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Jun 2 2019
While spending time with gang members in the South Side of Chicago to conduct fieldwork for his forthcoming book, sociologist Forrest Stuart would regularly check Twitter and Instagram. He’d be surprised to find that the young men he was hanging out with, often in perfectly mundane situations, were...
May 10 2019
When Stanford University sociologist Forrest Stuart ran an after-school violence prevention program on Chicago's South Side a few years ago, he says he got to know a young man he calls "Tevin."
May 6 2019
By Esther Cepeda (Washington Post) CHICAGO -- It's a story as old as time itself: If you want to protect yourself from predators, get big and scary. Even the great horned owl fluffs up its feathers, and the puffer fish swells its spiny skin to ward off attackers. So, too, it goes in the social...
Mar 28 2019
Beginning in Spring 2019, the Ethnography Lab will be sponsoring the new Qualitative and Fieldwork Methods Workshop (SOC 280W). Graduate students may now enroll in the workshop for credit toward workshop requirements. Whether enrolled or not, all are welcome. Coffee and light breakfast will be...
Feb 28 2019
BY JOY LEIGHTON AND NATALIE JABBAR In The Souls of Black Folk, W. E. B. Du Bois makes a prescient declaration: “The problem of the 20th century is the problem of the color-line.” As the United States continues to struggle with “the problem of the color-line” in the 21st century, Stanford...

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