DuBois, Digitality and The Color Line in the 21st Century

Here’s where I’m going this weekend: The Sociology Department at the University of Massachusetts Boston is excited to host a two-day conference March 24-25th, 2017. The theme of the 12th Social Theory Forum will center on interdisciplinary scholarship on race and the legacy of American sociologist W.E.B. Du Bois. During his long and productive life as a scholarRead More “DuBois, Digitality and The Color Line in the 21st Century”

O They Mad?

I get this question a lot: what do the for-profit college people say about or to you??? Let me be clear. These people do speak to me. Many of them have followed me for years. They come to my conferences, they email me, they talk down to and about me on social media. Some ofRead More “O They Mad?”

Sociology of Sports + Lower Ed

Someone on Twitter said this to me today: Is this covered in Lower Ed @tressiemcphd ? https://t.co/F4fQsuflAK — KevinLin (@KevinLindsay) March 13, 2017 It’s a link to this video: I have exactly NO IDEA what is happening in that video but it is fascinating. For-profit DeVry University had a basketball team. And…some things happened? TheRead More “Sociology of Sports + Lower Ed”

“Lower Ed” Lives

I had a few personal and professional goals for “Lower Ed”. I surpassed almost all of them this week. This post is an update and a thank you for everyone who made that possible. First, some updates. I visited Trevor Noah at The Daily Show. It was International Women’s Day. Trevor gave me a chance toRead More ““Lower Ed” Lives”

A Few Notes on Gaslighting

A few million (mostly) women in the U.S. and abroad marched yesterday. They marched to protest various forms of oppression, symbolized in a new presidential platform that involved explicit racism, sexism, and xenophobia. That seems like a good thing. Today, the President of the United States’ surrogates held several media junkets. The point of theseRead More “A Few Notes on Gaslighting”

So, 2016 Happened

2016 happened. Boy did it happen. It’s that time of year when people I admire start reflecting on their year. I belong to many tribes and each has its own flavor on end-of-year assessments. Academic Tribe Academics recommend reviewing your productivity highlights to remind yourself that you are not a failure. They also recommend reviewingRead More “So, 2016 Happened”

Work, Work, Work, Work, Work

I was in the middle of a series on the theory of credentialism and Lower Ed when it became time to decorate around here for the book releases. The next two installments are written, though, and will post over the next three weeks. In the meantime, I’ve been up to a few things. First, youRead More “Work, Work, Work, Work, Work”