International Symposium on Scientific Elites:
Concentration and Inequality

Copenhagen, September 7-8, 2023

Call for Abstracts | Keynotes | Registration | Venue


The first two of three keynotes are confirmed for the symposium:

Daniel A. McFarland

Daniel McFarland

Daniel A. McFarland is a Professor of Education and (by courtesy) Sociology and Organizational Behavior at Stanford University. His training is in sociology and philosophy with degrees from the University of Chicago. He teaches courses in social network analysis, sociology of science, computational sociology, and relational sociology. His research spans a wide assortment of topics like social network dynamics and visualization, micro-foundations of relations, student resistance and social change, and the diffusion of knowledge innovations. You can learn more about Dan here:

Stephanie Beyer

Stephanie Beyer

Stephanie Beyer, Dr., is research associate at the Leibniz Center for Science and Society at the Leibniz University of Hannover. Her main research interests include higher education, sociology of knowledge, elites, field theory, health inequalities, geometric data analysis and mixed methods. She has published in Higher Education, Poetics, and is author of the monograph “The Social Construction of the US Academic Elite. A Mixed Methods Study of Two Disciplines”, Routledge, 2021.

Practical information

Important dates

Abstract submission deadline: June 16
Registration deadline: July 1


The symposium will be held in Copenhagen (Denmark), with a well-connected international airport (CPH) and train connections to most of Europe. The airport and central train station are connected to a modern underground train and a local rail system.

Copenhagen Metro
Copenhagen Airport
Getting around by train in Copenhagen