Revolutionary Sociology and Virtual Conferences with Dr. Corey Dolgon

In this special episode of Trending in Ed, Mike Palmer interviews Corey Dolgon from a conference room in Freedom Tower while the Annual Conference for the Society for the Study of Social Problems (SSSP) is taking place virtually. Corey is the outgoing President of SSSP. We explore the themes of the conference while getting into what it is like to shift from designing an in-person conference to doing one online.

Corey shares his perspectives on the opportunities and challenges of the revolutionary moment we’re living through and argues for a deeper awareness of the history of social research and its ties to global social justice movements as we attempt to effect change. He also cites his book Kill It to Save It while referencing the predominance of a corporate mindset in higher education as the core unquestionable ideology in play–one that he hopes young scholars will continue to challenge.

It’s a provocative conversation that concludes our fifth season of Trending in Education. Thanks for coming along for the ride. Be on the lookout for the launch of Season 6 in the coming weeks.

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Episode References

Dolgon, C. (2017). Kill It to Save It: An Autopsy of Capitalism’s Triumph over Democracy (1st edition). Policy Press.