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accessing the hardest to reach populations

On January 3, 2009, New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof wrote an op-ed “If This Isn’t Slavery, What Is?” In it he described the … Read More

it’s about the depth of your data

A key strength of in-depth interviews and ethnography is obtaining textured insights into social phenomenon. Yet, many qualitative researchers try to invoke the reliability of … Read More

ethnographic masking in an era of data transparency

Demands for data transparency are sweeping across the social sciences. Calls for the sharing of survey instruments, code, databases, and even interview transcripts, have grown … Read More

Podcasts for the sociologically inclined

Some of us here at Contexts Grad Team are big fans of podcasts. Here are our top picks. Read More

An Asian American Mother’s Question to Chris Rock and the Academy

A screengrab via Inside Edition’s YouTube page. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences issued a statement two days ago regarding offensive jokes about … Read More

keeping it real with twitter and #realacademicbios

Social media has come to play a significant role in Higher Education. Academics use social media for many things, including public scholarship, professional … Read More

Sexual orientation versus behavior—different for men and women?

If you know which sexual orientation people identify with, how much does that tell you about whether they have sex with women, men, or both? … Read More

More Oscars Diversity Won’t Solve Hollywood’s Whiteness Problem

Hollywood's homogenous pap has competition, just not at the Oscars. How cheap and bleak are better than white and bland when it comes to movie-making. Read More

Contexts quicklit: 8 Agenda-setting articles on the sociology of rape

The latest issue of Gender & Society sets a course for the sociology of rape. Read More

Discrimination against queer-perceived women

Results from a resume audit study show queer-perceived women are less likely to be called back for a job interview than their straight female counterparts. Read More