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Sunday Fun: Correlation or Causation?

By xkcd. Originally posted in 2009. 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.

Sunday Fun: Student Suffers Alienation from paper on Alienation

Found at Nerdy Jokes. 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.

Are Men More Likely to Be Secular Than Women?

This is a guest post written by Phil Zuckerman. Zuckerman is a professor of sociology and secular studies at Pitzer College. His latest book, Living the Secular Life, will be published this December.... As many of you may be well aware,...Show More Summary

Why Do We Treat Infertility Like It’s Just Rich Women’s Problem?

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When Ann V. Bell, an assistant professor of sociology at the University of Delaware, started combing through infertility research back in 2008, it didn’t take long for her to notice a pretty gaping hole: The existing infertility literature focused almost exclusively on the experience of affluent white women. “We only... More »

The paucity of curse words in Japanese, chapter 2

[Guest post by Bob Ramsey] I’ve been thinking about this subject for more than thirty years. It started for me back in the late 70s. Back then, Herb Passin, who was at the time a professor of sociology at Columbia (remember him?), published a series of articles on language subjects in a popular Japanese magazine, […]

Sunday Fun: Social Theorists on a Tree Falling in the Forest…

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.

Sunday Fun: Fear of Widths

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.

the dilemmas of funding: a commentary on the united negro college fund by melissa wooten

Melissa Wooten is an Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Her forthcoming book In the Face of Inequality: How Black Colleges Adapt (SUNY Press 2015) documents how the social structure of race and racism affect an organization’s ability to acquire the financial and political resources it needs to survive. — “Look…Come […]

Sunday Fun: How Professors Spend Their Time

It’s back-to-school season!  Professors, I thought you might enjoy this bit from PhD Comics: Via The Society Pages Editor’s Desk. 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.

Women Who Ask for Flextime Are Not Well Liked

Fri August 22, 2014 Women Who Ask for Flextime Are Not Well Liked By Padmini Parthasarathy Bad news. Women who ask for the same work-life balance concessions that men do are not very well received. Assistant professor of sociology at Furman University Christin Munsch released a study Tuesday about work-life balance discrimination. Show More Summary

Neighborhood ethnic composition and problem drinking among older Mexican-American men

BATON ROUGE – LSU Sociology Professor Samuel Stroope is the lead author of a new study, "Neighborhood Ethnic Composition and Problem Drinking among Older Mexican American Men," that will appear in the Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health. read more

ANU Public Lecture – The Reinvention Revolution: The makeover industries in the twenty-first century

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[ 16 September 2014; 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm. ] A public lecture by Professor Anthony Elliott, Director of the Hawke Research Institute and Research Professor of Sociology, University of South Australia. From cosmetic surgery to self-help manuals, psychotherapy to life coaching, career design to corporate re-brandings: ours is the era of ‘reinvention’. Show More Summary

Life after prison: Sociology professor presents findings on research

Todd Callais, an assistant professor of Sociology at UC Blue Ash College, presented his findings on how ex-inmates cope with life after prison at the American Sociological Association (ASA) Annual Meeting, held August 16–19 in San Francisco. As...Show More Summary

How society can survive the robot takeover: Professor predicts Big Data effect | #HPBigData2014

With a background in sociology, Tom Davenport, a Distinguished Professor in Management and Information Technology at Babson College and author of 19 books on management practices and analytics, thinks about technology in terms of what it means for humans. At … Continue reading ?

Sunday Fun: The Best Thesis Defense…

…is a good offense. Congratulations to all the August thesis and dissertation defenders out there! And thanks to xkcd for the ongoing higher ed humor. 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.

Sunday Fun: Statistically Significant Others

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.

self-publishing at inside higher ed

A recent Inside Higher Ed article describes the world of academic self-publishing. My own view of the issue: Fabio Rojas, an associate professor of sociology at Indiana University, said he’s “still a believer in regular publishing.” (His next book is forthcoming with Cambridge University Press.) “The reason that academia has value is that we’re people […]

Stephen Colbert Welcomes Trans-Caucasians

What do you get when you cross University of Minnesota Sociology professor Carolyn Liebler, census data, and issues of identity? This segment on the Colbert Report. The Colbert Report               The Word – A Darker Shade of Pale   In this segment, the Comedy Central satirist pulled a quote from […]

Sunday Fun: Academic Writing MadLib

Found here thanks to Jason S. 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.

Sunday Fun: Confirmation Bias for Everyone!

By David Malki at Wondermark.  H/t to @annettecboehm. 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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