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Andrea Borghini, "Public Sociology and southern European Societies: A critical view." Revista Española de Sociología, 2020

James House, "The Culminating Crisis of American Sociology and Its Role in Social science and Public Policy: An Autobipographical, Multimethod, Reflexive Perspective." Annual Review of Sociology, 2019.

Terra Graziani and Mary Shi, "Data for Justice: Tensions and Lessons from the Anti-Eviction Mapping Project's Work between Academia and Activism." ACME, 2020.

Jonathan Turner, "The More American Sociology Seeks to Become a Politically-Relevant Discipline, the More Irrelevant it Becomes to Solving Societal Problems." The American Sociologist, 2019.

Dasten Julián, "An Invitation to Public Sociology: Social Research and Precarious Labor in Chile."  Revista Austral de Ciencias Sociales, 2017.

Jules Boykoff. "Riding the Lines: Academia, Public Intellectual Work, and Scholar-Activism." Sociology of Sport Journal, 2018

Kieran Healy, "Public Sociology in the Age of Social Media."Perspectives on Politics, 2017

Alberto Arribas Lozano, ""Reframing the Public Sociology Debate: Towards collaborative and decolonial praxis." Current Sociology, 2017

Caitlyn Collins, Katherine Jensen, Javier Auyero, "A Proposal for Public Sociology as Localized Intervention and Collective Enterprise: The Making and Impact of Invisible in Austin." Qualitative Sociology, 2017.

Susanne Ekman, "A History of Vocational Ethics and Professional Identity." Human Relations, 2017.

Doug Hartmann, "Sociology and Its Publics: Reframing Engagement and Revitalizing the Field." The Sociological Quarterly, 2016.

Herb Gans, "Public Sociology and Its Publics." American Sociologist, 2015.

Adomas Puras, "Robert Owen in the History of the Social Sciences: Three Presentist Views." Journal of the History of the Behavioral Sciences, 2013.

Didier Fissan, "Why Ethnography Matters: On Anthropology and its Publics." Cultural Anthropology, 2013

Rick Delbridge, "Promising Futures: CMAS, Post-Disciplinarity, and the New Public Social Science." (Journal of Management Studies, 2013)

Tony Christensen, "No Path to Paradise: Deconstructing the Promise of Public Sociology" (American Sociologist, 2013)

Michael C. Adorjan, "Igniting Constructionist Imaginations: Social Constructionism’s Absence and Potential Contribution to Public Sociology" (American Sociologist, 2013)

Mathieu Deflem, "The Structural Transformation of Sociology" (Society, 2013)

Tomás Ariztía and Oriana Bernasconi, "Sociologías públicas y la producción del cambio social en el Chile de los noventa" (2012) [Spanish]

Matthew Flinders, "The Political Imagination: A Rallying Cry to the University Professors of Politics" (2012)

Loïc Wacquant, "From 'Public Criminology' to the Reflexive Sociology of Criminological Production and Consumption." (British Journal of Criminology, 2011)

Maciej Hułas, "Public Sociology as a New Scientific Subdiscipline according to Michael Burawoy." (Annals of the Social Sciences, 2011) [Polish]

Michael Kennedy, "A Public Sociology of Emerging Democracies." (Bulletin of University of Lviv, 2010)

Paul van Seters, "From Public Sociology to Public Philosophy: Lessons for Law and Society." (Law and Social Inquiry, 2010)

Jeff Manza, Michael Sauder and Nathan Wright, "Producing Textbook Sociology." (Arch.europ.sociol., 2010)

Patricia Mooney Nickel, "Public Sociology for Human Rights as Rites of Rule." (Current Sociology, 2010)

Sokratis Koniordos, “The Discussion of Public Sociology and Sociology in Greece.” (Greek) (2010)

Avi Shankar, "Reframing Critical Marketing." (Journal of Marketing Management, 2009)

Eva Elliott and Gareth Williams, "Developing Public Sociology through Health Impact Assessment." (Sociology of Health and Illness, 2008)

Michael Keith, "Public sociology? Between Heroic Immersion and Critical Distance: Personal Reflections on Academic Engagement with Political Life." (Critical Social Policy, 2008)

George Lawson, "For a Public International Relations." (International Political Sociology, 2008)

Michael Smith, "Public Psychiatry: A Neglected Professional Role." (Advances in Psychiatric Treatment, 2008)

John Holmwood, "Sociology as Public Discourse and Private Practice: A Critique of Michael Burawoy." (Sociological Theory, 2007)

Lynn Chancer and Eugene McLaughlin, "Public Criminology: Diverse Perspectives on Academia and Policy."(Theoretical Criminology, 2007)

Pat O'Connor, "Private Troubles, Public Issues: The Irish Sociological Imagination." (Irish Journal of Sociology, 2006).

Diane Vaughan, "NASA Revisited: Theory, Anaslogy amnd Public Sociology." (American Journal of Sociology, 2006)