New and Noteworthy

Alicia Smith-Tran wrote for Engaging Sports on how her research on Black middle-class women runners demonstrates the importance of running groups for black women as a source of community and belonging in sport.

Worth a Read (Sociologically Speaking)

Board member Jake Otis rounds up research on the promises and effectiveness police-mental health professional partnerships, known as Crisis Intervention Teams (CITS).

Sighting and Citings

The New York Times spoke to eighteen academics (including several sociologists) about which family policy should be a priority during ongoing Capitol Hill negotiations on the infrastructure package.

Backstage with TSP

Last week we prepared for our board meeting by re-watching Aldon Morris’ 2021 ASA presidential address. We used this as a jumping off point for a discussion about emancipatory sociology: what does it mean for us and our work at TSP? This is a big, complicated conversation. We didn’t reach any conclusions and we’re excited to continue the discussion over the coming weeks. We are also wondering what our readers think. Do you have ideas, suggestions, or reflections about how TSP could engage with emancipatory sociology? Drop us a line at

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Amanda Michiko Shigihara writes for Contexts‘ blog on the relationship between labor shortages and low wages in the restaurant industry.

Outgoing editor Arielle Kuperberg asks three questions of incoming Council on Contemporary Families‘ blog editor Dr. Alicia Walker.

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