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Are Sociologists Trying Hard Enough?

April 11, 2019

A discussion about Fabio Rojas’ contention that sociologists’ failure to prioritize public impact hinders their influence over policy. The contention drew widespread reaction on Twitter.

Discussants

Neda Magbouleh is an Assistant Professor of Sociology from the University of Toronto. She wrote The Limits of Whiteness: Iranian Americans and the Everyday Politics of Race (2017, Stanford). Click here to hear other segments featuring Neda.

Clayton Childress is an Assistant Professor of Sociology from the University of Toronto. He wrote Under the Cover: The Creation, Production, and Reception of a Novel (2017 Princeton). Click here to hear other segments featuring Clayton.

James R. Jones is an Assistant Professor of African American and African Studies from Rutgers University, Newark. He recently published “Racing through the Halls of Congress: The ‘Black Nod’ as an Adaptive Strategy for Surviving in a Raced Institution.” in the DuBois Reivew. Click here to hear other segments featuring James.

Aliza Luft is an Assistant Professor of Sociology from the University of California, Los Angeles. She recently published “Toward a Dynamic Theory of Action at the Micro-Level of Genocide: Killing, Desistance, and Saving in 1994 Rwanda.” in Sociological Theory. Click here to hear other segments featuring Aliza.

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