SWS Applied Sociology

The SWS Career Development Committee has launched a new initiative to support and engage applied sociologists. This new website portal is focused entirely on topics and concerns related to applied sociology. For example, you will find:

  • Biographies of SWS applied sociologists, done in partnership with Applied Worldwide
  • Blog posts by applied sociologists and/or about applied sociology
  • Podcast episodes by applied sociologists and/or about applied sociology
  • Video interviews with applied sociologists

the website also provides info on how to join the SWS applied listserv, for those SWS members who are interested in and/or currently engaged in applied sociology.

Other applied initiatives being launched include:

  • Mentoring for applied sociologists, including one-on-one matches as well as peer group mentoring
  • Webinars on applied sociology
  • Workshops/panel presentations on applied sociology at SWS meetings
  • A formal statement on applied sociology for SWS
  • The potential for creating an Applied Sociology Award for SWS (or integrating applied into the Social Action award)
  • Lots more!