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9 steps for solving income inequality — and why we need to be talking about them

Tim Smeeding, a professor of public affairs and economics at Institute for Research on Poverty at the University of Wisconsin - Madison, has a few ideas on how to solve income inequality in the US. Lane Kenworthy, a sociology professor...Show More Summary

What Class War Looks Like

Cartoon by Tony Auth for the Philadelphia Inquirer, featured at The Santa Cruz Comic News. 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.

News Calls For Termination of Saidi Grundy After Disclosure of Prior Criminal Impersonation Of Another Woman

5 days agoNews : Jonathan Turley

There are new calls for the termination of incoming Boston University sociology professor Saida Grundy after disclosure that she has a criminal record from Michigan. Grundy has become the best known academic at BU before even starting her academic career at the institution... for all the worst reasons. However, at the risk […]

Boston University Professor Grundy Accused Of Another Series of Offensive Postings

We have been discussing the racist tweets of Saida Grundy, an incoming assistant professor of sociology and African-American studies at Boston University, who used twitter to denounce white men as the central problem at universities and described how she tries not to do business with white people. After an outcry from alumni, Boston University president […]

Friendly Atheist Podcast Episode 55: Ryan Cragun, Author of How to Defeat Religion in 10 Easy Steps

Our latest podcast guest is Dr. Ryan T. Cragun, an Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Tampa and the author of books including What You Don’t Know About Religion (but Should).His latest is called How to Defeat Religion in 10 Easy Steps. Show More Summary

Duke Professor Reportedly Put On Leave After Tweeting Statements Condemned As Racist

We recently discussed the case of Saida Grundy, an incoming assistant professor of sociology and African-American studies at Boston University who released a series of tweets denounced by many as racist and sexist, including calling white males the main problem on college campuses and admitting how she tries not to buy anything from white people. […]

Snow White and the Seven Trolls

By Gemma Correll. Visit her tumblr or buy stuff here. 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.

Boston University Professor Saida Grundy Apologizes For Racist and Sexist Comments As “Indelicate”

We have been discussing the curious start of the academic career of Saida Grundy, an incoming assistant professor of sociology and African-American studies at Boston University, who released a series of tweets denounced by many as racist and sexist. “White masculinity isn’t a problem for america’s colleges, white masculinity is THE problem for america’s colleges.” […]

HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE, RACISM AND SEXISM EDITION: Professor regrets calling white college …

HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE, RACISM AND SEXISM EDITION: Professor regrets calling white college males ‘a problem population.’ Black sociology professor Saida Grundy, who completed her doctorate at the University of Michigan last year,...Show More Summary

Why Getting Rid of Church/State Separation Could Be Great for Atheists

Ryan T. Cragun, an Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Tampa, has written before about how atheists are better at dying than the religious. He also attempted to calculate how much money religious tax exemptions cost...Show More Summary

Boston University Expresses “Deep Sadness” Over “Racism and Bigotry” In Aftermath of Grundy Comments

2 weeks agoNews : Jonathan Turley

Boston University has been widely criticized for its response to racially-charged comments of its newest professor, Saida Grundy, an incoming assistant professor of sociology and African-American studies. Various news outlets are reporting that BU alums have threatened to withdraw support from the school over hiring a professor who has denounced “white men as a “problem […]

does remembering racial violence matter? – a guest post by raj ghoshal and claire whitlinger

Raj Ghoshal (www.rajghoshal.com) is an assistant professor of sociology at Goucher College. Claire Whitlinger (www.clairewhitlinger.com) is a graduate student in sociology at Michigan, starting as an assistant professor at Furman University in August. Show More Summary

Great Moments in Peaceful Protest History

By Matt Lubchansky at The Nib. See more comics here or support the comic. 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.

Battling Digital Monsters

This article was co-authored with Dr. Brian K. Gran, an associate professor in the Sociology Department at Case Western Reserve University, with a secondary appointment with the School of Law. He recently co-Edited "Expanding the Human in Human Rights: Toward a Sociology of Human Rights" by Paradigm Publishers. Parents, let's face it. Show More Summary

Inventor of Arxiv speaks at Columbia this Tues 4pm

Paul Ginsparg, professor of physics at Cornell University and inventor of Arxiv, is speaking Tuesday 5 May, 4pm in CEPSR 750. Here’s the abstract: I [Ginsparg] will give a very brief sociological overview of the current metastable state...Show More Summary

Baltimore ex-cop: Police “have to solve the problems of America nobody wants to deal with”

3 weeks agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

An interview with Peter Moskos, professor of criminal justice and sociology at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, and a former cop in Baltimore’s Eastern District. Read the rest

Gun Control: Remembering The Armenian Genocide

Newsweek: Fatma Muge Gocek, now a professor of sociology at the University of Michigan, did not learn about the massacre of Armenian civilians as a student growing up in Turkey but began researching the topic after moving to the U.S. Her book Denial of Violence: Ottoman Past, Turkish Present and Collective Violence Against the Armenians […]

Gender Rolls, Tastes Like Repression!

Thanks to Stuff Mom Never Told You for this fantastic satire! Thanks to Meredith E. for the tip! 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, Max Weber!

If anyone can find a link to the cartoonist, I’d be happy to add it. 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 Faceb...

The nation's largest wealth gap is in—where else?—Manhattan

At a day-long gathering to discuss the divergence between the haves and have nots, a Queens College sociology professor made the case last week for Manhattan as the apex of income inequality. Andrew... To view the full story, click the title link.

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