Just Outliers?

There’s nothing better than having students who are altogether more impressive than yourself. I have many such students and near the top is Ryan Larson, a current University of Minnesota grad student and a former student of mine at Concordia College. Ryan was...

Can’t Buy Me Wins … This Season

Cross-posted at ThickCulture. Arsenal’s victory with a breathtaking extra time goal by Danny Welbeck this past weekend notwithstanding, Leicester City’s season has had the kind of storyline we normally only see in Hollywood movies. This isn’t a March Madness...

How much support for an American National Front?

Cross-posted at ThickCulture. Last week, in response to presidential candidate Donald Trump’s proposal that the U.S. ban Muslim immigrants, MSNBC host Chris Hayes tweeted … If America was a multi-party parliamentary democracy, a National Front-style party would get,...

Trends in Citizen Journalism

Cross-posted at Thickculture. For the past few years, I’ve been researching the field of citizen journalism (you can read a bit about our project here). For the current paper I’m working on with UMN sociology grad student and jazz saxophone beast Ryan...