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Legacy Preference: New Study Delves into What Drives Colleges’ Continued Use of the Practice

Authors of a new study investigate what drives colleges to give preferential treatment during the admissions process to the children of alumni, as well as how such legacy preferences may contribute to or undermine key organizational strategies and...
26-Sep-2022 11:15 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Party Animals: A New Study on Retirement Timing by Federal Judges

Recent high-profile court decisions have renewed claims that federal judges are “politicians in robes” rather than disinterested courtroom umpires. Researchers long ago turned to the “politicized departure hypothesis” (PDH) to test political...
28-Jul-2022 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

ASA Annual Meeting, Aug. 5-9, Los Angeles; Press Registration Open

Sociologists to Explore Topics of Gun Violence, Policing, Housing Insecurity, Abortion Rights, and More at ASA Annual Meeting, Aug. 5-9, Los Angeles; Press Registration Open
22-Jun-2022 5:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

American Sociological Association Honors Leaders in the Discipline

The American Sociological Association proudly announces the 2022 award recipients, the highest honors the association confers.
15-Jun-2022 11:15 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Joya Misra Elected 115th ASA President; Jennifer A. Reich Voted Vice President

Joya Misra, University of Massachusetts-Amherst, has been elected the 115th President of the American Sociological Association. Jennifer A. Reich, University of Colorado-Denver, has been elected ASA Vice President.
2-Jun-2022 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Exploitation, Corporate Responsibility, or State Regulation? A New Study on Public Perceptions of Global Supply Chains

The pandemic has contributed to an increased awareness of global supply chains, and people are increasingly concerned about labor exploitation and environmental degradation in the making of consumer products.
17-May-2022 1:40 PM EDT Add to Favorites

What Role Does Sexuality Play in the Academic Gender Gap?

The question of how gender shapes academic performance has been a subject of study for several decades, revealing “the rise of women” in education and defining a “new gender gap” in education that primarily refers to boys’ academic...
18-Mar-2022 10:55 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Beyond Big Pharma

The prescription opioid crisis is often discussed as a result of Big Pharma's greed, but a complete understanding of opioid overprescription requires attention to other factors, such as the conditions that encouraged the selection of opioids by...
27-Jan-2022 2:55 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Sociologists Available to Discuss Roe v. Wade Overturn

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Sociologists Available to Comment on the Housing Crisis

26-Apr-2022 10:05 AM EDT

Sociologists Available to Comment on the Russia-Ukraine Crisis

25-Feb-2022 12:20 PM EST

Sociologists Available to Discuss Gender Divide in the Workforce

15-Feb-2022 1:05 PM EST

Sociologists Available to Discuss the Pandemic’s Impact on Youth Mental Health

1-Feb-2022 12:25 PM EST

Sociologists Available to Discuss Vaccines and COVID-19

3-Dec-2020 9:00 AM EST

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

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