Problem-solving sociology uses sociological insights and ideas to solve social problems, and uses the solving of social problems to advance sociological theory. See this brief introduction and this theoretical discussion, listen to a podcast, or order the book.
We currently run the following initiatives:
periodic "solving panels"
annual dissertation proposal development workshops for graduate students
occasional reading groups
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Friday, Oct. 6, 2023 at 12PM Pacific / 3PM Eastern
Walk the Walk: How Three Police Chiefs Defined the Odds and Changed Cop Culture
Monday, Oct. 23, 2023 at 10AM Pacific / 1PM Eastern
"Constructing Dignified Selves at Work and the Implications for Worker Organizing"
Friday, Nov. 3, 2023 at 12PM Pacific / 3PM Eastern
Monday, Dec. 4, 2023 at 10AM Pacific / 1PM Eastern
"Schools of Civic Subordination: Independent, Participation-oriented NGOs training the Chinese State’s Good Students"
Mirta Toledo, "Pure Diversity"