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First issue of Sociological Insight out now
Refereed undergraduate journal publishes first issue
Posted: June 1, 2009
Sociological Insight was created in July 2008 at The University of Texas at Austin with the goal promoting original and high-quality undergraduate research in the social sciences. As the only fully refereed national undergraduate social science journal in the United States, Sociological Insight was founded on the conviction that engaging young scholars in academic research is not only crucial to their personal intellectual and professional development, but also to the social progress of the United States. Undergraduates can bring unique perspectives to understanding society and can recognize and appreciate social trends that sometimes escape even the most veteran of academics. As such, undergraduates who have strong training in theory and methods can bring vibrant new ideas to academic discourse, essential to the functioning of a healthy democracy capable of meeting the challenges of the 21st century.