Welcome back! This week, we round up research on trust in the media and Black women’s experiences with the police, along with new studies on how social characteristics affect individual experiences of gaslighting within domestic abuse.

There’s Research on That!:

Media Literacy and Trust in the Media,” by Allison J. Steinke. We rounded up social science research on the relationship between media literacy and how likely people are to trust what they read in the news or on social media.

#SayHerName and Black Women’s Experiences with Police,” by Amber Joy Powell. Powell brings together sociological works that have highlighted Black women’s experiences with police and the racialized and gendered challenges that lie ahead in developing police-community trust.


The Social Basis of Psychological Abuse,” by Jordan Boudreaux. New research in American Sociological Review reveals how people who commit domestic abuse mobilize gender stereotypes, racial stereotypes, and victims’ institutional settings in order to manipulate their victims’ sense of reality.

Teaching TSP:

Teaching White Privilege,” by Erika Sanborne. New research in Teaching Sociology finds that students’ awareness of white privilege and understanding of racial inequality increased when they were taught in a mixed-race, cooperative learning setting. However, the benefits came at a cost to students of color.

From Our Partners:

Sociological Images:

Do Flyers have a Social Life?,” by Daniel Gascón.

Hacking Barbie,” by Martha McCaughey and Beth Davison.

Council on Contemporary Families:

Why No One Can “Have It All” and What to Do About It,” by Kathleen Gerson.


Call for Papers: Ethnographies of the Global South,” by Victoria Reyes and Marco Garrido

And from the Community Pages:

The Center for Holocaust & Genocide Studies reflects on Ilhan Omar’s disheartening response to the problem of genocide.

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