Elizabeth Sweet interviewed by the Washington Post

Sociology and Interdisciplinary Social Sciences Assistant Professor Elizabeth Sweet was interviewed for a Washington Post article, “It’s 2019. Why are sports-themed toys still so boy-centric?” Professor Sweet is interested broadly in the relationship between cultural beliefs and social inequalities. Her current research examines the relationships between gender, children’s toys, and gender inequality over the 20th century.

Elizabeth Sweet Discusses Gendered Children’s Toys

Sociology Assistant Professor Elizabeth Sweet was interviewed for a story in The Atlantic magazine, “Today’s Masculinity Is Stifling.” Professor Sweet studies the role of gender in children’s toys, and notes that American gender categories in consumer culture are more rigid now than at any time in history. Also see her 2015 TEDx Talk for more information.

Jan English-Lueck in Academic Spotlight Newsletter

Anthropology Professor Jan English-Lueck was featured in the February 2018 SJSU Academic Spotlight newsletter. Professor English-Lueck was interviewed about her appearance in “Silicon Valley: The Untold Story” documentary on the Science Channel. Originally scheduled for a January 2018 release, the documentary is now scheduled to appear on March 19.

Jan English-Lueck interviewed in a documentary

Anthropology Professor Jan English-Lueck will appear in a forthcoming documentary on the Science Channel, “Silicon Valley: The Untold Story.” The documentary premieres on January 28. The program description follows:

“Just south of San Francisco lies a region that has spawned not just new products but whole new industries, from vacuum tubes to radio, microchips to personal computers, mobile devices, apps and social media. Home to Apple and Facebook, Intel and Google, there is simply no other place on earth that can rival its remarkable record of innovation. A new Science Channel three-part documentary series will provide a comprehensive look at the century-and-a-half history of this fascinating place, and reveal how and why it became such a fertile ground for technological breakthroughs. SILICON VALLEY: THE UNTOLD STORY premieres Sunday, January 28 at 8, 9 and 10 p.m. It is produced with support from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. The Computer History Museum in Mountain View, CA is serving as the community and education outreach partner on the series.”

This promises to be a very interesting program!