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Creativity (Hannah Wohl)

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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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Celebrity (Kerry O. Ferris)

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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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Cults (2 of 2) (Craig Rawlings)

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This episode is the second installment of our two-part series on the Sociology of Cults. If you missed our first episode with Rick Moore, catch it here.

In today’s episode, we strike at the heart of our interests in cults with a talk about group pressures on belief systems with Craig Rawlings of Duke University. Craig recently published “Cognitive Authority and the Constraint of Attitude Change in Groups” in American Sociological Review.

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Twitter (Stephen Barnard)

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Today, we talk about Twitter and its effects on our informational diet with Stephen Barnard of St Lawrence University. Stephen is the author of author of Citizens at the Gates: Twitter, Networked Publics, and the Transformation of American Journalism (2018, Palgrave Macmillan), and co-author of All Media are Social: Sociological Perspectives on Mass Media (2020, Routledge).

Racialized Organizations (Victor Ray)

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Racialized Organizations (Victor Ray)
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In this week’s episode of The Annex, we talk about the concept of “racialized organizations” with Victor Ray (University of Iowa). Victor recently published “Why So Many Organizations Stay White” in Harvard Business Review.

Special guest co-host Jason Smith from George Mason University, and recent editor of Race and Contention in Twenty-First Century U.S. Media (Routledge).

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Hijabs and Jobs (Eman Abdelhadi)

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Today, we talk about how wearing hijabs affect job prospects among Muslim women. Our guest is Eman Abdelhadi (University of Chicago) recently authored “The Hijab and Muslim Women’s Employment in the United States” in Research in Social Stratification and Mobility.

We have two co-hosts. John O’Brien (NYU Abu Dhabi). John is author of the award-winning Keeping It Halal: The Everyday Lives of Muslim American Teenage Boys with Princeton University Press.

Neda Magbouleh (University of Toronto) is author of The Limits of Whiteness: Iranian Americans and the Everyday Politics of Race with Stanford University Press.

Professional Wrestling

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Today, The Annex delves into the world of professional wrestling with R. Tyson Smith, a sociologist at the University of Pennsylvania and author of Fighting for Recognition: Identity, Masculinity, and the Act of Violence in Professional Wrestling (Duke University Press).

We have two great co-hosts. Patrick Reilly is a sociologist at the Paul Merage School of Business University of California, Irvine. He is a media sociologist, author of “No Laughter Among Thieves” in the American Sociological Review, and a part-time independent wrestling announcer in California.

Timothy Gill is a sociologist at the University of North Carolina, Wilmington. Tim is an expert on Venezuelan politics, recently published The Future of U.S. Empire in the Americas: The Trump Administration and Beyond with Routledge, and is a former wrestler.

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“Pro Wrestling LIVE! Campaign Materials” by Lindsey Ward is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 

The Everyday Lives of Muslim American Teen Boys

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Today, we discuss the everyday lives of American Muslim teen boys with John O’Brien (NYU Abu Dhabi). John is author of the award-winning Keeping It Halal: The Everyday Lives of Muslim American Teenage Boys with Princeton University Press.

We have two special co-hosts.

Neda Magbouleh (University of Toronto) is author of The Limits of Whiteness: Iranian Americans and the Everyday Politics of Race with Stanford University Press.

Eman Abdelhadi (University of Chicago) recently authored “The Hijab and Muslim Women’s Employment in the United States” in Research in Social Stratification and Mobility.

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“DSC09217” by Strelka Institute photo is licensed under CC BY 2.0 

World of YouTube

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In this episode of The Annex, we sit down with Michael Siciliano of Queen’s University (Canada). Michael is currently working on a book for Columbia University Press about YouTubers, tentatively titled Creative Control: Platforms, Labor Relations, and the Aesthetics of Precarious Work. We talk about YouTube, content creation, and media.

This episode is hosted by Joseph Nathan Cohen (City University of New York, Queens College) and Gabriel Rossman (UCLA)

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Literary Criticism (Phillipa Chong)

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Literary Criticism (Phillipa Chong)
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Today, we meet Phillipa Chong from McMaster University. We discuss her upcoming book, Inside the Critics’ Circle (Princeton University Press) about literary criticism.

Special guest host Clayton Childress (University of Toronto).

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