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The Annex Sociology Podcast

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The Annex is an academic sociology-themed podcast. It discusses news, debates, and research findings that are of interest to professional sociology scholars.

146 Episodes | 2017 - 2021

Structural Sexism and Religion (Patricia Homan)

September 13th, 2021

50:29

In this episode, Daniel Morrison sits down with Patricia Homan (Florida State University) to discuss the impact of structural sexism on the …

Christian Nationalism (Perry & Perrin)

May 17th, 2021

55:02

On today’s Annex, we discuss the Christian nationalism and the sociology of religion with Samuel Perry (University of Oklahoma) and Robin Perrin (

A More Radical Sociology (Michelle Jackson)

May 10th, 2021

58:36

In today’s episode, we discuss the need for a more radical sociology with Michelle Jackson from Stanford. Michelle authored the book Manifesto for …

Police & Race (Roscigno, Prieto-Hodge & Ture)

May 3rd, 2021

1:07:10

In this episode, we discuss the complicated relationship between the police and the African-American community. Our guests are Vincent Roscigno …

Danger and Police Culture (Sierra-Arevalo)

April 26th, 2021

46:01

In this episode of The Annex, we discuss how conceptions of danger influence police culture with Michael Sierra-Arevalo (University of Texas, Austin

Applied Sociology (Karen Albright)

April 12th, 2021

29:26

It has been a very tough decade for the sociology job market, and faculty jobs are getting tougher to land. At the same time, doctoral students …

Cults (2 of 2) (Craig Rawlings)

April 6th, 2021

39:17

This episode is the second installment of our two-part series on the Sociology of Cults. If you missed our first episode with Rick Moore, catch it

Cults (Part 1 of 2) (Rick Moore)

April 5th, 2021

21:58

This is the first in a two-part series on the Sociology of Cults. Our first episode examines the concept of New Religious Movements in sociology. …

Loneliness (Margolis & Torres)

March 22nd, 2021

47:37

On today’s episode of the The Annex , we look at the topic of loneliness from a sociological perspective. Our guests are Rachel Margolis (Western …

Rating British Departments (JP Pardo-Guerra)

February 22nd, 2021

37:35

In this episode of The Annex Sociology Podcast, we discuss the British system of evaluating departments’ scholarly productivity with JP Pardo-Guerra

George Herbert Mead (Daniel Huebner)

November 16th, 2020

55:24

In today's episode of The Annex, we delve into the back story of George Herbert Mead, a major figure in classical sociology. Our guest is Daniel …

New Digital Inequalities (Matt Rafalow)

November 2nd, 2020

48:20

Today, The Annex talks to Matt Rafalow (Google) about how social inequalities in education and technology persist after all students gain access to …

Labor Organization in Academia (Aptekar, Fu, and Mason)

October 26th, 2020

48:01

Today, The Annex talks about labor organization, and the faculty labor issues that our unions are engaging. This episode features three excellent …

Urban Doomsday Preppers (Anna Bounds)

October 12th, 2020

53:08

In today's episode of The Annex, we present a talk with Anna Bounds (CUNY Queens College) to discuss her book on urban doomsday preparation, Bracing …

The Sociology of Food (Bowen, Gaddis & Young)

October 5th, 2020

48:50

Today, we jump into the world of the sociology of food with three excellent experts from the field. Sarah Bowen (North Carolina State), author of

The Challenge of Chairing (Wynn, Besen-Cassino and Weeden)

September 21st, 2020

46:01

Today, The Annex is pleased to present a very special episode assembled by Jonathan Wynn from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst on the …

Twitter (Stephen Barnard)

June 8th, 2020

46:39

Today, we talk about Twitter and its effects on our informational diet with Stephen Barnard of St Lawrence University. Stephen is the author of author of Citizens at the Gates: Twitter, Networked Publics, and the …

Social Isolation and Physical Distancing in Time (Boyles, Sangaramoorthy & Finlay)

June 1st, 2020

38:48

What effect will social isolation and physical distancing have on already marginalized communities during the COVID-19 pandemic? In this episode, we …

Racialized Organizations (Victor Ray)

May 25th, 2020

40:49

In this week's episode of The Annex, we talk about the concept of "racialized organizations" with Victor Ray (University of Iowa). Victor recently …

Teaching Online (Rafalow, Medley-Rath & Silva)

May 18th, 2020

42:19

The COVID-19 crisis thrust the academy into teaching online. In this episode, we talk to three colleagues with expertise in online pedagogy.

