Distinguished McKnight Professor and Chair, Department of Sociology, University of Minnesota
Drawing on his wide-ranging research, a leading SSN sociologist argues that now is the time to revamp America’s troubled criminal justice system.
Professor of Urban Planning, University of Louisville
Professor of Sociology and Public Policy & Public Administration, George Washington University
A pair of SSN scholars delves into the mystery of why life expectancy differs from one urban neighborhood to the next.
Associate Professor of English Studies and Coordinator of American Studies, Fitchburg State University
From the time of the nation’s founding, America has been home to diverse peoples and cultures – including Moroccans, Filipinos, and Chinese along with Native Americans, Africans, and others. Bigotry, nativism, and xenophobia have long vied with mutual acceptance.
Assistant Professor of African American History, Loyola University New Orleans
What do the continuing protests in Ferguson, Missouri have in common with the 1960s uprisings in many U.S. cities? Howard looks to history to explore the roots of racial conflicts – and to suggest possible solutions.
John Richard Skuse Professor of Political Science, Tufts University
Associate Professor of Sociology, Tufts University
Mockery, fear, and personal attacks dominate blogs, television, and radio talk shows – especially on the right – making politics confusing and unappealing to most Americans.