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Sunday Fun: Man Gum

Thanks to Kris Straub at chainsawsuit. Lisa Wade is a professor of sociology at Occidental College and the co-author of Gender: Ideas, Interactions, Institutions. You can follow her on Twitter and Facebook.

Media Manipulation: How UCLA Cleared Itself of Using Race in Admissions

In the penultimate essay of this series, I discussed at length an internal report at UCLA that examined the university’s admissions decisions. The report, written by UCLA sociology professor Robert Mare, found evidence that UCLA hadShow More Summary

Harris v. Quinn: Will the Supreme Court Abolish Public Sector Unions on Monday

Joel Rogers, a professor of law and sociology at the University of Wisconsin, calls it "the most important labor law case the court has considered in decades." Remember! "Sanctity of contract" never applies if you're a worker!

A New Kind of Kryptonite

  “What are you supposed to wear to a convention if your comic book idol’s costume is a corset and thong?” asks sociology professor Dustin Kidd from Temple University in an interview with Philly.com. Given the dress code at Wizard World Comic Con, the absence of a safe haven for nerds and geeks came as […]

Colbert: If Hispanics Identify as White, GOP’s Alright

What do you get when you cross professor Carolyn Liebler from the University of Minnesota Sociology Department, Census data, and issues of identity? An immigration reform segment on the Colbert Report. Recently, the Comedy Central satirist pulled a quote from Liebler’s research saying:  2.5 million Americans who said they were Hispanic and “some other race” […]

Sunday Fun: Fire-Breathing Thunder Bear Wine… for Men

At The Hooded Utilitarian. H/t to Christa Blackmon. Lisa Wade is a professor of sociology at Occidental College and the co-author of Gender: Ideas, Interactions, Institutions. You can follow her on Twitter and Facebook.

Saturday Stat: Salaries on University Campuses

- PhD Comics. Lisa Wade is a professor of sociology at Occidental College and the co-author of Gender: Ideas, Interactions, Institutions. You can follow her on Twitter and Facebook.

Professor Gets Fired for Beer Commercial Appearance

The following tale is a not-so-gentle reminder as to how your personal pursuits can impact your professional ones. Meet Dr. Paul Roof. The associate professor of sociology at Charleston Southern University is now a former associate professor of the Christian-affiliated school. Show More Summary

Professor Fired Due to His Masterfully Crafted Beard

last monthNews : Reason

Dr. Paul Roof, a professor of sociology at Charleston Southern University, was recently fired from the small Christian school in South Carolina for having an amazing beard...or as the university put it, because his likeness showed up...Show More Summary

'Racism' Today Looks Little Like Racist Ideology of Yore

last monthNews : Reason

In the British magazine spiked, sociology professor Frank Furedi looks at how our cultural concept of racism has shifted. Once understood as something ideological and systemic, racism is now frequently used to describe any act or speech...Show More Summary

Professors, Beards, and Beer Oh My!

A sociology professor was fired after his likeness appeared on a local brewery’s beer cans. I can’t think of anyone around here bearded or beer-y enough that this could possibly happen to. Nope, not a soul.

Sunday Fun: Are Newly Minted PhDs Being Launched Into Space?

Hmmmm… See more at Spurious Correlations. Thanks to John McCormack for the tip! Lisa Wade is a professor of sociology at Occidental College and the co-author of Gender: Ideas, Interactions, Institutions. You can follow her on Twitter and Facebook.

Why law enforcement was powerless to stop Elliot Rodger from buying guns

Philip Cook is ITT/Sanford Professor of Public Policy and Professor of Economics and Sociology at Duke University. An honorary Fellow in the American Society of Criminology and an elected member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences, Cook is one of America’s leading experts on crime policy and on efforts to […]

Saturday Stat: Racist Beliefs about Black People Still Common

Here’s solid data on how some white Americans see black Americans: H/t New York Times. Lisa Wade is a professor of sociology at Occidental College and the co-author of Gender: Ideas, Interactions, Institutions. You can follow her on Twitter and Facebook.

What Moms Really Want to Hear on Mother’s Day?

No comment: Thanks to Agata P. for the submission! Lisa Wade is a professor of sociology at Occidental College and the author of Gender: Ideas, Interactions, Institutions, with Myra Marx Ferree. You can follow her on Twitter and Facebook.

The VICE Reader: How Poor Young Black Men Run from the Police

Photo by Hill Street Studios/Matthew Palmer Alice Goffman is an assistant professor of sociology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison whose book, On the Run: Fugitive Life in an American City (out this month on University of Chicago Press), has been getting far more attention than academic works usually get. Show More Summary

Happy Birthday, Karl Marx!

Borrowed from The Sociologist. Have a scholar we should commemorate?  Send us a wacky pic and we will! Lisa Wade is a professor of sociology at Occidental College and the author of Gender: Ideas, Interactions, Institutions, with Myra Marx Ferree. You can follow her on Twitter and Facebook.

Sunday Fun: The Utensil Binary

Found at A Whole Lot of Something. Lisa Wade is a professor of sociology at Occidental College and the author of Gender: Ideas, Interactions, Institutions, with Myra Marx Ferree. You can follow her on Twitter and Facebook.

Can you really opt out of Big Data?

2 months agoOdd : Boing Boing

Janet Vertesi, assistant professor of sociology at Princeton University, had heard many people apologize for commercial online surveillance by saying that people who didn't want to give their data away should just not give their data away -- they should opt out.

On The Internet, Everyone Knows You're Pregnant

On a TMI panel Friday at Theorizing the Web in New York, Princeton assistant professor of sociology Janete Vertesi explained how she hid her pregnancy from Big Data. She banned social media discussion by her relatives and friends; paid...Show More Summary

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