The Annex is an academic sociology-themed podcast. It discusses news, debates, and research findings that are of interest to professional sociology scholars.
Inequality in the Restaurant Industry (Eli Wilson)
Today, The Annex meets Eli Wilson (University of New Mexico) to discuss his book, Front of the House, Back of the House: Race and Inequality in the Lives of Restaurant Workers (NYU Press).
Special guest hosts Ellen Meiser (University of Hawaii) and Nga Than (CUNY Graduate Center)
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Urban Doomsday Preppers (Anna Bounds)
In today's episode of The Annex, we present a talk with Anna Bounds (CUNY Queens College) to discuss her book on urban doomsday preparation, Bracing for the Apocalypse: An Ethnographic Study of New York's 'Prepper" Subculture (2020, Routledge). Our talk took place in May, during New York's darkest COVID19 days. We talk about the immediate impact of COVID19 in New York City, and how the prepper community prepared for such a day. Our discussion was recorded on May 5, 2020.
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The Sociology of Food (Bowen, Gaddis & Young)
Today, we jump into the world of the sociology of food with three excellent experts from the field. Sarah Bowen (North Carolina State), author of Pressure Cooker: Why Home Cooking Won't Solve Our Problems and What We Can Do About It (Oxford) Jennifer Gaddis (University of Wisconsin, Madison Human Ecology) is author of The Labor of Lunch: Why We Need Read Food and Real Jobs in American Public Schools (UC Press). Kara Young, who is currently working on Gut Feelings: The Emotions of Food Inequality.
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Politicizing the Census (Rob Santos)
Today, The Annex meets Rob Santos, Chief Methodologist at the Urban Institute and incoming President of the American Statistical Association. We discuss concerns about the politicization of the 2020 Census, and pursuing careers in private research. Special guest co-host Joshua De La Rosa, Senior Data Scientist for the City of New York and Adjunct Lecturer at Queens College's Data Analytics Program.
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The Challenge of Chairing (Wynn, Besen-Cassino and Weeden)
Today, The Annex is pleased to present a very special episode assembled by Jonathan Wynn from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst on the challenges of chairing sociology departments in the face of COVID19 and the many other challenges society faces. He is joined by two experienced departmental leaders, Yasemin Bessen-Cassino (Montclair State) and Kim Weeden (Cornell University).
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Inequality Among Doctors (Tania Jenkins)
We sit down with Tania Jenkins (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill) about Doctor's Orders (Columbia University Press), a book about occupational inequality in America's medical profession. We talk about Medical Doctors and Osteopathic Doctors, the origins of this professional distinction, how this inequality plays out in doctors' career trajectories, and whether these occupational distinctions lead to differences in quality of care. Hosts Joseph Cohen and Leslie Hinkson.
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Joe, Leslie, Gabriel, and their incredibly knowledgeable guests are making Sociology fun again! They provide in-depth education on important sociological issues we all care greatly about, but just aren't sure where to start. They're also funny, personable, and downright entertaining. Thanks for putting out such an excellent show guys - keep up the great work!