The Annex is an academic sociology-themed podcast. It discusses news, debates, and research findings that are of interest to professional sociology scholars.
Entrepreneurship (Rasmus Koss Hartman)
In this episode, The Annex discusses the topic of entrepreneurship with Rasmus Koss Hartman from Copenhagen Business School.
Photo Credit. By Francisclarke – Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=53752550
Nurse Practitioners (Latonya Trotter)
A discussion with LaTonya Trotter (University of Washington) on nurse practitioners and the important role that they play in . Prof. Trotter is the author of More than Medicine: Nurse Practitioners and the Problems they Solve for Patients, Health Care Organizations, and the State
Interview by Daniel Morrison of Abilene Christian University.
Xenophobia (Joseph Baker)
Joseph Baker (East Tennessee University) is the co-author of “Crusading for Moral Authority: Christian Nationalism and Opposition to Science” in Sociological Forum (with Samuel Perry and Andrew Whitehead). He also authored Deviance Management: Insiders, Outsiders, Hiders, and Drifters with the University of California Press. Hosted by Daniel Morrison of Abilene Christian University.
Photo Credit. Gideon, “Xenophobia”, Creative Commons license, https://www.flickr.com/photos/62752875@N00/223212749
Today, The Annex Sociology Podcast meets the person behind the Twitter account of Steak Umm, a commercial meat product. Nathan Allebach is a social media marketer at Allebach Communications. He used sociology and social scientific theory and research to push Steak Umm’s Twitter following to six-figure audiences. We discuss how this happened, and see whether his foray into sociology offers us sociologists insights into how we can communicate with the public. Hosts Joseph Cohen (Queens College), Daniel Morrison (Abilene Christian University), and Sarah Patterson (University of Michigan).
Frontiers of Neurosociology (Firat, Michalska & Kalkhoff)
Today, The Annex surveys the exciting field of neurosociology, which blends research on social behavior with brain research. Our guests are Rengin Firat (UC Riverside), Kalina Michalska (UC Riverside), and William Kalkhoff (Kent State). Host Joseph N Cohen (CUNY Queens College)
Photo Credit. By Dale Mahalko – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=15689483
Structural Sexism and Religion (Patricia Homan)
In this episode, Daniel Morrison sits down with Patricia Homan (Florida State University) to discuss the impact of structural sexism on the wellbeing of religiously active people. Patricia published “Structural Sexism and Health in the United States: A New Perspective on Health Inequality and the Gender System” in the American Sociological Review, and recently followed it up in the same journal with “When Religion Hurts: Structural Sexism and Health in Religious Congregations.”
Credit. By J. L. Nichols – The file was scanned in from a reprint of a book called Safe Counsel, or Practical Eugenics, a public domain book from 1928 by B. G. Jefferis and J. L. Nichols. Reprint was from “Intext Press”, which reissues public domain books, and the reprint is ISBN 0-88444-010-9., Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=27683644
This podcast helped me stay motivated and connected to the sociology world when I was finishing graduate school. The banter items are really interesting and provide fresh insight into what’s happening out in the world. I also like being exposed to sociologists whose work is relevant, come from a variety of institutions, and are at different stages in their career.
I rely on The Annex to keep me current on topics in sociology and beyond, including exposure to interesting new work. Listening is part of my continuing education. Kudos to the crew for their pioneering work in sociology podcasting!
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!