THE SUPER BOWL: A sociological view
Updated February 3, 2022 Break out the guacamole, it is time for Super Bowl sociology! What does … Read More
The social construction of race: fuzzy boundaries
Racial categories are not fixed, innate, or rooted in biological categories. At best biology can find commonalities within population clusters … Read More
As a white person, what else can I do besides post my personal outrage about racism on social media? (NOT another reading list)
I’ll save you the immediate proclamations of my privilege. The rise of such performative proclamations have not made a significant … Read More
POLICE KILLING OF BLACKS: Do Black Lives Matter?
Updated June 19, 2020, with data from 2015-2019 Data collected by the Washington Post on the … Read More
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
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