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  1. The Business of Egg and Sperm Donation

    The Business of Egg and Sperm Donation

  2. The Diaper Dilemma

    Just before he left office, Barack Obama proposed a $10 million federal initiative to test potential projects aimed at increasing low-income families’ access to diapers. The funding was never administered. States have tried, too: in September 2016, by a vote of 54-12, the California Assembly passed the first state-level diaper assistance bill. It would have provided $50 monthly diaper vouchers to cover the 120,000 children receiving state welfare aid, but the governor, Jerry Brown, vetoed it, citing the bill’s $120 million price tag.

  3. Trans: A Response

    I hold Iván Szelényi in the highest esteem. I was therefore surprised to find that his review of my book Trans: Gender and Race in an Age of Unsettled Identities (in the Spring 2017 issue) mischaracterized my argument

  4. Watching the Ethnographers

    Interrogating Ethnography: Why Evidence Matters by Steven Lubet Oxford University Press, 2017 216 pages

  5. Accountability after Genocide

    working to prosecute the perpetrators of genocide, remember its victims, and move forward is an enormous undertaking. after nearly 2 million trials in under a decade, rwanda provides an case study in local legal adaptation toward accountability.

  6. No Rest for the Wicked? The Consequences of Incarceration for Sleep Problems

    About one in every five Americans suffers from inadequate sleep, a key indicator of physical and mental well-being. Using data from the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health, we investigate the association between incarceration and two related sleep problems: short sleep duration and symptoms of insomnia. We find that relative to those who have not been incarcerated, those with a history of incarceration have an elevated risk of short sleep duration and insomnia symptoms.
  7. Aging Toward Disaster

    Volcanoes, earthquakes, and tsunamis: For those living along the tectonic fault lines of the Pacific Rim, these are all relatively regular occurrences. According to the Centre for Research on the Epidemiology of Disasters (CRED), the six countries most affected by natural and environmental disasters are China, the United States, India, Japan, the Philippines, and Indonesia, with five out of six of those countries suffering 29.3% of the world’s natural disasters in 2015.

  8. It’s Better to be Angry Together

    Contexts, Volume 16, Issue 4, Page 52-59, Fall 2017.
  9. Race, Class, and the Framing of Drug Epidemics

    Contexts, Volume 16, Issue 4, Page 46-51, Fall 2017.
  10. Section Leadership


    Mignon R. Moore, Chair (2017-2018)
    Department of Sociology
    Barnard College

    Jessie Daniels, Chair-Elect (2018-2019)
    Department of Sociology
    Hunter College and The Graduate Center, CUNY