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Jul 29 2021 | Stanford News
The road to the 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympics has been a long and winding one, says Stanford sociologist The 2020 Summer Olympics have begun this week but public support among the Japanese public for the games has been generally low and their mood can be articulated through the succinct question: “Why...
Jackelyn Hwang was the winner of the 2020 Jane Addams Award for best article. Jackelyn’s innovative research agenda examines the relationship between how neighborhoods change and the persistence of neighborhood inequality by race and class in US cities. 
May 24 2021 | SSSP
Matthew Clair has been named a co-winner of the 2021 Michael Harrington Award from the Society for the Study of Social Problems. This award is given to a scholar or organization that by their actions advances our understanding of poverty, social class, and/or inequality, and/or proposes effective...
Tomás Jiménez and Jia Lynn Yang discuss "Does America Really Want to Be a Nation of Immigrants?" during the 11th annual Zócalo Public Square Book Prize Lecture. Click here to read the story and watch the video
May 17 2021 | Stanford News
Genetic ancestry test results shape race self-identification, Stanford researchers find People who have taken a genetic ancestry test are more likely to report multiple races when self-identifying on surveys, according to Stanford sociologists. A genetic ancestry test (GAT) can not only unearth...
May 14 2021 | Vox
"As President Joe Biden prepares for the next phase of America’s Covid-19 vaccine rollout, there’s one strategy he should seriously consider: staying quiet.   As it stands, the big holdout group for vaccines is Republicans. 'The biggest predictor of vaccine hesitancy is party identification,' Robb...
In a polarized nation, a dose of partisan public health messaging can be more effective.
How negative stereotypes about men and women creep into a process intended to be meritocratic. A take-charge attitude at work typically earns men positive performance reviews, but for women, assertiveness only gets them so far. Although workplace evaluations are supposed to be merit-based, gender...
Apr 20 2021 | Los Angeles Times
"One of the biggest challenges in fighting the COVID-19 pandemic over the last year has been political polarization on public health measures — whether it’s the shuttering of stores, physical distancing or mask wearing — and vaccines are no exception." Click here to read the full article in the LA...
Apr 10 2021 | The Economist
America tries to figure out a fairer way to select students Sidelining standardised tests won’t make college admissions fairer