From 2007 to 2013 I was co-editor and writer for the website Sociological Images: Seeing Is Believing. Sociological Images is designed to foster a public sociological imagination. We present compelling visuals and brief sociological analyses of them. Sociological Images receives 500,000 to 750,000 visits per month and is followed by an additional 15,000 individuals subscribed by RSS feeds, almost 16,000 via Facebook, nearly 7,000 on Twitter, and over 10,000 on Pinterest.
We are partially syndicated at Jezebel, Ms., Racialicious, and Love Isn’t Enough and have been featured in print or online stories by media outlets such as, ABC News, AdWeek, American Prospect, American Spectator, The Atlantic, Baltimore Sun, Bitch Magazine, CBS News, CNN, The Guardian, Mother Jones, National Review, Psychology Today, Salon, San Francisco Chronicle, TIME, and the Utne Reader.
Though our readership has expanded beyond our initial vision, we intended it to be a teaching resource. Accordingly, we have posted a collection of sample assignments based on the blog. Sociological Images was the first website to be reviewed in the journal Teaching Sociology and Visual Studies. We received the 2012 Public Sociology award from the University of Minnesota’s Department of Sociology; in 2011, we were nominated for the American Sociological Association Distinguished Contributions to Teaching Award and the Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association Best Electronic Resource Award.
Sociological Images is a member of The Society Pages, a community of blogs about the social sciences.