Speaker: Joseph Cohen

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.

Opening Higher Ed Access with Amaka Okechukwu

Amaka Okechukwu discusses her new book about the historical politics of affirmative action and open admissions in college admissions.

Seth Abrutyn on Teaching Classical Theory

Seth Aburtyn (University of British Columbia) discusses the role of classical sociology in our graduate curricula.

What if the Republican Party were Destroyed?

A recent NY Times opinion piece muses about the death of the Republican Party. Canada’s conservative party died in the mid-1990s. What happened?

Alexandrea Ravenelle on the Internet Gig Work

Alexandrea Ravenelle (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill) discusses the inner workings of the Internet-platformed gig economy.

Punishment in the Admissions Scandal

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

Neurosociology with Rengin Firat

Rengin Firat (UC Riverside) discusses how human neurology shapes the social phenomena that sociologists study.

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