Member Publications & Podcasts (Members in Media)

Highlights of Media Attention of Members’ Work, Member Publications, and Podcasts

February 2022

How bell hooks Raised A Generation Of Radical Feminists by Zakiya Luna:

December 2021

“Other Mother” of a Generation: On bell hooks and Living Black Feminism by Zakiya Luna:

September 2021

Anna Branch wrote a short piece for about the persistence of race and racism in America from her perspective as a Black mother.

August 2021

Rachel Rinaldo featured on a article, Why some Muslim women feel empowered wearing hijab, a headscarf,

Amy Blackstone featured on a article on CNN, Why more women are deciding not to have kids,

July 2021

Krystale Littlejohn featured on a podcast on 1A,

Mindy Fried featured in Applied Worldwide: Mindy Fried, PhD: Sociology, Policy Analysis, and Social Justice Issues

Stacy Marlena Torres wrote a new op-ed in The Washington Post about family caregiving inequality, especially among women and racial and ethnic minorities, and current discussions around infrastructure funding in Washington. The essay draws on her recent experiences caring for her father as he died from metastatic lung cancer. Opinion: For years, I cared for ailing parents. Respite shouldn’t have come only with their deaths., July 9, 2021

Pedrom Nasiri has won the Canadian Sociological Associations’ 2021 Angus Reid Applied Sociologist Award., July 7, 2021

Chloe E. Bird, PhD Receives ASA’s Distinguished Career Award for the Practice of Sociology. July 8, 2021

Yvonne P. Sherwood, Indigenous Womxn and Environment Justice: She & the Basket Folded Us In,

June 2021

Tsedale Melaku recently had a recorded interview where she discuss the challenges women continue to face in the workplace, especially during COVID and racial upheaval.

Mary Bernstein was recently a guest on the Southern Queeries podcast, discussing same sex marriage.

Dr. Andrea (Drea) S. Boyles They Still Can’t Figure it Out: One Year After George Floyd’s Murder | Opinion, June 1, 2021

Leta Hong Fincher China’s government wants families to have more children. Chinese women don’t., June 7, 2021

May 2021

Mangala Subramaniam, What Could University Statements Convey as a Response to Incidents of Racial/Ethnic Violence?, May 14, 2021

stef m. shuster, Doctors treating trans youth grapple with uncertainty, lack of training., May 11, 2021

Chole Bird, Mothers Need a Continuous System of Care Even After Babies are Born | Opinion, May 9, 2021

April 2021

Feminist Activism in China by SWS Member, Leta Hong Fincher

Leta Hong Fincher, Feminists thwarting China’s population goals, POLITICO, April 29, 2021


On Gender Discrimination and Sports by SWS Member, Mairead Carr (

Mairead Carr, Did March Make You Mad? Inequity in Sports Is Year-Round for Trans Girls, Ms. Magazine, April 22, 2021


Highlighting the literary recommendations of SWS Member, Tressie McMillan Cottom (

Riza Cruz, Shelf Life: Tressie McMillan Cottom – The professor and award-winning author of ‘Thick takes our literary survey. ELLE. April 22, 2021


October 2016

10/8/2016 – Researchers Find Racial Wage Gap Has Grown

September 2016

9/9/2016 – Faculty of Color and the Changing University

9/9/2016 – Advising as Activism

August 2016

8/24/2016 – UT Austin Professors Challenge Campus Carry Law

July 2016

7/5/2016 – The Science of Preventing Sexual Assaults on College Campuses

April 2016

4/11/2016 – From Sanger Raids to Fetal-Tissue Research Battles: A Short History of Hypocrisy

4/11/2016 – Emerging Feminisms, If College Heterosexual, Cis Men were Raped More than Everyone Else

November 2015

11/16/2015 – Ghosts of Rape Past: Can a Survivor Find Solace in Return to the Crime Scene?


Outdoor web pictureDr. Andrea (Drea) S. Boyles 

The work and insights of SWS Secretary, Dr. Andrea (Drea) S. Boyles, are being widely featured in a variety of media outlets. Dr. Boyles’ research areas/interests are the intersections of race, gender, and class; police-citizen relations; neighborhood disadvantage and disorder; community resilience and collective action; and qualitative methods/ethnography.

Dr. Boyles is also author of books You Can’t Stop the Revolution:  Community Disorder and Social Ties in Post-Ferguson America and Race, Place, and Suburban Policing: Too Close for Comfort with the University of California Press.

Andrea “Drea” S. Boyles,