Contexts

understanding people in their social worlds

Contexts Blog

Make ‘hockey is for everyone’ for everyone

Before you keep reading on, stop for a moment and think about what you see in the picture above. February was … Read More

Fearless Girl: Seriously, The Guy Has a Point

Reprinted with permission. I got metaphorically spanked a couple of days ago. Folks have been talking about the Fearless Girl statue ever since it … Read More

immigration data tools

Immigration statistics are everywhere, true or false. Need to clear something up in a lecture, a paper, or dinner table conversation? Lots of … Read More

Race and Rachel Doležal: An Interview

In June 2015, I got an email from a California radio station asking me for an interview about a person I had never heard of: … Read More

Shame, shame, shame

The author shows off her national pride at a daycare in Israel, 1996 There is truly something magical about … Read More

Raising the Visibility of Gender-nonconformists: A review of “Gender Revolution: A Journey with Katie Couric”

The National Geographic film Gender Revolution: A Journey with Katie Couric is a narrative report from an on-going but seemingly somewhat successful revolution. And yet, … Read More

moonlight, trayvon, the oscars, and america’s fear of black boys

Two beautiful Black boys’ faces kept looking out at me from my social feeds last night: Trayvon Martin’s, whose vicious killing by George Zimmerman five … Read More

Women’s March: Big Tents Require Both/And

We won’t agree on everything, and that process of engaging with one another is what will lead to a strong movement and better outcomes. Read More

The Women’s March was only the beginning

It's going to be a long four years for the progressive movement. Read More

The day after: Women’s March on Washington

I have only a superficial understanding of how to use photography to both present information and communicate a subtext that supports my opinions, but I do my best. Read More