What can a research-based investigation of society itself tell us – at least in 20-minute bite-sized discussions? Leading sociologists share their perspectives in this Social Science Bites special collection.
Melanie Simms on Work
COVID-19 has changed everything, including how we work (and to be more precise, are employed). But in order to best […]
Molefi Kete Asante on Afrocentrism
In this Social Science Bites podcast, Molefi Kete Asante offers an insiders view of the growth of the Afrocentric paradigm, from the founding of the Journal of Black Studies a half century ago to the debates over critical race theory today.
Jennifer Lee on Asian Americans
The twin prods of a U.S. president trying to rebrand the coronavirus as the ‘China virus’ and a bloody attack in Atlanta that left six Asian women dead have brought to the fore a spate of questions about Asian Americans in the United States.
Sociologist Jennifer Lee is answering those questions.
Michèle Lamont on Stigma
The study of stigma, is, says Michèle Lamont, a “booming field.” That assessment can be both sad and hopeful, and in this Social Science Bites podcast the Harvard sociologist explains stigma’s manifestations and ways to combat it, as well as what it takes a for a researcher to actually study stigma.
Diego Gambetta on Signaling Theory
In this Social Science Bites podcast, Diego Gambetta, a professor of social theory at the European University Institute in Florence, discussing his research around signaling theory and the applications of his work, whether addressing courtship, organized crime of hailing a cab.
Alondra Nelson on Genetic Testing
In this Social Science Bites podcast, sociologist Alondra Nelson describes her particular interest in those root seekers whose antecedents were “stolen from African” in the slave trade who make up so much of the African diaspora.