Hello and welcome to Social Theory Applied. This website is an online space where theoretical issues in research (and in practice more generally) can be fleshed out and explored in more detail, providing an online forum that offers the practitioner/researcher a suitable space to assist their acquisition, understanding and application of social theory (with an emphasis on the application).

Since its launch a few years ago, the site has continued to attract readers and has a good following on our social media outlets, Facebook and Twitter. The site is a firm favourite of a considerable number of people (including post-graduate students and academics) across the globe and the site metrics indicate that the posts are read and shared widely. This is helped by the fact that a large and growing set of collaborators are willing to write for the website.

You may have noticed that we now have our own journal The Journal of Applied Social Theory, which was successfully launched last year. There is also a new book series on Social Theory and Methodology in Education research published by Bloomsbury which is linked to the website and edited by Mark Murphy, one of the website’s co-editors. Bloomsbury are now part sponsors of the site. Alongside these activities the two editors and also the collaborators have been busy publishing various social-theory related works, including Habermas and social Research (2017) and Bourdieu, habitus and social research (2015).

Thanks for reading and taking the time to explore our website – any comments on the site (design, content, aims) are always welcome. Do get in touch if you want to make a contribution – we would be delighted to hear from you.

All the best, Mark and Cristina