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New study sheds light on racial differences in trust of physicians

A new Emory University study could help provide a clearer understanding of why black and Latino patients are less likely to trust their physicians than white patients. Abigail Sewell, an assistant professor of sociology at Emory University...Show More Summary

New study compares mothers, fathers who kill their children

"How could this have been prevented?" That was the first thought for University of Guelph sociology professor Myrna Dawson upon learning last month about a Winnipeg woman charged with killing her two-month-old daughter. Dawson askedShow More Summary

The Influential Yet Forgotten Filipino DJ’s Of The Bay Area

Long Beach State assistant professor of sociology and hip hop journalist Oliver Wang “remixed” his dissertation on the cultural phenomenon of predominantly Filipino Bay-Area mobile DJs of the ’70s, ’80s, and ’90s into the book Legions of Boom: Filipino American Mobile DJ Crews in the San Francisco Bay Area. Wang discussed the particular social and cultural context […]

Celebrity Apprentice

Is a person whose behavior's above reproach engaging in a clandestine form of mudslinging? If there is no spiritual summit that is reached by any human, can we agree with Ruben Rufino Dri, an emeritus professor of the sociology of religion at the University of Buenos Aires who regarded Pope Francis' actions as just one more example of power politics. Show More Summary

asr reviewer guidelines: comparative-historical edition

[The following is an invited guest post by Damon Mayrl, Assistant Professor of Comparative Sociology at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, and Nick Wilson, Assistant Professor of Sociology at Stony Brook University.] Last week, the editors of the American Sociological Review invited members of the Comparative-Historical Sociology Section to help develop a new set of review […]

No, Protests Against Police Brutality Are Not Increasing Crime

3 months agoNews : Truthdig

Shutterstock In a recent piece for The Nation, professor of sociology Alex S. Vitale disproves claims that the Black Lives Matter movement has caused an uptick in crime. From The Nation: Much has been made in recent months of a series of isolated crime increases in a handful of US cities. Show More Summary

Black and White Understandings of Urban Uprising

By Aaron J. Howell Assistant Professor of Sociology SUNY-Farmingdale Racial politics have come to the forefront of political and social debates in the United States (U.S.) over the last year. The Michael Brown, Eric Garner, Tamir Rice, and Freddie Gray...

Anti-abortion professor invades Sandhills Community College

3 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : BlueNC

Which just happens to train hundreds of local nurses: Life Care Pregnancy Center is hosting Mike Adams, a UNC-Wilmington Professor of Sociology and Criminology, on Thursday, Sept. 3, from 6:30-9 p.m. at Owens Auditorium at Sandhills Community College. Show More Summary

Man dude givesticles men direrections bro he ball?

A comic from Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal, by Zach Weiner: …read the conclusion here! Read them all! Thanks for the tip @drkillgrove! 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.

Why The Debate Over Europe's Migration Crisis Is Full Of Myths

3 months agoNews : Huffington Post

Every week, The WorldPost asks an expert to shed light on a topic driving headlines around the world. Today, we speak with Hein de Haas, professor of sociology at the University of Amsterdam and former co-director of the International...Show More Summary

Women Initiate Divorces More Than Men, But Not Breakups, Study Suggests

Women are more likely than men to utter the words, "I want a divorce" -- but women and men are equally likely to initiate a non-marital breakup, according to a new study. Michael Rosenfeld, an associate professor of sociology at Stanford...Show More Summary


By Carolita Johnson. Read more at Oscarlita. 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 need to be better at replication – a guest post by cristobal young

Cristobal Young is an assistant professor at Stanford’s Department of Sociology. He works on quantitative methods, stratification, and economic sociology. In this post co-authored with Aaron Horvath, he reports on the attempt to replicate 53 sociological studies. Spoiler: we need to do better. Do Sociologists Release Their Data and Code? Disappointing Results from a Field […]

The new politics is interesting, isn’t it?

Edward T. Walker is an associate professor of sociology at the University of California, Los Angeles. And what does this sociologist have to tell us all? The nasty battle between Uber and New York’ Mayor Bill de Blasio’s administration over its proposal to limit how many drivers Uber and other ridesharing companies could put on […]

Quotes: Defiance Or ADHD? Depends What Color The Kid Is

White kids tend to get viewed as having ADHD, or having some sort of behavioral problem. Black kids are viewed as being unruly and unwilling to learn. -- David Ramey, an assistant professor of sociology and criminology at Penn State, quoted in Daily Beast via Vox (How schools push black students to the criminal justice system)

Residential tourism increased earthquake risk, says sociologist

Antonio Aledo, Professor of Sociology at the University of Alicante, warns that "because of real estate speculation and the management of public budgets based on income from the real estate business, seismic risk has been forgotten."...Show More Summary

Body Shapes, a Handy Guide

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.

“We Don’t Want Students 2 Waste Their $”

Sara Goldrick-Rab is a tenured professor of sociology and education policy at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. She is an outspoken public scholar with a prolific social media presence, and she is devastated about Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker’s recent changes to tenure and shared faculty governance at her place of employ. Show More Summary

Why People Become Sociologists…

…according to Charles Shultz: Found at sociologist Larry Stern’s “Who are these people that become sociologists?“ 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.

5 Tips for Spotting Fake News

How not to embarrass yourself or enable internet trolls. Another day, another controversy from presidential candidate Donald Trump. And University of North Texas sociology professor George Yancey has had enough. Yancey logged on hisShow More Summary

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