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.

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Sign up here to present at our monthly "virtual coffee hours" (run by Ji-won Lee of University at Albany, SUNY) or here to meet one random problem-solving sociologist every month. There are also reading groups, and we hold annual dissertation proposal development workshops for graduate students. And see here for advice on running a problem-solving workshop at your university.

This community is growing, and we welcome new ideas for how to bring problem-solving sociologists together. 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"

Upcoming Events

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February 4, 2pm Central

Virtual Coffee Hour with Benjamin Bradlow (Zoom Link)

"Urban Power: Democracy and Inequality in São Paulo and Johannesburg."

February 18, 2pm Central

Virtual Coffee Hour with Nicole Bedera (Zoom Link)

"The Illusion of Choice: Organizational Dependency and the Neutralization of University Sexual Assault Complaints."

March 4, 2pm Central

Virtual Coffee Hour with Lourdes Aguas (Zoom Link)

"The right to prior consultation and free prior and informed consent within the Ecuadorian indigenous movement"