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Sep 29 2021 | New York Times
"As Trump rose to the presidency, one explanation that swept political science was the power of polarization, specifically a phenomenon known as affective polarization, but a keen group of scholars now suggests that this approach is inadequate."     Click here to read the full article in the New...
Aug 22 2021 | NPR
This Is How The White Population Is Actually Changing Based On New Census Data
Aug 16 2021 | The Washington Post
Free school meal programs don’t just feed hungry kids — they’re a major win for moms Priya Fielding-Singh is an assistant professor of family and consumer studies at the University of Utah and the author of the forthcoming book “How the Other Half Eats: The Untold Story of Food and Inequality in...
Aug 13 2021 | The New York Times
Census Shows Sharply Growing Numbers of Hispanic, Asian and Multiracial Americans Overall population growth slowed substantially over the past decade, but the number of multiracial Americans more than doubled.
Jul 22 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...