Students aren't the only ones on campus struggling with the First Amendment. Liz Wolfe writes: Kenneth Storey, an adjunct sociology professor at the University of Tampa, was recently fired after he insinuated on Twitter that Hurricane Harvey was "karma" for Texans voting "red" in the last election. Show More Summary
By Richard Lachmann, Professor of Sociology, University at Albany, State University of New York. Marines help the wounded man to an evacuation helicopter near Van Tuong,1965. AP Photo/Peter Arnett When Americans think of being at war, they might think of images of their fellow citizens suffering....
While Texans continue to brave Hurricane Harvey, a sociology professor lost his job after calling the natural disaster ‘Karma’ for the people of the state for voting for President Donald Trump.
For the second item in my new series launched here, please join me in marvelling at what sociology professor Ken Storey of the University of Tampa tweeted on August 27 in the wake of the catastrophic flooding in Texas following Hurricane Harvey (h/t Liberty Unyielding): “I don’t believe in instant Karma but this kinda feels like it for Texas. Show More Summary
The University of Tampa has fired a visiting assistant professor who suggested in a tweet that Hurricane Harvey's destruction is "instant karma" for Texas because it voted Republican. Sociology professor … Click to Continue »
I got an email about my post on Trump from an old friend Fred Block, a professor of sociology at UC Davis, and the author of pathbreaking books on the relationship between government and the economy. Here is what Fred wrote: What a week. Show More Summary
Professor Michael Eric Dyson, sociology professor at Georgetown University and author of ‘Tears Cannot Stop: A Sermon to White America’, and conservative commentator and journalist, Scottie Nell Hughes, discuss President Trump’s response to the Virginia clashes.
"My colleague, who is 35, queer, and teaching Sociology of Sexuality, is informed that 'drag queen' is an incorrect and insulting term."
Cambodian jewelers: In the Aug. 7 Section A, an article about the history behind jewelry businesses in the Cambodian American community misidentified Khatharya Um as a professor of sociology at UC Berkeley. She is a professor of ethnic studies. If you believe that we have made an error, or you...
Fiona Greenland (assistant professor of sociology at the University of Virginia) discusses 'Hobby Lobby’s parallel universe of antiquity studies' on Dan Hirschman's 'scatterplot' blog, July 13, 2017 The Museum of the Bible’s Scholars Initiative invites academics to research and write about [the] extraordinary artifacts in its collection. Show More Summary
A district judge dismissed a lawsuit brought by University of Texas professors because they were unable to establish that carrying firearms on campus inhibit free speech, Liz Wolfe writes. Professors Jennifer Lynn Glass (sociology), Lisa Moore (English), and Mia Carter (English) banded together and filed a lawsuit that sought to overturn the new law. Show More Summary
A federal court has dismissed a lawsuit by three University of Texas professors who argued that the state's "campus carry" law could have a "chilling effect" stifling classroom debate. Sociology … Click to Continue »
Last week, Trinity College announced the suspension of Johnny Williams, an associate professor of sociology. According to Inside Higher Education: Williams last week shared an article from Medium called “Let Them Fucking Die.” The piece argues that “indifference to their well-being is the only thing that terrifies” bigots, and so people of color should “Let. Them. Fucking. […]
Will women vote for women in 2018? It depends on if they’re married By Leah Ruppanner, Senior Lecturer in Sociology, University of Melbourne, Kelsy Kretschmer, Assistant Professor of Sociology, Oregon State University, and Christopher Stout, Assistant Professor of Political Science, Oregon...
Professor Berger was known for his work in what is called the sociology of knowledge — understanding how humans experience everyday reality.
Lady Gaga may not have much class but now there is a class on her. The University of South Carolina is offering a class called Lady Gaga and the Sociology of Fame. Mathieu Deflem, the professor teaching the course describes it as aiming...Show More Summary
(the following is a guest post from Professor Juan Pablo Pardo-Guerra) Following the breaking news of her election as President of the American Sociological Association, Mary Romero’s personal statement made the rounds on Twitter with the usual smattering of commentary. Some voices were critical: they claimed that Romero’s call to “emphasize social justice in sociological […]
Georgetown University sociology professor and author Michael Eric Dyson will replace Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) on Friday’s episode of “Real Time with Bill Maher” after a controversy surrounding a racial slur. A spokesperson for Sen.Show More Summary
Michael Eric Dyson, professor of sociology at Georgetown University, and author of "Tears We Cannot Stop: A Sermon to White America," reveals what a lot of people get wrong about Martin Luther King Jr. Towards the end of King's life, he became more radical and eager to challenge the notion that America was a racially blind country. Show More Summary
By Kelsy Burke, Assistant Professor of Sociology, University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Adam and Eve, created by Albrecht Dürer, 1471-1528. Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA On May 4, President Donald Trump signed an executive order that allows churches and...