The skyline of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania viewed from the South Street Bridge over the Schuylkill River

48th Annual Conference of IASSIST

Diversity in Research: Social Justice from Data

Philadelphia, PA, USA, May 30 - June 2, 2023

Host institution: IASSIST with representation from the University of Pennsylvania, Princeton University, Rutgers University, and Temple University.


The theme of the conference was Diversity in Research: Social Justice from Data.

The full program is now available.

It was the Best. IASSIST. Ever.

Call for Papers and Workshops

The Call for Submissions page describes the theme in further detail. Submissions have closed and notifications of acceptance have been sent out.

Indigenous Land Acknowledgement

We openly recognize the Lenape Indian tribe as the original inhabitants of eastern Pennsylvania who were forcibly removed from their homelands, a territory known as “Lenapehoking,” Many who remained were forced into hiding or to assimilate. We acknowledge the Lenape people as the indigenous stewards of their homelands and also the spiritual keepers of the Lenape Sipu, or Delaware river, and call attention to their current efforts to spread awareness of their traditions and cultures. We do hereby commit to actively support our Lenape sisters and brothers in whatever way we are able, helping to maintain the cultural identity of the Lenape Nation in Philadelphia as well as Lenape Nations in Pennsylvania, Delaware, New Jersey, Oklahoma, Wisconsin, and Ontario.

Further information on the Indigenous Peoples of Philadelphia






Program Chairs

  • Jonathan Bohan, Cornell University, USA
  • Kevin Manuel, Toronto Metropolitan University, Canada
  • Anja Perry, Gesis, Germany

Local Arrangements Chairs

  • Lynda Kellam, University of Pennsylvania, USA
  • Bobray Bordelon, Princeton University, USA
  • Ryan Womack, Rutgers University, USA

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