sociology for the public

Spring 2017

Volume: 16 | Number: 2

Regulatory Relief for Researchers

Evenings spent huddled over tedious institutional review board (IRB) applications may be a thing of the past. For too long, IRBs in the U.S. have … Read More

Desperation and Service in the Bail Industry

I cold-called Bettie.* Her son, Terrance, had a warrant for a serious crime, and he had turned himself in to the local jail. I’d called Bettie … Read More

Spring 2017 Table of Contents

“Zombie Durkheim,” © David Witt,, for Contexts Magazine. The Spring 2017 issue of Contexts is available for free … Read More

We own it

This is the Editors’ note for the Spring 2017 issue, posted here before print. Hypatia, a feminist philosophy journal, is making … Read More

Race and Rachel Doležal: An Interview

In June 2015, I got an email from a California radio station asking me for an interview about a person I had never heard of: … Read More