An interview with Charlotta Stern, sociologist at Stockholm University, about the problem of biological sex differences being neglected in gender sociology. Charlotta is the author of “Undoing insularity: A small study of gender sociology’s big problems” and “Does political ideology hinder insight on gender and labor markets?” She was also one of the authors on the Duarte et al. (2015) BBS paper that helped launch Heterodox Academy, “Political diversity will improve psychological science.”
Her research has focused on social movement dynamics, labor market stratification, and on the political views of professors.
0:00 Intro/Steven Pinker
7:40 Studying the impact of Pinker on gender sociology
12:40 Evolution, genes, and the sociology of health
15:55 Brainwashed: the Norwegian documentary
21:20 Sociology is being impoverished
22:15 Reactions to Charlotta’s research at Stockholm University
Charlotta Stern’s Publications
Doing Gender, Candace West and Don Zimmerman
This is a transcript of this episode.