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Steak Umm

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Steak Umm
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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).

Valuing Public Scholarship (Marybeth Stalp)

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Valuing Public Scholarship (Marybeth Stalp)
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In this episode, we discuss #scicomm, its role in academic work, and its intersection with gender in the academic workplace. What is the value of a scholar’s production on new media?

Our guest today is Marybeth Stalp from the University of Northern Iowa. We are also joined by special guest host Sarah Patterson from the University of Michigan.

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The Pressure to Go Partisan

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The Pressure to Go Partisan
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We discuss a recent article in Cognition, linking partisan affiliation and public trust. We ask whether its findings help cast light on the pressure to go partisan when doing public sociology.

Michelle Silver is an Assistant Professor of Sociology and the Interdisciplinary Centre for Health and Society. She recently published Retirement and Discontents: Why We Won’t Stop Working, Even If We Can (Columbia University).

Communicating the Limits of our Knowledge

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Communicating the Limits of our Knowledge
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Joe, Gabriel, Pat Reilly (UC Irvine) and Daniel Laurison (Swarthmore) discuss whether social scientists do enough to communicate the limits of their knowledge in public debate.

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