U of M sociologist Gabrielle Ferrales and alumni Hollie Nyseth Brehm and Suzy McElrath author new study on sexual violence against men and boys in the Rwandan genocide. “Although this violence is in some ways about physical domination, it is primarily meant to symbolically dominate and denigrate both the victims and surviving community members,” writes J. Sigru Wahutu.
The New York Times explores American Sociological Review research by Phyllis Moen and colleagues to show why a shift to considering employees’ “work-family fit” is a win for companies, too.
Rebekah Nagler studies how media coverage of controversial health issues influences health decision making and behaviors, particularly among women.
A research roundup of social science on the motives and meanings of migration highlights work from U of M sociologist Cawo Abdi.