Hello! This week we’ve got social science research on the expanding field of journalism, indigenous identities, and the future of public education.

There’s Research on That!:

Drones, Journalists and Hackathons,” by Allison J. Steinke.  As the field of journalism expands beyond reporters and editors to other content creators like WikiLeaks, we rounded up research on these newcomers and the future of journalism.


Indicating Indigenous Identity,” by Neeraj Rajasekar. New research in Sociology of Race and Ethnicity discusses how Indigenous People in the United States use different strategies to “prove” their group heritage.


Officiant-Friends and Wedding Norms,” by Allison Nobles. The Atlantic talks with sociologist Ellen Lamont about why more couples are choosing to have their friends marry them.

The Necessity of Public Schools,” by Jean Marie Maier. Vox talks about the future of public education with Adia Harvey Wingfield.

From Our Partners:


In Public office, Out of the Public Eye,” by Emily Campbell.

Sociological Images:

Contemptible Collectibles,” by Jacqueline Clark.

Council on Contemporary Families:

Gender, Tech Jobs, and Hidden Biases that Make a Difference,” by Koji Chavez.

Social Studies MN:

The Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies,” by Brooke Chambers.

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