So Fi Zine is an indie publication for sociological fiction, poetry, visual art, and other creative works — a place for people who want to write creatively and make art based on their studies and research. Standing against the exclusive practices of academic publishing, every edition of the zine is free to read online and offered in a DIY print format.

Offering authors the space to creatively develop and extend their academic practice, the zine is committed to sociological questions and the aesthetic evocation of social meaning. The seven editions published so far explore social fictions, voice, sensory attentiveness, social alternatives, disciplinary publics, future imaginaries, and modes of creativity. So Fi Zine has published more than 150 creative pieces, including the invited writing Patricia LeavyHoward BeckerLes BackNirmal PuwarRaewyn Connell, Michael Burawoy, Deborah Lupton, and Rob Shields.


This zine is the brainchild of Ash Watson. This project started as part of an Endeavour Research Fellowship she completed at Goldsmiths, University of London, in 2017. She continues this work now at the Vitalities Lab, University of New South Wales, Sydney. This project creatively builds on her research into public sociology, fiction and arts-based methods.

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