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

  • New Book on Social Justice Education and PAR

    Active Learning: Social Justice Education and Participatory Action Research examines a participatory action research (PAR) project led by young people as a teaching and learning approach with implications for pedagogy, schools, educational policy and education reform and transformation.  This book was written by Dana E. Wright and published by Routledge in March 2015. In the PAR project explored ...

  • Highlights from National URBAN Conference

    On April 30th and May 1st, the first national URBAN gathering took place at UMASS Boston. Forty-five scholars from across the country gathered for a 2-day working conference on “Collaborative Research for Equity and Action in Education.” Funded by a grant from the American Educational Research Association, the conference was designed to bring together scholars ...

  • Apply to Host an URBAN Roundtable at ASA 2015

    URBAN is pleased to announce that it is sponsoring a set of roundtables on collaborative, community-based research at the 2015 American Sociological Association Annual Meeting in Chicago.  These roundtables will be in conjunction with the Section of Sociological Practice and Public Sociology. The roundtables are intended to serve as working sessions in which scholars/practitioners will discuss ongoing ...

  • Occidental College Faculty Search

    The Urban & Environmental Policy Department at Occidental College invites applications for a senior scholar at the associate or full professor level. The position includes an appointment with tenure. The position will begin in the fall of 2015. The Department invites candidates from a range of disciplines, including urban planning, economics, sociology, political science, environmental studies, ...

  • Guidelines for Peer Reviewing Community Based Research

    The URBAN Publications Committee has drafted these guidelines for evaluating community- based research (CBR). In so doing, they hope to help researchers, editors, and reviewers seeking to identify high-quality community-based research to place in their journals. The Committee welcomes your feedback.  Please send your thoughts and questions to charlotte_ryan@uml.edu. Check out the relevant documents below! Executive Summary Full Guidelines ASA ...

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