call for conference submissions – Collective Harm-doing: Developing the Perspective of the Perpetrator
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS (by 1 November 2014)
Collective Harm-doing: Developing the Perspective of the Perpetrator
A conference to be held Tuesday/Wednesday April 7-8, 2015
The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
It is well-documented that harm-doing is painful for the victims, in work ranging from minority stress (e.g., Meyer, 1995) to genocide (e.g., Staub, 2003). This conference brings a new focus on perpetrators, including the association between their harm-doing and their well-being, and the processes through which people engage and disengage from harm-doing. We seek to include research on perpetrators of harm-doing at all levels, including both intergroup (e.g., racists, hate criminals, soldiers, extremist groups, gang violence) and interpersonal harm-doing (domestic violence, feuding). We are open to qualitative and quantitative research, and to case study, survey, experimental, and longitudinal studies.
Particularly welcome are those contributions that focus on the processes and the trajectories through which people come to engage in and desist from harm-doing.
The meeting will take place April 7 to April 8 2015 at The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, immediately prior to the 2015 SASP conference in Newcastle, New South Wales. We aim to include up to 30 active participants, about half being from Australia, and about half being junior faculty or postgraduates. Another 20 observers may be able to participate in the meeting, on the basis of expressions of interest and research topics congruent with the active speakers’. Participation fees will be partially offset by funding.
We anticipate publishing an edited book or special journal issue on the conference themes.
All participants and observers must be members of SPSSI or SASP.
To apply as a presenter, please send an e-mail to Winnifred Louis () or Catherine E. Amiot ( ) by 1 November 2014 with your title, abstract (between 200-300 words), authors (with affiliations for all and contact information for the presenting author). We aim to notify participants within 2 weeks of their approval, to facilitate timely arrangements of travel plans.
The draft line-up will be announced by 1 December 2014, at which point expressions of interest for observers will also be welcomed.