The winds of (seasonal) change are blowing here in Minnesota! As the leaves turn on the banks of the Mississippi River we’re breaking out the flannel and cozying up with some great soc reads…

From the Archives

October is breast-cancer awareness month. Check out this piece from alum Sarah Catherine Billups on “The Politics of Pink”

Citings and Sightings

Jireh Deng interviewed sociologist Anthony Christian Ocampo for the Los Angeles Times on his new book, Brown and Gay in LA: The Lives of Immigrant Sons

Alumni Spotlight

In honor of The Society Pages’ tenth anniversary in 2022 we’re highlighting the contributions and ongoing work of our superb alumni!

Board member Jacob Otis sat down with Dr. Sarah Shannon to reflect on Sarah’s TSP experience.

Dr. Sarah Shannon was on the inaugural graduate board! During her time in TSP, she learned the value of writing for a public audience and how accessible writing can have an impact on audiences.  Behind the TSP curtain, Sarah reminisced about the opportunities that came with board membership. She remembers meeting renowned social scientists, networking with fellow students, publishing her work, and building confidence. Reflecting back 10 years since the founding of TSP, Sarah’s fondest memories are of the people she connected with and the relationships made. She remembers goofing off in board meetings, sharing food, and laughing together.

Currently, Sarah is an associate professor of sociology and director of the criminal justice studies program at the University of Georgia. Her research has been cited by everyone from prominent punishment scholars to former President Barack Obama. Sarah is also an award-winning teacher and public scholar, who facilitates the Inside-Out Prison Exchange Program in Georgia’s Clarke County Jail .

More from Our Partner and Community Pages

Shelby Astle wrote for Council on Contemporary Families’ blog about her new research finding that, in conversations about sex with their parents, kids are more willing to share if they talk more frequently and openly about it.

Michelle Mueller wrote for Contexts’ blog about how the responsibility for addressing systemic inequality should not fall to marginalized groups, themselves.

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