CfP: BSA Activism in Sociology Forum

BSA Activism in Sociology Forum welcomes new contributions from both established and early career researchers as well as sociologists outside of academia to share their hands-on activist experiences or reflections. Contributors are welcome to produce a new piece built around, but not limited to, the themes below or to respond to any future published pieces on the blog:

       Reflections on public sociology as an approach to the discipline in transcending the academy in order to engage with wider audiences
       Debates over public policy, political activism and the purposes of social movements
       The extra-academic purpose of sociology
       Turning private concerns into public issues (C Wright Mills, 1959)
       What’s the future of public Sociology?
       Applied sociology and “sociological practice” how we can use sociological knowledge in an applied setting
       Practicalities associated with field research: field access; collaboration with local partners
       Relationship between the researcher and the researched: researcher’s positionality;  power relations; insider-outsider dichotomy; boundary crossing
       Research ethics an public sociology

If interested in contributing to the blog, please contact convenors ( with your ideas including (1) a detailed abstract (about 200 words), (2) a brief biography (you may also wish to publish anonymously). The total length of each contribution can be around 500-2,000 words.

Best wishes, Jenny

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