Author Archives: Andrea Voyer

Primer on Checking Your Academic Privilege

As I am a sociologist of inequality, the recent discussion of the privileged slate of keynotes at the upcoming ESS 2018 meeting caught my attention. Here, delivered somewhat in the style of Emily Post but derived from my own observations … Continue reading

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Early (tentative) estimate of number of US residents born in countries included in the travel ban.

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Pin on this!

So, apparently, there is this thing going on where folks are wearing safety pins to demonstrate that they are allies. Word is that this idea originated in Britain post Brexit. What does it mean to be an ally? I’ve been … Continue reading

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Life after election 2016

That first morning I gave my 11 year old a pocket copy of the US Constitution. “Any president is just one person in a whole system of governance,” I said. I encouraged her to familiarize herself with the structure of … Continue reading

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On anti-democratic democrats

on 11/4, this post was composed and shared on Facebook. I’ve been quiet on politics for months and will resume my silent observation of this unfolding disaster after this diatribe: If Donald Trump wins, I hold the democratic party establishment … Continue reading

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On Goffman and seeking justice in America

That day we were all at the ASA crammed into Alice Goffman’s author meets critics session, a battle was raging in Ferguson. The battle, erupting after Michael’s Brown’s death at the hands of the law enforcement of Ferguson, arose because the Ferguson Police … Continue reading

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New Article: Multiculturalism as the Normative Context of Immigrant Reception

Pleased to announce the publication of my article, Multiculturalism as the Normative Context of Immigrant Reception: Somali Immigrant Inclusion in Lewiston, Maine available here Abstract Drawing on data gathered through ethnographic fieldwork, I examine the process of normative incorporation as … Continue reading

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