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Christian sex advice websites offer a peek into evangelical politics

2 weeks agoNews : The Raw Story

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...

People don’t trust scientific research when companies are involved

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By John Besley, Associate Professor of Advertising and Public Relations, Michigan State University, Aaron M. McCright, Associate Professor of Sociology, Michigan State University, Kevin Elliott, Associate Professor of Fisheries & Wildlife and Philosophy, Michigan State University, Nagwan...

More Madness: Pomona College Protests the Hiring of a White Professor; Students Charge That Laura Kipness Committed a Crime By Writing Book Critical of Title IX

So we're now in a No Whites Need Apply system. Wonderful. To hire a white professor is an "egregious offense." Is there any other kind, lately? Students at Pomona College don?t want sociology professor Alice Goffman to work on their...

A Georgetown sociology professor has a radical idea for reparations that doesn’t involve the government

Michael Eric Dyson, professor of sociology at Georgetown University, and author of "Tears We Cannot Stop: A Sermon to White America," reveals his plan for reparations, IRAs: Individual Reparations Accounts. The idea is that instead of...Show More Summary

'OJ had me shook': A Georgetown professor reveals what it was like to talk to OJ Simpson after bashing him on national television

Michael Eric Dyson, professor of sociology at Georgetown University, and author of "Tears We Cannot Stop: A Sermon to White America," reveals what it was like to talk to OJ Simpson after bashing him on the "Today" show. Simpson was acquitted...Show More Summary

Thousands explore everything from politics to poetry on final day of L.A. Times Festival of Books

Victor Rios, a sociology professor at UC Santa Barbara, believes that positive change in the criminal justice system is possible only when authority figures stop placing labels on youth from underprivileged neighborhoods and show more empathy. “We shouldn’t label them as being ‘at risk,’ we should...

Research team tracks complex web of monetary sanctions in nine states

The phrase "criminal justice system" may conjure images of courtrooms, juries and prison. But "when justice is doled out, it increasingly impacts the pocketbook," according to Alexes Harris, a professor of sociology at the University of Washington.

race and sovereignty in the american republic

Isaac Arial Reed, associate professor of sociology at the University of Virginia, has a lengthy blog post up at Public Seminar about the interplay of race and government in post-colonial America. His post is a reflection on the military career of Anthony Wayne, an early American general who wages war in the Northwest Territory: But […]

From shell-shock to PTSD, a century of invisible war trauma

2 months agoNews : The Raw Story

By Robyn Bluhm, Associate Professor of Philosophy, Michigan State University, Marisa Brandt, Professor of History, Philosophy and Sociology of Science, Michigan State University, and MaryCatherine McDonald, Assistant Professor of Philosophy and Religious Studies, Old Dominion University. Some...

‘Want to ride the lightning?’: NYPD cops threaten black students with taser and police baton

2 months agoNews : The Raw Story

Yet another video of New York Police officers is going viral after they were caught taunting black students while they were walking down the city streets. Alex S. Vitale, an Associate Professor of Sociology at Brooklyn College, is the one who captured the video on his cell phone. Officers were...

independent book stores are back!!! a guest post post by clayton childress

Clayton Childress is an Assistant Professor of Sociology at University of Toronto. While making the case for examining the relationships between fields and reuniting the sociological studies of production and reception, Under the Cover empirically follows a works of fiction from start to finish: all the way from its creation, through its production, selling, and […]

"The sociological role we play is to suck talent out of small towns and redistribute it to big cities."

Said the college professor, quoted in the NYT op-ed "Why I’m Moving Home." The op-ed is by J.D. Vance (author of "Hillbilly Elegy").For two years, I’d lived in Silicon Valley, surrounded by other highly educated transplants with seemingly perfect lives. Show More Summary

St. Patrick’s Day Medal Awarded to Alltech Founder

Dr. Pearse Lyons, founder and president of Alltech, and Professor Adrian E. Raftery, professor of statistics and sociology at the University of Washington, have been presented with the Science Foundation Ireland’s (SFI) ‘St. Patrick’s...Show More Summary

This fast-growing Christian movement is aimed at taking over the government through Donald Trump and Sarah Palin

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By Richard Flory, Senior Director of Research and Evaluation, University of Southern California – Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences and Brad Christerson, Professor of Sociology, Biola University. Jesus culture. Adam Rozanas, CC BY-NC-ND In August of 2011, more than 30,000 people...

How For-Profit Colleges Contribute to Growing Inequality

'Tressie McMillan Cottom, an assistant professor of sociology at Virginia Commonwealth University, joins us to discuss her book, Lower Ed: The Troubling Rise of For-Profit Colleges in the New Economy. Cottom examines the rapid growth...Show More Summary

Adrian Raftery receives Ireland's St. Patrick's Day Medal for contributions to statistics

(University of Washington) On March 15, Prime Minister Enda Kenny of Ireland presented Adrian Raftery, a professor of statistics and sociology at the University of Washington, with the St. Patrick's Day Medal for his diverse contributions to the field of statistics.

Research finds link between unemployed women trading sex for security and high HIV rates

Dr. Kelly Austin, Lehigh University assistant professor of sociology, finds in the first research paper to consider the role of unemployment in predicting the female HIV rate, that unemployment among young women significantly impacts the proportion of female HIV cases among those aged 15-24 in developing - especially Sub-Saharan African - countries.

ACCORDING TO A PIECE IN INSIDE HIGHER ED, I’m a “clueless, conservative, white, heterosexual cis” ma…

ACCORDING TO A PIECE IN INSIDE HIGHER ED, I’m a “clueless, conservative, white, heterosexual cis” man. The writer identifies himself as “a black queer feminist intellectual activist and sociology professor at the University of Richmond.” This is my piece that he doesn’t like.

Penn Nursing Professor Linda Aiken, PhD, to Be Awarded International Council of Nurses' Highest Honor

Linda H. Aiken, PhD, FAAN, FRCN, RN, the Claire M. Fagin Leadership Professor in Nursing, Professor of Sociology, and Director of the Center for Health Outcomes and Policy Research at the University of Pennsylvania School of NursingShow More Summary

Penn Nursing's Linda Aiken to be awarded International Council of Nurses' highest honor

(University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing) Linda H. Aiken, PhD, FAAN, FRCN, RN, the Claire M. Fagin Leadership Professor in Nursing, Professor of Sociology, and Director of the Center for Health Outcomes and Policy Research at the...Show More Summary

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