A recent UDaily article features my ongoing interdisciplinary research in Southbridge, an historically African-American community in South Wilmington. Read the UDaily article for information on our collaborative research efforts there, as well as information on how the residents of Southbridge… Continue Reading
Public health data, like data on cancer incidence in geographic areas, are instrumental when making claims about the impact of the environment on human health. How does this data end up in the minds of the public? One way is… Continue Reading
I’m part of an interdisciplinary research team that is looking into the potential for sea level rise to have a disproportionate impact on local communities already burdened with environmental pollution. The community of Southbridge, located in South Wilmington, is an… Continue Reading
Congrats! It’s finals time! Need a place for studying? Here is a list, just in case you missed it, of late-night study spaces around campus through the end of finals week: http://www.udel.edu/udaily/2015/nov/late-night-study-111114.html You can do this!
An interesting new book aims to show children and young adults the value and importance of vaccinations. I have often wondered how children and young adults understand vaccinations, and how this matters given their parents are the ones that are… Continue Reading
A curious question. Here’s a panel of noted intellectuals, business leaders, and others responding. Take a look! http://www.theatlantic.com/video/index/380699/what-do-you-wish-you-had-learned-in-college/
In addition to the alienating/dehumanizing aspects of working in the fast food industry, as noted by Marx, Weber, and Ritzer, low wages also prevent employees from fully realizing their human potential. Here’s a look at the social movement to increase… Continue Reading
I was recently interviewed by Richard Gordon, creator and host of Campus Voices at the University of Delaware, about my work on the rhetoric of anti-science. Have a listen: http://sites.udel.edu/campusvoices/2014/08/28/perezrhetoric/ Many thanks to Richard for allowing me to come on… Continue Reading
I am teaching a new course this fall 2014 semester called “Environment and Health” (SOCI 367-011). Here’s a brief description: “Couched in the sociological perspective of popular epidemiology, this course shows students how both traditional epidemiology and citizen-science alliances are… Continue Reading
One burgeoning area of interest for sociologists and criminologists is the impact of climate change on crime. Stream an excellent podcast on the issue below, featuring Robert Agnew, from our friends at Office Hours.
Have you ever wondered why speed limits are set to certain speeds? I guess you probably think they have something to do with higher speeds causing more traffic fatalities, right? Wrong. Here’s an interesting quip on the complex relationship between… Continue Reading
Despite being a relatively new phenomenon, recent research suggests that gendered double-standards regarding sex and sexuality are common in the world of “sexting” among youth. Here’s the story: http://mic.com/articles/91733/the-real-problem-with-sexting-is-surprisingly-old-fashioned?utm_source=policymicFB&utm_medium=main&utm_campaign=social