Call for Papers 2020!

In our 36th volume, we are actively looking for articles that empirically or theoretically engage with topics such as the social and individual practices of menstrual hygiene, the sociology of menstruation, the intersections of menstruation and other social categories – such as gender, sexuality, race, class, and dis/ability – the social construction of menstruation and menstrual hygiene – including in social policy, planning, and disaster response efforts – as well as works more broadly concerned with reproductive health, technology and the body, and/or culture and the body. STAR also welcomes book reviews, research notes, teaching articles, scholarly critical literature reviews, and other original research. While manuscripts can be submitted at any time, the deadline for Volume 36 is May 15, 2020. See our Call for Papers for more information.

STAR's Podcast - Social Thought

Available now is our conversation about critical theory with Harry Dahms, Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.  He is the Co-Director of the International Social Theory Consortium (ISTC) and the Center for the Study of Social Justice, Co-Chair of the Committee on Social Theory, and editor of Current Perspectives in Social Theory. 

Coming soon to Social Thought is our conversation with John Holmwood, president of the British Sociological Association, Professor of Sociology and Social Policy at the University of Nottingham, and co-founder of the Campaign for the Public University and Discover Society.  We talked about the 'neoliberal knowledge regime,' higher education in the U.K. and the future of sociology as a discipline.  An interview with Rebekah Borroway, the KU Sociology Department's first Blackmar Lecturer, will also be there soon.


Volume 35 is in press and will be delivered soon!  It features interviews with Alex Stoner and Abigail Saguy, three original research articles by R. Patrick Bixler, Feng Hao, and Stacia S. Ryder on The Anthropocene, and a book review by one of the Sociology Department's own graduate students, Jacob E. Lipsman. We appreciate everyone's dedication to making this issue happen! 

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Publish with STAR

See our Call For Papers and Submission Guidelines for an Article or Book Review for more information. Manuscripts may be submitted at any time. Just email us if you have any questions.

Social Thought and Research is now available electronically! All of the issues of STAR, as well as its predecessor journals Kansas Journal of Sociology and Mid-American Review of Sociology, are available through KU ScholarWorks. Through KU ScholarWorks, STAR has had 330,314 downloads overall.  Our most recent issue is listed through EBSCO's electronic database, and all previous issues can be found through JSTOR and Sociological Abstracts, and ProQuest's Social Science Journals. Full text electronic access is also available through Google Scholar.



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