Category Archives: fashion

My preschooler, the budding sociologist

My preschooler is struggling with her social world. We switched her preschool about eight weeks ago, and she’s around more kids (other school was smaller) and more boys (other small class had only a few boys) than before. It’s also … Continue reading

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Surviving (and thriving) at the annual academic meeting

Two thousand sociologists in one place? Sounds like a crazy time. This will be the eighth year that I’ll attend an academic conference. ¬†I try to go to two meetings a year (one local and one national), depending on where … Continue reading

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So far 35 is easy living.

I had a birthday yesterday. It was one of those easy days with the right blend of people, sunshine and coffee. I did some work, treated myself to a few goodies, and had an incredible little celebration with my family. … Continue reading

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On academic chic

I have been writing in public spaces all over the campus where I’m teaching this semester. And I have felt totally overdressed. ¬†Academic fashion is a delicate balance–how do you look professional enough to command authority in front of a … Continue reading

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