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Privatisation of Knowledge Production Limits Critical Enquiry

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

Guns and Speech At UT: New at Reason

last weekNews : Reason

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

Federal judge tosses UT professors' suit over 'campus carry'

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 »

has trinity college gone too far?

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

2 weeks agoNews : The Raw Story

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...

Peter Berger, Theologian Who Fought ‘God Is Dead’ Movement, Dies at 88

3 weeks agoNews : NYTimes: News

Professor Berger was known for his work in what is called the sociology of knowledge — understanding how humans experience everyday reality.

A Stupid College Course

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

stirring a storm in an electoral teacup

(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 […]

Professor Who Defended Bill Maher Replaces Sen. Al Franken As 'Real Time' Guest

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

A Georgetown professor explains how Martin Luther King Jr. 'has been severely whitewashed'

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

Christian sex advice websites offer a peek into evangelical politics

2 months 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

2 months agoNews : The Raw Story

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

4 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

4 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...

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