Submission Deadline for the 2022 International Conference on Social Media and Society has been extended till Friday, Feb. 18, 2022 #SMSociety


Due to the impact of Omicron and many requests for additional time, the submission deadline for the SMSociety conference (July 18-20, 2022, online) has been extended.

  • Extended abstracts are now due on Friday, February 18, 2022.
  • Proposal for workshops, tutorials and panels are still due on Monday, March 14, 2022

#SMSociety CFP

The organizing committee invites scholarly and original submissions that relate to the broad theme of Social Media and Society. We welcome both quantitative and qualitative work which crosses interdisciplinary boundaries and expands our understanding of the current and future trends in social media research.

For more information about the CFP, please visit the CFP page or visit the Submission page.


#SMSociety Important Dates

  • Papers (Extended Abstract) Due: February 18, 2022
  • Workshops & Tutorials Due: March 14, 2022
  • Panels Due: March 14, 2022

#SMSociety Special Journal Issue of Social Media + Society

One of the benefits to submitting and presenting your research at #SMSociety is access to additional publishing and professional development opportunities. All #SMSociety conference presenters will receive an exclusive invitation to submit their work as an expanded full paper in a special journal issue of Social Media + Society

Social Media + Society(http://sms.sagepub.com/) is a peer-reviewed, open access journal published by SAGE (5-yr Impact Factor: 5.073). The journal focuses on advancing the understanding of social media and its impact on societies past, present and future.


#SMSociety Keynotes

Moya Bailey and Ethan Zuckerman will be our distinguished Keynote Speakers for the 2022 International Conference on Social Media and Society.

Moya Bailey is an Associate Professor in the School of Communication at Northwestern University. Her work focuses on marginalized groups’ use of digital media to promote social justice and she is interested in how race, gender, and sexuality are represented in media and medicine. She is the digital alchemist for the Octavia E. Butler Legacy Network and the Board President of Allied Media Projects, a Detroit-based movement media organization that supports an ever growing network of activists and organizers. She is a co-author of #HashtagActivism: Networks of Race and Gender Justice (MIT Press, 2020) and is the author of Misogynoir Transformed: Black Women’s Digital Resistance (New York University Press, 2021).

Ethan Zuckerman is an Associate Professor of public policy, information and communication at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and director of the Initiative for Digital Public Infrastructure. His research focuses on the use of media as a tool for social change, the use of new media technologies by activists and alternative business and governance models for the internet. Previously he directed the Center for Civic Media at the MIT Media Lab from 2011-2020. He is the author of Mistrust: How Losing Trust in Institutions Provides Tools to Transform Them (2020) and Rewire: Digital Cosmopolitans in the Age of Connection (2013). With Rebecca MacKinnon, Zuckerman co-founded the international blogging community Global Voices. With colleagues at Harvard’s Berkman Klein Center, Zuckerman co-founded media analysis tool, Media Cloud. In 2000, Zuckerman founded Geekcorps, a technology volunteer organization that sends IT specialists to work on projects in developing nations, with a focus on West Africa. He and his family live in Berkshire County in western Massachusetts.