About the Berkeley Journal of Sociology

The Berkeley Journal of Sociology (BJS) is a platform for public sociology, where academic sociology that is often enshrined in the ivory tower is in meaningful dialogue with the public. We are written and edited by a diverse collective of graduate students committed to translating social science research to wider publics. Originally in publication since 1955, the BJS has traditionally published research articles by early-career scholars and graduate students alongside many leading sociologists of the 20th century—C. Wright Mills, Arthur Stinchcombe, Anthony Giddens, Charles Tilly, Theda Skocpol, Erik Olin Wright, Daniel Bell, Pierre Bourdieu, Jürgen Habermas, Theodor Adorno, and Herbert Marcuse.

In this relaunch, we at BJS are renewing and reimagining our engagement and practice of public sociology. We will continue to push the field’s boundaries and scope in order to apply our field’s research to emergent political issues, cultural trends, and the future. We also embrace a diversity of media to communicate sociology to the public using both print and digital channels, harnessing the power of pictures, documentaries, atlases, murals, and interviews. We aim to publish works that not only identify social problems but also actively engage and center the communities that we study and are a part of. We field contributions from practitioners of sociological thought regardless of their field and educational training, including artists, activists, organizers, journalists, and policymakers. We are committed to the power of words and scholarship to make the world a better place and to resist forces of domination.


Current Editors in Chief: Tiffany Hamidjaja, Janna Huang, Elena Amaya

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Berkeley Journal of Sociology
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Berkeley, CA 94720-1980