It’s been a busy month at SocImages!
Gwen’s photographs of a small town in her native Oklahoma were featured in a Business Insider photo-essay about the economic aftermath of an oil boom. It’s pretty great!
Some of our Halloween archives informed a Huffington Post Parents slideshow about the changing nature of costumes: “from silly to sexy.” They quote me using the word “extremification,” so that was fun. And I was pleased to be a part of a piece on race and Halloween costumes at USA Today.
We put together a Halloween-themed Pinterest page, so you can peruse our entire collection of images and click through to our posts if you like. Browser beware!
And I did a segment for the Los Angeles NBC affiliate about sexy Halloween costumes. I don’t say much of note, but I did manage to say that Halloween was a “gender display ritual,” even for kids and that it a lot in common with a high school prom. I also do an awkward stride through the Occidental College library. Ah, local news. :)
Upcoming Lectures and Appearances:
I have three talks scheduled for Spring so far. If you’re in Boston or Akron, I’d love to schedule a meet up!
- Western Political Science Association (Hollywood, CA, Mar. 28-30): panels on “Public Intellectualism” and the “Twenty-First Century Sex Wars”
- Harvard University (Women’s Week, Mar. 8-14): “A Feminist Defense of Friendship”
- University of Akron (Apr. 19): “Anatomy of an Outrage: Female Genital Cutting and the Politics of Acculturation”
Social Media ‘n’ Stuff:Lisa Wade is a professor of sociology at Occidental College. You can follow her on Twitter and Facebook.