The URBAN Sociology node seeks to build upon the wide array of collaborative research and action initiatives already underway by sociologists. These include campaigns to improve the conditions of day laborers, efforts for equitable community development, strategies for effective community organizing and public education reform, building social movements in the World Social Forum, combating environmental racism, among many others. Those in the Sociology Node seek to create a permanent, ongoing network within sociology and across disciplines that is focused on collaborative research with communities to create new knowledge relevant to addressing pressing social justice issues.


  • Assistant Professor Tenure Track Position, Sociology/Community BasedResearch and Qualitative Methods

    The Department of Sociology at California State University, San Bernardino invites applicants for a tenure-track position at the rank of assistant professor in sociology beginning September 2018. Applicants should be able to teach courses in community based research and qualitative methods. Secondary teaching areas should include the ability to teach in at least one of the following: social inequality, migration, ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • URBAN Newsletter – Summer 2016

    The URBAN newsletter is now available here, and it includes updates about national URBAN events and node activities during the 2015 – 2016 academic year.

  • 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. The convening began with ...

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