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“Sociologist at Large” – what exactly is that? Being “at large” generally refers to roving, or not being fixed in one spot. In my case, “at large” refers to being a public scholar out exploring the world – an embedded public sociologist. Here’s how I conceptualize it: Embedded Public Sociologist...Read more
Hello! My name is Dr. Chauntelle Tibbals, Sociologist at Large. Sociology is the study of humans interacting in and with society, so basically what I do is try to make sense of patterns and processes I see occurring in social behavior. I look at how those patterns and processes impact...Read more
Recent Blogs & News
Fancy white gloves matchmaking in a gritty city? I recently spoke to Leanne Butkovic of Thrillist, who was working on a piece re “white-glove” (read: fancy and expensive) matchmaking services — specifically, the extra-exclusive service Three Day Rule, which recently opened a shop in Philadelphia. Here’s what Lauren wanted to know: I was
I’m not sure exactly what’s “new” about chemsex — Haven’t people been doing drugs and having sex since the dawn of time? Even if you distinguish doing drugs and happening to have sex from doing drugs with the express purpose of enhancing (??) sex, this is still nothing new. But
Attention! Hey, can I get your attention? Can I draw your ATTENTION to this issue?!! By talking about something, do we also give it more attention? The answer is yes. I recently provided Mic with two pieces of commentary — One on censoring produced images of rape and rough sex.
Q. Will censoring rape fantasy dismantle rape culture? A. No (and neither will stunt PR) Yesterday morning, right before I was about to hop into the car for a road trip, I was contacted by a writer from Mic — Melanie Ehrenkranz — looking to get some thoughts on the following