American Sociological Association

2014 Media Coverage

This page highlights just some of the extensive media coverage ASA's Public Affairs and Public Information Department has generated this year.

December 2014

Study: Political Polarization as a Social Movement Outcome: 1960s Klan Activism and Its Enduring Impact on Political Realignment in Southern Counties, 1960 to 2000 — Rory McVeigh (University of Notre Dame), David Cunningham (Brandeis University), and Justin Farrell (Yale University). Google said at least seven media outlets covered this study, which appeared in the December issue of the American Sociological Review.

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November 2014

Study: Gender, Job Authority, and Depression — Tetyana Pudrovska (University of Texas at Austin) and Amelia Karraker (Iowa State University). Google said at least 200 media outlets covered this study, which appeared in the December issue of the Journal of Health and Social Behavior.

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Study: Formal Rights and Informal Privileges for Same-Sex Couples: Evidence from a National Survey Experiment — Long Doan (Indiana University-Bloomington), Annalise Loehr (Indiana University- Bloomington), and Lisa R. Miller (Indiana University- Bloomington). Google said more than 35 media outlets covered this study, which appeared in the December issue of the American Sociological Review.

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Study: Network Ecology and Adolescent Social Structure — Daniel A. McFarland (Stanford University), James Moody (Duke University and King Abdulaziz University), David Diehl (Vanderbilt University), Jeffrey A. Smith (University of Nebraska-Lincoln), and Reuben J. Thomas (University of New Mexico). Google said at least 35 media outlets covered this study, which appeared in the December issue of the American Sociological Review.

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October 2014

Study: Citizenship and Punishment: The Salience of National Membership in U.S. Criminal Courts — Michael T. Light (Purdue University), Michael Massoglia (University of Wisconsin-Madison), and Ryan D. King (Ohio State University). Google said at least 12 media outlets covered this study, which appeared in the October issue of the American Sociological Review.

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August 2014

American Sociological Association Annual Meeting

The ASA and research presented at the Annual Meeting, which took place from August 16-19, received significant media coverage both in the U.S. and abroad during the month of August. According to Meltwater, a media monitoring company, the U.S. press mentioned ASA in 1,233 articles, including 452 articles on the final day of the meeting. Media coverage wasn't limited to print — the meeting generated both radio and television coverage as well. Below is just some of the media coverage from the meeting.

Study: When Gender Trumps Everything: The Division of Parent Care Among Siblings — Angelina Grigoryeva (Princeton University).

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Study: Flexible Work, Flexible Penalties: The Effect of Gender, Childcare, and Type of Request on the Flexibility Bias — Christin Munsch (Furman University).

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Study: Flexible Work, Flexible Penalties: Nature and Culture: Lay Accounts of Perinatal Mental Health Disorders — Carrie Wendel-Hummell (University of Kansas).

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  • Slate.com, Jessie Grose, 8-18-14.
  • New York (magazine), Jesse Singal, 8-18-14.
  • Sun News Network (Canada), QMI Agency, 8-18-14.
  • Daily Digest News, Lisa Rennie, 8-18-14.
  • NBC's Today.com, Alice Gomstyn, 8-19-14.
  • DailyRX, Noelle Bounds, 8-19-14. (Article and video clip)
  • PsychCentral.com, Traci Pedersen, 8-19-14.
  • KSL.com (Utah), Alyssa Banks, 8-19-14.
  • CNN.com, Jacque Wilson, 8-22-14.
  • *KRCTV.com (California), Jacque Wilson, 8-22-14.
  • *KY3.com (Missouri), Jacque Wilson, 8-22-14.
  • *WSBT.com (Indiana), Jacque Wilson, 8-22-14.
  • CNN Mexico, Jacque Wilson, 8-26-14.
  • The Stir, Judy Dutton, 9-10-14.
  • CTV News (Canada), Angela Mulholland, 9-12-14. (Article and video clip)

Study: Risky Spaces, Gendered Places: The Effect of Risky Settings on Women's and Men's Negative Affect and Task Performance — Susan R. Fisk (Stanford University).

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Study: After the Wedding Night: Sexual Abstinence and Masculinities Over the Life Course — Sarah Diefendorf (University of Washington).

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Study: Stress Proliferation Across Generations? Examining the Relationship Between Parental Incarceration and Childhood Health — Kristin Turney (University of California-Irvine). This study also appeared in the September issue of the Journal of Health and Social Behavior.

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Study: Life is Short, Have an Affair: Middle-Age Women and Extra-Marital Affairs — Eric Anderson (University of Winchester), Matthew H. Rafalow (University of California-Irvine), and Matthew Ripley (University of Southern California).

