BEING A SOCIOLOGY PROFESSOR AT A LIBERAL ARTS COLLEGE: Is that a job you want?

Updated August 1, 2018 As the annual job market season rapidly approaches for sociology, you may be wondering if you … Read More

POLICE KILLING OF BLACKS: Data for 2015, 2016, 2017, and first half of 2018

Updated August 24, 2018 Data collected by the Washington Post on the use of lethal force by … Read More

TEACHING SOCIOLOGY: Tools to start a new semester

As a new semester is about to begin, here are some of my most popular and effective tools for teaching … Read More

CLIMATE JUSTICE: Tools for teaching

Climate change is not just an environmental issue, it is an issue of inequality, environmental justice, globalization, and consumption – … Read More

AFFIRMATIVE ACTION IN COLLEGE ADMISSIONS: A paper assignment for your class

The current administration is reportedly going to take action targeting affirmative action programs in college admissions. What better … Read More

PEOPLE’S CLIMATE MARCH and the U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL MOVEMENT: Still disproportionally white and wealthy?

Updated April 25th, 2017 In the fall of 2014, the largest climate protest to date occurred at the People’s Climate … Read More

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”

In 1967 (seven months before his assassination) Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.¬†gave a speech to the American … 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