Professor of criminal justice Stephanie A. Jirard offers suggestions on how to approach the topic of race in the classroom in ways that facilitate critical thinking, social justice, and change.
Keon West, a social psychologist at Goldsmiths, University of London, looks at the question, do people judge Muslims more harshly than white non-Muslims?
Thurston Domina, a sociologist at the University of North Carolina’s School of Education, discusses inequality and education, particularly how education reinforces and builds inequalities. He highlights research that has had an impact outside of the field, and describes the challenges of studying the sociology of education
Muzammil Quraishi, a criminologist at the University of Salford, explores the historical social construction of race and how it was socially constructed through the colonial period.
Leslie Baker-Kimmons, a sociologist at Chicago State University, examines how race continues to be a social significant component in contemporary America and how society’s attempts to ignore the social significance of race create a new form of racism.
Lee Ross, a criminal justice professor at the University of Central Florida, talks about the racial and ethnic proportions within the prison system and how those figures don’t match the numbers in the general population.
Zachary Steinert-Threlkeld, PhD, Assistant Professor of Public Policy at the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs, discusses using geo-located images & convolutional neural networks to understand protests, including using Twitter data in research, collecting and analyzing image data and its challenges, and advice for students interested in this type of research.
Muzammil Quraishi, a criminologist at University of Salford in the U.K., discusses the history and practice of recording the race/ethnicity of criminal perpetrators. He points out the significant overrepresentation of ethnic minorities in the criminal justice system, then outlines the different theories that seek to explain this.
Meagan Call-Cummings presents a participatory action research project that had three aims: to uncover and understand racism in schools, to empower marginalized students, and to determine the effectiveness of participatory action research as a means to effect social change.
Public sociologist Rodney Coates, a professor of critical race and ethnic studies and of global and intercultural studies at Miami University of Ohio, and author the SAGE Publishing text The Matrix of Race, presented a free webinar on “A 12-Step Program for Decolonizing the University” on July 30. While the webinar filled up within a few hours of being announced, you can watch the recording here on Social Science Space.
Reimagining Social Institutions offers a series of public forum focused on cultivating equitable, anti-racist social institutions. This program is presented as part of the Social Science Research Council’s Inequality Initiative, a series of programs and projects that bring innovative social science analysis to bear on our understanding of the roots and consequences of unequal participation in political, economic, and social systems across the globe. Series moderator is Alondra Nelson, Harold F. Linder Professor at the Institute for Advanced Study and president of the Social Science Research Council.