American Sociological Association

Footnotes - April-May 2019: Announcements: In the News

April/May 2019

In the News

In the News

Amin Ghaziani, University of British Columbia, was interviewed by Pink News, one of the largest online news media sources in the UK, as well as the California-based Instinct Magazine, the Baltimore Sun, and Mashable, an international digital media news source, about gay neighborhoods, his new work on cultural archipelagos, and global changes in LGBTQ nightlife.

Rachel Gordon, University of Illinois-Chicago, was quoted in a Men’s Health article “High School Cliques Now Fall Into 12 Categories, Study Shows” on January 9, 2019. The article focuses on the results a study conducted by Gordon, and Robert Crosnoe, University of Texas-Austin. 

Guillermina Jasso, New York University, was featured in a January 15 Atlantic article, “How Individual Actions Affect Economic Inequality,” about her research recently published in the Journal of   Sociology.

Shelley Kimelberg, University at Buffalo-SUNY, was quoted in an article in The Atlantic, “Parents Are Biased Against Even Quality ‘Urban’ Schools,” on December 12, 2018. Research by Kimelberg and Chase Billingham, Wichita State University, was profiled in the article, and research by Billingham and Matthew Hunt, Northeastern University, was also cited.

Amanda Lewis, University of Illinois-Chicago, joined the NPR news show “1A” for the segment “Lesson Not Learned: ‘America To Me’ Documents Why Race Has Everything to Do with Education” on October 24, 2018 to discuss the Starz network miniseries “America to Me,” which focuses on a Chicago high school. 

Patrisia Macías-Rojas, University of Illinois-Chicago, was quoted in a CityLab article “What Border Security and Police Violence Have in Common” on November 29, 2018.

Jonathan Mijs, London School of Economics, was quoted in a January 24 The Guardian article and a February 26 Washington Post article about his new research “The Paradox of Inequality: Income Inequality and Belief in Meritocracy go Hand in Hand” published in Socio-Economic Review

Timothy J. Owens, Kent State University, was interviewed by journalists from TV Paraná, Brazil, on November 30, 2018, about his thoughts and experiences while teaching at the inaugural American Academy, a collaboration between the Pontifical Catholic University of Paraná (PUCPR) and Kent State University aimed at increasing Brazilian undergraduate’s awareness of global issues. Owens taught a complete Introduction to Sociology course in November of 2018. The Brazilian students are scheduled to attend Kent State for one or two academic years starting in 2020.

Barbara Risman, University of Illinois-Chicago, was quoted in a New York Times article “Many Ways to Be a Girl, but One Way to Be a Boy: The New Gender Rules” on September 14, 2018. The article discusses the results of a new poll about the gender attitudes of adolescents and children. She also co-authored a Psychology Today blog “Are Baby Boomers Bringing the Sexual Revolution to Aging?” with Nicholas Velotta on October 16, 2018. The article highlights the effects of increases in life expectancy and quality of life on baby boomers’ sexuality.

William “Buddy” Scarborough, University of Illinois-Chicago, Ray Sin, Morningstar, and Barbara Risman, University of Illinois at Chicago, conducted a study featured in the New York Times article, “Americans Value Equality at Work More Than Equality at Home,” on December 3, 2018. 

David R. Segal, University of Maryland, was quoted in a February 24 article in the New York Times on a federal court ruling that since women can now serve in combat units and specialties in the army, male-only draft registration under the Selective Service Act violates the equal protection clause of the 14th Amendment and is unconstitutional (“Drafting Only Men for the Military is Unconstitutional, Judge Rules”).

Stacy Torres, University of California-San Francisco, wrote an op-ed that appeared in the February 8 San Francisco Chronicle about pedestrian safety in Oakland, titled “We Must Prioritize Pedestrian Safety in Oakland and Other Bay Area Cities for the Good of Us All.”