The final version of the programme is available here:

Conference schedule:

Wednesday June 23, 2021

9:00 – 9:30Welcome
9:30 – 10:30Keynote 1: Annemarie MOL (University of Amsterdam)
10:30 – 10:45break
10:45 – 12:15 Sessions 1 – 3
12:15 – 13:00break
13:00 – 14:00Sessions 4 – 6
14:00 – 14:15break
14:15 – 15:15Sessions 7 – 10
15:15 – 15:30break
15:30 – 16:45Sessions 11 – 14
17:10 – 18:00Introduction of CSA Sections
18:15Moderated discussions 1 and 2

Thursday June 24, 2021

9:00 – 10:30Sessions 15 – 17
10:30 – 10:45break
10:45 – 12:00CSA general assembly
12:00 – 12:30break
12:30 – 13:00CSA Awards
13:00 – 14:00Keynote 2: Martin ĎURĎOVIČ (Sociologický ústav Akademie věd ČR)
Keynote 3: Bernadette Nadya JAWORSKY (Fakulta sociálních studií Masarykovy univerzity)
14:00 – 14:15break
14:15 – 15:15Sessions 18 – 20
15:15 – 15:30break
15:30 – 17:00Sessions 21 – 23
17:15 – 18:15Moderated discussion 3
18:30Special session, moderated discussion 4

Friday June 25, 2021

9:00 – 10:30Sessions 24 – 26
10:30 – 11:00break
11:00 – 12:30Sessions 27 – 29 
12:30 – 13:00break
13:00 – 13:50Keynote 4: Pavel BARŠA (Filosofická fakulta Univerzity Karlovy)
14:10 – 15:00Keynote 5: Daniel PROKOP (PAQ Research)
15:10Closing of the conference

The Week of Sociology

Programme for the general public

The Week of Sociology is a series of public online events held alongside or as a part of the CSA conference. All events will be live-streamed to the YouTube channel of the Department of Sociology, Faculty of Social Studies MU.

While most public events will be held in Czech, there are several exceptions. Of interest to the English-speaking audiences might be:

Tuesday 22. 6. 2021

10:30 – 11:30 Sociology as Literature (moderated discussion)

In this panel, we want to make more transparent the relation between sociological and literary thinking, advocating for their closer and symmetrical cooperation. Ashleigh Watson, who recently published a sociological novel Into the Sea (Brill, 2020), will present her idea of sociological fiction (not only) as a promising way for public sociology. Johana Kotišová, an author of Crisis Reporters, Emotions, and Technology (Palgrave, 2019), will talk about the role of style and combination of fictional and factual in social scientific research. The host of the session, Jan Váňa, will moderate a discussion on the relationship between social theory and fiction, their epistemologies, and how they can enhance each other.

The discussion will be held in Zoom and will also be streamed to the YouTube channel of the Department of Sociology, Faculty of Social Studies MU. To take part directly in the Zoom event, register here no later than June 20, 2021. To watch live on YouTube, no registration is needed.

Wednesday 23. 6. 2021

9:30 – 10:30 Annemarie Mol: Eating in TheoryA Taster (keynote speech)

In theory, eating is low, thinking high. The argument used to be that eating is something that all living creatures do, while thinking is uniquely human. These days plants and non-human animals gradually more considerate attention, but the hierarchy of old still hides in the analytical terms that circulate in the humanities and the social sciences. The book Eating in Theory interferes with this. It starts out from the idea that downgrading eating as a mere precondition for higher pursuits, and deploring caring for food as tediously laborious, is not particularly helpful in the face of ecological destruction. As a countermove, I tell stories about eating practices, mostly in the Netherlands. The aim is not to learn about eating, but to take inspiration from it in recalibrating theory terms – here: being, knowing, doing and relating.

Thursday 24. 6. 2021

13:00 – 14:00 Nadya B. Jaworsky: Bias, Biography, and Boundaries: Thoughts on “Doing Migration” from a Second-Generation Migrant (keynote speech)

In this talk, I will reflect on studying migration from the perspective of a second-generation migrant. Following the reflexive turn in migration studies, I explore the idea of “doing migration,” suggested by Anna Amelina. With this term, she refers to the social practices that are linked to specific categorizations and narratives of belonging, which turn people on the move into “migrants.” As scholars, we may engage in the stigmatization and exclusion of this category of people without even being conscious of doing so. Avoiding this trap requires tremendous reflexivity. Through my personal and family story of migration, I speak to the importance of categorization processes, highlighting three distinct but interrelated aspects – biasbiography and boundaries. First, it is crucial to look at conscious and unconscious biases, whether my own or those of others. Second, reflecting on the parts of my biography that contributed to my evolution as a scholar helps to reveal the sources of bias. Finally, the concepts of symbolic boundaries and boundary work helps to frame my reflections with the institution of academia and the sociology of migration in particular.

For the full programme of the Week of sociology (in Czech) please refer to the Czech version of this website.