Midterm Conference 2022 in Hamburg (Aug 31 – Sep 2)

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Autumn Newsletter 2021

Dear colleagues,

here comes this year´s RN11 Autumn Newsletter. Thank you for all your submissions. 

We start with a brief introduction of our new RN11 board members Cécile Vermot and Rotem Leshem.

After that you will find a wide variety of newly published books, articles, special issues, podcasts, calls, … 

Enjoy !

Best wishes,

RN11 board



In August at this year´s ESA conference we held our bi-annual board elections. While Alberto Martín Pérez had to leave us after 2 terms – thanks again Alberto for all your work! – we also gained two new board members besides Yvonne Albrecht, Natàlia Cantó Milà and Nina Margies. Welcome Cécile Vermot and Rotem Leshem: 

Cécile Vermot  is a research professor in sociology at Sup’Biotech, a biotechnology engineering school (France, Paris). After defending her thesis on the feelings of gender and nationhood of Argentine migrants in Miami and Barcelona at the University of Paris Descartes and the Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, she was involved as a researcher and lecturer at the University of Patients, Sorbonne University. There she developed research related to health, emotions and gender. Since 2019, as a lecturer-researcher in the Pôle des Biotechnologies en Société (PBS), she carries out research regarding biotechnologies, gender and emotions. As a fellow of the Institut Convergences Migrations, she has also initiated a project on the use of biotechnologies in human and non-human mobility taking into account gender and emotions.

Rotem Leshem is a researcher in the Unit of Culture Research at Tel-Aviv University, specializing in the study of identities and emotions. Since 2016 he is an active member of the Emotion Research Network within the European Sociological Association. His research examines the interrelationships between socio-cultural structures and individuals’ emotional experiences, focusing on questions of class culture, ethnicity and gender. His doctorate deals with the popularization of therapeutic culture in Israeli society by examining its manifestations in the family discourse of three generations of Ashkenazi immigrants (Holocaust survivors and their descendants) and in the Israeli public sphere in the 1980s. The study emphasizes the role of generational emotional styles in the formation of the Israeli middle-class, demonstrating the consequences of this cultural process on the construction of social identities (class, ethnic, gender and national). During his MA studies, he worked as a research assistant in an interdisciplinary Culture-Brain research group which examined patterns of anger in young Israeli men in aggressive encounters. He has recently begun to show interest in computational social science and the analysis of big data. He aims to utilize a mix-method approach in his next project.


Save the date for the next RN11 Midterm Conference 2022 in Hamburg, Germany: August 31 to September 02, 2022. We will send around the Call for Papers in January. 



  • Schaum, Ina (forthcoming 2022): Coming to Terms with the Present. Difficult Emo­tions and Critical Nonjewishness in Post-Shoah Germany. In: Davis, K./Irvine, J. (eds.): Si­lences, Myopias, and Neglected Research Practices. New York: Rout­ledge.
  • Schaum, Ina (forthcoming 2022): Love Will Bring Us Together (Again)? Nachwirkungen der Shoah in Liebesbeziehungen. In: Chernivsky, Marina/Lorenz, Friederike (eds.): Weitergaben und Wirkungen der Shoah in Erziehungs- und Bildungsverhältnissen der Gegenwartsgesellschaft. Opladen: Barbara Budrich.
  • Scribano, Adrián (2021) Emotions and politics of sensibilities in Latin America. International Sociology. 36(4):585-604. doi:10.1177/0268580921994515
  • Scribano, A., Maria, M.V. Narratives, emotions and artificial intelligence: a reading of artificial intelligence from emotions. SN Soc Sci 1, 229 (2021).
  • Törnqvist, Nina (2021). Drizzling sympathy: Ideal victims and flows of sympathy in Swedish courts. International Review of Victimology, 02697580211035586.



