If individual departments don't discriminate in their hiring practices, how can a college or (or workplace) wind up with admission or employment statistics that discriminate against a group? Sociology and statistics team up for the answer! https://aeon.co/…/how-a-statistical-paradox-helps-to-get-to…
An excellent, brief, article on the importance of the tackling (no pun intended!) the structural underpinnings of sexual harassment.
Compelling writing on sexual harassment in sports media from @EngagingSports: https://t.co/g7N96lj3lG
Interesting findings about how gender shapes perceptions of support.
How do you choose your emojis? https://www.theatlantic.com/…/white-people-dont-use…/481695/
Are you a fan of Dancing with the Stars? Check out this sociological take on leading and following in ballroom dance!
A very good Sociological take on #metoo and the roots of sexual harassment.
Nazareth sociology students we’re out in force today at the start of the New York State Sociology Association annual meeting!
A great reminder that methods matter!
Food for thought!
Social media is increasing political polarization in America, right? A new study suggests that we're jumping to conclusions, showing that polarization is the mo...st extreme among older Americans, the age group that uses social media the least.
tl;dr: When it comes to forming nuanced opinions, Facebook is better than Fox.
Calling local alumni! The department dinner for graduating seniors is tomorrow night (Friday, April 28th) at Dr. McGann's and you're invited too! Email Prof M at firstname.lastname@example.org if you'd like to come, we'd love to see you!
There's lots of interesting research out there!
From holding out to hooking up, why study sex? @Allison_Nobles reviews research on norms, identities, & inequality
And the Pulitzer goes to...a sociologist!!
Congratulations to sociologist Matthew Desmond! His book, Evicted, was just awarded this year's Pulitzer Prize for general nonfiction. Here's to critically important sociological work that reaches outside of the academy and changes the world!
More excellent insights from sociology highlighted in the New York Times!
Is there a larger role sociology can
play in public life and shaping social policy? You bet!
“Once economists have the ears of people in Washington, they convince them that the only questions worth asking are the questions that economists are equipped t...o answer,” said Michèle Lamont, Harvard University and ASA President. “That’s not to take anything away from what they do. It’s just that many of the answers they give are very partial.”
This essay about Weber provides some excellent insight into the presidential election.
Weber: "a man who believes in an ethic of responsibility takes account of precisely the average deficiencies of people."