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Call: "Negative Ties and Signed Graphs"

Sunday, February 20, 2022

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Sunbelt 2022 Social Networks Conference

Call for Submissions – Negative Ties and Signed Graphs


This organized session focuses on the co-existence of positive and negative ties in networks across different domains and the need to study positive and negative ties together in order to better understand network dynamics, as well as processes and outcomes within these networks. We invite anyone with an interest in the topic to submit their work to a special track of the Sunbelt 2022 conference, which is taking place both in-person and online from July 12-16, 2022.

Please submit your work for this conference through the session labeled:


“Negative Ties and Signed Graphs”


The submissions website can be accessed here: 


Session organizers:

  •      Filip Agneessens (Department of Sociology and Social Research, University of Trento; and Nuffield College, University of Oxford)
  •     Samin Aref (Department of Mechanical & Industrial Engineering, University of Toronto) 
  •     Ernesto Estrada (Institute for Cross-Disciplinary Physics and Complex Systems, University of the Balearic Islands and the Spanish National Research Council)
  •     Nicholas Harrigan (Department of Sociology, Macquarie University)
  •      Giuseppe (Joe) Labianca (University of Massachusetts Amherst; and Exeter Business School, University of Exeter)
  •      Zachary Neal (Psychology Department, Michigan State University)
  •      Andreia Sofia Teixeira (Faculty of Sciences and LASIGE, University of Lisbon)



We encourage a wide range of submissions. Example works include (but are not limited to): Methods and measures pertaining to signed networks (in social, economic, political, biological, financial, informational, or physical contexts); modeling and analysis of negative ties; understanding how structural balance affects volatility in financial markets; explaining the inner workings of political and legal bodies such as legislatures or courts; understanding how threats within a network create needs for allies, particularly in international relations; examining where bullying emerges in schools or organizations; exploring how positive and negative emotion are structured within our cognitive semantic networks; how perceptions of negative ties poses unique challenges in organizational research; examining how relational ambivalence affects relational trajectories; and how subgroup fault lines affect intra- and inter-group conflict.

Please submit your work within the submission window (Deadline: February 6, 2022). Additional information on submissions is available at:

We look forward to your participation!