Host Brian Southwell recently traveled to the Palais des Congrès de Montréal in Montréal, Québec, to talk with attendees at the American Sociological Association’s (ASA) annual conference. Carmen Russell, director of communications for ASA organized the panel, entitled Broadcasting Sociology, and interviewed Brian as well as Andrea Hunter, a former CBC journalist and current professor at Canada’s Concordia University who teaches about radio production. The panel offered numerous points of intersection, given the ASA’s efforts to publicize member research, Hunter’s efforts to get her journalism students to “think sociologically,” and the on-going mission of The Measure of Everyday Life to bridge academic research and popular discourse regarding social concerns and innovations.
As The Measure of Everyday Life spreads around the world, we hear from people who would like to be a part of our show or who are using our episodes for various public discussion forums. If you have ideas about where we might turn next in looking for the intersection of social science and social life, contact our staff.