The Moral Obligation to Succeed in College (Daniel Chambliss)

May 11th, 2020

20:00

Daniel Chambliss is a Distinguished Professor of Sociology at Hamilton College. He recently co-published How College Works (with Christopher G. …

Hijabs and Jobs (Eman Abdelhadi)

May 4th, 2020

30:36

Today, we talk about how wearing hijabs affect job prospects among Muslim women. Our guest is Eman Abdelhadi (University of Chicago) recently authored "The Hijab and Muslim Women's Employment in the United States" in

Professional Wrestling

April 27th, 2020

46:29

Today, The Annex delves into the world of professional wrestling with R. Tyson Smith, a sociologist at the University of Pennsylvania and author of

Race and Racialized Voices at NPR

April 20th, 2020

35:54

Public radio has sometimes criticized as being "too white". Today's episode examines the idea that NPR is a racialized organization.

Laura Garbes is a doctoral student at Brown University. She studies the …

The Everyday Lives of Muslim American Teen Boys

April 13th, 2020

45:59

Today, we discuss the everyday lives of American Muslim teen boys with John O'Brien (NYU Abu Dhabi). John is author of the award-winning Keeping It …

EMTs and Society

April 6th, 2020

35:03

Today, we discuss emergency medical workers' role in society, and what you can learn about contemporary American by following them around.

Our …

Gender, Work and Relationships

March 29th, 2020

28:08

Today, The Annex sits down with Jacklyn Wong, who researches gender, relationships, and careers to ask: What is holding women back?. Jaclyn Wong is …

Vocational Training and Working Class Colleges

March 27th, 2020

48:38

We discuss whether working class students are served well by a higher ed curriculum that eschews vocational training.

Recently, Albert Fu …

Erasing Elizabeth Warren

March 24th, 2020

29:17

Why was the media ignoring Elizabeth Warren? A discussion about whether Elizabeth Warren was being treated differently, and whether gender dynamics are at work here.

Sarah Patterson is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the …

How Will Society Change in Response to COVID19?

March 21st, 2020

39:13

How did COVID19 happen? Why did we botch its handling? How will society change in response to the virus?

Alison Buttenheim is an Associate Professor of Nursing at the University of Pennsylvania. She specializes …

COVID-19 in Italy: A Week Later

March 13th, 2020

54:39

In last week's episode, we spoke with two Italy-based colleagues about what they were seeing on the ground at the epicenter of the Italian COVID19 …

COVID-19 in Italy

March 6th, 2020

21:46

COVID-19 is at New York City's doorstep. To get a sense of our immediate future, I spoke with two colleagues from Italy's Bucconi University.

An Interview with Judith Stacey

March 2nd, 2020

54:14

In this special episode of The Annex Sociology Podcast, Philip Cohen (University of Maryland, College Park) interviews with Judith Stacey of New …

World of YouTube

February 17th, 2020

1:00:49

In this episode of The Annex, we sit down with Michael Siciliano of Queen's University (Canada). Michael is currently working on a book for …

Making Money and Getting Follows in Class

February 3rd, 2020

29:30

We discuss the ethics of assigning books and rewarding social media follows in your classes. The topic is discussed through the case of Mitchell …

The Paywall and the ASA

January 27th, 2020

41:05

Today, we sit down with Philip Cohen (University of Maryland) to discuss the American Sociological Association's opposition to a Trump …

How Society Handles Mental Health Problems

January 20th, 2020

39:37

Today, we discuss how society handles its mental health problems. Our guest is Neil Gong from the University of Michigan. Neil recently published "

Internet Mob Justice

January 13th, 2020

37:00

Today's episode of The Annex discusses Internet mob justice in the face of unsolved crimes. We ask what happens when the Internet tries to solve an …

Financialization of Higher Education (Charlie Eaton)

January 6th, 2020

44:01

We meet with Charlie Eaton (University of California, Merced) to discuss the increasing role of finance in higher education. Charlie was recently …

Valuing Public Scholarship (Marybeth Stalp)

December 16th, 2019

22:50

In this episode, we discuss #scicomm, its role in academic work, and its intersection with gender in the academic workplace. What is the value of a …

First Round Recommendation Letters (Marybeth Stalp)

December 11th, 2019

9:45

Should departments be asking for first-round letters when hiring professors?

