It’s the start of the new semester and TSP is back! We are excited to continue sharing new social science research and highlight the work of our partner and community pages. We are also planning exciting changes to this newsletter format (more info on that below)


This week board member Daniel Cueto-Villalobos wrote on new research that shows that urban food deserts might be a myth, but that food access remains challenging for poor residents as “who lives where” in cities and suburbs undergoes change

From Our Partners:

Sociological Images

Evan Stewart writes on “Selling Sociology” to undergrads with concrete examples of sociology as a guide for thinking and action on critical public issues


Theresa Rocha Beardall and Carrie Freshour share “one thing they know” is that teaching sociology requires embracing the discomfort and controversy the discipline inspires

Council on Contemporary Families

Michelle Janning writes on how college students living arrangements during COVID-19, and whether they returned to childhood homes, influenced their perceptions of the path to adulthood

From Our Community Pages:

Looking ahead…

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