Theme: Sociology in a Digital World
Society and the digital world have become profoundly intertwined. The digital revolution has reshaped how we perceive, connect, communicate, and construct our social realities and has provided researchers with new questions, data and methods. Sociology plays a pivotal role in understanding this new social landscape as new technologies inspire researchers with new questions, data, and methods.
As reflected in the keynotes and panel discussions, the theme of this year’s NSA conference delves into this web of human behavior, technology, and society. Together, we will explore topics such as the emergence of new forms of inequality in the digital age, the impact of online communities on social cohesion, the implications of artificial intelligence on labor markets, the effect from social media on identity formation and social movements, the ethics of data collection and privacy, and other core sociological questions of today. Within this theme, we hope for a vibrant and transformative discourse at the intersection of sociology and the digital world.