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Article by Abbey Berghaus published in Sexualities

Article by Abbey Berghaus published in Sexualities

Abbey Berghaus's article titled "Making Visible the Invisible: Bisexual Parents Ponder Coming Out to Their Kids" is published in Sexualities.

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Carole Joffe publishes Obstacle Course: The Everyday Struggle to Get an Abortion in America, UC Press

Carole Joffe publishes Obstacle Course: The Everyday Struggle to Get an Abortion in America, UC Press

It seems unthinkable that citizens of one of the most powerful nations in the world must risk their lives and livelihoods in the search for access to necessary health care. And yet it is no surprise that in many places throughout the United States, getting an abortion can be a monumental challenge. Anti-choice politicians and activists have worked tirelessly to impose needless restrictions on this straightforward medical procedure that, at best, delay it and, at worst, create medical risks and deny women their constitutionally protected right to choose.

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Sociology Statement Regarding the Murder of George Floyd

The events of the last week demand unequivocal condemnation of the murder of George Floyd by Minneapolis police, as well as all incidents of police misuse of violence against Black and brown Americans. Such violence has recurred with frightening regularity throughout US history and is on display again during the current protests.

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Professor Orly Clerge wins Mary C. Douglas Prize for Best Book in the Sociology of Culture

Professor Orly Clerge wins Mary C. Douglas Prize for Best Book in the Sociology of Culture

Orly Clerge wins the Mary C. Douglas Prize for Best Book in the Sociology of Culture Section of the American Sociological Association for her book, "The New Noir: Race, Identity, and Diaspora in Black Suburbia" (UC Press, 2019).

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Professor Bruce Haynes interviewed on PBS

Professor Bruce Haynes interviewed on PBS

Professor Bruce Haynes appeared on KVIE television show Studio Sacramento for an episode devoted to the topic of "Race and Injustice in America."

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