Editor's Note

Welcome to Conflict(ed), the official blog for the Peace, War, & Social Conflict Section of the American Sociological Association.

We created this blog as a forum, designed to facilitate discussion among the section members, experts in the field, and practitioners. Scholarly work and lifestyle are often foster intellectual isolation, which is mitigated by academic and professional conferences. The COVID-19 reality took that away from us. We suggest this blog as a way for us as a community to exchange ideas, to make our work to be seen, and to learn from others. The field we cover is enormous and ever-changing. There is always something new to learn.

We want to hear your voice. We want to know what you are working on, what YOU think is important and meaningful. This blog is the place for us to have those discussions and more. Please consider being part of the community and conversation. Blog posts are organized as short and concise articles (500-800 words), which makes them easier to consume but also easier for members to participate and contribute.

Conflict(ed) is the outcome of many dedicated scholars and we would like to thank them all. If you want to become and a co-editor, send your work, or help us reach out to new audiences you are most welcomed. The blog is not limited to section members and encourages broad conversation. Please consider sharing our posts on social media to increase our visibility.

We are looking forward to having this conversation with you.


Dr. Ori Swed, Texas Tech University