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The Class Ceiling in the US

This is a work in progress with Sam Friedman. The short version is, there is a class-origin pay gap in top occupations in the US, and it is actually larger than the one in the UK (about $30k/year). Here is the PDF.

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National Coming Out Day

It's National Coming Out day. I'm a transgender man. If any of you didn't know that, and want to ask me questions, you can. I came out as a dyke (fn1) at 15, started identifying as some kind of butch or genderqueer person in my 20s, hung out with mostly other queers...

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Video on Regression

Kate Mason at Wheaton College got a bunch of folks to volunteer to make introductory sociology methods videos, so I recorded one about regression. Here it is. (This is kind of a wonky way to share, but it's what I can figure out at the moment.)

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On Fights on Scholar-Activism

At ASA, I was on a panel about the idea of the “scholar-activist” and some of the debates around it. The panel happened because Juan Pablo Pardo-Guerra wrote this blog post & was asked to organize a Presidential Panel on the topic. The blog post happened because...

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Should you email professors before applying to grad school?

Will emailing a professor as part of applying to (Sociology) graduate school help your case? Part 2. This is a follow up to this post – I made a survey and asked professors whether you should email them, and how their program works.  I’ll make this quick – 13 out of...

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Should you go to grad school?

My first answer is read Tim Burke's essay (where his short answer is “no”). And then read Tressie McMillan Cottom's essay on what’s wrong with blanket “don’t go to grad school” advice. That will link you to a series of tweets by Sandy Darity on why maybe you should go...

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