Prose_Blogs of Social Scientists

I aim to compile a comprehensive list of Social Scientists’ blogs that have been maintained over a long period. This essay gathers blogs that are still being actively updated. I hope this collection proves helpful to anyone reading this essay. The list will be updated regularly. I will make active individuals bold.
The first update was on April 18, 2018, the second update was on July 13, 2020, the third update was on June 21, 2024.

1. Personal Blogs

1.1 in English

Kieran Healy From USA, Brief introduction: Associate Professor of Sociology at Duke University.
Mark Carrigan From UK, Brief introduction: A researcher in the Culture Politics and Global Justice cluster in the Faculty of Education at the University of Cambridge. He tends to describe himself as a digital sociologist.
Deborah Lupton From AU, Brief introduction: Centenary Research Professor in the Faculty of Arts & Design, University of Canberra.
Dave Elder-Vass From UK, Brief introduction: A Reader in the Department of Social Sciences at Loughborough University.

1.2 in Mandarin

张悦悦 / Zhang Joy From UK, Brief introduction: Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor in Sociology at University of Kent.
叶高华 / Ko-Hua Yap From TW, Brief introduction: Professor, Department of Sociology, National Sun Yat-sen University.
Fediverse From CN / US, Brief introduction: This blog offers a delightful blend of anthropology and humor. You’ll find insightful explorations of society’s quirks and customs, presented in a way that’s as entertaining as it is educational.
曾柏文 From TW, Brief introduction: Albert Tzeng was born in Taipei and moved seven times before he was seven years old. He spent his childhood in Taichung from elementary school to high school. Tzeng transferred from the Department of Chemistry to the Department of Psychology at Taiwan University. He then went to LSE to study Sociology. I am very interested in his doctoral thesis ‘Framing Sociology in Taiwan, Hong Kong and Singapore’ at Warwick University.
侯大道 / Dadao Hou From CN / US, Brief introduction: I’ve spent countless nights engrossed in his articles. Hailing from Suzhou City in Jiangsu Province, he’s a remarkable individual who identifies as a sexual minority. His academic journey is as impressive as his writing: he majored in Statistics at Peking University, then ventured to Hong Kong for a degree in Demography, and finally delved into Sociology at Texas A&M University. Currently, he brings his insights and talents to UC Santa Cruz.
张儒君 / Alice Zhang From CN / US, Brief introduction: 纽约州立水牛城社会学系预备博士生,清华社会学本科。
Cheng Lin From CN / SWE, Brief introduction: He’s a Ph.D. candidate in Computational Social Sciences at Linköping University in Sweden. Beyond his academic pursuits, he’s also a long-time online friend of mine. Over the years, our virtual conversations have been a source of insight and camaraderie.
张育诚 From TW, Brief introduction: Yucheng is a master student majoring in Sociology at Taiwan University. He is my classmate in the course of social statistics taught by Professor Ye in 2016.

张小天 / Zhang Xiaotian From CN, Brief introduction: Though Dr. Zhang Xiaotian passed away over a decade ago, his legacy endures beyond the grave. While he never had the chance to know me, I’ve come to know him through a posthumous collection of his essays, lovingly curated by his colleagues to honor his mastery in his field. His presence still lingers in the academic realm, suggesting that true intellectuals achieve a form of immortality through their work. Even after all this time, his students still cherish his memory, and his influence reaches far beyond, touching even those like me, who never had the chance to meet him in person.

2. Public Blogs[1]

2.1 in English

Everyday Sociology From US, Brief introduction: Karen Sternheimer teaches in the Sociology department at the University of Southern California; Sally Raskoff has been employed as a sociologist since the mid 1980s and is currently the Chair of Sociology and Ethnic Studies at Los Angeles Valley College; Peter Kaufman; Teresa Irene Gonzales… etc.
The Society Pages From US, Brief introduction: The Society Pages (TSP) is an open-access social science project headquartered in the Department of Sociology at the University of Minnesota and supported by individual donors.

2.2 in Mandarin

巷仔口社会学 From TW, Brief introduction: A blog which written by the group of Taiwan sociologists.
菜市场政治学 From TW, Brief introduction: A blog which written by the group of Taiwan politicians.
白经济 / TalkEcon From TW, Brief introduction: A blog which written by the group of Taiwan students major in economics.

3. Others’ Collection

Top 50 Sociology Blogs, Websites & Influencers in 2020

Yongren Shi / 施永仁** Brief introduction: Associate Professor of Sociology at University of Iowa. He focuses on social network analysis.
Yuqiong Li Brief introduction: Master student at New York University Center of Data Science. A graduate student in Sociology once, working on social movements and cultural Sociology. I feel deep regret for she deleted many articles she wrote in her early years, including reflection articles from sociological perspective, and some novels called "Bo Fulin’s love story (薄扶林爱情故事)”.

I find myself at a loss for words when reading Yuqiong Li’s new blog post. Moved by the Umbrella Movement, she initially transferred from the Department of Statistics to the Department of Sociology, but later transitioned to Finance due to practical considerations. I feel as though I have lost an academic predecessor. I, too, may eventually enter the job market, a path fraught with uncertainty. The numerous constraints in life often cause me to waver in my decisions.

王潇宇 Brief introduction: He has a bachelor’s degree in Sociology from Yunnan Normal University and a master’s degree in ethnic history from Yunnan University. He seems to be working in Yunnan FROM OUR EYES Rural Documentary and Culture Research Centre, His recent situation can be seen on this website.
An unnamed sociologist Brief introduction: A bachelor of arts in history, but he’s now turn to Sociology.
Yukun Ma Brief introduction: My best friend in graduate school, Yukun used to major in engineering at Nanjing University, but he’s now pursuing for a PhD in Sociology.
Jin Zhu Brief introduction: My undergraduate roommate, he’s now majoring in Sociology at Xi’an Jiaotong University.
Sociological imagination From UK, Brief introduction: Mark Carrigan, Milena Kremakova, Sadia Habib.
社会学吧 Brief introduction: Held by Nanjing University.

5. Non-Social Science Blogs


王芫 / Anna Wang From CN / US, Brief introduction: I’m contemplating whether it’s fitting to include her story in this blog. She’s a writer who graduated from Peking University in the 1980s, and her words have deeply resonated with me. Her beautiful narratives about the time she spends with her daughter are profoundly touching. For now, I’ll share her words here. Who knows? One day, I might compile these personal, non-social science reflections into a special collection.
张列弛。生物学专业,日本国立基础生物研究所博士,他写的《K さん》让我很感动。
Sweetfish Ayu。计算机专业,本科在清华的一位女生,很可爱俏皮。
郝鸿涛 / Hao Hongtao。威斯康辛大学计算机专业博士,本科英语、硕士新闻,他的人生经历很励志。
袁凡。统计学专业,她的博客记录了和依依、阿木狗的日常,质朴、真诚,她写的几篇科普也很有意思,比如自杀率的变迁啦、定西市的 Sci-Hub 流量之谜啦。
Yarden Zhang。种葡萄并酿酒的人,他这个人生照片真是很有趣哈哈。
强璐。南方某市级三甲医院影像科医生,负责肺结节/肺癌 MDT。看到他被网警约谈真是笑死我了。

  1. Some blogs are not written by individuals. These blogs are co authored by a group of social scientists. ↩︎