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.
- Zakiya Luna reminds us that the “gender gap” in voting is a White gender gap.
- Combining pre-election polls and precinct-level election outcomes produces much more useful estimates of the demographics of the 2018 election than exit polls alone, including showcasing 25 point dramatic shift in young White voters towards Democrats from 2016 and 2014.
- “in departments with female chairs, gender gaps in publication and tenure rates are smaller among assistant professors. The pay gap also shrinks. After departments replace a male chair with a female chair, they see an increase of about 10 percent in the number of incoming female graduate students, with no change in students’ ability levels.”
- “What could be less innovative now than founding yet another academic center for innovation and entrepreneurship?”
- “The public trusts and respects museums and historic sites and many of the people reaching them are trained public historians, people actively engaging with issues of accessibility, humanistic study, and curation every day. In lambasting the profession for not engaging with the public on a regular basis, Lepore erases the contributions of the very scholars working day in and day out to engage the public with the humanities. Many of these scholars don’t have academic appointments. But many of them do, running public history graduate programs across the country.”
- Charli Carpenter and Kevin Young find that Americans oppose killer robots, but dystopic sci-fi is (mostly) not responsible for that opposition.