Our guest today is Marybeth Stalp from the University of Northern …

What the Study of Leisure Teaches Us About Families (Marybeth Stalp)

December 9th, 2019

29:06

Today, we meet Marybeth Stalp, whose recent work on the sociology quilting explores the intersection of leisure, gender, and family.

Our guest …

Dutch Sociology (Kuipers, Jaspers, Ivanova & Boy)

December 4th, 2019

1:06:29

Today, The Annex explores the present state of sociology in the Netherlands, and the major issue of concern facing Dutch sociologists. This …

Literary Criticism (Phillipa Chong)

December 2nd, 2019

24:27

Today, we meet Phillipa Chong from McMaster University. We discuss her upcoming book, Inside the Critics' Circle (Princeton University Press) about …

The Bosnian War (Adis Maksic)

November 27th, 2019

1:07:14

For our Thanksgiving episode, we have a special treat: two outstanding scholars of ethnic politics and genocide discuss the Bosnian War.

Adis …

Disabled Americans' Rights (David Pettinicchio)

November 25th, 2019

24:44

We meet David Pettinicchio from the University of Toronto. David is the author of Politics of Empowerment: Disability Rights and the Cycle of …

Meet the Social Breakdown Podcast (Meiser, Patumsinchai & Bird)

November 20th, 2019

35:13

Today, we meet the gang from a great teaching-oriented sociology podcast, The Social Breakdown, and the three University of Hawaii sociologists who …

Making It In India

November 13th, 2019

30:38

The Assistant Professor Annex Takeover concludes with Jean Beaman (UC Santa Barbara), Neda Magabouleh (University of Toronto) and special guest

The Comradely Professor

November 11th, 2019

19:34

The Assistant Professor Annex Takeover continues with Jean Beaman (UC Santa Barbara), Neda Magabouleh (University of Toronto) and special guest

Elite Self-Pity

November 4th, 2019

23:22

We discuss a recent op-ed by Richard Reeves describes a sense of self-pity among the wealthy. We discuss this phenomenon of elite self-pity, and …

Reactions to Perceived Shortages in Marriageable Men

October 30th, 2019

23:22

In a previous episode, we discussed research claiming to identify perceptions that there are shortages of marriageable men for women with college …

Spinning Abstracts

October 28th, 2019

10:18

We discuss a recent paper from Samuel Jellison and colleagues in BMJ Evidence-Based Medicine, "Evaluation of Spin in Abstracts of Papers in …

Academic Publishing (Eric Schwartz)

October 24th, 2019

23:28

Today, we meet Eric Schwartz, Editorial Director at Columbia University Press. Eric has been a fixture in academic sociology publishing, having …

The German Sociological Divide (Thomas Scheffer)

October 21st, 2019

54:12

This week, The Annex discusses a cleavage in German sociology that resulted in the formation of the Academy of Sociology, an organization that …

Chinese Students in U.S. Schools (Yingyi Ma)

October 17th, 2019

18:34

Today, we meet Yingyi Ma from Syracuse University. Yingyi recently published Ambitious and Anxious: How Chinese College Students Succeed and …

Global Borderlands (Victoria Reyes)

October 14th, 2019

31:14

In today's episode of The Annex, we interview, Victoria Reyes (University of California, Riverside). We talk about her new, widely acclaimed book,

Academic Hazing

October 11th, 2019

26:22

On today's episode of The Annex, we discuss a recent blog entry on "academic hazing" on circulating in academic Twitter, and where to draw the line …

A Shortage of Marriageable Men?

October 9th, 2019

30:15

A recent study uses multiple imputation to develop an analysis that implies falling marriage rates to be a result of too few (economically) …

Opening Higher Ed Access (Amaka Okechukwu)

October 7th, 2019

35:40

Today, we meet Amaka Okechukwu (George Mason University) about the politics of opening access to higher education. We discuss her new book, To …

Teaching Classical Theory (Seth Abrutyn)

October 4th, 2019

35:43

Today, we talk to Seth Abrutyn from the University of British Columbia. Seth teaches graduate classical theory in UBC's sociology program, and …

What if the Republican Party were Destroyed? (Howard Ramos)

October 2nd, 2019

36:08

In a recent New York Times opinion piece, columnist Michelle Goldberg reviews a new book by pollster Stanley Greenberg, R.I.P. G.O.P.: How the New …