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July 2014

Study: The Reversal of the Gender Gap in Education and Trends in Marital Dissolution — Christine R. Schwartz (University of Wisconsin-Madison) and Hongyun Han (Northwestern University). Google said dozens of media outlets covered this study, which appeared in the August issue of the American Sociological Review.

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June 2014

Study: The Role of Bridging Cultural Practices in Racially and Socioeconomically Diverse Civic Organizations — Ruth Braunstein (University of Connecticut), Brad R. Fulton (Duke University), and Richard L. Wood (University of New Mexico). Google said at least eight media outlets covered this study, which has been published online and will appear in the August print edition of the American Sociological Review.

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May 2014

Study: Does Fertility Behavior Spread among Friends? — Nicoletta Balbo (Bocconi University) and Nicola Barban (University of Groningen). Google said more than 55 media outlets covered this study, which appeared in the June issue of the American Sociological Review.

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Study: Obesity (Sometimes) Matters: The Importance of Context in the Relationship between Obesity and Life Satisfaction — Tim Wadsworth (University of Colorado-Boulder) and Philip M. Pendergast (University of Colorado-Boulder). Google said more than 20 media outlets covered this study, which appeared in the June issue of the Journal of Health and Social Behavior.

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Study: "Good Girls": Gender, Social Class, and Slut Discourse on Campus — Elizabeth A. Armstrong (University of Michigan), Laura T. Hamilton (University of California-Merced), Elizabeth M. Armstrong (University of Michigan) and J. Lotus Seeley (University of Michigan). Google said more than 35 media outlets covered this study, which appeared in the June issue of Social Psychology Quarterly.

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Study: Changing Work and Work-Family Conflict: Evidence from the Work, Family, and Health Network — Erin L. Kelly (University of Minnesota), Phyllis Moen (University of Minnesota), J. Michael Oakes (University of Minnesota), Wen Fan (University of Minnesota), Cassandra Okechukwu (Harvard University), Kelly D. Davis (Pennsylvania State University), Leslie B. Hammer (Portland State University), Ellen Ernst Kossek (Purdue University), Rosalind Berkowitz King (Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development), Ginger C. Hanson (Kaiser Permanente Northwest, Center for Health Research), Frank Mierzwa (RTI International), and Lynne M. Casper (University of Southern California). Google said more than 20 media outlets covered in this study, which appeared in the June issue of the American Sociological Review.

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April 2014

Study: Exposure to Local Homicides and Early Educational Achievement in Mexico — Florencia Torche (New York University) and Monica L. Caudillo (New York University). Google said at least eight media outlets covered this study, which appeared in the April issue of Sociology of Education.

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Study: Caught in a Bad Romance: Adolescent Romantic Relationships and Mental Health — Brian Soller (University of New Mexico). Google said more than 20 media outlets covered this study, which appeared in the March issue of the Journal of Health and Social Behavior

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Study: The Threat of War and Psychological Distress Among Civilians Working in Iraq and Afghanistan — Alex Bierman (University of Calgary) and Ryan Kelty (Washington College). Google said at least eight media outlets covered this study, which appeared in the March issue of Social Psychology Quarterly.

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Study: Casualties of Social Combat: School Networks of Peer Victimization and Their Consequences — Robert Faris (University of California-Davis) and Diane Felmlee (Pennsylvania State University). Google said more than 135 media outlets covered this study, which appeared in the April issue of the American Sociological Review.

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March 2014

Amicus Brief: ASA Amicus Brief Supports Suits to Overturn Utah, Oklahoma Gay Marriage Bans. Google said dozens of media outlets covered this brief, which was filed on March 3.

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February 2014

Study: Race, Gender, and Chains of Disadvantage: Childhood Adversity, Social Relationships, and Health — Debra Umberson (University of Texas at Austin), Kristi Williams (Ohio State University), Patricia A. Thomas (Purdue University), Hui Liu (Michigan State University), and Mieke Beth Thomeer (University of Texas at Austin). Google said at least five media outlets covered this study, which appeared in the March issue of the Journal of Health and Social Behavior.

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Study: Unmasking the Conflicting Trends in Job Tenure by Gender in the United States, 1983–2008 — Matissa N. Hollister (McGill University) and Kristin E. Smith (University of New Hampshire). Google said at least six media outlets covered this study, which appeared in the February issue of the American Sociological Review.

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January 2014

Study: How You Downsize Is Who You Downsize: Biased Formalization, Accountability, and Managerial Diversity — Alexandra Kalev (Tel Aviv University). Google said at least three media outlets covered this study, which appeared in the February issue of the American Sociological Review.

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Study: Close, But No Cigar: The Bimodal Rewards to Prize-Seeking — Gabriel Rossman (University of California-Los Angeles) and Oliver Schilke (University of California-Los Angeles). Google said more than 10 media outlets covered this study, which appeared in the February issue of the American Sociological Review.

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