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Guide to Affirmative Action Debate at Harvard

Harvard and affirmative action - a collaborative project assembled by the students of Sociology of Asian America/ns

December 3, 2019

In this fall’s Sociology of Asian America/ns class, Dr. Shaw encouraged students to reflect on their own positionalities as students at Harvard University by collaborating on a project about race, affirmative action, and Harvard.... Read more about Harvard and affirmative action - a collaborative project assembled by the students of Sociology of Asian America/ns

Professor Paul Change, stands smiling in foreground wearing light blue button-up shirt, in background is greenery

The Rise of Non-Normative Households in South Korea

October 1, 2019

The dramatic transformation of family patterns in advanced capitalist societies has received much attention in both academia and the popular press. News coverage of family change in East Asia, especially, is fueling alarm and anxiety with frequent stories about how low-fertility rates are contributing to rapidly aging populations, an unsustainable trend given the fragility of pension programs specifically, and welfare systems generally.... Read more about The Rise of Non-Normative Households in South Korea