ASA 2021 Virtual Annual Meeting Culture Section Events

by Emma Brown (New York University) For more information, please see the online program. All times listed are in Eastern. Saturday, August 7 12:45-1:15 PM Business Meeting (1371) Organizer and Chair: Terence E. McDonnell, University of Notre Dame 1:15-2:10 PM Graduate Student Professionalization Panel (1470) Studying Culture in Times of Crisis: Methods and Approaches This panel will be an opportunity for students to learn best … Continue reading ASA 2021 Virtual Annual Meeting Culture Section Events

Podcasting for Sociologists: lessons learned from making an international teaching podcast on culture and inequality in pandemic times

By Luuc Brans and Giselinde Kuipers – Center for Sociological Research, KU Leuven, Belgium  As COVID-19 lockdowns swept across university campuses in early 2020, academics around the world shifted their teaching to virtual platforms. As students and their tutors soon found out, online teaching was challenging. Students found online lectures boring, academics found the lectures exhausting to deliver, class discussions were difficult to stimulate, and … Continue reading Podcasting for Sociologists: lessons learned from making an international teaching podcast on culture and inequality in pandemic times

Four Questions for Lindsay DePalma

AJ Young (The Institute for Study Abroad) interviews Lindsay DePalma (UC San Diego) on“The Passion Paradigm”, 2020 winner of the Culture Section Richard A. Peterson Prize for Best Graduate Student Paper and new article out in Sociological Forum. Tell us a little about yourself, your research, and any info on your future career plans you’d like to share.  In June of 2020 I defended my dissertation … Continue reading Four Questions for Lindsay DePalma

Race and Sociology of Art

By Fiona Greenland (University of Virginia) and Patricia Banks (Mount Holyoke College) The art world is replete with the same forces of anti-Black racism that permeate society as a whole: pay inequality in the arts sector, lack of representation in U.S. art galleries, and few Black people or people of color appointed to positions of power in museums. To give adequate scholarly attention to these … Continue reading Race and Sociology of Art

Letter from Chair, Winter 2021

I hope the turn of the New Year rejuvenated you! After hearing Amanda Gorman recite her poem “The Hill We Climb” at Biden’s Inauguration–and watching a season of Ted Lasso–I’m feeling optimistic, energized, and eager to tackle the challenges we have before us. If 2021 is the year things start getting better, I want to be part of making things better. As Gorman writes:  “Every … Continue reading Letter from Chair, Winter 2021