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Euthanasia: A Threat to Disabled Lives

Many disabled or chronically ill people struggle with losing their autonomy and being dependent on others for their care.  … Read More

Sociology and the Racialized Moral Panic Over ‘CRT’

Over the past year and a half, politicians and media commentators have amplified a growing movement opposing education focused on racism and racial discrimination in … Read More

This is Our Time! Training Students to Fight Climate Change

Photo by Li-An Lim on Unsplash I teach many classes in environmental sociology and they are all … Read More

Place-based racial identities and shared futures

Photo by Timo Wielink on Unsplash The nation’s growing racial diversity received significant media attention following the … Read More

restaurant industry labor or wage shortages?

Photo by Kate Townsend on Unsplash As the country steadily recovers from the pandemic and businesses reopen … Read More

When Emotions Matter More Than Science: The Case of US Policies on Sexual Commerce

Photo by RJA1988 via Pixabay When discussing US policies on sexual commerce, we live in a country … Read More

Call for Papers! Fall 2022 Issue on “Visions and Transformations”

Photo by Arisa Chattasa on Unsplash The Fall 2022 issue of Contexts: Sociology for the … Read More

Nothing About Us Without Us: The ableist nature of ABA therapy used to treat autism

Photo by Pawel Czerwinski on Unsplash.   At the beginning of 2021, musical artist Sia has caused … Read More

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