American Sociological Association

ASA Footnotes

A publication of the American Sociological AssociationASA News & Events
November 2015
Volume 
43
Issue 
7

In the News

Cawo Abdi, University of Minnesota, wrote an August 24 CNN.com op-ed, “Where Is My Islam? The Identity Crisis of 21st Century Muslims.”

Chad Broughton, University of Chicago, wrote a September 23 Atlantic article, “Just Another Factory Closing.”

Stephanie Canizales, University of Southern California, was quoted in an August 18 Los Angeles Times article, “Young Immigrants Placed in Sponsor Homes Are at Risk of Abuse, Experts Say.”

Daniel L. Carlson, Georgia State University, was quoted in a September 1 New York Times article about the study, “The Division of Childcare, Sexual Intimacy, and Relationship Quality in Couples,” which he co-authored with Sarah Hanson and Andrea Fitzroy, both of Georgia State University. The study was covered in numerous media outlets including the Chicago Tribune on August 26, the Huffington Post, CNN.com and U.S. News and World Report on August 24, and the Washington Post, the Daily Mail, and BBC.com on August 23.

Shannon K. Carter, University of Central Florida, was interviewed by Fox “Good Day Orlando” show on June 18, News 13 on July 10, the Orlando Sentinel on June 28, and Orlando Public Radio on June 10 about her research on peer breast milk sharing. The story was also covered in Science Daily, Yahoo!News, El Nuevo Herald, Fit Pregnancy, What to Expect When You’re Expecting, and other media outlets.

Victor Tan Chen, Virginia Commonwealth University, was quoted in a Michigan Radio article and interviewed on Michigan Radio about his new book, Cut Loose: Jobless and Hopeless in an Unfair Economy.

Andrew Cherlin, Johns Hopkins University, and Valarie King, Pennsylvania State University, were quoted in a September 19 Bucks County Courier Times article, “Pope Francis Will Find a Far Different ‘Typical’ USA Family Than Pope John Paul II Did in 1979.”

Jane Collins, University of Wisconsin, was quoted in a September 24 Madison.com article, “Professor Looks at 2011 Protests Through New Lens.”

Marianne Cooper, Stanford University, was quoted in a June 21 SFGate article, “For Dads in the Valley, Balancing Work and Home is Tough, Too.” She was mentioned and her book was referenced in a June 26 Slate article, “The Church of Self-Help.” In addition, she wrote a September 22 “PBS NewsHour” blog post, “Why Women Are Often Put in Charge of Failing Companies.”

Matthew Desmond, Harvard University, was quoted in a September 29 Boston Globe article, “Area Researchers Win MacArthur ‘Genius’ Grants.” Desmond was one of the winners.

Elaine Howard Ecklund, Rice University, was mentioned in an August 5 Huffington Post article, “Mere Christianity Meets Mainstream Science.”

Lindsey A. Freeman, State University of New York-Buffalo State, was a guest on the August 6 episode, “Hiroshima: Two Narratives,” of BBC World Service’s radio show, “World Have Your Say.”

Asia Friedman, University of Delaware, was quoted in an August 30 CNN.com article about her study, “There Are Two People at Work That I’m Fairly Certain Are Black.” Her study was on blind people and reacism, the subject of articles in a number of media outlets including the Daily Mail on September 13 and the Philadelphia Inquirer on August 27.

Amin Ghaziani, University of British Columbia, was quoted in an August 1 Los Angeles Times article, “Are ‘Gayborhoods’ a Victim of the Gay Rights Movement’s Success?”

Brian Gillespie, Sonoma State University, was quoted and Claude Fischer, University of California-Berkeley, and Stacey Oliker, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, were mentioned in a September 11 Press Democrat article, “BFF? Beer Buddies? Sonoma State Study Finds New Facts About Friendship.”

Katherine Giuffre, Colorado College, was quoted in a September 26 News and Observer article, “‘Drunken Spelunker’ Recalls Nights at The Cave and other Chapel Hill Haunts” about her first novel, The Drunken Spelunker’s Guide to Plato.

Matthias Gross, University of Jena and Helmholtz Centre Leipzig, and Linsey McGoey, University of Essex, were quoted in an August 24 New York Times op-ed, “The Case for Teaching Ignorance.”

