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Welcome to the online home of the UJ Centre of Sociological Research and Practice 

Welcome to the online home of the UJ Centre for Sociological Research and Practice!

The UJ Department of Sociology is actively engaged in critical social research as well as focusing on sociological practice and the CSRP provides one vehicle for this commitment. The Centre for Sociological Research was founded by the Department of Sociology in 2000. Over the course of the next six years, staff and students of the Department of Sociology produced a range of publications and other research outputs in order to build the centre, and billed the centre as a co-host of its regular seminar series. The centre was established to the extent that it could become an independent unit within the University of Johannesburg in 2007. In 2014 the CSR reverted back to Sociology department, and in 2016 it was reconfigured as the Centre for Sociological Research and Practice based in the UJ Department of Sociology.

Professor Ashwin Desai is the Director of the Centre. His recent publications include, Race, Place and Everyday Life in Contemporary South Africa: Wentworth, Durban (Urban Forum) and The Zuma Moment: Between Tender-based Capitalists and Radical Economic Transformation (Journal of Contemporary African Studies).