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How About a Little Free Speech Protection for Unprotected Adjunct Professors?: New at Reason

last weekNews : Reason

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

How Vietnam dramatically changed our views on soldiers, honor and war

last weekNews : The Raw Story

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....

University Fires Professor For Calling Harvey ‘Karma’ For Voting Trump

3 weeks agoNews : The Cutline

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.

Loony lefty libels 2

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

University fires professor who blamed Harvey on GOP vote

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 »

Trump: White Nationalist or in his Second Childhood -- A Response

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

Scottie Nell Hughes: ‘There was hate on both sides in Charlottesville’

last monthNews : World News Blog

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.  

Millennial snowflakes are ruining queer culture, college professor argues

last monthLGBT / Gay : Queerty

"My colleague, who is 35, queer, and teaching Sociology of Sexuality, is informed that 'drag queen' is an incorrect and insulting term."

For the Record

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...

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

2 months agoNews : 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

3 months 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 months 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

4 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...

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