Sociology

University of New Hampshire suspends professor amid investigation into online persona

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University of New Hampshire suspends professor amid investigation into whether he trolled people online, pretending to be “The Science Femme, Woman in STEM.”

Some departments plan on suspending or limiting graduate cohorts for a year or longer, to free up time and money for current students

Some social science departments are suspending or limiting graduate cohorts to free up money and faculty attention for students affected by the pandemic. But some question the decision, pointing to need for more social scientists in a public health crisis, not fewer.

Social scientists on COVID-19

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What motivates people to wear masks, the effects of social isolation on children and the elderly, infection rates among the incarcerated. These are just some of the COVID-19 research topics social scientists are investigating right now.

Sociologist says journal rejected her paper because she's shared it elsewhere as a preprint, against its own pro-preprint policy

Sociologist says journal dismissed her paper because she'd shared it elsewhere as a preprint -- even though the publication had a pro-preprint policy. How often does this happen?

Sociology's publishing expectations have doubled in recent decades

It's not just you: sociology's publishing expectations have doubled in recent decades, by some measures, and that threatens research ingenuity, according to one study.

Professor halts study dealing with self-esteem and size of male organs

Professor halts study on link between size and self-esteem, saying publicity hurt her effort.

Sociologist's essay about 'gray' area of sexual consent sets off allegations of against him

Sociologist’s essay about the “gray” area of sexual consent sets off allegations of rape against him and doubts about whether he should be teaching a class on masculinities in America.

List of featured speakers for sociology conference, most of them men, sparks debate and backlash

Sociology has reputation for diversity and inclusion, including at its conferences. So a preliminary, nearly all-male list of featured speakers for an upcoming meeting sparked criticism -- and backlash over gender equity and collegiality.

Chief Justice John Roberts calls data on gerrymandering 'sociological gobbledygook.' Sociology fires back

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Social scientists clap back at U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice Roberts after he calls data on partisan gerrymandering “sociological gobbledygook.”

Sociologists seek systematic response to online targeting of and threats against public scholars

Sociologists call for a systematic response to online targeting of and threats against public scholars.

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