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We all play a part in creating mass shooters

Tom Driggers, cc The United States does not care for people’s lives and will forget about Uvalde and Highland … Read More

The Knowledge Polity: Teaching and Research in the Social Sciences

Pew Nguyen, Pexels cc A notable feature of academic life is its open-ended nature and the freedom to pursue … Read More

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