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

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

As the annual job market season rapidly approaches for sociology, you may be wondering if you want (to apply for) … 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”

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