FOSTERING PARTICIPATION IN SOCIOLOGY COURSES: One way to grade

When students participate in classroom discussion, they learn more than when they just listen. Students should leave any college having … Read More

PICTURING THE US ENVIRONMENT: Before the EPA

In the early and mid-70s the then newly established US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) hired a couple dozen … Read More

DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. TO SOCIAL SCIENTISTS: “Tell it like it is”

Updated January 13th, 2017 In 1967 (seven months before his assassination) Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. gave a speech … Read More

SOCIOLOGISTS REFLECT ON TRUMP’S ELECTION

I and several others sociologists were recently invited to write reflective pieces on the election of Trump. You can read … Read More

SOCIOLOGY TOOLBOX: The year in review

Our mantra here at Sociology Toolbox, has never been more important: TEACH WELL, IT MATTERS. One this last day of … Read More

WHY I AM PROTESTING: Trump will not become the new normal

Protests against the outcomes of the 2016 presidential election emerged as soon as the electoral map indicated Trump’s victory. Critics … Read More

THE TRUST GAP: Few in African civil society think the US will deliver on climate change

Even before the election of Donald Trump to the presidency of the US, few members of civil society throughout Africa … Read More

US FAILS TO ELECT FIRST FEMALE PRESIDENT: World says, “WTF?!”

The US failed to elect its first female head of state. Much can be learned about one’s own society by … Read More

“FIVE MORE OUTS”: How Chicago Cubs’ magic and superstition build community

At about 9:00 on the night of Monday, September 12, 2016, two different group texts started on my phone at … Read More

FOSTERING CRITICAL THINKING: Guiding questions for students

Like me, I imagine many of you try to foster the development of critically thinking in your students. As professors, we … Read More