Blogs/Short Articles


“Urban Sociology in Trump’s America and Beyond,” City & Community 16, no. 2 (June 2017)

“Another Look at Symbolic Ethnicity: A Response to John Stone and Kelsey Harris,” 40, no. 9 (February 2017)

This Is How the Republican Party Plans to Destroy the Federal Government,” The Nation, February 13, 2017


For an Empirical Sociology of the Future,” SSRC, Items: Insights from the Social Sciences, August 16, 2016.

The Republican Establishment’s Overthrow Project,” Huffington Post, January 7, 2016.


“American Lobby Democracy and the Need for Citizen Lobbies,” SSRC, Transformations of the Public Sphere, Dec. 10, 2009.

“A Sociology for Public Sociology,” SSRC, Transformations of the Public Sphere, March 29 2010.

“The Rise of the Seculars,” SSRC, Immanent Frame, March 29 2010.

“Toward a Public Social Science,” SSRC, Transformations of the Public Sphere, Feb. 13, 2011.

“Some Uses of History,” History News Network, Cliopatra, March 16, 2011.

“Separate Research and Teaching in Graduate Education,” Huffington Post, College, April 4, 2011.

“Teach Youngsters Politics, Not Civics,” Huffington Post, College, May 2, 2011.

“Rediscover Representative Democracy,” Roosevelt Institute, Next New Deal, April 18, 2012.

“The Liberal Arts and the Great Recession,” Huffington Post, College, June 29, 2012.

Herbert J. Gans: An Interview with Shamus Khan,” Identities: Global Studies in Culture and Power 19, no. 2 (March 2012).

“America’s Future in an Enduring Recession,” Roosevelt Institute, Next New Deal, Aug. 9 2012.

“The Origins of Working Class Upward Mobility,” ASA Section on International Migration, World on the Move (online newsletter), Vol. 19, No. 1, Fall 2012.

“Citizen News,” Nieman Foundation, Nieman Journalism Lab, Nov. 28, 2012.

“Journalism for Democracy,” Nieman Journalism Lab, Feb. 1 2013.

“Public Opinion Polls Do Not Always Report Public Opinion,” Nieman Journalism Lab, April 29 2013.

“Concentrated Poverty & Concentrated Affluenc: Notes for a Comparative Analysis,” 26, no. 1,” CUSS Newsletter, Fall 2013.

“America’s Bloodless Civil War,” Truthout, March 8, 2014.

“Small Town America vs. The City: Some Needed Research,” Community and Urban Sociology Section Newsletter 26, no. 3 (Summer 2014).

“American Sociology in an Era of Rising Inequalities,” American Sociological Association Footnotes, Sept. – Oct. 2014.

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