Allison here, again! My apologies for missing the last couple of weeks. Let me get you caught up! We’ve got pieces on the social science of spring break, how we remember historical figures, how teachers understand inequality in schools, and recognizing the diversity of gay parents.

There’s Research on That!:

The Social Science of Spring Break,” by Neeraj Rajasekar. Partying for spring break is sociological, and we have the research to prove it!

How We Remember Historical Figures,” by Amber Joy Powell and Brooke Chambers. For Women’s History Month, we rounded up social science research on collective memory.


Taking the Pulse of Spirituality in Real Time,” by Jacqui Frost. New research in the Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion finds that people do not experience their spirituality as a constant, unchanging trait.

How Schools Shape Teachers’ Perceptions of Inequality,” by Caity Curry. New research in Sociology of Education finds that school context shapes how teachers understand inequality.


The Politics of Blaming Single Mothers for Poverty,” by Jean Marie DeOrnellas. In a recent article in The New York TimesDavid BradyRyan M. Finnigan and Sabine Hübgen push back against criticisms of single mothers and ask why the United States responds with stigmatization rather than assistance.

Do Sports Fans Revel by Rampaging?” by Jenn Edwards. The Washington Post talks with Jerry M. Lewis about violence committed by sports fans.

Recognizing Diversity in Gay Parenting,” by Jasmine Syed. Slate discusses the diversity of gay parents with Suzanna Walters and Megan Carroll.

Do College Degrees Mean Less Disease?” by Chloe Hendrix. The Washington Post draws on work from Andrew J. Cherlin and Jennifer Karas Montez to understand the relationship between college degrees and health.

From Our Partners:

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A Data Dive into Competitive A Cappella,” by Evan Stewart.

Gender, Bitcoin and Altcoins,” by Joseph Gelfer.

What’s Trending? The Popularity of Gun Control,” by Ryan Larson and Evan Stewart.

Council on Contemporary Families:

Virginia Won’t Stop Blogging,” by Arielle Kuperberg.

Estrangement and the Bridge between Parent and Child,” by Luilly Gonzalez.

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