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Will You Accept This Rose? Colorblindness, Mixedness and Racism in Bachelor Nation

Photo by Meghan Schiereck on Unsplash Fifty years ago fewer than one percent of marriages in the … Read More

The Negotiated Livelihood of the Tribal Women Vendors of Koraput, India in times of the Pandemic

Tribal women selling vegetable in Semiliguda Block, Koraput Odisha, India (Photos taken by the author) The Covid-19 … Read More

Social Media in Society: A Positive or Negative Force?

Photo by dole777 on Unsplash. I teach a college-level introductory sociology course where we discuss the … Read More

Is there anything positive coming out of the COVID-19 pandemic?

Photo by Adam Nieścioruk on Unsplash.   Social critics typically have the role of highlighting negative or … Read More

Pandemic Intensified Motherhood

Photo by Alexander Dummer on Unsplash. I feel responsible for my son’s well-being –  his happiness, his … Read More

Remembering Sinikka Elliott

Sinikka Elliott (Photo Source: UBC Department Profile) It is with great sadness that we learned of the passing … Read More

From The Critical Race Initiative: In solidarity with our Asian and Asian American colleagues and friends

Photo by Ehimetalor Akhere Unuabona (Source: Unsplash). On Tuesday, a white man purchased a gun and within hours walked … Read More

Cross University Collaboration for STEM Education and Social Justice

Image by Harish Sharma (Source: Pixabay) Archbishop Desmond Tutu once said, “My humanity is bound up in … Read More

Coronavirus and Community: A Spring 2020 Course Fashioned Off Contexts’ Call for Papers on the Global Impacts of the Pandemic

Photo by Caniceus (Source: Pixabay). As the world moved to remote teaching and learning this past spring, … Read More

The damage done

Photo by Fred Moon on Unsplash. The storming of the US Capitol building came as a shock … Read More