Assault Deaths to 2015

2 October 2017

Every couple of years—usually after one of the inevitable mass shootings—I find myself updating this graph. The originals were done in 2012. You can read America is a Violent Country, and Assault Deaths Within the United States to see those. This morning I pulled the latest figures from the OECD Health Status database. The method and scope are the same as before. Here is the main figure, showing assault death rates for the US and 23 other OECD countries.

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Radio Nuance

14 September 2017

I was interviewed recently by Brian Southwell for his public radio show, The Measure of Everyday Life. We talked for about half an hour, first about Nuance and then a little about performativity in social research, and the ethical issues associated with it. You can listen directly to the episode, find it on iTunes, or through your favorite podcast app.


 

Recent Work

  • Data Visualization for Social Science. Abstract
  • “Public Sociology in the Age of Social Media.” Perspectives on Politics (2017), 15:771-780. Abstract  pdf
  • “By the Numbers.” Abstract  pdf
  • “Fuck Nuance.” Sociological Theory (2017), 35:118-127. Abstract  pdf
  • “Repugnance Management and Transactions in the Body.” American Economic Review Papers and Proceedings (2017), 107: 86-90. Abstract  pdf

Current Teaching


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I am Associate Professor of Sociology at Duke University. I’m affiliated with the Kenan Institute for Ethics, the Markets and Management Studies program, and the Duke Network Analysis Center.

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