Internet Gig Work (Alexandrea Ravenelle)

September 30th, 2019

28:45

In this episode, we talk to Alexandrea Ravenelle (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill) about her research on gig economy work. Her new book,

The Ethics of College Sports (Fred Wherry)

September 27th, 2019

22:01

NCAA athletes recently won the rights to license their name and likeness. We visit the topic of whether these athletes are exploited under the …

Punishment in the Admissions Scandal (Fred Wherry)

September 25th, 2019

37:02

Felicity Huffman got 14 days of jail for bribing to get her children into college. The gang gets together with Fred Wherry (Princeton University) …

Neurosociology (Rengin Firat)

September 23rd, 2019

24:24

In this episode, we learn about neurosociology from Rengin Firat of the University of California, Riverside. In her own work, Professor Firat uses …

Criticizing Lana Del Rey (Rachel Skaggs)

September 20th, 2019

20:55

Lana Del Rey's new album has received praise, but her negative reaction to a mixed review on NPR recently made news. We discuss the tightrope of …

Country Music Songwriting (Rachel Skaggs)

September 18th, 2019

31:18

Rachel Skaggs (Ohio State University) is a sociologist of culture who studies creative professions. In this episode, we discuss her participant …

Family Estrangement

May 16th, 2019

22:26

On today’s episode of The Annex Sociology Podcast, the group discusses family estrangement. They get into the specificities of gender differences …

Author-Nominated Peer Review

May 15th, 2019

15:40

Recent research suggests that author-nominated peer reviewers are more likely to give favorable reviews.  The decision has led Swiss National Science …

Upper-Middle Class American Parenting

May 14th, 2019

22:50

The Annex Sociology Podcast examines an article in the New York Times Upshot’ discussing a high intensity parenting style.

Discussants

Kristina …

Chase Tweets Financial Advice

May 10th, 2019

24:35

A discussion about a backfired tweet from Chase bank, which seemed to blame people's economic problems on irresponsible spending.  The Tweet was picked up by Democratic Presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren, whose …

The Pressure to Go Partisan

May 9th, 2019

14:10

We discuss a recent article in Cognition, linking partisan affiliation and public trust. We ask whether its findings help cast light on the pressure …

Slow Peer Review

May 8th, 2019

19:55

Elise Paradis from the University of Toronto pointed out that slow journal turnaround times hurt early-career researchers.  

The question provoked a range of interesting discussions that we discuss here.

Michelle …

Stanford Press Faced Cuts

May 7th, 2019

11:35

Stanford University's Provost recently threatened to cut Stanford University Press, describing the Press as a "second rate press."  

Michelle Silver

An Interview with James R. Jones

April 19th, 2019

38:31

An interview with James R. Jones about his work on race.

Neda Magbouleh is an Assistant Professor of Sociology from the University of Toronto. …

Gender Bias in Teaching Evaluations

April 17th, 2019

18:08

A discussion about recent findings that gender bias in teaching evaluation.

Discussants

Neda Magbouleh is an Assistant Professor of Sociology …

Jussie Smollett

April 11th, 2019

10:50

The Annex discusses the case of Jussie Smollett, an actor who was charged for filing a fake hate crime to gain publicity.  The case was dismissed by …

Reactions to the Admissions Scandal

April 10th, 2019

16:28

The Annex discusses a recent piece from UT Austin's Steven Mintz in Inside Higher Ed, in which he asks how we should respond to the college …

Interrogating Ethnography

April 9th, 2019

16:54

Today, The Annex discusses an exchange in Contexts between Northwestern law professor Steven Lubet and UC Berkeley sociologist Michael Burawoy on …

The Cultural Transmission of White Privilege (Margaret Hagerman)

April 8th, 2019

33:30

We interview Margaret Hagerman on her book, White Kids: Growing Up with Privilege in a Racially Divided America (NYU Press), a book about how white youth learn to reproduce white privilege.

