PopFest 2017 (May 31st – June 2nd, 2017)

Dear friends and colleagues,

The 25th Annual Postgraduate Population Studies Conference (PopFest) will take place in Stockholm May 31st – June 2nd 2017. The call for papers is now open. PopFest is an annual Population Studies conference for PhD students organized by fellow PhDs. It provides an excellent opportunity to bring together researchers from various Social Science disciplines such as Demography, Sociology, Human Geography, Politics, Urban Planning, Social Anthropology, Social Statistics and other related fields.

PopFest aims to provide a relaxed and supportive environment for students to come together to present their work and discuss ideas. This is a great opportunity to network with fellow students, practice presentation skills and get feedback from peers.

In addition, renowned keynote speakers and panel members will address the most recent topics in the field of population studies and discuss policy implications. Furthermore, professional development workshops specifically targeting the needs of postgraduate students are going to be organized as well as social events, and a conference dinner.


PopFest is traditionally organized in conjunction with the British Society for Population Studies (BSPS). For the second time in its 24-year-long history, PopFest will leave the UK and take place in Stockholm, Sweden. PopFest 2017 will be hosted by Stockholm University’s Demography Unit (SUDA), the Department of Sociology, the Swedish Institute for Social Research (SOFI), and the Department of Human Geography.


Abstracts of papers for both oral presentations and posters focusing on – but not limited to – the following topics are welcome:

  • Family & Fertility
  • Policy, Welfare & Politics
  • Migration & Mobility
  • Ageing, Health & Mortality
  • Urban Sociology & Urban Planning
  • Social Stratification & Inequality
  • Data & Method
  • Ethnicity, Belonging & Identity
  • Labor Market Outcomes

Please upload your contribution in form of a short abstract (200 words), and optional an extended abstract (2-3 pages) via the submission page by February 3rd 2017. Author notifications will be sent by mid-March. For oral presentations a paper draft should be submitted to a discussant by May 12th 2017.

If you are interested in chairing a session, please indicate this during the submission process as well as preferred topic(s).

A limited number of student bursaries will be available. To be considered for a student bursary, please add an extra 150 words outlining the reason(s) for your bursary application.

You can find more information on submissions, registration, accommodation, travel details, and on our sponsors on our webpage: http://www.sociology.su.se/popfest2017

In case of any questions feel free to contact us at: popfest2017@sociology.su.se

We look forward to welcoming you to Stockholm in May 2017!

PopFest 2017 Organizing Committee

Stockholm University

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