27-29 June 2024
University of Limerick - Limerick, Ireland

2024 – Limerick

For Dignified and Sustainable Economic Lives: Disrupting the Emotions, Politics, and Technologies of Neoliberalism

Conference Theme Overview

In the wake of multiple social transformations, ruptures, and crises around the globe, the theme for the 2024 Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics (SASE) Annual Meeting emphasizes sources of hope, dignity, and sustainability in economic lives. It starts by envisioning the interplay of economy and society as entangled, in that economic systems and economic lives are both constrained and creatively engendered by social structures, power, culture, and also, crucially, by emotions and technologies. How can we use research on entangled economies to envision and enact a better world and improved lives?

We look for inspiration from a diverse group of researchers who are deeply engaged with, and understandably concerned about, the state of the world today. We invite you to join us for the SASE meeting in Limerick, Ireland, 27-29 June 2024, to offer visions and propose solutions that disrupt the emotions, politics, and technologies of neoliberalism, with a goal to foster greater dignity and sustainability in local and global communities.

We welcome research that widely spans the levels of analysis within socio-economics. We take pride in the strongly established traditions at SASE in macro political economy, institutional analysis, and development. Additionally, we look for scholarship to shed light on the meso organizational contexts and, especially, the micro level of everyday economic lives, which deserves to be featured more prominently at convenings on socio-economics. 

At the broadest scale, we welcome submissions on trends in contemporary and historical political economy, financialization, and racial capitalism to address urgent questions of wealth inequality, global poverty, climate change, and the pitfalls of emotional capitalization and digital economies. Proposals are encouraged to think ambitiously about alternatives to neoliberalism and policy reforms to realize them.

At the meso level, studying corporations, non-profits, governmental organizations, social movements, and community initiatives helps us to delineate economic contexts that entrench exploitation, racism, sexism, ableism, ageism, LGBTQIA+ bigotry, and other sources of exclusion and emotional despair, but also to identify conditions for greater economic dignity and equity, and organizational designs and experimentation to sustain these.

At the micro scale, we invite scholarship and debate on the everyday processes of economic interaction in marketplaces, in online spaces, as well as within households and circuits of care. We want to understand the consequences of the social and emotional meaning of money and work, and how relational work can lead to improved economic lives. 

The SASE conference to be held in Limerick, Ireland, 27-29 June 2024, will feature papers on all issues of concern for socio-economics. This year, we especially welcome contributions that offer visions and propose solutions related to contemporary economic chasms (climate change, pandemics, economic inequality, global poverty, military conflict, surveillance, AI, and others) and how to harness emotions, politics, and technologies for greater dignity and sustainability in economic lives. As such, we are eager to showcase how social movements for economic justice, democratization of work, innovative approaches to cash relief, mutual aid, resistance to grind culture, reinvention of economic paradigms, and other efforts alternative to neoliberalism bring about better lives.

SASE’s current members are uniquely positioned to offer a broad range of disciplinary and methodological perspectives on these themes, but we also hope to attract new scholars to join our conversation. Participants are encouraged to submit their work to one of the 20 vibrant networks, or to submit proposals to this year’s thematic mini-conferences.

SASE provides a platform for creative empirical and theoretical research on key social problems. We are committed to supporting a diverse international membership encouraging lively intellectual and interdisciplinary debates on multiple perspectives. So, whether you are new to SASE or a seasoned aficionado, we invite you – with a limerick—to join us in Limerick!

We’ll hold a SASE meeting, you see, 

To change economic decree, 

Neoliberalism aside, 

’twill be a wild ride, 

To make a more just economy.

President: Nina Bandelj (nbandelj@uci.edu)



Mini-conferences consist of a minimum of 3 panels, which will be featured as a separate stream in the program. Submissions are open to all scholars on the basis of an extended abstract. If your abstract is accepted, all mini-conferences require accepted participants to submit full papers by 10 June 2024. If a paper proposal cannot be accommodated within a mini-conference, organizers will forward it to the most appropriate research network as a regular submission.

2024 Mini-conferences will be announced here in mid-October 2023.

Important dates


Important dates leading up to the 2024 conference:

22 September 2023: Deadline for mini-conference theme submissions

Mid-October 2023: Regular submissions open for the 2024 conference

19 January 2024: Hard submissions deadline (for conference and Early Career Workshop)

Mid-February 2024: Decisions announced

Early March 2024: Decisions announced on Early Career Workshop applications

15 April 2024: Early bird registration deadline

31 May 2024: Registration deadline

10 June 2024: Full paper deadline (optional, but recommended in some theme tracks)

18, 20, 21 June 2024: Virtual sessions

26 June 2024: Early Career Workshop

27-29 June 2024: Conference

2024 SASE-Digit Early Career Workshop

SASE will host its ninth Early Career Workshop at its 2024 Conference in partnership with the Digital Futures at Work Research Centre (Digit).

The SASE/Digit Early Career Workshop will be held on the 26th of June 2024, on the same site as the SASE conference. 15-20 competitively allocated spots are available for early career researchers – travel and accommodations, as well as SASE registration and membership, are paid for participants in the Workshop.

Applicants to the workshop will be informed regarding their participation in early March 2024.

Please visit the Early Career Workshop page for detailed information about how to apply


2024 SASE membership and conference fees:


Regular Rate

Early-bird rate (register before 15 April 2024)


OECD Regular



OECD Emeritus



OECD Student registration



Non-OECD Regular



Non-OECD Emeritus



Non-OECD Student



Community-sponsored reduced fee



Auditor registration

Membership only (see below for rates)

Membership only (see below for rates)

Faculty and staff from host institution (University of Limerick)

Membership only (see below for rates)

Membership only (see below for rates)

Virtual participation

Membership only (see below for rates)

Membership only (see below for rates)

*All rates are in USD, and include membership dues (required to participate in the conference) and conference registration fees, as well as all coffee breaks and the welcome reception. Lunches and the conference dinner will be ticketed separately (rates TBD).

Cancellation policy: SASE shall retain $50 of the registration fee in the event of a member cancelling conference participation within 30 days of the conference start date. Membership dues are non-refundable. 

Membership dues (do not include conference registration)



OECD Regular

$180 ($340 for 2 years)

OECD Emeritus


OECD Student




Questions? Email Annelies Fryberger at saseexecutive@sase.org.

Local organizing committee

2024 Limerick organizing committee

Prof. Tony Dundon (chair)

Dr. Tish Gibbons

Prof. Noreen Heraty

Dr. Jonathan Lavelle

Dr. Caroline Murphy

Dr. Michelle O’Sullivan

Prof. Aidan Regan (School of Politics and International Relations (SPIRe), University College Dublin)

Dr. Lorraine Ryan

Dr. Majka Ryan

All members, unless otherwise noted, are in the Work & Employment Studies Department, Kemmy Business School, University of Limerick.


Submissions will open in mid-October 2023, with a deadline of January 19th, 2024.

Virtual sessions

Virtual sessions for the 2024 conference will be held the week before the on-site conference in Limerick, on June 18, 20, and 21, time slots (in CET): 10-11:30, 14:00-15:30, 16:00-17:30, and 18:00-19:30.

Not all theme tracks will organize virtual sessions, and more information will be posted here once this is decided. Virtual sessions will be limited to two per network, one per mini-conference.

These sessions will be open to the public free of charge; presenters in virtual sessions will be asked to pay membership dues (but not conference registration) in order to be included on the program.