I was so honored to be invited to give the AKD Induction Ceremony Address for the University of Akron this year. It was an opportunity to give a speech about something in which I deeply believe: the awesomeness of sociology. So, here it is!
My 13 minute ode to the discipline, featuring (an attempt at) self-deprecating sociology humor and a few personal confessions regarding my own rough start with sociology:
Lisa Wade, PhD is a professor at Occidental College. She is the author of American Hookup, a book about college sexual culture, and a textbook about gender. You can follow her on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.