sociology for the public


Interviews with fascinating people with interesting stories to tell.

From the Criminal Justice System to Entrepreneurship

CEO of the Flikshop app, TED speaker, and Techstars alumni. (Photo courtesy of Marcus Bullock) I had the opportunity … Read More

Setting Precedent, an Interview with Justice Mariano-Florentino Cuéllar

Mariano-Florentino Cuéllar California Supreme Court Justice Mariano-Florentino Cuéllar has served in many roles, including as a professor of law … Read More

Q&A With Dr. Obari Adeye Cartman: Healing, Youth Work, and Masculinity

Dr. Obari Adeye Cartman (Source: Dr. Obari Adeye Cartman is the author of Lady’s Man: Conversations for Young Black … Read More

Broke: The Racial Consequences of Underfunding Public Universities || Q&A: Victor Ray with authors Laura Hamilton and Kelly Nielsen

Book Cover of “Broke: The Racial Consequences of Underfunding Public Universities.” (The University of Chicago Press) Victor: … Read More

Q&A With Maria Ressa: Journalism, the Philippine Government, and Cyber Libel

Maria Ressa. Photo by Paul Papadimitriou (Source: Flickr, cc). Maria Ressa worked at CNN for nearly twenty years, as … Read More

culture and journalism: a q&a with jillian anthony

Alisha Kirchoff and Fabio Rojas interview Jillian Anthony, a writer, journalist, and editor based in New York City. She was the chief editor of Time Out … Read More

Hate Crimes and Domestic Terrorism on Campus

Army 2nd Lieutenant Richard W. Collins III was murdered on the campus where I work. As a professor, local resident, and father to two Black … Read More

Intellectual Integrity and the Relevance of Sociology to Public Policy

Margarita Mooney interviews Robert P. George. Read More

Big Data and the American Dream, an Interview with David Grusky

Stanford sociologist David Grusky spent more than three decades conducting research on inequality and social mobility. I sat down with him to talk … Read More

Race, Displacement, and the Public Intellectual: An Interview with Viet Thanh Nguyen

Viet Thanh Nguyen is a Vietnamese American novelist and academic whose books include The Refugees, Nothing Ever Dies, Race and Resistance, and a new … Read More