Hello everyone! Here’s a look at what TSP has been up to this week.

The Editors’ Desk:

Thoughts on immigration policy and race,” by Doug Hartmann, on the 50th anniversary of the 1965 Immigration and Nationality Act.

There’s Research on That!:

Corporate Deviance” Ryan Larson and Amber Powell look at what Volkswagen can teach us about how organizations decide to cheat the system.

Catholic Culture and the Papal Politics of Social Justice” by Jack Delehanty. The Papal visit highlights long-standing political divides in the Catholic Church.


Higher Education Lowers Depression” by Sarah Catherine Billups. New work from Shawn Bauldry captures the difference a degree makes for disadvantaged populations.


Over-conforming to Masculinity? Don’t Shoot” by Miray Philips. In the wake of a shooting at Oregon’s Umpqua Community College, Tristan Bridges talks to The Christian Science Monitor.

The Influential Yet Forgotten Filipino DJs Of The Bay Area” by Eamon Whalen. Oliver Wang recaps his dissertation work for Vice.

Polls Produce, Rather Than Simply Reflect, Trends in Religious Identification” by Jacqui Frost. Robert Wuthnow discusses his new book over at Religion Dispatches. 

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How Erratic Schedules Penalize Workers.” by Naomi Gerstel. “Just-in-time” scheduling is great for employers, but just not enough for working families that need a stable workday.


Black in Black Rock City.” Steven Thrasher explores race at Burning Man.

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