Sociology IRL

by Evan Stewart
One of the goals of this blog is to help get sociology to the public by offering short, interesting comments on what our discipline looks like out in the world. We live sociology every day, because it is the science of relationships among people and groups. But because the name of our discipline is kind […]

Is Knowing Half the Battle?

by Evan Stewart
We seem to have been struggling with science for the past few…well…decades. The CDC just updated what we know about COVID-19 in the air, misinformation about trendy “wellness products” abounds, and then there’s the whole climate crisis. This is an interesting pattern because many public science advocates put a lot of work into convincing us […]

Survivors or Victims?

by Andrew Messamore and Pamela Paxton
The #MeToo movement that began in 2017 has reignited a long debate about how to name people who have had traumatic experiences. Do we call individuals who have experienced war, cancer, crime, or sexual violence “victims”? Or should we call them “survivor,” as recent activists like #MeToo founder Tarana Burke have advocated? Strong arguments can […]

Editor and Principal Writer

Evan Stewart is an assistant professor of sociology at University of Massachusetts Boston. His research on political culture and institutional distrust and disaffiliation has appeared in journals such as Social Forces, Sociological Theory, Social Currents, and The Sociological Quarterly. Evan holds a PhD in sociology from the University of Minnesota and a BA in political theory and social policy from Michigan State University.

Founder

Lisa Wade, PhD, is the founder of Sociological Images. Born and raised in California, she earned a BA in philosophy from UC Santa Barbara, an MA in human sexuality from NYU, and a PhD in sociology from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. She is now a Visiting Scholar at Tulane University in New Orleans. She will join the faculty permanently in 2021. Her most recent book, American Hookup, is an open-minded, compassionate, and unflinching account of the new culture of sex on campus. She is also the author of the bestselling textbook Gender: Ideas, Interactions, Institutions, with Myra Marx Ferree, and the co-editor of Assigned, a book about life with gender. Forthcoming is a rousing, tide-turning take on the introduction to sociology textbook. You can join Lisa on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. Or, you can visit her website for her curriculum vitae, syllabi, information on public speaking, and more.