Mary Bernstein
Dr. Mary Bernstein
University of Connecticut
SSSP President (2023-2024)

2024 AM Theme Photo

74th Annual Meeting
August 9-11, 2024
Le Centre Sheraton
Montréal Hotel
Montréal, Canada

Toward a Sociology of Violence

What and how can sociology contribute to understanding and reducing violence? Public policy and discourse often point to individual-level solutions to the social problem of violence, rather than addressing root causes that create the context in which violence and calls for violence flourish. As sociologists and members of SSSP, we can draw on decades of sociological, anti-racist, feminist, and anti-colonial research to develop concrete solutions to the problem of violence. By focusing on cultural, institutional, and structural change, we can contribute to a transformative politics that challenges carceral solutions to violence in favor of models fostering alternative forms of justice.

Dr. Mary Bernstein, SSSP President
University of Connecticut

Program Committee

Claire M. Renzetti, Chair, University of Kentucky
Ligaya Lindio McGovern, Indiana University
Raja Staggers-Hakim, University of Connecticut
Dolores Trevizo, Occidental College