13th International Conference on Social Stress Research | Conference History
The International Conference on Social Stress Research has become an important event for scholars working in the area of stress and health and a major forum for sharing new research that incorporates components of the stress process. The stress conferences, sponsored by the University of New Hampshire, are held approximately every two years and attract the leading scholars in the field. Previous conferences have been held in locations such as: Portsmouth, New Hampshire; London, England; Venice, Italy; Honolulu, Hawaii; Paris, France; Budapest, Hungary; Montreal, Canada; and Santa Fe, New Mexico.
The conference program typically includes sessions on themes such as: stress across the life course; work-related stress; stress in family contexts; gender and stress; race, ethnicity, and culture in the stress process; stress in adolescence; intersections of physical and mental health; catastrophic and traumatic stress; and neighborhood contexts of stress.
Previous keynote speakers have included Leonard Pearlin, Howard Kaplan, Ronald Kessler, Bruce Dohrenwend, George Brown, Robert Weiss, Michael Rutter, Hamilton McCubbin, Peggy Thoits, R. Jay Turner, Carol Aneshensel, Elizabeth Meneghan, Bruce Link, Blair Wheaton, James House, Allan Horwitz, William Avison, Linda George, John Mirowsky and Sarah Rosenfield.
The 2012 conference is being organized and directed by Professors Heather Turner, Karen Van Gundy, and Catherine Moran of the Department of Sociology at the University of New Hampshire.