Sociology is the systematic study of the society in which we live and the social causes and consequences of human behavior. The Sociology Research Network on SSRN is an open access preprint server that provides a venue for authors to showcase their research papers in our digital library, speeding up the dissemination and providing the scholarly community access to groundbreaking working papers and early stage research. SSRN provides the opportunity to share different outputs of research such as preliminary or exploratory investigations, book chapters, PhD dissertations, course and teaching materials, presentations, and posters among others. SSRN provides a platform for the early sharing of work, making it available for subsequent work to be built upon more quickly.
Sociologists investigate social inequalities related to race and ethnicity, socioeconomic status, and gender to enrich our understanding of the connections between individual lives and larger social structures. As a multidisciplinary field, sociology draws from a variety of other subjects within the social sciences. SSRN helps sociology scholars discover the latest research in their own and other areas of research including anthropology, political science, psychology, education, law, and economics while providing a unique opportunity for researchers to submit early and novel work for review, feedback, and use by researchers within and beyond sociology.