Identity Conference

Second Bi-Annual Identity Conference 2016

2014 Identity Conference

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We are please to announce the publication of 

Identities in Everyday Life

Edited by Jan E. Stets and Richard T. Serpe

  • Showcases the newest theoretical and empirical research on identities
  • Provides insights for scholars and health professionals as to how our identities shape our lives
  • Explores key topics such as the study of authenticity, morality, gender, race, and sexuality
  • Integrates quantitative as well as qualitative studies and theoretical as well as empirical scholarship

The book is the culmination of the Identity Conference, fall 2016.

The Department of Sociology was a co-sponsor, with the University of California at Riverside, of the Second Bi-Annual Identity Conference at Kent State University in the fall of 2016. The conference was held at the Kent State University Hotel and Convention Center from October 14-15, 2016. We were pleased to feature a variety of scholars from around the country as well as internationally as they present new and original scholarship that develops the science of identity on theoretical, methodological, and substantive grounds. 

For more information about the conference, including information about the conference schedule and participants, click the link to access the Identity Conference website. For questions or comments regarding the conference or website, please contact Richard T. Serpe, Sociology Department Chair and Professor ( or any of the following graduate student organizers:

Elena Fox (
Brooke Long (
Kelly Markowski (
Fritz Yarrison (