Margaret Hagerman is an …

Organized Lying (Sarah Jenkins)

April 3rd, 2019

29:38

Today, The Annex meets Sarah Jenkins from Cardiff Business School.  Sarah recently co-published “Trusted to Deceive: A Case Study of ‘Strategic …

Teen Suicide (Aburtyn & Mueller)

March 21st, 2019

22:05

Today, the Annex interview Seth Abrutyn (University of British Columbia) and Anna Mueller (University of Chicago) about their work on teen suicide.  …

The College Cheating Scandal

March 19th, 2019

46:29

Today, The Annex discusses the College Cheating Scandal, in which several celebrities and wealthy people were caught using bribery and cheating to …

Amazon HQ2 and NYC (Zukin and Greenberg)

March 15th, 2019

39:17

Sharon Zukin and Miriam Greenberg discuss Amazon's decision to locate in New York City, the politics this choice evoked, and the online giant's …

CPAC, the Bulwark, and Political Puritanism

March 14th, 2019

14:16

The Bulwark, an offshoot of the now-defunct Weekly Standard, evoked criticism with coverage of the Conservative Political Action Conference. We …

The Momo Challenge

March 13th, 2019

30:49

The Annex discusses the "Momo Challenge", an online hoax that was said to target children. We talk about the diffusion of social panic and conspiracies.

UC Walks Away from Elsevier

March 11th, 2019

31:11

The University of California recently walked away from negotiations with academic publisher Elsevier. This move could represent a major dramatic …

Communicating the Limits of our Knowledge

March 6th, 2019

23:31

Joe, Gabriel, Pat Reilly (UC Irvine) and Daniel Laurison (Swarthmore) discuss whether social scientists do enough to communicate the limits of their …

ASA Election 2019: Aldon Morris

February 11th, 2019

18:19

Introducing ASA Presidential candidate Aldon Morris of Northwestern University.

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ASA Election 2019: Shelley Correll

February 11th, 2019

15:16

Introducing ASA Presidential candidate Shelley Correll of Stanford University.

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ASA Election 2019: Rhacel Salazar-Parrenas

February 11th, 2019

17:00

Introducing ASA Vice Presidential candidate Rhacel Salazar-Parrenas from the University of Southern California, Dornsife.

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ASA Election 2019: Jennifer Earl

February 11th, 2019

29:33

Introducing ASA Vice Presidential candidate Jennifer Earl from the University of Arizona.

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Taxing the Rich

February 6th, 2019

10:48

Joe, Neda Magbouleh (University of Toronto) and Bart Bonikowski (Harvard) discuss a viral speech by a Dutch writer at Davos, which argues that talk …

The MAGA Hat Kid

January 29th, 2019

26:57

Joe, Leslie, Howard Ramos (Dalhousie University), and Richard Carpiano (UC Riverside) discuss a conflict between Catholic school boys, Black …

Can We Improve the ASA Submission Process? (Brian McCabe)

January 15th, 2019

11:53

Joe, Leslie, Gabriel, and Brian McCabe (Georgetown University) discuss complaints about the ASA's submission process for its annual meeting, and …

US Housing Policy (Brian McCabe)

January 15th, 2019

35:00

Joe, Leslie and Gabriel interview Brian McCabe (Georgetown University) about his book, No Place Like Home: …

Robert Wuthnow on Small Town America's Distress

April 16th, 2018

48:09

This week, The Annex is thrilled to sit down with Robert Wuthnow of Princeton University. Robert just published The Left Behind: Decline and Rage in …

On Amy Wax's Comments about Black Students

April 4th, 2018

14:12

A Penn law professor comments that black students perform poorly. What are we to make of it?

Human Work in an Automated Future (Benjamin Shestakofsky)

April 4th, 2018

24:55

We discuss how humans can retain relevance in a fast-automating future.

The Southern Sociological Society Annual Meeting Program

March 28th, 2018

13:20

The Southern Sociological Society’s Annual Meeting program has drawings of the President in diapers. Is this good for the discipline?

Nat Geo Takes on Race

March 28th, 2018

8:02

National Geographic has a special issue on race that’s getting a lot of groans.

Robert Samuel and David Brady Argue about Poverty

March 28th, 2018

5:43

We discuss a recent argument between the Washington Post’s Robert Samuel and sociologist David Brady.

The Comedy Business (Pat Reilly)

March 28th, 2018

37:48

Pat Reilly discusses his research on the career trajectories and early career challenges of comedians.

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Economic Development and the Soviets

March 14th, 2018

10:40

We discuss explanations for the Soviet’s economic development, and the limits of parsimony.

Conservatism on Campus (Amy Binder)

March 14th, 2018

34:38

We discuss how campus conservatism differs between elite and non-elite schools.

