Center for Social Research

The Center for Social Research (CSR) engages in interdisciplinary and collaborative social science research. Founded in 1982, the CSR is one of the centers for social science investigations housed in the Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice at the University of Arkansas.

Our mission is to address complex social issues by:

  • Stimulating and supporting interdisciplinary collaborations
  • Outreaching with national, state, and regional offices, agencies, and organizations
  • Pursuing, supporting, and conducting sponsored research
  • Acquiring and storing quantitative and qualitative datasets, software, and equipment
  • Equipping students with real-world research experiences and capacities
  • Collaborating with and supporting the existing efforts of the premier research conducted by the Community and Family Institute (CFI) and the Terrorism Research Center (TRC)

Casey Harris

Casey Harris

Co-Director of the Center for Social Research

His research interests include criminology, social stratification and crime, communities and contextual effects, race and ethnicity, immigration, gender and quantitative methodology. He teaches classes focused on criminology, theory, statistics and methodology, urban sociology, communities and crime, and stratification and inequality. He is also one of the college’s 2015 Connor Faculty Fellows.

 

Patricia Herzog

Patricia Herzog

Co-Director of the Center for Social Research

Her research interests include investigating social inequalities through a variety of lenses, most often by studying communities, charitable giving, emerging adulthood, religion, and spatial context. She is also drawn to the intersections of topics, disciplines and subfields such as sociology of religion and social psychology; and altruism, morality and social solidarity. Also, she is one of the college’s 2015 Connor Faculty Fellows.


Affiliated Faculty

Brandon Crawford Lori Holyfield
Brandon Jackson Mindy Bradley
Douglas Adams Shaun Thomas
Juan Bustamante Shauna Morimoto
Justin Barnum Song Yang
Lauren Sabon Steven Worden
Zola Knowles Moon