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Amazon puts itself on the market, but we’re the ones for sale

This is Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos’s Willy Wonka moment. The online retailer, consumer electronics giant, film studio, cloud computing company, and gourmet grocer announced a … Read More

Seven things social science tells us about natural disasters

The word disaster conjures a variety of devastating images. Natural disasters can have unpredictable and frightening impacts on communities. Survivors of such events … Read More

Make ‘hockey is for everyone’ for everyone

Before you keep reading on, stop for a moment and think about what you see in the picture above. February was … Read More

immigration data tools

Immigration statistics are everywhere, true or false. Need to clear something up in a lecture, a paper, or dinner table conversation? Lots of … Read More

Shame, shame, shame

The author shows off her national pride at a daycare in Israel, 1996 There is truly something magical about … Read More

Women’s March: Big Tents Require Both/And

We won’t agree on everything, and that process of engaging with one another is what will lead to a strong movement and better outcomes. Read More

The case for seeing your Trump-voting family this holiday season

Three members of my immediate family voted for Trump. Then we had the talk. Read More

Feminist Fight Club, for grad students?

We had high hopes that this self-proclaimed feminist manifesto would have some nuggets of wisdom for graduate students. Although we found the book … Read More

Don’t use wounded veterans as symbols for your cause

The misappropriation of images of wounded veterans isn’t something new to this community. Read More

Contexts Quicklit: Digital Sociology

If you want to learn more about how the digital relates to your sociological research, here are some great places to start. Read More