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Aug 28 2019 | Stanford News
Tight housing, immigration are shifting pressure onto Seattle’s black neighborhoods, Stanford sociologist finds A Stanford sociologist found that recent Asian immigrants moving to neighborhoods with more Asians explains the lack of redevelopment in these areas and contributes to the gentrification...
Aug 27 2019 | KERA
Assimilation Is A Two-Way Street From the first wave of European immigrants, newcomers to America are told that fitting into the established social structure is their responsibility. Stanford University associate professor Tomás Jiménez joins host Krys Boyd to take on the idea of assimilation, the...
Aug 23 2019
Algorithms, and not friends and family, are now the go-to matchmaker for people looking for love, Stanford sociologist Michael Rosenfeld has found.
Jun 6 2019 | Stanford News
Millennials are ‘canaries in the coalmine’ for toxic economic trends, say Stanford scholars A new report by Stanford scholars lays out the problems U.S. millennials face as a result of decades-long rising inequality. Problems they experience include rising mortality rates and increased poverty...
May 21 2019 | Pacific Standard
Stanford sociologists find that when progressive candidates talk about how their policies are aligned with values commonly associated with conservative ideals – as opposed to liberal ones – they receive greater support from conservatives and moderates.  
The General Social Survey, or GSS, is one of the most important data sources for researchers studying American society. For the first time ever in its nearly 50-year history, the survey’s 2018 data release includes information on respondents’ self-identified sex and gender. The new data will allow...
May 1 2019 | Stanford News
Gang-associated youth avoid violence by acting tough online, Stanford sociologist finds Stanford sociologist Forrest Stuart examines how gang-associated youth on Chicago’s South Side use social media to challenge rivals. He finds that, contrary to common belief, most of these confrontations do not...
Apr 10 2019
Radically Normal: How Gay Rights Activists Changed The Minds Of Their Opponents In 1972, researchers launched a project known as the General Social Survey. The GSS asked Americans to share their opinions on a whole range of important issues, from education spending to the role of women in the...
Gender bias can negatively affect what we think about products made by women, especially in male-oriented markets. Imagine you’re reading the label of a craft beer. Among the notes you see the name of the brewer: Jane. Does knowing a woman made this beer change your perception of it? Will it taste...
Mar 13 2019 | The Washington Post
Theresa Vargas is a local columnist for The Washington Post. Before coming to The Post, she worked at Newsday in New York. She has degrees from Stanford University and Columbia University School of Journalism.

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