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This is a website dedicated to highlighting general sociological concepts as found in popular media. Launched in January 2017, this site’s goal is to connect instructors of sociology and the social sciences to material their students find enlightening and entertaining. No TED Talks, no podcasts, no lectures… The videos you will find here were produced for a non-academic audience for the primary purpose of enjoyment. Nonetheless, all of the videos we feature are of the highest quality and contemporary. From clips, to episodes, to feature-length films, we apply the sociological imagination to content we hope you find engaging.

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The Creator

Matt Reid, M.A., is a Visiting Professor of Sociology at Grand Valley State University as well as a Ph.D. student at Western Michigan University where his upcoming dissertation work will focus on medical cannabis, identity, and stigma. Matt has taught a wide variety of courses at GVSU and elsewhere including Sociology of Love, Families in Society, Death & Dying, and Race & Ethnicity (see CV for more details). Matt is also the media editor of the Midwest Sociological Society and has several assignments published in the American Sociological Association's TRAILS database of teaching resources. He currently lives in Kalamazoo, Michigan with his 2 beautiful cats, Rocky and Benjy.

Email: matt.reid@wmich.edu or reidma1@gvsu.edu.

Curriculum Vitae: Reid_CV_January2019.pdf


 

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