Joe, Leslie, Gabriel and Aliza Luft (UCLA) discuss a tweet by Yale sociologist Nicholas Christakis, who argued that it takes a 60 hour work week to succeed in sociology. The tweet drew criticism and evoked a discussion about work-life balance in sociology:
I tell my graduate students and post-docs that if they’re working 60 hours per week, they’re working less than the full professors, and less than their peers. https://t.co/mapWtvmBWp
— Nicholas A. Christakis (@NAChristakis) February 4, 2018
Aliza is an expert on genocide and extreme politics. She wrote “Toward a Dynamic Theory of Action at the Micro-Level of Genocide: Killing, Desistance, and Saving in 1994 Rwanda” in Sociological Theory.