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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.

The Baby Matrix in College Coursework: Interview with Kimya Dennis, Ph.D. Part II

Last fall, I posted my interview with Kimya Dennis, Assistant Professor at Salem College, who was teaching the sociology course, The Childfree, and using my book, The Baby Matrix, as part of the curriculum. Now that the course is over, I asked her a few more questions about her experience of teaching this course.… Read more

asian american privilege? a skeptical, but nuanced, view, and a call for more research – a guest post by raj ghoshal and diana pan

Raj Andrew Ghoshal is an assistant professor of sociology at Goucher College and Yang-yi Diana Pan is an assistant professor of sociology at Brooklyn College. This guest post is a discussion of Asian Americans and their status in American society. As a guest post last month noted, Asian Americans enjoy higher average incomes than whites […]

how sociology professors choose their specialties – a guest post by james iveniuk

James Iveniuk is a doctoral candidate in sociology at the University of Chicago. He recently collected data on professors to understand how people choose their research specialty. He collected data on all professors at 97 ranked sociology doctoral programs in the US News & World Report. Click on this link: Iveniuk Discipline Analysis. Lots of fun […]

Just for Fun: The Proud Soc’t Parent’s Bumper Sticker

Zach Weinersmith does it again: Thanks to James Bowie for the link!   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.

Sociologists correlate religion and educational attainment

Sociologists have long tried to document the influence religion has on social groups and in a new paper, a team of academics correlates its role in education. Louisiana State University Sociology Professor Samuel Stroope and colleagues searched for a relationship between religion and educational attainment in the U.S. read more

Martin Luther King Jr., Sociology Major

B.A. in Sociology, Morehouse College, Class of 1948.  Our annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day post, courtesy of The King Center. 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.

Just for Fun: The Difference Between Anthropology and Sociology

By Stacy, who blogs at maraglen.tumblr.com. 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.

Happy Birthday to Susan Sontag!

Image from Extremely Silly Photos of Extremely Serious Writers. 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.

Just for Fun: A Focus on Society

Snapshots, by Jason Love. 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.

Happy Holidays!

A merry day of celebration to those of you who care, from The Society Pages and card-maker extraordinaire, Letta Page! 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.

Just for Fun: Santa on Sociologists

He doesn’t trust us.  And fairly so. Real breaking news. False headline by nicrobe. 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.

Just for Fun: Data is Plural, Except When It Isn’t

By xkcd. 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.

Just for Fun: The Teaching Evaluation Experience

This is totally what it’s like to read teaching evaluations… By Death Bulge. 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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