  • Scribano, Adrián & Boragnio, Aldana (2021) The hunger games: A look at food interventions in the context of COVID-19. In: Maximiliano Korstanje and Adrian Scribano (Eds.), Emotionality of COVID19. Now and after: The War Against a Virus. New York: NOVA Science Publishers. Pp. 11-38. URL:
  • Scribano, Adrián & Duperré, Jorge (2021) Die alone in Argentina: A view from sensibilities in times of the Pandemic. In: Maximiliano Korstanje and Adrian Scribano (Eds.), Emotionality of COVID19. Now and after: The War Against a Virus. New York: NOVA Science Publishers. Pp. 173-196. URL:
  • Scribano, Adrián & Chahbenderian, Florencia (2021) Digital Labour, Pandemic COVID-19, and Emotions. In: Maximiliano Korstanje (Eds.), Socio-Economic Effects and Recovery Efforts for the Rental Industry: Post-COVID-19 Strategies. IGI Global. Pp. 165-177. DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-7287-0.ch009 



  • PhD Spring School: Scoula Normale Superiore in Florence and Europa-Universität Flensburg are accepting applications for a fully funded PhD Spring School on Visual Content Analysis of Social Media Data, held in beautiful Cortona, Tuscany, from March 28-April 3rd, 2022. Among lecturers also Katja Freistein, currently involved in a project “Images, Emotions, and Narratives: Understanding the Populist Lure and New Forms of Symbolic Politics” at University Duisburg-Essen. More information about the school and on how to apply:


Research Network Best Paper Award 2021

Dear members and friends of RN 11 “Sociology of Emotions”,

we are delighted to inform you about the winner of the Best Paper Award 2021 of ESA-Researchnetwork 11 “Sociology of Emotions” and the journal Emotions and Society. It was unanimously agreed by the jury that the paper ‘Between Cripping and Reclaiming. Epistemological implications Disability Studies’ feeling strategies’ written by Yvonne Wechuli receives the inaugural award for best paper from the ESA RN11 Emotions Network midterm 2020. The price: 300 Euro and being coached by the journal editors, Mary Holmes and Åsa Wettergren, to ready the paper for publication in the journal Emotions and Society. Congratulations!

We also would like to announce the 2nd and 3rd place of the Best Paper Award 2021: Gözde Cöbek“What affect proposes: Swiping as a bodily practice” and Rotem Leshem and Rakefet Sela-Sheffy: “Affect, ethnic boundaries and social mobility. Transforming identities in the acculturation of Ashkenazi immigrants in Israel”. They are also invited to submit their papers to Emotions and Society. Congratulations!

Thanks to all of you for your contributions and nominations.

All the best
Mary Holmes and Yvonne Albrecht

EMOTIONS AND SOCIETY — CfP / Special Issue – Fear: Perspectives from the Social Sciences


Lecture Series “Mobility affects”

The recordings of our Lecture Series “Mobility affects”  – a cooperation between Berlin Institute for Integration and Migrations Research (BIM) at Humboldt University and “Affective Societies” at Freie University Berlin – are online now. You will find the recordings here:

Abstract: Processes of current border-crossing mobility engender diverse modalities of affecting and being-affected. The series of lectures with the title “Mobility affects” – starting in November 2020 online  – aims to analyze the manifold affective dynamics in the postmigrant society from interdisciplinary points-of-view. The title “Mobility affects” implies an explicitly broad perspective which includes the views of migrant peoples while traveling and the multifaceted modes of affecting and being-affected in the contexts of both ‘origin’ and ‘arrival’. Several of the lectures will also make reference to the findings of the (Critical or Reflexive) Research of Migration and Integration. In that way, the series of lectures will importantly contribute to the scientific analysis of affective dynamics in  current societies. These debates about affectivity/emotionality in the context of postmigration and diversity are of course also relevant in public discourses. That combination of expertises of the Berlin Institute for Integration and Migration Research  (BIM) at  Humboldt Universität Berlin and the SFB “Affective Societies” at the Freie Universität Berlin in a common series of lectures promises a valuable contribution to these debates. The event will be open to the public. Online talks and discussions will be held – according to the preferences of the presenters – in either English or German.