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CSUSB professor cowrote article on GOP candidates' portrayal of their masculinity
Aug. 1, 2023

Meredith Conroy, CSUSB associate professor of political science, cowrote an article on how Republican male candidates have been trying to portray their masculinity.  She and FiveThirtyEight senior reporter, Amelia Thomson-DeVeaux, wrote: “This contest to out-macho each other might seem over the top. But in a sense, every presidential election is about just that: candidates trying to convince the American public that they fit the masculine stereotypes and ideals (decisivenessdominanceaggression) that are associated with the presidency. Women candidates do it too — just watch former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley’s announcement video, where she says, ‘when you kick back, it hurts them more if you are wearing heels.’”

Deciding Together as Faculty: Narratives of Unanticipated Consequences in Gendered and Racialized Departmental Service, Promotion, and Voting
Journal of Organizational Sociology

Ethel Mickey (sociology) was one of the coauthors of a study that “shows how formal policies and awareness of inequalities may still fail to produce change.” In the abstract, the authors wrote: “Findings focus on three common shared decisions: committee service, hiring/promotion, and voting practices. We find awareness of inequality may actually reinforce the status quo when narratives about gendered and racialized processes feature decoupling from formal bylaws, and when narratives about outcomes relate to multiple layers of unanticipated consequences favoring whiteness and men.”

CSUSB professor comments on arrest of suspected white supremacist stockpiling arms
KNX Radio Los Angeles
Aug. 1, 2023

Brian Levin, director of CSUSB’s Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism, commented on the arrest of a suspected white supremacist whose home was found with a stockpile of arms, material to manufacture “ghost” guns and anti-Semitic material calling for violence. Levin said that the suspect is well-known on far-right wing and extremists forums as well as among law enforcement officials.

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