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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 [...]

Professor Arrested for Smoking on Plane Did It For "The Revolution"

The sociology professor arrested over the weekend after she lit a cigarette on a flight from Nicaragua to Miami and loudly ranted for hours about the United States declaring war on Venezuela, told her crazy side of the crazy story to Philadelphia magazine today. It is everything you hoped it could be. Read more...

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.

Just for Fun: Is Truncating the Y-Axis Dishonest?

What do you think? Thanks to @WyoWeeds! 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.

collective memory & presidents – a guest post by raj ghoshal

This guest post is by Raj Ghoshal, an assistant professor of sociology at Goucher College. Previously we discussed presidents and collective memory in these two posts: Warren G. Harding is awesome & popular presidents kill people. Presidents’ Day had me thinking about presidential rankings and collective memory. We commonly learn that a certain set of […]

Can Reforming Culture Save Black Youths?

Jamaican-born Orlando Patterson, a Harvard sociology professor since 1969, likes to tackle big issues. Slavery and Social Death and Freedom in the Making of Western Culture, two of his most acclaimed works, traverse centuries and continents. Show More Summary

Working for the Long Weekend

Who doesn’t love a four (or five!) day weekend? An extra day or two away from the desk means more time for leisure activities and to disengage from work. But Scott Schieman, sociology professor at University of Toronto, warns that consistently short work weeks may not help work-life balance in the long run. In an interview […]

Sunday Fun: Sociological Demotivations

Your mother wonders why you like studying something so depressing. And rightly so. See more at Contexts. 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.

Ret. Sociology Professor charged sending porn videos of children as young as 8 yrs-old involved in sex acts with adult men

Why would anyone think that it is appropriate to own or share any of these things? A former professor faces several charges of sexual exploitation – and I have a

Parenting Without God Isn’t Just a Good Option It’s Increasingly Looking Like the Better One

Last month, an op-ed about secular parenting by Phil Zuckerman, author and Pitzer College professor of Sociology and Secular Studies, was published in the LA Times. In the piece, Zuckerman discusses his own and other researchers' work,...Show More Summary

Chart of the Week: Earnings That Put Households in the 1% in Each State

Click to enlarge: From Business Insider; h/t Gin and Tacos. 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.

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