Summer 2023 Newsletter


(14th & 15th of September 2023)

Instead of people presenting papers, this free online workshop is designed to facilitate discussion between sociology of emotions scholars around different topics (see PDF attached). 

How to register?

Send us your affiliation, title of the session(s) you would like to join and a few lines with your motivating interest in the topic(s) to the following email address:

Deadline: 2nd of July, 2023.



  • Poder, P. (2023). Courage, Risks and Dating in the COVID-19 Crisis. I P. Ward, & K. Foley (red.), The Emerald Handbook of the Sociology of Emotions for a Post-Pandemic World: Imagined Emotions and Emotional Futures Emerald Group Publishing.
  • Pratesi, A. (2023). Doing family and intimacy at a distance. Implications for theory and social change. In: H.P. Blossfeld & H. Flam. Research Handbook in the Sociology of Emotions, 1-380, University of Bamberg, Germany: Edward Elgar Publishing.


  • Halperin, L. (2023). The meaning of hope for Israeli peace activists: consolidation of collective identity, antidote to despair and spiritual resource, Emotions and Society, DOI: 10.1332/263169021X16750359307077.

    ___ (2022) Combining emotions: hope, anger, joy, and love in Israeli peace movements,Social Movement Studies, DOI: 10.1080/14742837.2022.2155628.
  • Manzoor, H.; M. Nocker & I. Boncori (2022). The performativity and politics of emotions in NHS boards, Culture and Organization, 28(6): 509-527, DOI: 10.1080/14759551.2022.2105337.
  • Poder, P. (2023). The end of contemporary love life? Emotions and Society. 5(1): 100-119.

  • Poder, P. & R. Thomsen (2022). Engagerede kærlighedsliv: En kvalitativ analyse af refleksive unges forelskelse og selvidentitets- og relationsarbejde, Dansk Sociologi. 33(1):9-31.
  • Pratesi, P. (2023). Six Memos for the Current Time. Rethinking six contemporary sociological matters in light of the emotional dynamics shaping them. CAMBIO, 12: 109-123, ISSN:2239-1118.

___ (2023). Emozioni e Mutamento Sociale. Ripensare la rilevanza teorica delle emozioni alla luce di fenomeni sociali e politici emergenti. SOCIOLOGIA ITALIANA, 1-19, ISSN:2281-2652.

___  Emotions: the ultimate lobbying weaponPolitico,

  • Sawicka, M. (2023). Managing Fear Through Digital Interactions: Emerging Narratives of the COVID-19 Pandemic in a Vaccine-Hesitant Cyber Community. Cultural Studies Critical Methodologies, 0(0).
  • Saxonberg, S.  Pavol Frič and Oľga Gyárfášová  (2023). “Fear, Anger, Hope, and Pride: Negative and Positive Emotions in Electoral Behaviour,” Sociológia 55(2).

  • Törnqvist, N. & Å. Wettergren (2023). “Epistemic emotions in prosecutorial decision making.” Journal of Law and Society, 50(2): 208-230.
  • Ural, H. (2023). Rethinking affective publics as media rituals through temporality, performativity and liminality. Media, Culture & Society0(0).

It has also a video abstract:


  • Affecting, Emoting, and Feeling Disability:  Entanglements at the Intersection of Disability Studies and the  Sociology of Emotion

ESA RN11 member Yvonne Wechuli is guest-editing a special issue of the  journal Frontiers in Sociology, section Sociology of Emotion together with Marie Sepulchre and Kelly Fritsch. The deadline for abstracts is on 15th November 2023.

All further information can be found under the following link:

  • Sociologies of Health and Emotions 

(editors: Gillian Bendelow, Marci Cottingham, Rebecca Olson) – the deadline for this one is approaching but will be prolonged:

  • Sociology of Emotion and Affect in the Age of Mis-, Dis-, and Mal-Information 

(editors Alberto Bellocchi, Timothy Graham, Darren Linvill, and Stina Bergman Blix)–dis–and-mal-information


  • Call for the UNPOP International Colloquium: ‘Emotions, Narratives and Identities in Politics, Populism and Democracy’.

Deadline for application: 31 August 2023.

All information are available here: 

  • Workshop: Emotions in European Climate Politics
    28th-29th September 2023, Amsterdam, organized with the support of the Amsterdam Center for European Studies (ACES). For more information contact our RN11 member Rosa Sánchez: ( or (


President: Adrián Scribano (Argentina) 
Vice-Presidents: Cécile Van de Velde (Canada, North America) 
Zhang Jingting (China, Asia) Gennaro Iorio (Italy, Europe) 

Secretary-Treasurer: Pedro Lisdero (Argentina/ Spain) 
Newsletter Editor: Nicolas Arenas Orosio (Chile/UK) 

Webpage Editor: Cecile Vermot (France) and Jeanie Hererra (Guatemala)


Call for Participation for the online workshop by RN11 & Emotions and Society Journal

Dear all,

As there is no ESA or RN11-Midterm-Conference this year, we thought to fill the gap with a more informal workshop. Instead of people presenting papers, our free online workshop is designed to facilitate discussion between sociology of emotions scholars and will have different sessions with different topics.

It is organised jointly by the Emotions & Society Journal and RN11 and will take place on 14th & 15th of September 2023 online.

In order to register send us your affiliation, title of the session(s) you would like to join and a few lines with your motivating interest in the topic(s) to the following email address (the one from our 2022 Midterm Conference):

Deadline: 02nd of July, 2023.

Please find attached the full Call for Participation with further information (registration, list of sessions, timetable, etc.).

For any further questions, feel free to contact us.

Best wishes,

Your RN11 board

Best Paper Award Winner from Hamburg Midterm

Dear all,

We are delighted to announce that the winner of the Best Paper Award from our last Midterm Conference in Hamburg is Alessandra Minissale with her paper ‘Scrutinizing Gut Feelings: Emotional Reflexive Practices in Italian Courts’. Congratulations Alessandra!

Alessandra will be awarded 300 Euro and will be coached by the journal editors to finalise their paper for publication in the @BUP Journal Emotions & Society.

Best wishes,
the RN11 board

16th ESA Conference in Porto, Portugal 27-30.8.2024