Sociology

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.

NEWS

  • Policy Review Document for Black Civil Rights Organizations

    A request from Dr. J. Philip Thompson of MIT for critique, recommendations, and contributions to a policy review he is crafting, which aims to identify commonalities and differences in policy positions amongst Black organizations and to stimulate conversations that may develop into a unified agenda as we move into the 2016 election year. Dear Friends: I am ...

  • Dr. Gregory Squires Explains Community Based Research

    In this interview, Dr. Gregory Squires, Professor of Sociology and Public Policy and Public Administration at George Washington University, explains community based research and what role URBAN plays in integrating this kind of research into mainstream academic venues.

  • Updated Guidelines for Peer Reviewing Community Based Research

    The URBAN scholar-activist network’s publications committee has drafted guidelines to aid editors and reviewers of sociological journals and conference papers in assessing community- based research submissions. The guidelines are also intended to support community-based researchers who are presenting studies for critical reviews.  Please send your thoughts and questions to charlotte_ryan@uml.edu. Check out the relevant documents below! Executive ...

  • URBAN Sessions at ASA and SSSP

    The URBAN scholar-activist network’s publications committee has drafted guidelines to aid editors and reviewers of sociological journals and conference papers in assessing community- based research submissions. The guidelines are also intended to support community-based researchers who are presenting studies for critical reviews. Members of the URBAN publications committee will present these guidelines for discussion at ...

  • Cultivating the Next Generation of Public Sociologists

    Mentorship is a critical need for graduate students and early career sociologists who very often lack access to resources and guidance in their home departments to support their community-based research interests.  Toward addressing this need, the Sociology Node will hold its second annual Junior Community Scholars Mentorship Event in conjunction with the American Sociological Association ...

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