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

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For information about Contexts, contact Senior Managing Editor Letta Page at

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

Who Should Read Contexts?

  • Anyone interested in sociological trends, social change, and the implications of sociological knowledge for policy and public debate
  • Teachers, students, journalists, 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 reporting
  • A thought-provoking look at modern life

Syed Ali (Long Island University) and Philip N. Cohen (University of Maryland, College Park)
Senior Managing Editor
Letta Page
Viewpoints Editor
Shehzad Nadeem
Books Editor
Szonja Ivester
Teaching and Learning Editor
Nathan Palmer
Trends Editor
Andrew Lindner
Culture Editor
Kristen Barber
Print: ThinkDesign Group
Web: Jon Smajda

Social Media
Lucia Lykke

Editorial Board

Jody Agius Vallejo, University of Southern California
Sofya Aptekar, University of Massachusetts-Boston
Kristen Barber, Southern Illinois University-Carbondale
Jean Beaman, Purdue University
Yasemin Besen-Cassino, Montclair State University
Hollie Nyseth Brehm, Ohio State University
Reginald Anthony Byron, Southwestern University
Jennifer Carlson, University of Toronto
Ben Carrington, University of Texas-Austin
Prudence L. Carter, Stanford University
Sergio Chavez, Rice University
Margaret M. Chin, Hunter College and The Graduate Center-CUNY
DLane R. Compton, University of New Orleans
Cheryl Cooky, Purdue University
Tressie Cottom, Virginia Commonwealth University
Amanda M. Czerniawski, Temple University
Georgiann Davis, University of Nevada-Las Vegas
Sinikka Elliott, North Carolina State University
James Farrer, Sophia University
Dana R. Fisher, University of Maryland
Joshua Gamson, University of San Francisco
Sara Goldrick-Rab, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Szonja Szelényi Ivester, University of California-Berkeley
Nikki Jones, University of California-Berkeley
Meredith A. Kleykamp, University of Maryland
Sarah Esther Lageson, Rutgers University
Pei-Chia Lan, National Taiwan University
Caroline W. Lee, Lafayette College
Andrew M. Lindner, Skidmore College
Jay Livingston, Montclair State University
Yolanda Carmen Martin, Borough of Manhattan Community College, CUNY
Mark McCormack, Durham University
Suketu Mehta, New York University
Cecilia Menjivar, University of Kansas
Shehzad Nadeem, Lehman College-City University of New York
Anthony Christian Ocampo, California State Polytechnic University-Pomona
Joshua Aaron Page, University of Minnesota
Nathan Scott Palmer, Georgia Southen University
C.J. Pascoe, University of Oregon
Anju Mary Paul, Yale University
Allison Pugh, University of Virginia
Stephen D. Rutter, Routledge/Taylor & Francis
Virginia E. Rutter, Framingham State University
Liana C. Sayer, University of Maryland
David Charles Schalliol, St. Olaf College
John Skrentny, University of California-San Diego
Steven William Thrasher, New York University
Zulema Valdez, University of California-Merced
Lisa Wade, Occidental College