Anthony Jack, Harvard University, was quoted in a September 15 Madison.com article, “Harvard Researcher Reveals Alienating Effects of Inclusion Programs.”

Carole Joffe, University of California-San Francisco, wrote an August 4 New York Times letter to the editor about the silence to date of fetal tissue researchers in the face of attacks on Planned Parenthood. She was also quoted in a story about abortion clinic closings in the October issue of Mother Jones.

Michael Kimmel, Stony Brook University, was quoted in a September 23 Washington Post article, “What Happens When You Act Too Manly at Work,” and a September 9 Esquire blog post, “What Does It Mean to Be a Man? This Professor Might Have the Answer.” Kimmel was also interviewed on August 23 on NPR’s “Weekend Edition” about the male culture at prep schools that may contribute to sexual assaults.

Stephen Klineberg, Rice University, was quoted in a September 22 Houston Chronicle article, “Jajoo Hoping to Make History in Sugar Land as City’s First South Asian Mayor Next Year.”

Tanya Koropeckyj-Cox, University of Florida, was quoted in a September 17 Associated Press article, “Household Income Approaches Prerecession Level in Florida.” The article appeared in a number of media outlets including the San Francisco Chronicle and the Orlando Sentinel on September 17.

Derek Kreager, Pennsylvania State University, was quoted in an August 25 Today.com article about the study, “The Double Standard at Sexual Debut: Gender, Sexual Behavior and Early Adolescent Peer Acceptance,” which he co-authored with Jeremy Staff, Pennsylvania State University, and others. The study was also covered in a number of other media outlets including Yahoo!Finance, U.S. News and World Report, and Business Insider on August 24.

Anthony E. Ladd, Loyola University New Orleans, was quoted in a July 27 Times-Picayune article about the Bernie Sanders political rally outside New Orleans that drew 4,500 supporters.

Adam Lankford, University of Alabama, was quoted in an August 24 Los Angeles Times article about his study, “Mass Shooters, Firearms, and Social Strains: A Global Analysis of an Exceptionally American Problem.” The study was covered in numerous other media outlets including U.S. News and World Report and Newsweek on August 23, the Washington Post, the Dallas Morning News, Yahoo!News, and CNN.com on August 27. Additionally, Lankford was interviewed about his study on August 27 on “MSNBC Live” and on August 29 on MSNBC’s “Weekends With Alex Witt.”

Joscha Legewie, New York University, was quoted in a recent Associated Press article about his study, “Contested Boundaries: Explaining Where Ethno-Racial Diversity Provokes Neighborhood Conflict.” The article appeared in a number of media outlets including NBCNewYork.com, Greenwich Time, the San Antonio Express-News, the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, and the Houston Chronicle on August 21.

Elizabeth McClintock, University of Notre Dame, was quoted in an August 25 Chicago Tribune article about her study, “The Social Context of Sexual Identity.” The study was the subject of articles in a number of other media outlets including the Telegraph, the New York Daily News, and LiveScience on August 25 and FOXNews.com and the Times of India on August 26

Ruth Milkman, City University of New York Graduate Center, was quoted in a September 27 Virginian-Pilot article, “Paid Sick Leave is a Luxury Not All Enjoy,” and in a September 5 New York Times article, “Study Says Unionizing Helps Close Racial Wage Gap.”

Aldon Morris, Northwestern University, was quoted in a September 16 Chicago Tribune article, “NU Professor’s Book Highlights W.E.B. Du Bois’ Contributions to Sociology,” about his new book, The Scholar Denied: W.E.B. Du Bois and the Birth of Modern Sociology.

Paolo Parigi, Stanford University, was quoted in a September 23 Atlantic article, “What’s a Saint, Anyway?”

Sangyoub Park, Washburn University, was quoted in an August 13 NPR.org article, “Party of 1: We Are Eating a Lot ff Meals Alone.”

Silvia Pedraza, University of Michigan, was interviewed on August 14 on Al Jazeera America’s television program, Inside Story, about the possible return of Cuban Americans, who immigrated to the U.S., back to Cuba. She was also interviewed on August 15 on BBC World Service for the Weekend Edition, London,  about Cuban American attitudes towards the reopening of the U.S. Embassy in Havana and the new U.S.-Cuba relations.

