There’s Research on That!:

Migration and the U.S. Southern Border,” by Lucas Lynch. Migration on the southern border is a hot topic in U.S. media and politics, so we gathered research on border policies and their impacts on migrants and migration flows.

A Sociological Look at Marijuana and Its Users,” by Neeraj Rajasekar and Ryan Steel. In light of 4/20 or “Weed Day,” we rolled up some research on social processes and marijuana use.


Systemic Sexism in the Military,” by Allison Nobles. New research in Gender & Society finds that bureaucracies and male-dominated hierarchies within the U.S. military facilitate discriminatory behavior towards women.


National Geographic’s “New” Take on Race,” by Chloe Hendrix. The Washington Post talks to sociologist Victor Ray about National Geographic‘s “new” conversation about race.

How Wealthy Parents Reproduce College Success,” by Jasmine Syed. The Washington Post features a study by Laura HamiltonJosipa Roksa, and Kelly Nielsen about the role parents play in college students’ success.

From Our Partners:

Sociological Images:

The Sociology Behind the X-Files,” by Isabel Arriagada.


Why Clinton Lost, An Interview with Melissa Harris-Perry,” by Hana Brown.

Council on Contemporary Families:

Negotiating Opportunities for Middle Class Children: An Interview with Jessica McCrory Calarco,” by Arielle Kuperberg.

And a Few from the Community Pages:

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