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Professor Examines HIV Prevention with a Focus on Communication Among Young Black Gay and Bisexual Men and Their Friends

Professor of sociology Matt G. Mutchler's research over the past 20 years into HIV prevention and treatment issues, especially within the African American community, has garnered him more than 15 external research awards and respect as an expert in the field.

New publication on race and ethnicity in America

Patterns and trends in racial and ethnic inequality over recent decades is the focus of a new publication published by John Iceland, professor and department head of sociology and criminology and Population Research Institute associate at Penn State.

CUNY sociologist wins 2017 GRRI, publishes book on cross-national attitudes about homosexuality

(The City University of New York) Dr. Amy Adamczyk, Professor and Interim Chair of Sociology at John Jay College of Criminal Justice and the Graduate Center, City University of New York, has received a 2017 Global Religion Research Initiative (GRRI) Award from Center for the Study of Religion and Society at the University of Notre Dame.

Michael Eric Dyson on America's Path for Moral Redemption

'Michael Eric Dyson, Georgetown sociology professor, New York Times contributing opinion writer and author of Tears We Cannot Stop: A Sermon to White America (St. Martin's Press, 2017), argues that to truly make progress in a racially...Show More Summary

will trade associations exacerbate growing economic inequality in the united states? a guest post by howard aldrich

Howard Aldrich is the Kenan Professor of Sociology at UNC-Chapel Hill. This post examines an important question at the intersection of economic and political sociology, the role that trade groups have in American politics. This post originally appeared on Howard Aldrich’s blog and is reposted with permission. An essay prepared for a special section of the […]

Sociology and the Culture of Sex on Campus

By Lisa Wade Associate Professor of Sociology, Occidental College When new students move into their residence halls to start their first year of college, they become a part of an institution. In many ways, it is a “total institution” in...

Rural Deputies’ View Of Gun Control

Charleston Gazette-Mail: Rural law enforcement officials have complex, subtle views about gun control and frequently favor more limited access to guns, according to new research from West Virginia University. Sociology professor Rachael Woldoff said, for her paper, published this month in the academic journal Rural Sociology, she asked more than 20 sheriff deputies in a […]

charles bidwell: 1932-2016

Charles Bidwell passed away a few weeks ago. He was a professor of sociology and education at the University of Chicago and well loved by his students. He was one of the most prominent researchers in education in the mid 20th century, so you’ll likely see tributes and commentary from education researchers in the months […]

Mom Gives Daughter's Princess Book An Empowering Spin

A creative mom gave her daughter’s Disney princess book a little extra empowering flair. Danielle Lindemann is an Assistant Professor of Sociology at Lehigh University and mother to a soon-to-be 3-year-old daughter. When she received...Show More Summary

Mom Gives Daughter's Princess Book An Empowering Spin

3 months agoNews : Huffington Post

A creative mom gave her daughter’s Disney princess book a little extra empowering flair. Danielle Lindemann is an Assistant Professor of Sociology at Lehigh University and mother to a soon-to-be 3-year-old daughter. When she received...Show More Summary

Cam Newton dressed sort of like a cowboy and why does anyone care

Cam Newton dressed like a hipster cowboy sociology professor … this week.

Taking time off work to raise children is damaging to the careers of highly skilled women

Mothers who leave work to raise children often sacrifice more than the pay for their time off; when they come back their wages reflect lost raises, according to a new study by Paula England, Professor of Sociology at New York University.

We’re in Crisis! Time to Slow Down: Discernment in a Trumpian Age

(This occasional post comes from Edgar Rivera Colón, Ph.D. Dr. Rivera Colón is a medical anthropologist and teaches at Columbia University’s Narrative Medicine program. Dr. Rivera Colón is also Assistant Professor of Sociology and Urban Studies at Saint Peter’s University, The Jesuit University of New Jersey. Show More Summary

the internet and the future of academic publishing

[Just in time for Open Access Week, the following is a guest post by Heather Haveman, professor of sociology and business at Berkeley.] Last Friday, I attended a fascinating talk at the Berkeley Institute for Data Science by Lenny Teytelman, a computational biologist and cofounder of, a platform for sharing experimental protocols (recipes, if […]

Tips on Successfully Taking Exams in Sociology

By Karen Sternheimer Nobody really likes exams—professors don’t particularly like grading them, and obviously given the choice most students would opt out of taking them. But they are typically a requirement of educational social institutions that want to remain accredited...

The Place of Religion in Peace and War

Last week's Sociology Research Seminar Series slot at the University of Derby addressed itself to the ambivalent role played by religion in modern wars. Given by Paul Weller, Emeritus professor and former head of the Centre for Society,...Show More Summary

When the Cost of a College Degree Means a Lifetime of Debt

'Sara Goldrick-Rab, professor of Higher Education Policy & Sociology at Temple University, and Founder of the Wisconsin HOPE Lab, a translational research laboratory seeking ways to make college more affordable, talks about her book Playing the Price: College Costs, Financial Aid, and the Betrayal of the American Dream. Show More Summary

“Muggles” and Stigma: Using Harry Potter to Teach Sociology

Professors of sociology often struggle to introduce sociological concepts in new and thought-provoking ways to their students. According to a recent article in Bowling Green Daily News, Professor Bertena Varney is tackling this issue in an unconventional way and using the Harry Potter series to engage her students with various sociological topics. In her “Inequality […]

Heart-Breaking Stories from Academia: America Treats Most Faculty Like Peons, and the Results Are Not Pretty

What's education? It's a good question. “What is education?” Ruth Wangerin asks me, when I Skype the sociology professor at her home in New York. “Is education a good for its own sake? Is it a process of weeding people out? Or is the student a customer paying for certification and the adjunct is there to train them?” It’s a good question. Show More Summary

Labor union decline also drives down wages for nonunion workers, study finds

A dramatic decline in the density of U.S. labor unions since the 1970s has resulted in  lower wages for both union and nonunion workers, suggests a new study led by Jake Rosenfeld, associate professor of sociology in Arts & Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis.

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