The Annex is an academic sociology-themed podcast. It discusses news, debates, and research findings that are of interest to professional sociology scholars.
Criminology of Sport (Derek Silva)
On this episode of the Annex, Dan Morrison interviews Derek Silva, associate professor of criminology at King’s University College in Ontario, Canada. The interview focuses on his work on a handbook for the critical criminology of sport with Liam Kennedy and his journal articles on Canadian national identity and hockey. We also cover his public scholarship with Nathan Kalman-Lamb and Johanna Mellis on The End of Sport podcast, and his new book on exploitation in college football, co-authored with Kalman-Lamb. Dr. Silva tweets at @derekcrim.
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Diversity Regimes (JT Thomas)
On this episode of the Annex, we speak with James Thomas, associate professor of sociology at the University of Mississippi about his new book Diversity Regimes: Why Talk is Not Enough to Fix Racial Inequality at Universities. The book chronicles the efforts of “Diversity University” to address its legacy and ongoing practices of racial domination, highlighting how such efforts often lack coordination, focus, and institutional commitment. JT also discusses his new work on W.E.B. Du Bois and its connection to Jewish life and identity. Dr. Thomas tweets @Insurgent_Prof.
Hosted by Daniel Morrison of Abilene Christian University.
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Celebrity (Kerry O. Ferris)
This week, The Annex discusses the sociology of celebrity with Kerry O. Ferris from Northern Illinois University. We discuss the nature of celebrity, how it is acquired, and how it can be used. Ferris is the author of Stargazing: Celebrity, Fame, and Social Interaction (2011, Routledge) and “The Sociology of Celebrity” in Sociology Compass.
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Entrepreneurship (Rasmus Koss Hartman)
In this episode, The Annex discusses the topic of entrepreneurship with Rasmus Koss Hartman from Copenhagen Business School.
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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.
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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!