sociology for the public

Grad team

Q&A with Drs. Laurel Westbrook and stef m. shuster

Dr. Laurel Westbrook and Dr. stef m. shuster discuss their Fall 2023 article “Transgender Joy: Flipping the Script on Marginality,” telling Contexts grad editor … Read More

Q&A with Dr. Emily Huddart Kennedy and Carly Hamdon

Are there right and wrong ways to care about the environment? For Dr. Emily Huddart Kennedy and Carly Hamdon, “Contexts was just this ideal … Read More

Q&A with Dr. Katja M. Guenther

Dr. Katja M. Guenther, author of “Understanding the Durable Myth of the ‘Irresponsible Pet Owner,'” in the Summer 2023 issue of Contexts, explains that … Read More

Q&A with Elena G. van Stee

In her Summer 2023 feature article for Contexts, Elena G. van Stee studied the ways students from different class backgrounds experienced and understood … Read More

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

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