Dudley Poston, Texas A&M University, was recently interviewed several times about international migrants to the United States from China and India now outnumbering the international migrants from Mexico. One interview was broadcast on radio station WOAI, San Antonio, on May 7 and news stories based on other interviews with Poston appeared in the Miami Herald on May 9 and in the Bryan Eagle on May 10.

Enrique S. Pumar, Catholic University, was interviewed on July 20 on the Washington, DC, NPR affiliate WAMU’s “The Kojo Nnamdi Show” about U.S.-Cuba relations and the opening of the Cuban Embassy in Washington.

Michael Rosenfeld, Stanford University, was quoted in an August 27 Washington Post article about his study, “Who Wants the Breakup? Gender and Breakup in Heterosexual Couples.” The study was covered in a number of other media outlets including TIME.com and LiveScience on August 22, and CBSNews.com, The Huffington Post, the Daily Mail, and Yahoo!News, on August 24. Additionally, the study was featured on the television program, “CBS This Morning” on August 24.

John Shelton Reed, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, was mentioned in a September 26 Economist article, “Some Stand With Ahmed.”

Aliya Saperstein, Stanford University, and Laurel Westbrook, Grand Valley State University, were quoted in a September 1 Newsweek article, “Male? Female? … Er, It’s Complicated.”

John Skrentny, University of California-San Diego, was quoted in a September 4 Arizona Republic article on birthright citizenship, as well as an August 23 Politifact article on the same topic. He was also quoted in an August 24 National Journal article on border security.

C. Matthew Snipp, Stanford University, was quoted in a September 3 Washington Post article, “Millennials Have Low Opinion of Themselves, Compared to Boomers.”

Isabelle Solal and Kaisa Snellman, both of INSEAD, were mentioned in a July 30 Washington Post op-ed, “In the Business World, Diversity Pays. Really.”

Pamela Stone, Hunter College, was quoted in a September 17 Atlantic article, “Parents in Law: Is it Possible to Be Both an Attorney and a Committed Mom or Dad?”

Marta Tienda, Princeton University, was mentioned in a September 27 Orange County Register article, “CSUF Senior Wants to Improve the Lives of Women Around the World.”

Kathleen Tierney, University of Colorado-Boulder, was quoted in a September 25 Aspen Times article, “Researcher at Snowmass Conference Frames Why Wildfire Impact Is Growing.”

Zeynep Tufekci, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, was quoted in a September 16 Washington Post article, “Facebook Doesn’t Need a ‘Dislike’ Button. Here’s Why.”

Sherry Turkle, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, was mentioned in a September 10 Pacific Standard article, “Shelf Help: ‘Reclaiming Conversation: The Power of Talk in a Digital Age,’” about her new book.

Dirk vom Lehn, King’s College London, and his video-based research of museum visitors were mentioned in a September 3 Le Monde article.

Mary Waters, Harvard University, was quoted in a September 24 ThinkProgress article, “New Study Demolishes 3 Pernicious Myths About First-Generation Immigrants in America.”

Nicholas H. Wolfinger, University of Utah, and W. Bradford Wilcox, University of Virginia, were quoted in an August 18 New York Times article, “Republicans Report Being Happier in Marriage,” about their research on marriage satisfaction and political affiliation. The research was also covered in a number of other media outlets including the Atlantic and Yahoo!News on August 17.

Corey L. Wrenn, Monmouth University, was interviewed on September 22 about her sociological work on social movements and human-animal interactions on KPFK’s “Feminist Magazine,” a weekly Southern California radio show.

Erik Olin Wright, University of Wisconsin-Madison, and Robert Brulle, Drexel University, were quoted in a September 24 BuzzFeed article, “The Pope’s Moral Outrage Won’t Fix Climate Change, Scientists Say.”

Erik Olin Wright, University of Wisconsin-Madison, was quoted in a September 24 Pacific Standard article, “A Social Scientist, a Climate Change Physicist, and Pope Francis Walk Into a Bar...”