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Study Explores How Sexism Within Religious Congregations Shapes Women’s Health

A new study has found that sexism in religious institutions can limit the health benefits of religious participation for women.
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Study Explores How Racism and Threat Perception Play Out in Criminal Law

In a new study, Scott Duxbury, Assistant Professor of Sociology at UNC, considers whether racial threat drove states to adopt punitive sentencing laws. His findings reveal that punitive sentencing laws, which have been implicated in racial disparity...
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CONTAGIOUS ADDICTION: Opioid Prescriptions Increase Likelihood of Family Members’ Use

A new study in the American Sociological Review carefully traces the contagion of opioid use among families. The study’s conclusions should impact how and when opioids are prescribed, particularly when driven by patient demand.
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Sociology and Social Justice

On August 10-13, thousands of sociologists from around the nation and the world will meet in New York at the association’s 114th Annual Meeting. At a time when issues ranging from the U.S. census to the racial wealth gap dominate public...
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Northwestern Univerity’s Aldon Morris Elected President of the American Sociological Association

Aldon Morris, Leon Forrest Professor of Sociology and African American Studies at Northwestern University, was elected the 112th President of the American Sociological Association (ASA), and Rhacel Parreñas, University of Southern California, has...
11-Jun-2019 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

“Broken Windows,” Lower Grades

While criminologists continue to debate the impact of the practice, new research from two sociologists demonstrates that this sort of aggressive policing has a negative impact on the scholastic performance of African-American young teenagers in the...
14-Mar-2019 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

American Sociological Association Honors Leaders in the Discipline

The American Sociological Association (ASA) proudly announces the the 2019 award recipients, the highest honors the Association confers
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National Scientific Organizations File Amicus Brief Objecting to Inclusion of Citizenship Question in the 2020 Census

The American Sociological Association, the American Statistical Association, and the Population Association of America this week filed an amicus brief in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York supporting a challenge to the...
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Sociologists Available to Discuss Vaccines and COVID-19

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Sociologists Available to Comment on Police Brutality and Racial Inequality

The murders of George Floyd and Jacob Blake are part of a continuum of police brutality toward Black individuals, which too often ends with murder. Sociologists study how this issue of police violence is related to class, race, and inequality.
4-Sep-2020 5:30 AM EDT

Sociologists Available to Discuss Schools Reopening During a Pandemic

As school districts grapple with how to plan for the start of the 2020 school year, parents, teachers, and administrators are divided on the best approach. Sociologists study education, families, inequality, access, and a number of other issues...
16-Jul-2020 1:20 PM EDT

Sociologists Available to Discuss Sexual Misconduct

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Sociologists Available to Comment on Ireland's Referendum on Abortion

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Sociologists Available to Discuss Florida School Shooting

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