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The Elite: Definition and Identification

Sociology has long examined the concept of “elite” as a group with disproportionate power in society. In this post, we examine classic and contemporary definitions of the elite and methods…

Some Tips on Finding Research Grants

Tips for researchers to obtain grant funding In addition to the top tips for grant writing, I gathered some tips by Jonathan O’Donnell in a blog post for LSE. With shrinking funding…

Classic Theories of Social Stratification

Why is there inequality in society? Social stratification, and inequality, are fundamental concepts in sociology. We defined stratification as the existence of structured inequalities between social groups on the basis…

Tips for Hybrid and Online Academic Conferences

How does a hybrid or online academic conference work? In an online conference, everyone appears via the internet. Hybrid academic conferences involve two types of participants and attendees: those in-person…

Sociology Blogs in 2022

What are sociology blogs? Sociology blogs are typically short-form online writing by professional sociologists. Many blogs are about particular topics, such as political inequality, or economic sociology, and so on.…

Intersectionality is Everywhere

Three decades after Kimberle Crenshaw popularized the term “intersectionality,” it has become mainstream. The term is mainstream because it is the truth and because elements of society who are against…

10 Tips for Writing Research Grant Proposals

What are the best practices for writing research grant proposals? To fund their research projects, academics apply for research grants from governments and philanthropies. Research grant writing has become a…

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