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

  • July 2014 Sociology Node Newsletter

    Welcome to the July 2014 issue of the URBAN-Sociology newsletter.  In this newsletter you will find news and updates from participants in the Sociology node of the Urban Research Based Action Network (URBAN). Click here to download the issue. Issue Table of Contents Mass Incarceration and Deportation Forum (p II) by Jose Calderon (pg. 1) New Report: Underwater America: ...

  • URBAN Events at 2014 ASA Annual Meeting

    URBAN’s Sociology node has planned a series of activities to advance collaborative, community-based research at the upcoming American Sociological Association Annual Meeting in San Francisco.  Please join us!  Information about the scheduled sessions is listed below.  Click here to access the downloadable flier. Organizational meeting Saturday, August 16th 6:30-7:30pm  – Hilton San Francisco Union Square, Fourth Floor, 19-20 Please ...

  • Research Justice: A Symposium Exploring Community Engaged Scholarship

    The American Cultures Engaged Scholarship program at the University of California, Berkeley and the DataCenter invite proposals for Research Justice: A Symposium Exploring Community Engaged Scholarship, taking place April 24, 2014 at the University of California, Berkeley.  The Symposium will hold a critical conversation about university-community partnerships that take the form of community engaged scholarship, particularly focusing ...

  • Highlights from ASA 2013 in New York City

    The URBAN Sociology node facilitated a highly successful series of events at the 2013 American Sociological Association Annual Meeting held this August in New York City. We used the conference to build our network and to promote discussion and ongoing collaboration around research connected to pressing social justice concerns.  This post provides highlights from URBAN Sociology’s organizational ...

  • Sociologists and the Formation of URBAN

    A number of sociologists played a role in establishing URBAN, an emerging multidisciplinary network that will promote community-based and collaborative forms of research. While many sociologists have long conducted research in collaboration with community-based organizations, most of these scholars work in silos and their work is typically not rewarded or credited within the academy.  Learn ...

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