Contexts

understanding people in their social worlds

Guest posts

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

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 … 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

No, 96% of Black tenured faculty are not at HBCUs

Segregation among faculty is bad, but not that bad. Read More

A Gap Between Soc Classrooms and the Field

In general, I try to avoid sociology inside-baseball. I enjoy reading about the triple crisis in sociology as much as the next guy, but … Read More

Ask a Sociologist: Jennifer Lee on Naming Success

Ask a Sociologist: "I’m Asian. If I want my kids to get ahead in this country, should I change their Asian-sounding last name?" Read More

Strike days for public sector workers in Quebec

For the first time in a long time, workers from different college sectors actually talked to each other on our strike days, and the stories we shared were neither limited to the substance of our demands nor to the fears we hold over threats to our jobs. Read More

Regulating unpredictable schedules to cut down the chaos

New lawsuits, and state legislation, may start to change employer behavior for the better. Read More

Something’s going on North of the border, eh

Why sociologists should care about Canadian politics. Read More