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Digital Sociology: Conference, Call to Action

It’s no secret that I have some thoughts on U.S. sociology’s intersection with digital methods, praxis, and domains. I have spent about two years now interviewing students, administrators, policy makers, … Continue reading

July 21, 2014 · Leave a comment

Light Skin, Labor and “Straight Out of Compton”

I could write this post almost entirely with cut and paste, that’s how common this now feels. Gawker released a casting call for a movie about hip-hop group NWA. The … Continue reading

July 17, 2014 · 5 Comments

Walking Without Papers at ASU, The “New American University”

It has been an eventful news cycle for Arizona State University. Last week they announced a partnership with Starbucks employees that went from press release to critical analysis in about … Continue reading

June 29, 2014 · 8 Comments

Lattes and Letters

This week Starbucks and Arizona State University announced a joint tuition-degree type-ish plan. I am not sure what to call it because it’s a hybrid of what we consider employee … Continue reading

June 17, 2014 · 17 Comments

Writing in Public: Social Media, Identity, and Getting Er Done

I’ve been working on a larger project about social groups and digital media. At some point a few dozen people suggested I use data from my blog. And so I’ve … Continue reading

June 8, 2014 · 3 Comments

Allies, Friends, and the Value of Utopian Visions

I am fortunate to claim economist Sandy Darity as a friend and mentor. I asked him once, after a barn burner of an academic lecture on reparations, why in God’s … Continue reading

May 30, 2014 · 2 Comments

Reparations: What the Education Gospel Cannot Fix

I promise you I don’t know Coates from Adam’s cousin Leroy. I stopped attending the Thursday night Black People Meetings ™ ages ago when gas crossed $2 a gallon. But, … Continue reading

May 22, 2014 · 21 Comments

Inequality and Technology Syllabus

I am fascinated with U.S. sociology’s casual and sporadic engagement with digital spaces, technologies and trends. This year, the federal government enacted one of the most sweeping public policy initiatives … Continue reading

May 17, 2014 · 6 Comments

Gratitude: A Little Freedom and a Lot of Blogging

I started this blog for a class assignment many moons ago. It has lived several lifetimes. In its current state, http://www.tressiemc.com reflects my academic work but isn’t constrained by it. … Continue reading

May 15, 2014 · Leave a comment
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