Contexts is a quarterly magazine that makes cutting-edge social research accessible to journalists, policymakers, sociologists, and general readers. We’re the public face of sociology.

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For information about Contexts, contact Letta Page,

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The magazine includes peer-reviewed feature articles, culture and book reviews, and photography, as well as analysis of the latest social science research.

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Who Should Read Contexts?

  • Anyone interested in sociological trends, social change, and the implications of sociological knowledge for policy and public debate
  • Journalists, teachers, students, civil servants and policymakers seeking out important developments in social research
  • Social and behavioral scientists interested in the cross-fertilization of ideas and creative new thinking
  • All sociologists who wish to remain current and engaged with findings across the field

At Contexts you’ll find:

  • The best sociological ideas and research
  • Fresh perspectives, clear, concise thinking, and jargon-free writing
  • A thought-provoking look at modern life

Amin Ghaziani and Seth Abrutyn (University of British Columbia)

Sr. Managing Editor
Letta Page


Books Editor
Joseph Cohen

Policy Brief Editor
Laura-Beth Nielsen

Trends Editor
Juan Pablo Pardo-Guerra

Culture Editor
Jooyoung Lee

Photo Essays Editor
Ryan Centner

Print: ThinkDesign Group
Web: Jon Smajda

Website Host
The Society Pages

Editorial Board

Jack Barbalet, Australian Catholic University
Bertha Alicia Bermudez Tapia, New Mexico State University
Wayne H. Brekhus, University of Missouri-Columbia
Tristan Bridges, University of California-Santa Barbara
Melissa Brown, Santa Clara University
Kelsy Burke, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Stephanie L. Canizales, University of California-Merced
Ryan Centner, London School of Economics
Rodney D. Coates, Miami University-Ohio
Barbara Harris Combs, Kennesaw State University
Randol Contreras, University of California-Riverside
Anya Degenshein, Marquette University
Faustina M. DuCros, San Jose State University
Francesco Duina, Bates College
Jan Arendt Fuhse, Humboldt University of Berlin
Neil Gong, University of California-San Diego
Kenneth Hanson, University of Wyoming
Melanie Heath, McMaster University
Yasmiyn Irizarry, University of Texas-Austin
Pei-Chia Lan, National Taiwan University
Joseph T. Lariscy, University of Memphis
Damon Mayrl, Colby College
Joshua McCabe, Niskanen Center
Laura K. Nelson, University of British Columbia
Laura Beth Nielsen, Northwestern University
Raúl Pérez, University of La Verne
Amelie Quesnel-Vallee, McGill University
Zeinab F. Shuker, Sam Houston State University
Michelle Pannor Silver, University of Toronto
Casey Stockstill, Dartmouth College
Jessi Streib, Duke University
Jenny M. Stuber, University of North Florida
Marshall A Taylor, New Mexico State University
Lisa Wade, Tulane University
Emily Walton, Dartmouth College
Deadric T. Williams, University of Tennessee-Knoxville
Amina Zarrugh, Texas Christian University