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Class as Part of Diversity

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On April 25, 2021
There are some of us in the academy whose parents were not professors. But there’s a whole whole lot whose parents were professors. Like, way more than you’d think, even if you expected it. This piece on how this reality can get in the way of diverse hiring practices is important. But I think that […]
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Trump and Class

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On August 24, 2020
I still maintain with as much vigor as I did in 2016 that part of the reason Trump won is that white working class people saw in him someone who might fight for their dying industrial jobs, or at least represented their anger that those jobs were gone. That was far from the whole reason–of […]

Podcasting

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On May 24, 2018

I was lucky enough to be on The Sound and the Furious Podcast last week, with scholars seeking to combine academia and pop culture in ways that reach out to a broad audience. The subject was “Th

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The best piece I’ve read on Trump, the American working classes, and the path forward is this by Sam Adler-Bell. Good stuff: I’ve largely avoided this conversation until now. It’s been marked by bad faith and straw men on both sides. And I think the media’s preoccupation with these voters—over, say, working class people of […]
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