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Q&A with Dr. Sarah Elton

A sociologist focused on food systems, Sarah Elton aptly says that she gravitated toward Contexts because it “makes complex ideas… nicely digestible for … Read More

Meet Contexts’ New Blog Editor!

Elena van Stee, Ph.D. Candidate in Sociology at the University of Pennsylvania, is the newly-appointed Blog editor for Contexts, the public-facing magazine of the American … Read More

Q&A with Dr. Catherine Corrigall-Brown

Dr. Catherine Corrigall-Brown, co-author of “Art Attack: Protest Takes Aim at Climate Change” and department head of sociology at the University of British Columbia, … Read More

Q&A with Dr. Leah E. Glass

Dr. Leah E. Glass is an industry researcher whose new Contexts feature explores the (in)effectiveness of DEI training in a nonprofit context. DEI is … Read More

In Brief: Awards and Artistic Change

Does a big award mean a blank check for creative careers? Winning a Grammy is a dream come true for many musical artists—it’s … Read More

Q&A with Dr. Dan Cassino

“Even if… cryptocurrency goes to zero, [buying it is] still rational, because the reward men are getting from buying that cryptocurrency is not financial … Read More

Q&A with Dr. Jessi Streib

In the Spring ’23 issue of Contexts, Jessi Streib writes about the hidden opportunity structure—a luckocracy—that neutralizes class advantage and thus equalizes wages … Read More

Call for Blog Posts!

<Tap, Tap, Tap…Is this thing on…?> Oh, hello, sociologists! We’re looking for a few good fearless writers itching to … Read More

Q&A with Dr. Michelle Pannor Silver

Michelle Pannor Silver, the author of a Spring 2023 feature titled “The Retirement Paradox,” says “I love the idea of sharing research … Read More

Q&A with Dr. Stephanie Canizales

Dr. Stephanie L. Canizales is the author of the Winter 2023 Contexts article “Caught in the Dragnet: How Punitive Immigration Laws Harm Immigrant … Read More