Welcome back! This week, we highlight new research on how countries differ in the education they provide to refugee children, and we round up scholarship on the gig economy. We also feature the work of Tressie McMillam Cottom, in honor of the National Book Award Finalist nomination she received for her essay collection, Thick

There’s Research on That!:

Precarious Work in the Gig Economy by Jean Marie Maier. We bring together the latest research exploring the precarity of gig labor and worker resistance, the tyrannical apps that often replace human supervisors, and the variety of gig worker experiences.

A #Thick Year for Tressie McMillan Cottom by Amy August and Mi’Chael Wright. To celebrate the nomination of her essay collection Thick as a National Book Award Finalist, we round up examples of McMillan Cottom’s trailblazing work on education, digital sociology, and more.


No Refuge in Education by Jillian LaBranche. If the purpose of education is to create a better future for students and the nation, then what does this look like in the context of refugee education? New research comparing refugee education programs across 14 countries weighs in.

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Dads Count Too: Family-Friendly Policies Must Include Fathers” by Stephanie Coontz.

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There’s Research on That!:

Revictimization after Sexual Assault” by Amber Joy Powell.

Sociological Images:

Caloric Intake Across the Globe and in an American Elementary School” by Lisa Wade.

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