Sociology

Newsletter on Sociological Practice and Public Sociology of the ASA

Attached is the latest issue of the newsletter of the section on Sociological Practice and Public Sociology of the ASA which includes my piece on our paper on guidelines for editors and scholars producing articles for traditional journals. I assume millions of people will put down their New York Times critiques of Donald Trump to read this and totally change the direction of their careers.

Gregory D. Squires

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URBAN Sessions at the American Sociological Association Meeting

The Sociology Node of the Urban Research Based Action Network (URBAN) is

participating in a series of activities to advance collaborative, community-
based research at the August meetings of the American Sociological

Association (ASA) and the Society for the Study of Social Problems (SSSP) that

may be of interest to community engaged scholars. URBAN is a national,

interdisciplinary network of scholars engaged in collaborative research to

advance equity and social justice. We hope you will join us!

 

URBAN Gathers for Third National Meeting: “Critical Solidarities and Multi-Scalar Powers”

Urban Research-Based Action Network (URBAN) Gathers for Third National Meeting at The Graduate Center of the City University of New York

On Thursday, March 31st and Friday, April 1st, nearly one hundred scholars, activists, and artists gathered for the third national URBAN conference at the CUNY Graduate Center: Critical Solidarities and Multi-Scalar Powers. Continue reading

Reflections on the Second National URBAN Conference

On Friday, November 13th and Saturday, November 14th, over fifty scholars and activists from the Urban Research-Based Action Network (URBAN) gathered for their second national conference at the University of Massachusetts, Boston.

Gilda Ochoa, Professor of Chicana/o-Latina/o Studies and Sociology at Pomona College, reflects on the conference: Learning from the Contradictions: A Critical Reflection on Collaborative Action-Research.

URBAN Gathers for Second National Meeting at University of Massachusetts, Boston

On Friday, November 13th and Saturday, November 14th, over fifty scholars and activists from the Urban Research-Based Action Network (URBAN) gathered for their second national conference at the University of Massachusetts, Boston. This gathering was sponsored by the Spencer and W.T. Grant Foundations.

Mark R. Warren, associate professor in thGroup shot 2e Department of Public Policy and Public Affairs at the McCormack Graduate School and national co-chair for URBAN, organized the conference along with Lindsay Morgia, a PhD student in the Public Policy department, and members of the URBAN conference planning team. Planning team members include John Diamond at University of Wisconsin, Tim Eatman of Syracuse University, Ron Glass of UC Santa Cruz, Michelle Fine of the CUNY Graduate Center, and Celina Su of the CUNY Graduate Center. Continue reading

Guidelines for New URBAN Nodes

Starting an Urban Research Based Action Network (URBAN) node gives you the opportunity to bring academics and community leaders together locally and be part of a national network where you can learn, share resources, and work together on the basis of common values. URBAN is building a new and exciting field of collaborative research committed to equity and social justice and you will have the opportunity to support and influence its development.

In advance of submitting an application, prospective nodes will learn about the work of URBAN and its existing nodes. Prospective node leaders work closely with local university and community stakeholders to determine if there is an interest in creating a node, what local challenges there are, and how node members might benefit from a joint research partnership.

Please see the full guidelines and application process.

URBAN website survey

As announced in the last newsletter, National URBAN is in the process of moving to CUNY this fall. As part of this transition, we are reaching out to local and disciplinary nodes and members in a number of ways.
One of our first goals is to find out more about how you currently use (or don’t use) the URBAN website, how to make the website more responsive to members’ goals and needs, and how to best facilitate digital space for collaboration across the URBAN network.
We would greatly appreciate your input, which will help us to stay connected to similarly minded scholars and activists through URBAN. We ask that you respond by Monday, November 30th, 2015.

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Call for Papers for Community-Engaged Research

The Community Research and Development Division of the Society for the Study of Social Problems has a special call for papers co-authored with community partners. Spread the word to your colleagues and consider submitting a paper for this award. Additionally, help us advertise our student paper competition award. You can find descriptions for both the Community Partner Paper Award and Student Paper Competition Award here: http://www.sssp1.org/index.cfm/pageid/1703

Here is the link for SSSP’s 2016 Call for Papers:

http://www.sssp1.org/index.cfm/m/655/

Finally, please do remember to send any updates, announcements, work, or accomplishments to our Newsletter Editor, Rahim. You can email him at SSSP_community_research@yahoo.com.