Accumulation and compensation of inequalities

ISA RC28 Spring Meeting 2020
University of Turku, Finland
August 26-28 2020

The International Sociological Association’s Research Committee 28 invites all scholars working in the field of social stratification and social mobility to contribute to its next annual Spring Meeting.

The 2020 meeting will take place at the University of Turku, Finland, from August 26-28, 2020. The meeting will be held under the conference theme of “Accumulation and compensation of inequalities” and paper or poster submissions that address this theme are especially encouraged.

As the conference will feature regular sessions on all fields of stratification research, any contribution relevant to the broad research agenda of the RC28 on social stratification, mobility and inequality is welcome.

RC28 Turku Meeting postponed until August 26-28, 2020

Due to the global corona virus crisis, the RC28 Board and the organisers of the Turku meeting have decided to postpone the event until August 26-28, 2020. If you have already registered for the Turku May meeting and are likely to attend the Turku August meeting, no further action is required of you. However, if you have registered for the May meeting and will not be able to attend the August meeting, we will refund your registration fees. Instructions on how to get your refund will be sent to you soon.

The registration deadline for the August meeting is now set at July 15, 2020.  We are fully aware of the remaining uncertainties related to the postponement. Thereby we continue to monitor the situation and, if necessary, will decide on cancelling the August meeting by May 15, 2020. In that case, all registrations will be refunded.

We appreciate your understanding of this decision.

Participant Registration

Registration for the ISA RC28 2020 Spring Meeting is now open.

Keynote speakers

Olli Kangas

University of Turku

Thomas DiPrete

Columbia University

Fabrizio Bernardi

European University Institute

Michelle Jackson

Stanford University

Ariel Kalil

The University of Chicago

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Timeline and Deadlines

timeline of deadlines and decisions for RC28 Spring Meeting 2020


  • Call for papers opens: 01.10.2019
  • Call for papers closes: 29.11.2019
  • Paper acceptance: 31.01.2020
  • Registration opens: 31.01.2020
  • Travel award application deadline: 15.02.2020
  • Travel awards acceptance 21.02.20
  • Early bird deadline: 28.02.2020
  • Registration deadline: 15.06.2020

Place & Time

Date: 20.-22.5.2020 (Wed-Fri)
Venue: Publicum, Assistentinkatu 7, Turku.



Prices (Including dinner):

  • Early-bird €240.00
  • Normal €280.00
  • Students €120.00

Participant Registration

Registration is now open. You can register directly here, or visit the Registration page to see more details on conference fees, payment options and social activities.