New and exciting research from CLA researchers.
A UMN geographer shows how small-scale agriculture can have a big impact on health.
UMN political scientists show how conspiracy theories are politically motivated—and more common than we think.
Up until the 2016 presidential election, criminologists saw increasingly hopeful signs that a new “smart on crime” political alignment was emergent: imprisonment rates (and crime) were declining, tough-on-crime policies were becoming increasingly unpopular among both Democrats and Republicans, and “rehabilitation” was reentering the criminal justice lexicon […]
Ten years ago, Penny Edgell, Joseph Gerteis, and Doug Hartmann published a paper with a surprising finding: atheists were the most disliked minority group in the United States. Has that changed?
Politicians argue over whether former inmates can and should vote, but citizens are increasingly unified in their position. Sociologist Chris Uggen provides a public opinion brief through the Scholars Strategy Network.
Drawing on his wide-ranging research, a leading SSN sociologist argues that now is the time to revamp America’s troubled criminal justice system.
In an enlightening forum at the University of Minnesota’s Humphrey School of Public Affairs sponsored by Minneapolis-St. Paul SSN, Christopher Uggen discussed the state of criminal justice in America with district…
The ability to speak, to learn languages: It is one of the most–if not the most–defining of human characteristics. But the whys and hows of how it evolved fascinate scientists, including Michael Wilson in the Department of Anthropology.
Sociologist Penny Edgell gathers research on why pop culture’s self-help mantras do little to change women’s experiences in the workplace: “trying to solve a problem of structural sexism with a good night’s sleep, a self-help book, and a smile is a losing proposition.”