New & Noteworthy
We have two new ‘There’s Research on That” pieces, a YouTube video, and our weekly Clippings of Sociology and Sociologists in the news for you to check out:
- In the spirit of Halloween, Mallory Harrington & Nicole Schmitgen wrote up work by sociologists and research on the paranormal, “Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered: Sociology of the Cultic and Paranormal“. Check it out to learn more about what we know on this topic, including how “cultic milieu” shares space in our world with skepticism.
- I wrote a piece on the research on body-worn cameras, or body-cams, used by police officers. Turns out that body-cams benefit both police and the public and the use of the technology has skyrocketed in recent years.
- We have a new YouTube video up and ready for you to view! Our own Eleanor Nickel produced a video on a recent discovery of ours, “Separate, Unequal, and Denied: The Double Discrimination of Black Disabled Students“.
- Our latest Media Report on Clippings features Bethany Everett in USA Today on abortion care, Patricia Hill Collin‘s award of $1 million for the Berggruen Prize for Philosophy and Culture and was interviewed in TIME, Daniel Jaffee wrote an article for The Conversation on the role of bottled water used as a stopgap for crises, Marianne Cooper in Human Resources Director on LeanIn.org and McKinsey‘s annual Women in the Workplace report, and Katie Spoon on women in the academy, with Kimberlee Shauman commenting on the value of the study providing insight into the academic field.
From the Archives
Backstage with TSP
We had a great discussion about several candidates for our upcoming SOC 101 episodes last week. Our next steps will be reaching out to authors to schedule interviews, writing questions, and forming episode teams. More to come!
More from our Partners & Community Pages
Contexts latest includes:
- Part 2 of Dr. Aldon Morris‘s work from University of California Press blog highlighting his and other scholars’ efforts to ensure the legacy of W.E.B. Du Bois.
- Rose Xueqing Zhang writes up work by Eddie Caumiant and colleagues on the effect of social environments and alcohol consumption.
Council on Contemporary Families has a new piece to read: