Speaker: Gabriel Rossman

Elite Self-Pity

We discuss elite self-pity, and whether the sentiment is prevalent among sociology professors.

Reactions to Perceived Shortages in Marriageable Men

We discuss popular reactions to claim that there is a shortage of marriageable men for women with college degrees.

Spinning Abstracts

A recent medicine study called attention to exaggerations of findings in abstracts. Do we have the same problem in soc?

Eric Schwartz on Academic Publishing

Columbia University Press’ Eric Schwartz discusses academic publishing, and how to approach presses.

Victoria Reyes on Global Borderlands

We interview Victoria Reyes (UC Riverside) about her new book, Global Borderlands: Fantasy, Violence, and Empire in Subic Bay, Philippines with Stanford University Press.

Academic Hazing

On today’s episode of The Annex, we discuss a recent blog entry on “academic hazing” on circulating in academic Twitter, and where to draw the line between abusive and legitimate work demands.

A Shortage of Marriageable Men?

We discuss the idea that a “shortage of marriageable men” seems like a strong explanation of falling marriage rates.

Punishment in the Admissions Scandal

We discuss the fallout of the college admissions scandal and corruption in elite college admissions with Fred Wherry (Princeton).

Criticizing Lana Del Rey

Internet outrage at a mixed review of Lana Del Rey’s new album. What do we learn about celebrity today?

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