Showing posts from 2015

Physician Trust Paper on Blast at New York Post

So, I am super happy this morning. What used to be my Master's Thesis for a degree in Sociology from Indiana University, Bloomington got picked up in the New York Post yesterday. Between its coverage by Emory and the University of Pennsylvania , it has been picked up in over 16 media outlets. It has an Altmetric score of 90 , which puts it in the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric. Plus, as of the late afternoon of December 19th, the original post from Penn has over 90 shares on Facebook. It seems even the blogosphere is getting in on the action, as demonstrated by this frank reaction to the study at , this coverage at Technology.Org , and an interview at After fifty-million rejections of this paper (no, I'm not kidding: I originally submitted the paper in May 2008. The paper was rejected 5 times before getting a revise and resubmit at Social Science Research ), I feel like I am finally winning! If anyone has a pape

On #RachelDolezal and the Incomparability of Race and Gender

after reading Adolph Reed Jr.'s eloquently-written  recent piece on #RachelDolezal  and continuing to see people (including Reed) trip themselves all up in making (in)comparisons between transgender and transrace people, i felt the need to rehash -- in a more cohesive manner -- some comments i recently made to my inner circle on the identity politics of #RachelDolezal. the ascriptive/achieved dichotomization, and the fluidity between the two, is too simplistic to make to gain clarity on the complex problematics of #RachelDolezal's identity politics. race and gender are both sociopolitical constructs. but, unlike gender’s corollary to sex, there is no precise biological language for talking about race. and that is the conceptual incongruence with comparing transgender with transrace identities. the race concept encompasses both biological and sociopolitical meanings in everyday society, whereas the women’s movement has been (mostly) successful at divorcing gender from sex. th