Living in a Liquid Society, RSS 5th Conference, 2018


The 5th International Conference of the Romanian Sociologists Society

14th  – 15th  September 2018, Timisoara, Romania

West University of Timisoara, Romania ( // //

Call for sections

Scholars in the social sciences are invited to submit section proposals aiming to debate such themes within the framework of the 5th International Conference of the Romanian Sociologists Society (RSS) Living in a Liquid Society, hosted by the West University of Timisoara (UVT) between 14th and 15th of September 2018.

Important details:

  • Deadline for submitting section proposals: 24th February 2018
  • Announcement of list of accepted sections and call for papers: 28th February 2018
  • Deadline for submitting paper proposals: 2nd April 2018
  • Announcement of accepted papers: 30th June 2018
  • Registration deadline: 31st July 2018
  • Conference: 14th – 15th September 2018

Official language of the conference: English.

Location – Timisoara is a very attractive multicultural city, of roughly 400.000 inhabitants (including the metropolitan area) situated into the West Romania, in the nearby of Serbian and Hungarian borders. Access can be done by plane or train, but should not ignore the driving distance from several European Capitals: Belgrade (170km), Budapest (324km), Sofia (553km), Vienna (565km), Zagreb (674km). Timișoara was the spark of Romanian 1989 anticommunist Revolution. In 2021 the city will be European Capital of Culture.

Participation fees: 60 EUR

SSR/ESA members: 45 EUR

Participation fees for conveners: 30 EUR

Students: 30 EUR

Keynote speakers:

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PD dr. Hermann DÜLMER

Institut für Soziologie und Sozialpsychologie (ISS), University of Cologne
Research topics: Sociological methodology and data analysis (multilevel analysis, ML SEM, factorial survey), comparative value research, electoral research.


bogdan voicuProfessor Bogdan VOICU

Romanian Academy of Sciences, Research Institute for Quality of Life,  member of the Romanian Group for the Study of Social Values and Romanian Election Studies.
Main interest fields: social change, social values, sociology of education, international migration.

righinis photoProfessor Cosima RUGHINIȘ

Department of Sociology, University of Bucharest
study social classification, social construction of human kinds, and models of human nature across scientific and popular media, focusing on (re)presenting femininity, and production of human types and human nature in health controversies surrounding vaccination (such as the “vaccine-damaged child”) and homeopathy.

voas photoProfessor David VOAS

Head of Department of Social Science, UCL Institute of Education University College London
David Voas uses survey data to study religious change and value change in modern societies, the intergenerational transmission of religion and values, and attitudes of and towards ethno-religious minorities. He is on the executive committee of the European Values Study and is co-director of British Religion in Numbers (, an online centre for British data on religion that has received recognition as a British Academy Research Project.

joseluis molinaProfessor José Luis MOLINA

José Luis Molina is associate professor at the Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology of the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB), Spain. He is an economic anthropologist interested in the emergence of socioeconomic structures, like migrant enclaves and transnational fields. Molina is interested in mixed method approaches, combining ethnography and personal network analysis. He is interested in Southeast Europe, and Romania in particular. Currently, he is the president of the Research Ethics Committee of the UAB, co-PI with Miranda Lubbers of the research project “The Role of Social Transnational Fields in the Emergence, Maintenance and Decay of Ethnic and Demographic Enclaves” (ORBITS), and co-editor of the REDES-Revista Hispana para el Análisis de Redes Sociales.

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