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Colleen Sinclair, Andrew Burns, and Brett Burton. Taking Conspiracies to Extremes: How Extremist Groups Use Conspiracy Narratives to Stoke Violence. American Conspiracism An Interdisciplinary Exploration. Luke Ritter (ed.). 2025.
05/27/2024

J. Michael Ryan recently accepted a position as professor-researcher at Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú (Pontifical Catholic University of Peru) in Lima, Peru.
05/14/2024

Ritzer, George, J. Michael Ryan, Sarah Hayes, Mark Elliot, and Petar Jandric. 2024. “McDonaldization and Artificial Intelligence,” Postdigital Science and Education.
05/14/2024

Ryan, J. Michael, George Ritzer, and Hermann Strasser. 2023. “The McDonaldizaton of Academic Sociology,” Sociology Today [Soziologie Haute].  
05/14/2024

Ritzer, George and J. Michael Ryan. 2024. Introduction to Sociology, 6th edition. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
05/14/2024

Ryan, J. Michael. (ed.). 2023. Pandemic Pedagogies: Teaching and learning during the COVID-19 pandemic. London: Routledge.
05/14/2024

Ryan, J. Michael. (ed.). 2023. COVID-19: Surviving a pandemic. London: Routledge.
05/14/2024

Ryan, J. Michael. (ed.). 2023. COVID-19: Individual rights and community responsibilities. London: Routledge.
05/14/2024

Ryan, J. Michael. (ed.). 2023. COVID-19: Cultural change and institutional adaptations. London: Routledge.

Hadjisolomou, Anastasios, Kyla Walters, Dennis Nickson, and Tom Baum. 2023. "‘Boys will be Boys?’: Submissive Masculinity and Sexual Harassment in the Gay Tourism Industry." Hospitality & Society 13:173-200.
05/14/2024

Manning College of Information and Computer Sciences (CICS) Executive Director of Diversity and Inclusive Community Development Erika Dawson Head has received the inaugural Chancellor’s Emerging Leader Award.
05/10/2024

Dawson Head, Erika is an invited Speaker leading a workshop for the 2024 NCWIT Summit.
Creating Inclusive Climates for Students of Color with Erika Dawson Head
This interactive session will help you develop and/or advance your ability to support inclusive environments for students of color. This workshop was designed and created from a place of radical love, a yearning for social justice, and a desire to inspire real inclusion in higher education environments for students of color.

05/10/2024

Dawson Head, Erika is co-leading a workshop at the SIGCSE Technical Symposium:
Effective DEI Committees: Sharing and Refining Key Practices
This workshop is intended for faculty, staff, and students engaged in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) work within their institution. It will build on participants’ experiences in other collaborative or committee-based work and on experiences with DEI.

05/10/2024

Ghaziani, Amin recently published Long Live Queer Nightlife: How the Closing of Gay Bars Sparked a Revolution with Princeton University Press. The book was reviewed by The New York Times. "The sociologist Amin Ghaziani wants to turn a funeral into a party," the reviewer playfully remarked, and "Ghaziani shines as an academic."
05/10/2024

Chukhray, Irina was nominated for an Outstanding Graduate Teaching Award at UC Davis.
05/09/2024

Cumberbatch, B. L. (2023). Rediscovering Citta: Vignettes on Violence and Healing in Life and Commercial Yoga Spaces. Race and Yoga, 7(1).
05/08/2024

Goode, Erich (2023). "Celluloid Mischief: Deviance and Crime on the Silver Screen."
05/08/2024

Goode, Erich (2023). "Deviant Behavior (the 13th)."
05/08/2024

Goode, Erich (2023). "What's Deviant? Topics That Instructors Highlight in Their Deviance Course" (Deviant Behavior volume 44, no. 9
05/08/2024

Indar, Gayitri Kavita, Christine Sharon Barrow, and Warren E. Whitaker. 2023. "A Convergence of Violence: Structural Violence Experiences of K–12, Black, Disabled Males across Multiple Systems" Laws 12, no. 5: 80. 

