The Silence of Race in the Liberal Arts [review of Prof. Lewis-McCoy’s Together But Unequal]

Last week I had the opportunity to hear Prof. Lewis-McCoy, of Sociology and Black Studies at CUNY, speak to Oxy faculty on the topic of Educational Inequality in Well Resourced Settings. The short title of the talk was “Together but…

Sociology of Music Blog

Sonification of Social Life

At our upcoming Digital Scholarship Institute, my colleagues and I will explore the theme of alternative argumentation. At our institution, Occidental College, all frosh are required to take an interdisciplinary cultural studies seminar that focuses on honing argumentation skills. Traditionally,…

Volunteer Wall @ the Bridge PAI

Slow knowledge, engaged learning, open culture.

What is the fate of academic practice, where knowledge production is a slow, resource intensive process, in an age of fast-moving, fragmented, and free information? How can emergent technologies be put to effective use in learning to engage students in…