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Oscars 2018

March 11th, 2018

26:17

We discuss the 2018 Oscars

Generations Theories

March 11th, 2018

13:27

We discuss “generations theories”, which postulate that massive cohorts of 10 – 20 years have relevant, predictive shared traits.

Iranian-Americans and Race (Neda Magbouleh)

March 11th, 2018

20:20

We interview Neda Magbouleh about her work on how Iranian-Americans navigate the complexities of race.

Photo Credit. By Amir Pashaei – Own work, …

Microfinance and Social Ties (Becky Yang-Hsu)

March 5th, 2018

18:41

In this segment of The Annex, we interview Becky Yang Hsu of Georgetown University about her new book, Borrowing Together: Microfinance and …

Full-Time Faculty Positions Are Disappearing

March 5th, 2018

8:22

Joe, Leslie, Gabriel, and Becky Yang Hsu (Georgetown University) discuss the disappearance of full-time faculty positions in the discipline, its …

When Your Husband Ruins Your Parties

March 5th, 2018

8:54

Joe, Leslie, Gabriel and Becky Yang Hsu (Georgetown University) discuss the humorous differences in perspectives that emerge when contemplating a …

Racial Disparities in Mortgage Lending

February 28th, 2018

12:21

We discuss racial disparities in the mortgage market.

Collapsing Enrollments at Low-Ranked Schools

February 28th, 2018

25:50

We discuss how enrollments are collapsing at low-ranked universities.

Small-Town LBGTQ Life (Japonica Saracino-Brown)

February 28th, 2018

17:31

We discuss how identity and geography interact with Japonica Brown-Saracino, who just wrote a book on small town lesbian and bisexual communities.

What Happens When You Cut Degree Requirements?

February 14th, 2018

13:56

A study shows that a Columbian business school’s placement outcomes soured after it cut core curricular requirements.

Do Not Invite Milo Yannopoulos

February 14th, 2018

24:18

Gabriel discusses the UCLA campus Republicans’ internal debates about whether or not to invite Milo Yiannopoulos to speak.

Using Offensive Words in Class

February 14th, 2018

14:16

We discuss the case of Lawrence Rosen, who sparked controversy by using N-word in a class on hate speech.

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Nuanced Theory (Kieran Healy)

February 14th, 2018

23:00

We discuss Kieran Healy’s paper “Fuck Nuance” in Contemporary Sociology.

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The 60 Hour Workweek Needed to be a Sociologist?

February 12th, 2018

17:58
Luft

A tweet by Yale sociologist Nicholas Christakis, who argues that it takes a 60 hour work week to succeed in sociology. It drew criticism and …

Genocide (Aliza Luft)

February 12th, 2018

25:53

Joe, Leslie, and Gabriel interview Aliza Luft (UCLA) about her research on genocide.

Aliza is an expert on genocide and extreme politics. She wrote …

Pay to Play Publishing & Resume Padding

February 5th, 2018

14:13

Joe, Leslie, and Gabriel discuss a scandal in which CUNY faculty were being probed for using pay-to-play publications for jobs and promotions. We …

The State of the Union Address

February 5th, 2018

11:12

Joe, Leslie, and Gabriel discuss the 2018 State of the Union address, whether Trump could find resonance with a larger part of society, and how …

Jordan Peterson

February 5th, 2018

18:01

In today’s episode, Joe, Leslie and Gabriel discuss Jordan Peterson, a University of Toronto professor who has been grabbing attention in conservative circles.

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Chain Migration

February 3rd, 2018

27:10

We discuss the differences between how the concept of chain migration is used in politics versus the academy

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Aziz Ansari and #metoo

January 24th, 2018

16:54

Aziz Ansari was accused of sexual coercion in an article on Babe.net. The story exposed different views on the limits of #metoo.

Photo Credits. By …

Is the Country Falling Apart?

December 13th, 2017

14:32

Joe, Leslie, Gabriel, and Elizabeth Popp-Berman (SUNY Albany) discuss the disorientation of news from the new Trump administration, and whether …

The Opiod Crisis

November 20th, 2017

37:24

Gabriel discusses Sam Quinones’ Dreamland and the opioid epidemic.

Conspiracy Theories and Dover's Greek Homosexuality*

September 11th, 2017

55:59

In the inaugural episode of The Annex, Joe, Leslie and Gabriel discuss conspiracy theories and fake news, Dover’s Greek Homosexuality. Leslie also asks if Taylor Swift losing it, Gabriel rants about R, and Joe asks the …

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