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Reaching the Public (a.k.a. Why YOU should publish with Contexts)

Why write for Contexts Magazine? Hear from the authors who have published with us! In this video, Contexts feature essay authors Stephanie Canizales, Chiara Cooper, … Read More

Better Together, or What Sociology’s History of Moral Debate Can Teach You

Few academic disciplines are as contentious as sociology. Heated disputes over ethical questions are common, and range from ethnographers’ alleged criminal complicity with their … Read More

Seeing Others: A Conversation with Michèle Lamont

We are thrilled to welcome Michèle Lamont, Mari Sanchez, and Shira Zilberstein to the Contexts Blog in celebration of Michèle’s new book, Seeing Others. In this post, blog editor Elena van Stee chats with Michèle, Mari, and Shira about Seeing Others and their respective studies on Gen Z young adults. You can watch the full interview above and find lightly edited excerpts from their conversation below. Read More

Recycling Is Rad!

Have you recently published an important new article or book? Let’s amplify those findings even further!  At Contexts, we accept a range of original … Read More

Meet the Section Editors: Laura Beth Nielsen

Now that you’ve met the co-editors of Contexts, Seth Abrutyn and Amin Ghaziani, it’s time to get to know the section editors—those amazing folks … Read More

Meet the Editors: Seth Abrutyn

Contexts co-editor Seth Abrutyn is a generalist, a theorist, and an ethnographer whose work delves deep into pressing social problems, including youth suicide contagion and … Read More

Meet the Editors: Amin Ghaziani

Contexts co-editor Amin Ghaziani is a vivacious scholar of urban sexualities, a dedicated educator, a prolific author, and a world-traveler eager for adventure. We’re so … 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

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

A Chat with Dr. Ethan Raker

As UBC welcomes Contexts (or, should we say, CANtexts?), we’re speaking with sociology faculty to learn what they love about the magazine and its public-facing mission. First up, … Read More