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Apr 8 2016 | Stanford News
The Electoral College distorts presidential campaigns, disenfranchises voters and drives partisanship, Stanford scholars say. They suggest constitutional reforms to adopt a single national popular vote where the one-person, one-vote concept applies. It is time to abolish the Electoral College in...
Apr 1 2016 | Stanford News
A Stanford project encourages World War II reconciliation and historical accuracy about the conflict and its consequences in Japan, China, Korea, Taiwan and the United States. Progress has been made on classroom textbooks and scholarly discussions and exchanges. From atomic bombs to harsh military...
Mar 30 2016 | ASA
American Sociological Association Names Nancy Weinberg Kidd New Executive Officer The American Sociological Association (ASA) announced today that Nancy Weinberg Kidd will succeed the retiring Sally T. Hillsman as the Association’s executive officer in September. Kidd, who earned a Ph.D. in...
Feb 19 2016 | Stanford Report
Considered a "founding father" of Stanford's Sociology Department, Professor Emeritus Sandy Dornbusch, was renowned for his research on adolescence. Dornbusch was the Reed-Hodgson Professor in Human Biology, Emeritus, and a professor emeritus of sociology. He was hired as chair of the Stanford...
Feb 2 2016 | Stanford Report
A new Stanford report shows that, compared with other well-off countries, the United States has the worst overall ranking on key poverty and inequality indicators. The United States is dead last on many poverty and inequality outcomes when compared with other well-to-do countries, according to a...
Jan 8 2016 | The New York Times
AMERICANS work some of the longest hours in the Western world, and many struggle to achieve a healthy balance between work and life. As a result, there is an understandable tendency to assume that the problem we face is one of quantity: We simply do not have enough free time. “If I could just get a...
Jan 7 2016 | Stanford Report
'Bad' inequality on the rise, Stanford scholar says Rising inequality is primarily driven by market and institutional forces, not tax policy, Stanford sociologist David Grusky says. He suggests that changes in areas like education and labor markets can produce fair and open competition, thus...
Dec 11 2015 | Washington Post
Robb Willer was interviewed about the role of racism in the 2016 presidential election in the Washington Post, the threat of terrorism and the 2016 presidential election in New York Magazine.
Dec 11 2015 | Stanford Report
Stanford sociologist Robb Willer says terrorism generally serves to sharpen national boundaries and increase nationalist spirit. However, scholars are largely in uncharted territory in regard to how terrorism will affect the 2016 presidential campaign, as prior research has focused primarily on...
Nov 23 2015 | New York Times
Robb Willer and Matthew Feinberg's article on the key to political persuasion was published in the NY Times.

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