Aida Tomeh Distinguished Service Award

Sociological Focus (Journal)

2018 Fall/Winter Newsletter

Check out the 2018 Fall/Winter Newsletter, The North Central Sociologist (/pdfs/newsletters/NCSA Fall 2018 Newsletter_FINAL.pdf)! ..

Colin Kaepernick, Black Resistance and Institutionalized Racism in the NFL

Colin Kaepernick, Black Resistance & Institutionalized Racism in the NFL By: Shaonta’ Allen In August 2016 Colin K ..

Spring 2018 North Central Sociologist

The Spring/Summer edition of the North Central Sociologist is not available! Click here (/pdfs/newsletters/NCSA Spring 2018 Newsletter_FINAL.pdf)t ..

The Cost of Poverty

“Rather than slashing anti-poverty programs, the fiscally prudent question to ask is: How much does this high rate of poverty cost our natio ..

Victor Rios

Professor Victor Rios delivers 2018 NCSA Useem Plenary address, urges a reconsideration of the way institutions (and academics in particular) deal ..

On losing the propaganda war...

On losing the propaganda war... “The forces that espouse racial extremism, anti-democratic messages, and lies about so-called crisis act ..

To Laptop or Not to Laptop

I know the issue of laptops in university classrooms is highly contentious, but this is worth the read...…/D ..

History in the Making...

“With a crown of stars in her hair and a toga-like dress, she's as patriotic as ever. She's also, for the first time on an officially minted ..


A poignant examination of education and the role of HBCUs. ( ..


“Perhaps the progress the civil rights movement had fought for had missed parts of the country.” ..

Sociological Focus is the official journal of the North Central Sociological Association. Published continuously since 1968, the quarterly journal is international in scope, covering a full range of topics of current interest to sociology and related social science disciplines. Sociological Focus is peer reviewed and committed to publishing high quality research on substantive issues of importance to the study of society. The journal’s mission is broad in scope, encompassing empirical works (both quantitative and qualitative in nature), as well as theoretical and analytical works of interest to the general sociology reader. The journal is published by Taylor & Francis: www.tandfonline/usfo.

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Past Editors of Sociological Focus

2013 – 2018  Annulla Linders, University of Cincinnati

2009 – 2013 Gustavo Mesch, University of Haifa, Israel

2004 – 2009 Steve Carlton-Ford and Paula Dubeck,University of Cincinnati

2000 – 2004 Gay Kitson, University of Akron

1998 – 2000 Robert K. Shelly, Ohio University

1994 – 1998 Kent P. Schwirian, Ohio State University

1992 – 1994 Stanley S. Robin, Western Michigan University

1988 – 1992 Ralph Wahrman, Bowling Green State University

1982 – 1988 Bebe Levin and Elizabeth I. Mullins, Kent State University

1978 – 1982 Norris Johnson and William Feinberg, University of Cincinnati

1974 – 1978 Samuel A. Mueller and Margaret M. Poloma, University of Akron

1971 – 1974 John W. Petras, Central Michigan University

1969 – 1971 John H. Lindquist, Trinity University

1967 – 1969 Kent P. Schwirian, Ohio State University


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