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Musa Al-Gharbi on Social Research: Half Hour of Heterodoxy #21

Show Notes Musa Al-Gharbi (@musa_algharbi) is a research associate at Heterodox Academy and a PhD student in sociology at Columbia University. He is a writer whose work has been featured in The New York Times, the Washington Post, The Atlantic, and several other venues. The topics of his research include terrorism, extremism, war, antiracism, and,..


Deb Mashek on Heterodox Academy in 2018: Half Hour of Heterodoxy #20

Show Notes Deb Mashek (@DebMashekHXA) is the new executive director of Heterodox Academy. She is currently professor of psychology at Harvey Mudd College, but will be leaving that position to serve full time as executive director. We talk about her career and her three priorities for 2018. Selected Quote I regularly have students and colleagues swinging..


Frank Lechner on the Symmetric Polarization vs. Republican Radicalism Debate: Half Hour of Heterodoxy #19

Show Notes Frank Lechner is a professor of sociology at Emory University. He did his undergraduate work in sociology at Tilburg University in the Netherlands, and then moved to the U.S. for his PhD. He’s the author of four books and two edited volumes—his most recent book is The American Exception, a book about American..


Jonathan Haidt on Heterodox Academy’s 2nd Anniversary: Half Hour of Heterodoxy #12

Half Hour of Heterodoxy #12: Jonathan Haidt (@JonHaidt) is a co-founder and executive director of Heterodox Academy. He is a professor of business ethics at New York University’s Stern School of Business, and has written The Happiness Hypothesis: Finding Modern Truth in Ancient Wisdom (2006) and The Righteous Mind: Why Good People are Divided by Politics and Religion (2012), which became a New York Times bestseller.


Matt Grossmann on Asymmetric Polarization: Half Hour of Heterodoxy #6

n this episode, Chris Martin (@Chrismartin76) talks to Matt Grossmann (@MattGrossmann), associate professor of political science at Michigan State University and director of the Institute for Public Policy and Social Research. He specializes in the study of interest groups and parties. His latest book is Asymmetric Politics: Ideological Republicans and Group Interest Democrats, co-authored with David A. Hopkins.


Sam Abrams on Academic Representation and National Polarization: Half Hour of Heterodoxy #3

Political scientist Sam Abrams teaches at Sarah Lawrence College. His New York Times piece on the polarization of the New England professoriate garnered national attention. In this episode Chris Martin talks to him about what inspired his work on the professoriate, and where his current research is taking him.


George Yancey (North Texas) on Anti-Christian Bias & Race Relations: Half Hour of Heterodoxy #2

This week Chris Martin talks to sociologist George Yancey, another founding member of Heterodox Academy. George Yancey teaches sociology at the University of North Texas. He has published numerous books on anti-Christian bias within the academy and in the community at large. He has also written about multiracial churches and a "mutual responsibility model" for addressing structural racism.


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