Today’s episode of The Annex Sociology Podcast features a discussion about conspiracy theories and conspiracy entrepreneurs with Aaron Hyzen (University of Antwerp) and Hilde Van den Bulck (Drexel University). They recently published “Conspiracies, Ideological Entrepreneurs, and Digital Popular Culture” in Media and Communications.
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In this episode of The Annex Sociology Podcast, we discuss a recent controversy surrounding SocArXiv’s takedown of a working paper on the effectiveness of Ivermectin in treating COVID. We speak with SocArXiv Director Philip Cohen (University of Maryland) and JP Pardo-Guerra (University of California, San Diego), who raised concerns about the paper on Twitter.
In today’s episode of The Annex Sociology Podcast, we discuss the antivaccine movement with two outstanding experts on the topic. Jennifer A. Reich (University of Colorado, Denver) is the author of Calling the Shots: Why Parents Reject Vaccines (2016, NYU). Richard Carpiano (University of California, Riverside) is a Professor of Public Policy with a long research record on anti-vaccine movements.
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The Annex is back for its tenth semester. In this episode, we meet with Hannah Wohl (University of California, Santa Barbara) to discuss her book on creativity and cultural production, Bound by Creativity: How Contemporary Art is Judged (University of Chicago Press).
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This week, The Annex discusses the sociology of celebrity with Kerry O. Ferris from Northern Illinois University. We discuss the nature of celebrity, how it is acquired, and how it can be used. Ferris is the author of Stargazing: Celebrity, Fame, and Social Interaction (2011, Routledge) and “The Sociology of Celebrity” in Sociology Compass.
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In this episode, The Annex discusses the topic of entrepreneurship with Rasmus Koss Hartman from Copenhagen Business School.
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Today, The Annex Sociology Podcast meets the person behind the Twitter account of Steak Umm, a commercial meat product. Nathan Allebach is a social media marketer at Allebach Communications. He used sociology and social scientific theory and research to push Steak Umm’s Twitter following to six-figure audiences. We discuss how this happened, and see whether his foray into sociology offers us sociologists insights into how we can communicate with the public. Hosts Joseph Cohen (Queens College), Daniel Morrison (Abilene Christian University), and Sarah Patterson (University of Michigan).
Today, The Annex surveys the exciting field of neurosociology, which blends research on social behavior with brain research. Our guests are Rengin Firat (UC Riverside), Kalina Michalska (UC Riverside), and William Kalkhoff (Kent State). Host Joseph N Cohen (CUNY Queens College)
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In today’s episode, we discuss the need for a more radical sociology with Michelle Jackson from Stanford. Michelle authored the book Manifesto for a Dream: Inequality, Constraint, and Radical Reform (Stanford). Hosts are Joseph Cohen (CUNY Queens College) and Daniel Morrison (Abeline Christian).
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