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A sociology-themed podcast

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A sociology-themed podcast




Melissa Wilde on Religion, Race, and the Culture Wars

This week, The Annex sits down with Melissa Wilde from the University of Pennsylvania. Melissa is a comparative-historical sociologists who wrote Vatican II: A Sociological Analysis of Religious Change with Princeton University Press. We discuss her upcoming book, which explores an early chapter of America’s evolving culture wars by discusses the relationship between race anxiety and the evolution of […]


Freezing Eggs, Sexual Assault, and Venezuela

This week, The Annex brings you three prerecorded segments. First, the gang talk about Eliza Brown and Mary Patrick’s forthcoming piece in the American Sociological Review on egg freezing. Then, Joe interviews Nicole Bedera, a graduate student at Michigan who recently posted a viral tweet reviewing recent research on teen sexual assault. Finally, Joe interviews Timothy Gill on the evolution […]


Conrad Hackett on the Global Demography of Religion

This week, the gang sits down with Conrad Hackett from the Pew Research Center. Conrad recently authored The Future of World Religions: Population Growth Projections, 2010-2050, a report on changes to the religious composition of the world’s countries. We also discuss Twitter fame, the Puerto Rico hurricane death count, and careers in the private non-profit research […]


Monica Prasad on Problem-Solving Sociology

In this week’s episode of The Annex Sociology Podcast, we talk with Monica Prasad from Northwestern University We discuss her new paper in Contemporary Sociology on problem-solving sociology, and a new grad student workshop that she is organizing. The gang also discusses the ASA’s recent statement on objectivity, and the new NDA and work-for-hire agreement […]