Young Scholars in Social Movements Mini-Conference

Location: McKenna Hall

In conjunction with the presentation of the John D. McCarthy Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Scholarship in Social Movements (CSSM), the Center for the Study of Social Movements at Notre Dame will be hosting a young-scholars conference the day before the award events. The recipient of the McCarthy Award, Bill Gamson, and other senior scholars visiting Notre Dame for the award presentation, will serve as discussants for the conference. The CSSM would like to invite 12 advanced graduate students and early-career faculty to present a work solidly in-progress at the conference, enjoy an opportunity to discuss their work with some of the leading scholars in the field, and meet others in the new cohort of social movement scholars. Conference attendees will also be invited to the McCarthy Award Lecture and the award banquet on April 30. The Center will pay for meals, up to three nights lodging, and contribute $500 toward travel expenses for each of the conference attendees. The Center will select invitees from all nominations received by February 28, 2011. Nominations will be accepted for ABD graduate students and those who have held their Ph.D.s less than two years. Nominations must be written by the nominee’s faculty dissertation adviser (or a suitable substitute intimately familiar with the nominee’s research, if the advisor is unavailable). Nominations should include: # A letter of nomination. # The CV of the nominee. # A one-page abstract of the work to be presented. Nominations should be sent via email to Rory McVeigh, director of the Center for the Study of Social Movements, at

Contact Dan Myers, chair of the McCarthy Award committee, at with any questions. Sponsored by the Center for the Study of Social Movements