Happy Friday everyone! This week we’ve got sociological takes on the limits of lobbying, the ways neighborhood racial composition affects exercise, and myths and facts for Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month. All that and more below.

There’s Research on That!:

The Leverage and Limits of Lobbying in the United States,” by Shucheng Zhou, Kelly McCarthy, and Nicholas Bartlett. This guest TROT by students at Oberlin College details the different types and varied effectiveness of lobbying activities in the U.S.


Jogging While Black,” by Caty Taborda-WhittRashawn Ray recently published an article in Social Science Research that explores how neighborhood racial composition acts as either a barrier or incentive to exercising outside.


Why Music Festivals Are All Starting to Look the Same,” by Caity Curry. The Washington Post asks Johnathan Wynn to explain how growing commercialization and consolidation may diminish the quality of the musical experience for festival-goers.

From Our Partners:

Council on Contemporary Families:

Myths and Facts for Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month,” by Nancy McArdle, Maura Baldiga, Pamela Joshi and Dolores Acevedo-Garcia.


Cobesity,” by Sven E. Wilson.

Obesity, Gender, and Immigrant Generations,” by Rose Malinowski Weingartner.

Who Do You Think You Are?” by Justin Maietta.

And a Few from the Community Pages:

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