Welcome back! This week we’ve got social science research on civil servants’ emotional wellbeing, perceptions of immigrant illegality, and economic disadvantage among people with disabilities. And don’t forget to send us your submissions for The ‘Teach with TSP’ Contest by the end of the month!

There’s Research on That!:

State Agents Under Pressure,” by Isabel Arriagada. Social science research helps us understand how state actors — like the state officials Trump recently blamed for not doing enough to fight wildfires — manage their roles and maintain their own emotional wellbeing.


Perceptions of Immigrant Illegality,” by Lucas Lynch. New research in the American Sociological Review finds that various factors affect perceptions of immigrant illegality, like an individual’s ethnicity, language, economic status, and cultural factors.

Disability and Cumulative Economic Disadvantage,” by Allison Nobles. New research in Gender & Society finds that the effects of disability on poverty is the strongest for women of color with low levels of education, but the most advantaged groups take the biggest hits in terms of income.


Measuring Race and Ethnicity in the 2020 Census,” by Lucas Lynch. A recent NBC News article draws from sociological research to argue that the 2020 census should capture racial and ethnic identities for a more accurate picture of the Latino population.

Intersectionality and Inclusivity in the Workplace,” by Allison J. Steinke. A recent article in The New York Times explores how intersectionality influences men and women of color in the workplace.

From Our Partners:

Sociological Images:

The Rainbow Connection,” by Evan Stewart.


What Does Homeownership Buy?” by Mary DeStefano.

Council on Contemporary Families:

Queer Kinship in Taiwan: An Interview with Amy Brainer,” by Barbara Risman.

Social Studies MN:

Migration and Migrants in Terrifying Times: Confronting Challenges, Centering Solutions,” by Neeraj Rajasekar.

And a Few from the Community Pages:

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