International Society for Self and Identity (ISSI): An Interdisciplinary Association for Social and Behavioral Scientists
International Society for Self and Identity (ISSI):An Interdisciplinary Association for Social and Behavioral Scientists

2018 Self and Identity Preconference at SPSP

A fixture of the SPSP conference for many years, the Self and Identity Preconference provides a forum for understanding the nexus between the individual and collective aspects of the self. This year’s preconference focued on The Role of Self and Identity in Contemporary Social Problems, including problems related to prejudice, partisanship, and inequality. The preconference featured the work of pre-eminent scholars studying these areas, including addresses from Early Career and Lifetime Career Award winners and a Best Paper Award from the International Society for Self and Identity’s official journal, Self and Identity. As in years past, the preconference also featured a poster session, and a mentoring and networking lunch. 


This year's speakers included:

Sarah Gaither

Duke University

Jim Sidanius

Harvard University

Melissa Williams

Emory University

Constantine Sedikides

University of Southampton


Lifetime Career Award Winner

Sapna Cheryan

University of Washington


Early Career Award Winner

Mary Murphy

Indiana University



Early Career Award Winner

With a diverse panel of speakers discussing timely issues of social importance, organizers showcased the relevance and vitality of current self and identity research. 




Kevin Binning (Preconference Organizer)

Erin O'Mara (Preconference Organizer)

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