"I consider myself very fortunate to be able to work as a professor."

As an educator, I enjoy challenging students to think critically, question the taken for granted and envision alternatives to existing social injustices. Despite its many downsides, I love academia. I love teaching and I love my research. When I am not running around wearing my many professor hats, I can be found spending time with my kids...

From My Blog

How Even a White Man I’ve Never Met Can Successfully Expend My Emotional Labor.

Fresh from the American Sociological Association meetings on Feeling Race, I have been thinking a lot about the many areas in which I engage in emotional labor ...

Cis White Men … Say Something.

The first on-campus interview I ever got was at a school in the Midwest. After giving a job talk and teaching demo I was scheduled to go to dinner with two whit...

Surviving the Job Market as PhD Students, Visiting Professors and Untenured Faculty:

I gave this presentation at the Southern Sociological Society 2018  annual meeting. At the request of attendees, I am posting it here for all who are intereste...

Body Cams Won’t Fix Anything

The other night my 17-year-old son came home from a party. He arrived home ahead of the agreed upon time and came upstairs to speak to my wife and me about his ...