Ungrading: Reassessing Assessment

According to Jesse Stommel (2021), “’Ungrading’ means raising an eyebrow at grades as a systemic practice, distinct from simply … Read More

Teaching is Public Sociology: An Invitation

“…our students are our first and captive public.” I have invoked this phrase throughout my career to frame my motivation … Read More

A Conversation with Prudence Carter

In advance of the 2023 ASA Annual Meeting we at First Publics were thrilled to chat with ASA President Prudence … Read More

Comics and the Ethnographic Sensibility

Students of ethnography are often encouraged to develop an ethnographic sensibility, or an attunement to the material and social relations … Read More

Sociology in Film as a Direct Public Connection

When I took on the task of teaching a sociology in film class, I was motivated by the opportunity to … Read More