Scholars to discuss race and education at IU Bloomington symposium

Four leading scholars of race and education will be at Indiana University Bloomington on Friday, Sept. 16, for a daylong symposium organized to engage graduate students, undergraduates and others in discussion of issues ranging from inequality in K-12 schools to affirmative action in college admissions. The symposium, in the Frangipani Room of the Indiana Memorial […]

IU Bloomington faculty, students recognized by American Sociological Association

Indiana University Bloomington sociologist Brian Powell received a Distinguished Career Award and other faculty members and graduate students in the Department of Sociology were recognized for books and articles during the recent annual meeting of the American Sociological Association. Powell, James H. Rudy Professor and chair of the sociology department in the College of Arts […]

IU study: Religious differences between men and women fade at higher income levels

Post by IU Newsroom intern Annie Brackemyre Scholars typically agree that women are more religious than men. New Indiana University research shows, however, that there is little difference between women and men who are high earners. When factoring in income, the greater differences in religiosity appear within, not across, genders. Landon Schnabel, a Ph.D. candidate […]

Study ties ‘achievement gap’ to racial disparities in school discipline

Disparities in school discipline are estimated to account for about one-fifth of the “achievement gap” between white students and black students in U.S. schools, according to a recent study co-authored by an Indiana University Bloomington sociologist. The study, “The Punishment Gap: School Suspension and Racial Disparities in Achievement,” was published in the journal Social Problems. […]

IU expert: Attempts to dictate restroom use by transgender people likely to become a non-issue

Post by IU Newsroom intern Amanda N. Marino Earlier this month, the Obama administration announced that public schools must allow students to use the restrooms and locker rooms that coincide with their gender identity as opposed to the sex they were assigned at birth. Failing to do so, the administration said, would amount to a […]

Sociologist makes the case for open borders

Politicians may be talking about building walls and turning away migrants, but a group of academics and activists hope to eventually take the debate in the opposite direction – to a campaign for giving people the freedom to move without restriction across international boundaries. The group, which includes Indiana University sociologist Fabio Rojas, has organized […]

Studies examine religious attitudes toward gender equality, sexual orientation

Post by IU Newsroom intern Annie Brackemyre New research suggests that religious affiliations in both the United States and worldwide correlate with gender equality and views toward gender and homosexuality. Landon Schnabel, a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Sociology at Indiana University Bloomington, published two recent articles considering the effects of religion in the […]

IU historian to speak on race, labor and armies

The Center for Research on Race and Ethnicity in Society‘s fall speaker series at Indiana University Bloomington continues this week with a talk by Michelle Moyd, associate professor of history in the College of Arts and Sciences. Moyd will speak Thursday, Oct. 15, on “Race, Labor and Armies of Empire in Africa and the United […]

Author of history of racial passing to speak Thursday at IU Bloomington

Rachel Dolezal sparked outrage and scorn this summer when her parents said the Spokane, Wash., activist had lied about her race. But according to Stanford University historian Allyson Hobbs, the lack of sympathy for Dolezal was both revealing and disheartening. “The harsh criticism of her sounds frighteningly similar to the way African-Americans were treated when […]

IU Bloomington sociologists honored

Indiana University Bloomington sociologists will take home some of the top research and teaching awards from the annual meeting of the American Sociological Association and associated meetings of the Society for the Study of Social Problems and Sociologists for the Study of Women. The meetings are taking place this weekend in Chicago. The main event, […]