Johnson, Amy L., Christopher Levesque, Neil A. Lewis, Jr., and Asad L. Asad. 2024. “Deportation Threat Predicts Latino US Citizens and Noncitizens’ Psychological Distress, 2011-2018.” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 121(9):e2306554121.
05/08/2024

Check out Khoshneviss, Hadi's note on: “Outcome Oriented Education: Denial of joy, Justice, and Freedom.
05/08/2024

Khoshneviss, Hadi (2023). “State of Exception, necropolitics, and Puerto Rico: Naturalizing Disaster and Naturalizing Difference.” Capitalism Nature Socialism. 35(1), 75–89.
05/08/2024

Ward, Matthew (2024). “Slavery’s Legacy of White Carceral Advantage in the South,” Sociology of Race and Ethnicity, 10(2).
05/08/2024

Maria D. Dueñas (2024). “The Racial and Ethnic Socialisation Continuum: Racial Oppression and Resistance in Latinx Families.” Identities: Global Studies in Culture and Power, 1-20.  
04/23/2024
 
Maria D. Dueñas and Amber Crowell (2023). “Resisting Racist Discourses with Research Methods, Active Learning, and Storytelling.” Sociology of Race and Ethnicity, 9(1):103–08.  
04/23/2024
 
Maria D. Dueñas and Amber Crowell (2022). “Understanding Inequality through Racial Discourses Course Project.” TRAILS: Teaching Resources and Innovations Library for Sociology, August. Washington DC: American Sociological Association. 
04/23/2024
 
04/18/2024

Stephen J. Morewitz (2024). Forensic Social Sciences: Theory, Research, and Practice. Solana Beach, CA: Cognella Academic Publishing (Custom Edition). ISBN: 979-8-8233-5558-2.
03/19/2024

Stephen J. Morewitz (2024). Klinische und Psychologische Perspektiven des Foulspiels. Springer. ISBN: 978-3-031-46116-3.
03/19/2024

Martine Herzog-Evans and Stephen J. Morewitz (Eds.) (Forthcoming). Terrorism Case Series. New Research In The Forensic Social Sciences. Springer.
03/19/2024

Shiv Issar will be a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Sociology in the Department of Sociology & Anthropology at Nazareth University beginning in August 2024.
03/08/2024

Cristine Sabrina Khan (2023). "Intergenerational differences on anti-blackness in the Indo-Caribbean community in New York City." Ethnic and Racial Studies, 47(4).
02/06/2024

Brett L. Cumberbatch (2023). "Rediscovering Citta: Vignettes on Violence and Healing in Life and Commercial Yoga Spaces." Race and Yoga, 7(1).
02/06/2024

Stephanie Southworth and Sara Brallier (2023) published Homelessness in the 21st Century: Living the Impossible American Dream. Routledge. ISBN: 9781032351599
02/06/2024

Stephen J. Morewitz, President, Forensic Social Sciences Association, has published the first book on forensic social sciences, Forensic Social Sciences: Theory, Research, and Practice. Solana Beach, CA: Cognella Academic Publishing (Custom Edition). ISBN: 979-8-8233-5558-2
02/05/2024

Leontina Hormel (2024). published Trailer Park America: Reimagining Working-Class Communities. Rutgers University Press.
01/22/2024

Joachim J. Savelsberg (2023). “Media and Transitional Justice.” In The Oxford Handbook of Transitional Justice, edited by Lawrence Douglas, Alexander Hinton, and Jens Meierhenrich. Oxford University Press (online first).
01/22/2024

Michael Soto and Joachim J. Savelsberg (2023). “Collective Memories and Community Interventions: Peace Building in Northern Ireland.” Studies in Social Justice, Vol. 17, No. 3, 360-383.
01/22/2024

Joachim J. Savelsberg and Brooke Chambers (2023). “Darfur Model, Rwanda, and the ICTR: John Hagan’s Sociology of Genocide Continued.” Law & Social Inquiry, Vol. 48, No. 4, pp. 1232–1250.
01/22/2024

Miray Philips and Joachim J. Savelsberg (2023). “Social Fields, Journalism, and Collective Memory: Reporting on the Armenian Genocide in Legal, Political, and Commemorative Field Events.” Memory Studies (online first).
01/22/2024

Wenjie Liao and Joachim J. Savelsberg (2023). “Law.” In Handbuch Sozialwissenschaftliche Gedächtnisforschung (Vol 1), edited by Gerd Sebald et al. Springer, pp. 595-608.
01/22/2024

Jean-Pierre Reed and Carlos Garrido (2024). “Intellectuals, ideology and the ethico-political.” In The Elgar companion to Antonio Gramsci (152-70). Edward Elgar Publishing.
01/19/2024