Our mission is to bring the Sociological Imagination into real time. On this website sociologists will present brief and accessible pieces using a sociological lens to comment on current events. Each week 5 or 6 new pieces will be posted and students and faculty can comment and discuss the items along with the authors and editors of the magazine. Students will be able to apply theories and concepts from classrooms to discussions of current events with other sociology students and faculty from around the world. Join in the conversation and join in the action!

Founder and Editor-in-Chief
Corey Dolgon, PhD

Currently I am the director of Stonehill College’s new Office of Community-Based Learning. Before coming to Stonehill I served for 12 years as professor and chair of Worcester State College’s sociology department and director of its Center for Service Learning and Civic Engagement. You can learn more about me on my website.

Sage Publications recently published my first textbook: Social Problems: A Service Learning Approach.

Previously, NYU Press published my The End of the Hamptons: Scenes from the Class Struggle in America’s Paradise.

I love to teach and to open students’ eyes to the sociological world around them. I created this site as a place for like-minded sociologists to share insights and observations about current news as it related to sociological principles. My hope is that instructors will read and disseminate this material to their students to promote active engagement in their classrooms.

I welcome your suggestions and comments at cdolgon@stonehill.edu.



Managing Editor
Jason Smith

I am a graduate student in the Public Sociology Program at George Mason University (Fairfax, VA). My areas of research revolve around race/ethnicity, mass media, popular culture, and democratic representation. I think that the best way for the field of sociology to have an impact is to get it out into the general public and let it enter into a dialogue with opposing viewpoints and disciplines.

My hope for This Week in Sociology, is that it serves as an outlet for those in our field to write pieces that engage with groups outside of the academic setting on issues that are affecting them in their everyday lives and experiences. I can be reached at jsm5@gmu.edu.