A weekly link round-up of sociological work – work by sociologists, referencing sociologists, or just of interest to sociologists. This scatterplot feature is co-produced with Mike Bader.
This week’s a bit light on the links; hopefully everyone is getting a chance to enjoy the coming of Summer!
Sociology of Higher Ed
- The NYT on Sociologist Sara Goldrick-Rab’s plan for making two years of college free for all.
- Rutgers’s approach to enrolling and educating black students is impressive and effective. Less emphasis on test scores, lots of emphasis on financial and administrative assistance, along with a healthy dose of decolonizing the curriculum.
- Starving public colleges turn to richer students.
- Sociologist Lisa Wade argues that frats and sororities have to end.
Big Data, Big Problems
- Machine learning as the new physiognomy.
- Fake news is a problem of our knowledge infrastructure, not human nature.
Race, Ethnicity, and Immigration
- More re-analysis of the Mariel Boatlift suggests, again, that refugees did not reduce the wages of native born workers.
- Ferguson was not isolated; black suburbanites feel the aggressiveness of police forces in many majority-white suburbs.