Social Studies
MN

Three Questions with Dr. Steve Manson

Dr. Steven Manson of the U of M’s Department of Geography, Environment, and Society department directs the Human-Environment Geographic Information Science lab and works to supply researchers, policy makers, and everyday citizens with the data they need to prepare for, respond to…

Discovery: Gender-based Violence against Men in Darfur

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.

Effects of Gender and Ethnicity on Workplace Charitable Giving

A collaborative study between the Center for the Study of the Individual and Society and the Carlson School of Management considers the links between workplace diversity and efforts toward corporate social responsibility.

To Open Borders by Opening Eyes

Sociologist Cawo Abdi believes that we can have a population educated to be global citizens and that together we can create justice and a sense of belonging for everyone. “There’s no life without hope,” she says.

Changing "Work-Life Balance" to "Work-Family Fit"

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.

Mass Media, Controversy, and Individual Health Decisions

Rebekah Nagler studies how media coverage of controversial health issues influences health decision making and behaviors, particularly among women.

There's Research on That! Refugees and Social Instability

A research roundup of social science on the motives and meanings of migration highlights work from U of M sociologist Cawo Abdi.