International Society for Justice Research

Interrogating Justice

July 25-28, 2018

The 17th biennial conference of the International Society for Justice Research (ISJR) will be held July 25-28, 2018 at Emory University in Atlanta, GA. ISJR brings together a network of diverse scholars, representing a range of disciplines and countries, who worked on justice-related issues.

The theme, Interrogating Injustice, will highlight issues related to race and to the distribution of health care resources. Researchers from an array of disciplines whose work touches upon social justice concerns from both basic and applied perspectives are encouraged to submit their work for presentation. In addition to program sessions, a training workshop for graduate students will be held on July 25.

The conference is hosted by Emory University, in conjunction with Georgia State University and University of Georgia. (All sponsors are noted below.) Conference sessions will be held in the Emory University School of Public Health, with luncheons in the Conference Center.

Plenary speakers include: Dr. Bernard Lafayette, civil rights leader and expert in nonviolent protest; Dr. Kimberly Jacob Arriola (Emory University), specialist on justice and health in communities of color; and Dr. Jan Willem van Prooijen (VU University in Amsterdam), noted expert on injustice, punishment, and forgiveness.

Submission Details

Visit Submission Guidelines for more details. To submit materials for the conference, please fill out the submission form.  The submission portal will open November 15, 2017. Scholars may submit individual papers, symposia of related papers, or posters. The extended submission deadline is March 15, 2018.

Conference Details

In addition to program sessions and graduate student workshop, conference attendees may opt to attend: the gala dinner at the Carter Presidential Center and Library; a tour of the Martin Luther King Center and the Center for Civil and Human Rights; and an evening excursion to Ponce City Market. See Registration for more information.


Registration opens February 1, 2018. Please see Registration.


Accommodations are available at the Emory Conference Center and in university residence halls. Visit Accomodations for more information.

Conference App

The conference app can be found here. For the best experience, open the link on your mobile device and add the app to your home screen. 
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Conference Sponsors

The hosts would like to thank the following units for their financial and collegial support. At Emory University, we recognize Emory College and its departments of: Sociology, Psychology, Economics, African American Studies, and Women, Gender, and Sexualities Studies. Additionally, we thank the School of Nursing, School of Public Health, Goizueta School of Business, the Laney Graduate School’s New Thinkers/New Leaders Program, the Center for Mind, Brain, and Culture, the James Weldon Johnson Institute for Race and Difference, the Ethics Center, the Office of Sustainability Issues, and the Institute for Developing Nations. Special thanks to Dr. Ellen Idler, Samuel Candler Dobbs Professor of Sociology, as well. We also appreciate the support of the Departments of Psychology and Philosophy at Georgia State University as well as the Department of Sociology at the University of Georgia.

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