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 the Managing Editor Genesis Fuentes 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

Rashawn Ray (University of Maryland, College Park) and Fabio Rojas (Indiana University)
Managing Editor
Genesis Fuentes

Production Editor
Laura Wise

Books Editor
W. Carson Byrd

Policy Brief Editors
Sean M. Viña and Alisha Kirchoff

Trends Editor
Mike Bader

Culture Editors
Rashawn Ray and Simone Durham

Print: ThinkDesign Group
Web: Jon Smajda

Social Media
Simone Durham

Editorial Board

Keera Allendorf, Indiana University-Bloomington
Sofya Aptekar, University of Massachusetts-Boston
Michael D.M. Bader, American University
Kristen Barber, Southern Illinois University-Carbondale
Jean Beaman, Purdue University
Yasemin Besen-Cassino, Montclair State University
Catherine I. Bolzendahl, University of California, Irvine
Hollie Nyseth Brehm, Ohio State University
Carson Byrd, University of Louisville
Reginald Anthony Byron, Southwestern University
Jennifer Carlson, University of Arizona
Ben Carrington, University of Southern California
Prudence L. Carter, University of California-Berkeley
Youngjoo Cha, Indiana University-Bloomington
Sergio Chavez, Rice University
Margaret M. Chin, CUNY-Hunter College
DLane R. Compton, University of New Orleans
Cheryl Cooky, Purdue University – Main Campus
Tressie Cottom, Virginia Commonwealth University
Amanda M. Czerniawski, Temple University
Georgiann Davis, University of Nevada-Las Vegas
Dawn M. Dow, Syracuse University
Sinikka Elliott, University of British Columbia
Nicole Esparza, University of Southern California
Joshua Gamson, University of San Francisco
Mark D. Hayward, University of Texas-Austin
Shamus Rahman Khan, Columbia University
Sarah Esther Lageson, Rutgers University-Newark
Pei-Chia Lan, National Taiwan University
Judy Lubin, Center for Urban and Racial Equity
Kris Marsh, University of Maryland-College Park
Paul-Brian McInerney, University of Illinois-Chicago
Cecilia Menjivar, University of Kansas
Anthony Christian Ocampo, California State Polytechnic University-Pomona
Joshua Page, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
Anthony Paik, University of Massachusetts-Amherst
C.J. Pascoe, University of Oregon
Rashawn Ray, University of Maryland-College Park
Victor E. Ray, University of Tennessee-Knoxville
Fabio Rojas, Indiana University
David Charles, Schalliol St. Olaf College
John Skrentny, University of California-San Diego
Nicole Gonzalez Van Cleve, Temple University
Lisa Wade, Occidental College