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7th Annual Conference on Social Injustice

Published date: January 14, 2019

The Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice will be hosting its annual conference on the campus of Virginia State University (Petersburg, VA) on Thursday – Friday, April 11-12, 2019. The theme of this year’s conference is “Modernization and Globalization in the 21st Century.”

This conference comes up at a time when the world is becoming a global village. The pace of modernization and global integration has dramatically increased over the years, thereby making the world more interdependent than ever. Obviously, globalization has impacted lives, international trade, economy, politics, cultures, laws and order, information technology, education and many other aspects of society. This condition of interdependency in the world today has given rise to a conference that could bring people with diverse thinking and ideas, from different disciplines to brain storm on the issues that follow. We are expecting participation from intellectuals around the world.



Sub-theme 1: Law and Order – The Criminal Justice System

Sub-theme 2: The Courts and Individual Freedom

Sub-theme 3: Large Scale Organization and Policy Decision Making

Sub-theme 4: Issues of Feminism in the 21st Century

Sub-theme 5: Racism, Ethnicism and Governance

Sub-theme 6: Gender Issues and Inequalities

Sub-theme 7: Terrorism and Safety

Sub-theme 8: The New Frontier – Cyberwarfare and Identity Theft

Sub-theme 9: Religion and the Society

Sub-theme 10: Inequality, Injustice and the Class System

Sub-theme 11: Politics of Exclusion and Inclusion

Sub-theme 12: The Challenges of Education in the Global Community


Abstracts and Paper Submission

You may submit abstracts for a Thematic Panel, Individual Paper Presentation, Poster Presentation, or Roundtable Discussion/Presentation.

All abstracts should be submitted to the Coordinator at You should submit your abstract indicating the sub-theme that you think is the best fit for your presentation. A typical abstract will summarize the scope, purpose, the major content of research and conclusion in one paragraph of about 200 words. Conference committee will send letter of acceptance within one week of submission. You may submit MORE THAN ONE ABSTRACT.

A book of readings is expected to be produced from the papers presented at this conference. Papers will be sent to reviewers and if judged acceptable will be included in the book. In addition, we hope to include high quality papers in our journal “International Journal for Social Sciences Research and Practice” (IJSSRP)

The deadline to submit abstracts is Friday December 7, 2018. 

Please note that the submission of abstracts has been updated to Wednesday February 27, 2019

Should you have any questions or concerns, please email: and/or

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