April 2015 – Spring cleaning: thinking about Touraine and sociology as a device for bringing into being social agents – rescuing people from non-definition.
There is a special tension in our house at this time of year. 662 more words
I have been teaching my third year undergraduate module, Communicating Sociology. This aims to develop a critical awareness of the significance of the dynamic nature of sociological practice in the social world by examining how sociological knowledge can be communicated to diverse audiences. 61 more words
Last week on February 25, Sociology undergraduate and graduate students filled the audience, as well as the leadership, of Mason’s Adjunct Dignity Day.
From the three guest speakers, we learned that Mason adjunct base pay is about $2,500, as opposed to the national average, about $2,700, and as opposed to pay at other universities in the DC area. 450 more words
Gender Pedagogy: Teaching, Learning and Tracing Gender in Higher Education
This book begins in medias res. Because of the ever-changing nature of ‘gender’, and the always-evolving domain of research and study that is known as ‘Gender Studies’, any published contribution to the global conversation about gender can only ever begin in this way. 1,260 more words