11th annual INAS conference  


7-8 June 2018 at Stanford University

                              Deadline for abstracts: April 1st  2018

Analytical sociology is a general approach to explaining the social world. It is concerned with phenomena such as common ways of (inter-) acting in a society, social network structures and patterns of segregation, and collectively shared and diffused cultural ideas. The mode of explanation is to specify in clear and precise ways the mechanisms through which social phenomena are brought about. Parts of analytical sociology focus on action and interaction as the cogs and wheels of social processes, while others consider the dynamic social processes that these actions and interactions bring about.

We welcome presentations using any qualitative or quantitative methods that allow for the study of social mechanisms and the complex social dynamics they give rise to. We also welcome purely theoretical papers dealing with central aspects of the explanatory approach of analytical sociology.

Please submit your abstracts of 200‐500 words via the conference website 

no later than the 1st of April 2018.

Your submission should contain the following elements:
1)  name and e‐mail address of presenting author
2)  affiliation of presenting author
3) complete list of author(s)
3)  abstract

For more information on practical details such as location, hotel, etc. please visit the website, which will be updated after the 10th of April 2018.   Conference registration will be opened on this site after the call for abstracts’ deadline has passed. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to send an email to Celia Clark, SIEPR,  celia.clark@stanford.edu



SIEPR Gunn Building Koret-Taube Conference Center 366 Galvez St. Stanford University 



Eva Meyersson Milgrom SIEPR, Department of Sociology, Michael Hannan GSB, Amir Goldberg GSB, Karen Cook Department of Sociology Stanford University