Problem Solving Sociology
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:
monthly virtual coffee hours (run by Ji-won Lee of University at Albany, SUNY). Sign up here to present
periodic "solving panels"
an in-person workshop at Northwestern
annual dissertation proposal development workshops for graduate students
occasional reading groups
To subscribe to our mailing list, click here. Contact Monica Prasad if you would like to start a new reading group or discussion group or conference or workshop or other initiative under the problem-solving umbrella.
Mirta Toledo, "Pure Diversity"
(Sign up here if you would like to present)
August 8, 2023 at 8:00-9:30 am (Eastern)
Solving Problems That Have Never Been Solved (Thematic Session at the 2023 Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association)
More to come after the summer!