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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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Ethnography Special Issue

I am so pleased with the special issue of Ethnography that I co-edited together with Mats Trondman. Although it won’t be published together for a while, the articles are appearing in Sage’s OnlineFirst. Each article isĀ great and the entire issue … Continue reading

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Upcoming special issue of Ethnography

Way back in late 2012/early 2013, my colleague Mats Trondman and I floated an idea to Paul Willis, who, at the time, was editor of Ethnography. We proposed a special issue engaging Isaac Reed’s book, Interpretation and Social Knowledge. The … Continue reading

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Strangers and Neighbors: Multiculturalism, Conflict, and Community in America

Voyer, Andrea M. 2013. Strangers and Neighbors: Multiculturalism, Conflict, and Community in America. New York: Cambridge University Press. “In this riveting new work, Voyer uses a theoretically critical (and inherently fascinating) case to build new insights into the evolving nature … Continue reading

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American Sociological Association, practicing status

As soon as I get tenure, I promise to start writing a piece about the way that privilege and status hierarchies are are built and maintained to great effect in a discipline that ostensibly sees persistent inequality as a social … Continue reading

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The NSA, privacy, and the end of hope

I can hardly say that I am shocked or surprised by the recent leaks on the extent of US data collection and surveillance efforts. The news and public reaction to it has led me on 3 different and somewhat conflicting … Continue reading

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Sociology, behind the scenes

Each year I try to find time to serve the broader discipline of sociology through service. Service activities include things like volunteering for selection committees, proposing and organizing sessions for the annual meeting, reviewing articles and book proposals/manuscripts. This is … Continue reading

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