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Families and Ancestry
Monday, July 16, 2018
By Karen Sternheimer In one of my graduate school courses, we read a book called Families We Choose, Kath Weston’s 1991 study of how gay and lesbians create family ties. This was particularly enlightening in the 1990s, when the concept...

Labor
Monday, July 09, 2018
By Todd Schoepflin What do you see when you look at the picture below? Perhaps nothing is remarkable about this part of my home. I experienced a lot of pain in my back and knees after constructing the tiny patio...

Micro Meets Macro: Gender Selection and Population Problems
Monday, July 02, 2018
By Karen Sternheimer When we think about our family decisions, such as whether to have children, this may seem to be based solely on individual preferences. After all, child rearing and family planning are very personal. But our decisions take...

Race, Identity, and the British Royal Family
Monday, June 25, 2018
By Angelique Harris On November 18, 2016, Kensington Palace, the residence and office of the British Royal Family issued a statement on behalf of Prince Harry. Part of this statement read: His girlfriend, Meghan Markle, has been subject to a...

Higher Education and Goal Displacement
Monday, June 18, 2018
By Karen Sternheimer My educational institution has recently been in the news after a series of scandals led to calls for the university’s president to resign. Concern had been growing among students, faculty, staff, and alumni, that the president’s leadership...