Senior Editor, Social Sciences (Europe)
Princeton’s sociology list publishes bold and original scholarship that betters our understanding of compelling social matters. It encompasses qualitative and quantitative research in such areas as cultural sociology, economic sociology, urban sociology, and computational sociology.
Featuring work that is empirically rich, theoretically significant, and methodologically innovative, the list represents some of the most important contributions to contemporary sociological thought.
Words and Distinctions for the Common Good
Social scientists do research on a variety of topics—gender, capitalism, populism, and race and ethnicity, among others. They make descriptive and explanatory claims about empathy, intelligence, neoliberalism, and power.
The Struggle for the People’s King
In the post–civil rights era, wide-ranging groups have made civil rights claims that echo those made by Black civil rights activists of the 1960s, from people with disabilities to women’s rights activists and LGBTQ coalitions.
Robert Wuthnow on Faith Communities and the Fight for Racial Justice
Have progressive religious organizations been missing in action in recent struggles for racial justice? Robert Wuthnow shows that, contrary to activists’ accusations of complacency, Black and White faith leaders have fought steadily for racial and social justice since the end of the Civil Rights movement of the 1950s and 1960s.
The cascading consequences of a Child Protective Services call
CPS intervention has ballooned in recent decades, such that state and county CPS agencies now investigate the families of more than three million U.S. children each year. These investigations carry profound costs for the families subject to them, even in cases when the agency promptly closes out after investigating, as is typical.
How Uber disrupted Washington, D.C.
The first city to fight back against Uber, Washington, D.C., was also the first city where such resistance was defeated. It was here that the company created a playbook for how to deal with intransigent regulators and to win in the realm of local politics.