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Happy Birthday, Max Weber!

If anyone can find a link to the cartoonist, I’d be happy to add it. 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 Faceb...

The nation's largest wealth gap is in—where else?—Manhattan

At a day-long gathering to discuss the divergence between the haves and have nots, a Queens College sociology professor made the case last week for Manhattan as the apex of income inequality. Andrew... To view the full story, click the title link.

How to Drive Him Crazy in Bed

By Gemma Correll. Visit her tumblr or buy stuff here. 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.

The Problem with Patriotism

By Tom Gauld. 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.

Just for Fun: No Women On This Panel

From the New Yorker: Sent in by Larry Harnisch of The Daily Mirror. Gwen Sharp is an associate professor of sociology at Nevada State College. You can follow her on Twitter at @gwensharpnv.

states, states, and more states – a guest blog post by nick rowland

Nicholas Rowland is an associate professor of sociology at Penn State – Altoona. He is a sociologist of science and an Indiana alumnus. In this guest post, he asks for your help in exploring how social scientists imagine the state. Greetings Orgtheory community, I write to ask for help, help in hunting-down states. I am […]

I Usually Stay Clean Until after Midterms

Sociology professor: So, what would you like to learn about this semester?Student: The legalization of marijuana.Sociology professor: Okay… [Draws pot leaf on blackboard.] Hm, I’m not much of an artist… Plus, I’m high. Ha, no, I’m just kidding.–Fordham University, Rose HillOverheard by: Soapnana

Down With the Internet Review Board!

Patricia Adler had been using student volunteers dressed as prostitutes as a teaching tool for 20 years—but suddenly, it was a problem. Late last semester, the tenured full professor of sociology at the University of Colorado Boulder was subject to an unusual institutional audit of a lesson plan. Show More Summary

A “Tough Guise” Indeed

Visit Cyanide and Happiness. 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.

Just For Fun: The Secret to a Perfect Body…

…genetics! From College Humor. 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 Karen Halnon, Arrested For Smoking On Plane, Claims Authorities Tortured Her: ‘They Ignored Me, And I Defecated On Floor’

Dr. Karen Halnon, Penn State Abington professor of sociology, ended her spring break by being arrested at Miami International Airport. The charge: smoking on a plane. And there is video evidence to prove it. Nevertheless, Halnon is now claiming she was victimized by both the FBI and TSA once taken into custody. Show More Summary

Sociology Professor Teaches Her Students How NOT To Act On A Crowded Plane…

Do as she says, not as she does. A video went viral recently of a woman acting a tad bizarre on board a flight from Nicaragua to America as she screams about the U.S. declaring war against Venezuela. Since going viral, however, it has come forward that the woman is actually a 52-year-old Sociology professor from Penn [...]

Ranting, Smoking Woman Who Disrupted Flight Is a Sociology Professor

Foreign policy is a touchy issue. Everyone's got an opinion, but how do you get people to listen? How do you get your voice heard outside of the angry comments you post on the internet? One Sociology professor chose to do it by disrupting a flight with an incoherent rant about Venezuela. And smoking. Read more...

Hippie on a plane

ABC News reports that Karen Bettez Halnon, an associate professor of sociology at Penn State University (so she’s obviously a stank-ass hippie), woke up from her nappie on an American Airlines flight from Nicaragua to Miami and decided to burn some tobacco to protest “US Imperialism”, because that makes perfect sense. “I felt it was […]

Ah, the Groves of Academe

(Steven Hayward) Normally I don’t like to default to the too-easy cliches about assistant professors of sociology, but take in this one minute video, shot on an airplane two days ago, of Karen Hanlon, an assistant professor of sociology...Show More Summary

Professor explains wild airline rant: In-flight cigarette was ‘revolutionary’ act of ‘civil disobedience’

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A Penn State professor was arrested over the weekend in a bizarre videotaped incident that went viral. Karen Halnon, who teaches sociology at the university’s Abington campus, was flying from Nicaragua to Miami when she lit up a cigarette and ranted about Venezuela and President Barack Obama....

Just for Fun: Flipping the Script on the Asian Girl Fetish

Well done, Joy Regullano, well done: 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.

The uses and meanings of “Um” revisited

Back in 2010, we partially examined the oeuvre of Emanuel A. Schegloff, Professor Emeritus at the Department of Sociology, University of California, Los Angeles. Specifically his work on the meaning of “Uh(m)”s. Perhaps now’s the time to revisit “um” in academia? So may we also recommend the following papers, all of which can be read […]

Sports and Socio-Economic Status: More than Talent Required

By Colby King and Jakari Griffith, Bridgewater State University Colby King is an Assistant Professor of Sociology; Jakari Griffith is an Assistant Professor of Management Recently, Pittsburgh Pirates star center fielder Andrew McCutchen shared a great essay on The Players’...

Conservatives and Global Warming

Robb Willer, a professor of sociology, psychology, and organizational behavior at Stanford, writes in the New York Times about how to deal with conservatives’ opposition to drastic action. We just have to be convinced “ to eschew a sober cost-benefit analysis.” John Kerry is already on the case.

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