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Niagara Conference on Workplace Mobbing

We warmly invite you to join us, either in person or virtually, at the hybrid Niagara Conference on Workplace Mobbing scheduled for Monday to Wednesday, July 22-24, 2024, at Niagara University, Niagara Falls, in New York, USA.

  • For in-person participants, this includes a place at the conference dinner scheduled for Tuesday evening, July 23, 2024, and a complimentary tour of attractions on Wednesday, July 24, 2024.
  • For virtual participants, this includes the opportunity to hear all presentations, to raise questions, give feedback, and participate in discussions.
Registration FeeDeadline
$50 virtual; $100 in personJuly 15, 2024

All conference papers will be published as Conference Papers on Workplace Mobbing by Edwin Mellen Press. Additionally, a selection of eight papers will be compiled and published as an edited book by Edwin Mellen Press.

The success of the conference will be measured less by individual presentations than by the exchanges and conversations that take place as a result. All who have registered for the conference will be part of this dialogue. Scholars who raise questions, make comments, and give feedback are as essential to the conference as those who present papers. A full list of all participants will be distributed at the start of the conference. The preliminary program is now available (see below), and the final program will be posted on this website in mid-July, 2024.

About The Niagara Conference on Workplace Mobbing

This conference initiates an effort to establish workplace mobbing as a comprehensive scholarly discipline and aims to establish a connected and interactive community of mobbing scholars, labor experts, and committed attorneys, with the following objectives:

  • A clear conceptualization of workplace mobbing: Identify clear empirical distinctions that set mobbing apart from the broader term of bullying, emphasizing the multidimensional structural framework of workplace mobbing.
  • Mobbing as a scholarly subfield: Establish a disciplinary framework for mobbing, acknowledging its presence in psychology, sociology, administration, political science, economics, and many other disciplines.
  • Scientific research on workplace mobbing: Encourage theory and research on root causes and common consequences, profiles of mobbers, and implications for organizations, aiming for generalizable findings and effective anti-mobbing policies and laws.
  • Policy impact: Publish an edited collection of carefully selected papers as an outcome of the conference. Prospective publishers include Routledge, Emerald, and Bristol University Press. This book will identify directions for future research and promising initiatives for policy.

We invite you to join us in this important undertaking. While we encourage in-person attendance for the opportunity to connect, reconnect, and exchange ideas, amidst the scenic splendor of the world-famous Niagara Falls scenery, we recognize that some who want to take part lack time and resources for travel. Therefore, the conference will be held in a hybrid format, allowing for both in-person and virtual participation. 



Due to space limitations, the number of in-person participants is limited to 100. Register as soon as possible to reserve your place by completing the reservation form and sending it to the Conference Registrar.  All participants (either in person or virtually) must register for conference.


Aerial View of the NU CampusNiagara University has graciously offered to host this inaugural event alongside the nonprofit Conference on Workplace Mobbing Ltd. (N.Y. incorporation pending). We are privileged to have several co-sponsors, including the Society of Socio-Economists and Edwin Mellen Press.




If you would like to become a sponsor, complete the Contact form below.

Hotel Accommodations

View of the American FallsWe negotiated reduced conference rates at the two hotels below, but these applied only to reservations made by April 30, 2024. Space may still be available at these and other hotels nearby, but at standard rates. Regardless, as a summer tourism hub, Niagara Falls has an abundance hotels, motels, and inns. As July is high season, we encourage in-person participants to secure the accommodation you desire sooner rather than later.

DoubleTree by Hilton Niagara Falls

401 Buffalo Avenue
Niagara Falls, NY 14304
P: 716-524-3333

voco The Cadence

200 Rainbow Blvd
Niagara Falls, NY 14303
P: 716.804.744


Please direct all questions and inquiries to the Conference Registrar, Dr. Qingli Meng, using form below.

Scientific Committee of Niagara Conference on Workplace Mobbing

  • Chair: Richard Peltz-Steele, Law, University of Massachusetts
  • Registrar: Qingli Meng, Criminology, Niagara University
  • Robert Ashford, Law, Syracuse University
  • Walter S. DeKeseredy, Criminology, West Virginia University
  • Joseph Donnermeyer, Criminology, Ohio State University
  • Eve Seguin, Political and Social Science, University of Quebec in Montreal
  • Peter Wylie, Socioeconomics, University of British Columbia, Okanagan
  • Tim Ireland, Provost, Niagara University
  • Gorazd Meško, Criminology, University of Maribor, Slovenia
  • Kenneth Westhues, Sociology, University of Waterloo

Technical/Logistical Support:

  • Yonghong Tong, PhD, Niagara University
  • Michael Jeswald, MBA, Niagara University
  • Valerie Devine, Assistant Director of Support and Web Development, Niagara University
  • Michael Ebbole, Audio Visual Systems Coordinator, Niagara University
  • William Stott, Audio Visual Systems Specialist, Niagara University
  • Chang Huh, PhD, Niagara University