My research has been published in Italian! Le Sociologie has translated my advice on how institutions can improve policies, practices and resources in response to public harassment of academics and researchers. Read ‘Sociologia Delle Politiche di Prevenzione Delle Molestie Pubbliche.’
Visibility, learning, and antiracism
I recently submitted my latest book chapter about how the sociology of race can enhance research methods. More on this in coming months. On 12 September, I will be speaking at an online panel ‘Risks of visibility in a forced spotlight.’ This is a conversation about how to deal with public harassment of researchers. I recently presented my research on improving outcomes for learners, at the National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER) conference. My other work has been featured on a national antiracism website, and in a couple of news articles.Continue reading Visibility, learning, and antiracism
Education, Gender and Sexuality
Today, I share a new book and two media citations of my research about education, masculinity, and heterosexism. The authors write from Australia, Indonesia, and Canada.Continue reading Education, Gender and Sexuality
Working on Social Change
Happy New Year! Today I summarise my major projects for the past year, covering public health, vocational training, disability, technology, and gender equity.Continue reading Working on Social Change
Friends, Diversity and Morality
Three new books cite my work on otherness, as well as my research on gender and sexuality. These works cover friendships, diversity and inclusion, and morality.Continue reading Friends, Diversity and Morality
The Pandemic Reader
My work on ‘Pandemic, Race and` Moral Panic’ has been published in a new book, ‘The Pandemic Reader: Exposing Social (In)justice in the Time of COVID-19.’ Edited by Assistant Professor Mako Fitts Ward, Professor Jennifer A. Sandlin, Michelle McGibbney Vlahoulis, and Dr Christine L. Holman, the book explores the social and political impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
“The Pandemic Reader offers critical perspectives on the sweeping injustices intensified by COVID-19 and the resurgence of racialised state violence. It offers context, data, viewpoints and solutions to collectively teach, learn, and thrive. It takes up abolitionist teaching methodologies—focusing not only on the many ways the pandemic has exacerbated injustice, but also on how individuals and communities are healing, expressing vulnerability, and building community—to amplify intersectional racial justice strategies across learning spaces. This collection is a pedagogical intervention to locate how individuals and communities propel us forward through the multiple pandemics of 2020.”
Read more here.
Interview: The Folk Devil Made Me Do It
I’ve been interviewed by NPR’s Code Switch on the growing political backlash about critical race theory. I discuss my research on moral panics about race. A moral panic is a situation or group positioned as a threat to social values. On the surface, it may seem nonsensical to ban critical race theory from schools, as it’s only taught at specialist university courses. Dig deeper: moral panics have always mobilised against a specific issue, and then moves to scale back other civic rights from minorities or marginalised groups.Continue reading Interview: The Folk Devil Made Me Do It
Public Science and Tropes
My research on harassment of public scientists and racist Hollywood tropes is featured in two new books!Continue reading Public Science and Tropes
My Work Translated Into Italian
My work on “What is Applied Sociology?,” has been translated into Italian and published by Sociologia Clinica and Homeless Book publishers. The translation is published as a free eBook, Che cos’è la sociologia applicata una breve introduzione.
Check it out!
My work has been previously translated into French and a forthcoming publication will be in Persian.
Interview: Interracial Friendships
Below is an excerpt from a new interview with me, by Santilla Chingaipe, published on ABC Life.Continue reading Interview: Interracial Friendships
Interview: Pandemic Misinformation
I spoke with Angeline Chew Longshore from The Mauimama about my article, “Using sociology to think critically about Coronavirus COVID-19 studies.” We talked about how I was motivated to write about the sociology of science because I saw so many people struggling to make sense of the pandemic. We discussed how national cultures are impacting responses to the virus, why precarious employment in healthcare is causing high rates of infection, and how we can better check whether the information we hear is credible.Continue reading Interview: Pandemic Misinformation