Examples of Intentional Sociology

Don’t let power analysis of urban development regimes stand in the way of a call to civic action!

My colleague Leslie Martin, who is writing and protesting about the minor league baseball stadium proposed for Fredericksburg. There are several valid reasons why this project is wrong for our community, and Martin uses sociological knowledge of community and economic development to make her point. You can read about it here and here.

Sociology major Heidi Laraway responds to criticism about unauthorized immigrants in an eloquent opinion piece in the Culpeper Star Exponent:

Heidi Laraway in the Culpeper Star Exponent


It’s our students doing research in the community and creating social change

Students of Dr. Eric Bonds created a blog for Environmental Sociology that tracks bicycle and pedestrian accidents in Fredericksburg. They mapped pedestrian/car accidents over eight years, commemorated the location of the accidents with white ribbons, and brief first-hand investigations of the areas. So cool!