPUC campus

Presentation Proposal Deadline: January 13, 2023

We are currently looking for people interested in presenting topics and leading discussions. Use the link below to submit your presentation proposal.

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