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Where sociology meets the Black Barbershop or Salon

Sociologists Talking Real Sh*t James McKeever PhD

    • Arts
    • 4.8 • 40 Ratings

Where sociology meets the Black Barbershop or Salon

    Mind-Ya! Men Keep Creating More and More Draconian Abortion Laws Oppressing Women!

    Mind-Ya! Men Keep Creating More and More Draconian Abortion Laws Oppressing Women!

    Returning guests Celene Fuller, Tiffany Lanoix, and Rebecca Romo join me to discuss the new anti-abortion law in Texas.    

    Celene Fuller is a doctoral candidate at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and specializes in the sociological subfields of gender and sexuality and social psychology, emphasizing stigmatized sexual and gender identities. Celene’s dissertation research centers on the experiences of sexual and reproductive health stigma surrounding access to abortion and reproductive healthcare in Nevada. She is currently working with several nonprofit organizations to conduct sociological research that may be used to support and influence policies aimed at increasing access to reproductive healthcare at the state level.
    Tiffany Lanoix holds an MA in sociology from UC Irvine (2005) and has worked as a tenured sociology professor in the Los Angeles Community College District (LACCD) for over 13 years. Currently, she serves as Associate Professor of Sociology at West Los Angeles College where she teaches courses in racial and ethnic relations, social problems, intersectionality, and related topics. Community activism and social awareness are core to her activities as a scholar and professor. She has facilitated a number of workshops throughout LACCD on the topics of culturally inclusive teaching, decolonizing spaces, and microaggressions.
    Dr. Rebecca Romo is an Associate Professor at Santa Monica College in Santa Monica, California. She earned her doctorate in sociology at the University of Santa Barbara. She is a former Ronald E. McNair Scholar, and fellow in the American Sociological Association Minority Fellowship Program. Her research focuses on the social construction of multiracial identities, and she has published work on Blaxican or Black-Mexican multiraciality and experience.

    • 56 min
    F-That Rise and Grind!

    F-That Rise and Grind!

    Jake Alimahomed-Wilson and Julio Tsuha discuss the hesitancy for workers to get back to their jobs, quality of life issues, and a crack in capitalism.   
     Jake Alimahomed-Wilson is a Professor of Sociology at California State University, Long Beach. His research focuses on race, gender, labor, logistics, and global workers’ struggles. He is the co-editor of The Cost of Free Shipping: Amazon in the Global Economy (Pluto Press, 2020 and co-editor of Choke Points: Logistics Workers Disrupting the Global Supply Chain (Pluto Press, 2018). He is the author of Solidarity Forever? Race, Gender, and Unionism in the Ports of Southern California (Lexington Books, 2016) and co-author of Getting the Goods: Ports, Labor, and the Logistics Revolution (Cornell University Press, 2008).
     Julio Tsuha is a Professor of Sociology at Los Angeles Pierce College of the LA Community College District. Prior to this, he served as Executive Director of the Dolores Huerta Labor Institute. He decided to get his Ph.D. at UC Riverside after an internship with the AFL-CIO, where his love for labor organizing and social justice activism was forged. He has been a union member and activist for the past 20 years.

    Clearly We're Not Penguins

    Clearly We're Not Penguins

    Join Celene Fuller and me as we discuss alternatives to monogamy.  Professor Fuller breaks down open relationships and polyamory.  Celene Fuller is a doctoral candidate at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and specializes in the sociological subfields of gender and sexuality and social psychology, emphasizing stigmatized sexual and gender identities. Celene’s dissertation research centers on the experiences of sexual and reproductive health stigma surrounding access to abortion and reproductive healthcare in Nevada. She is currently working with several nonprofit organizations to conduct sociological research that may be used to support and influence policies aimed at increasing access to reproductive healthcare at the state level.

    • 1 hr 19 min
    Where My White Allies At?

    Where My White Allies At?

    Dr. Paul E Calarco Jr. joins me to discuss COVID vaccinations, being a White ally, and so much more.  Paul is a Ph.D. sociologist with a specialization in gender, he has dedicated the majority of his academic career to addressing inequality and through his true passion lecturing undergraduates, attempting to elicit social change through expanding their minds, unblocking their creativity and imagination, and making them sharper, more mindful citizens.

    • 1 hr
    Refusing Death: Immigrant Women and the Fight for Environmental Justice in LA

    Refusing Death: Immigrant Women and the Fight for Environmental Justice in LA

    Nadia Kim joins me to discuss her new book "Refusing Death: Immigrant Women and the Fight for Environmental Justice in LA."   We talk about the central role that courageous Asian and Latinx immigrant women play in the environmental justice movement in Los Angeles. 

    Nadia Y. Kim is Professor of Sociology and of Asian & Asian American Studies at Loyola Marymount University. Her research focuses on nativist racism with respect to Korean/Asian Americans, South Koreans, Latinx groups (esp. women), Los Angeles, and environmental racism and classism. Throughout her work, Kim’s approach centers (neo)imperialism, transnationality, and intersectionality. Kim is the author of the multi-award-winning Imperial Citizens: Koreans and Race from Seoul to LA (Stanford, 2008) and of Refusing Death: Immigrant Women and the Fight for Environmental Justice in LA. She has (co)authored articles in anthologies and volumes of Social Forces, Social Problems, International Migration Review, and The Du Bois Review. She and/or her work have also appeared on National and SoCal Public Radio, Radio Korea and in The Washington Post, The Chronicle of Higher Education, The Boston Globe, The Korea Times, and NYLON Magazine. She's a music and animal lover, singer and avid karaoke-er, and ocean-worshipper; and has lived in Seoul, Newfoundland Canada, Florence Italy, and comes from a family of South Koreans and Korean Brasilians.  

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Unconventional Combat

    Unconventional Combat

    Dr. Michael Messner joins me to discuss his new book "Unconventional Combat: Intersectional Action in the Veterans’ Peace Movement."  We discuss the way in which veterans who are women, racial, and sexual minorities have affected the military and the Veterans for Peace movement.  We also discuss how these transformations serve as a cautionary tale to all social justice movements. 

    Michael Messner is a professor of sociology and gender studies at the University of Southern California. He has been honored with the Pursuit of Justice Award from the California Women’s Law Center for his research and advocacy for girls and women in sport; the Feminist Mentoring Award from the Sociologists for Women in Society; and the Jessie Bernard Award from the American Sociological Association in recognition of contributions to the understanding of women’s lives.  Messner is the author or editor of nineteen books, and has in recent years focused his research on U.S. military veterans who become lifelong advocates for peace and social justice. The first book based on this research, Guys Like Me: Five Wars, Five Veterans for Peace, was published by Rutgers University Press in 2019. The new book, Unconventional Combat: Intersectional Action in the Veterans’ Peace Movement is hot off the press from Oxford University Press. The website is https://unconventionalcombat.com

    • 1 hr 12 min

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