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Bradley Koch
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Who Moved My Cheese? Sociology Program Enrollment
There is an excellent new paper out[1] on strategies for sociology programs to increase major numbers, a topic of the utmost timeliness for my own program. It's a great read. There is a gem at the end, though, that I had to share: If students' selections of...
There is an excellent new paper out[1] on strategies for sociology programs to increase major numbers, a topic of the utmost timeliness for my own program. It's a great read. There is a gem at the end, though, that I had to s...
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What to Make of *That Dragon, Cancer?*
All of a sudden, I've heard a lot about this new "video game," That Dragon, Cancer . Here is the most recent episode of Radiolab: Here is the most recent video from Feminist Frequency: I'm struck both by the product and by the coverage, and I wanted to get ...
All of a sudden, I've heard a lot about this new "video game," That Dragon, Cancer. Here is the most recent episode of Radiolab: Here is the most recent video from Feminist Frequency: I'm struck both by the product and by t...
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Come Work with Me!
My department is hiring! Are you or a student looking for a gig? Check us out! -- Lecturer -Sociology; Non Tenure Track The Department of Government and Sociology currently offers bachelors degrees in Criminal Justice, Political Science, and Sociology and m...
My department is hiring! Are you or a student looking for a gig? Check us out! -- Lecturer -Sociology; Non Tenure Track The Department of Government and Sociology currently offers bachelors degrees in Criminal Justice, Politi...
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Autonomous Cars and Alcohol Consumption
Drunk driving laws, their rigorous enforcement, and a changing culture that is increasingly intolerant of driving under the influence have not only made people safer on the road, but they have arguably made many people healthier by giving them a reason to d...
Drunk driving laws, their rigorous enforcement, and a changing culture that is increasingly intolerant of driving under the influence have not only made people safer on the road, but they have arguably made many people health...
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What Happens When We Really Do Come for Their Guns?
The notion that "They're coming for our guns!" seems sadly destined to end up being a self-fulfilling prophecy. Let me explain. It is inevitable that at some point in the foreseeable future the disproportionate reality of gun violence in the United States w...
The notion that "They're coming for our guns!" seems sadly destined to end up being a self-fulfilling prophecy. Let me explain. It is inevitable that at some point in the foreseeable future the disproportionate reality of gun...
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(Not) Understanding the Racial, Economic, and Migratory History of Two Midwestern Cities
Here is a story that I wanted to confirm with data: Benton Harbor, Michigan, used to be more white than it is now. At some point (likely in the late-1960s/early-1970s), the racial proportions of the city shifted, presumably as whites with the requisite econ...
Here is a story that I wanted to confirm with data: Benton Harbor, Michigan, used to be more white than it is now. At some point (likely in the late-1960s/early-1970s), the racial proportions of the city shifted, presumably ...
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Parenting as a Sociologist: "Big Girl" vs. "Big Kid"
As I have noted before, I am a new parent. My daughter is now a bit over 18 months old--and she's wonderful! As she is becoming more verbal, though, my wife and I are now starting actively to think about the language we use around her. One place where we wo...
As I have noted before, I am a new parent. My daughter is now a bit over 18 months old--and she's wonderful! As she is becoming more verbal, though, my wife and I are now starting actively to think about the language we use a...
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Music: "Happy Birthday, Jesus (The Kids Are Dead)" - Brad Koch
This is an original Christmas punk rock protest song. (Fair warning: it is not uplifting, will not be many's cup of tea, and likely will offend some of you, but I sincerely hope that it is motivating). I started writing it nearly three years ago. I dedicate...
This is an original Christmas punk rock protest song. (Fair warning: it is not uplifting, will not be many's cup of tea, and likely will offend some of you, but I sincerely hope that it is motivating). I started writing it ne...
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Shelving the Elf on the Shelf
It's the holiday season, and yet again, the debate over Elf on the Shelf is heating up (see here and here ). My wife and I live under the constant threat that one of our family will buy this thing for us, putting us in an uncomfortable predicament. Not to p...
It's the holiday season, and yet again, the debate over Elf on the Shelf is heating up (see here and here). My wife and I live under the constant threat that one of our family will buy this thing for us, putting us in an unco...
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Spike Jonze' *Her as a Critique of Protestantism (mild spoilers)*
After watching the film Her  a while ago, it occurred to me that it could be read as a critique of Protestantism. Catholicism is both historically and today a comparatively materialistic (in the non-pejorative sense of course) religion. Catholicism takes th...
After watching the film Her a while ago, it occurred to me that it could be read as a critique of Protestantism. Catholicism is both historically and today a comparatively materialistic (in the non-pejorative sense of course)...
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Gentrification between Two Midwestern Cities
A quick followup to yesterday's post . Benton Harbor's economy does seem to be improving as of late. The improvements, however, appear largely to be the result of gentrification . Gentrification itself is arguably problematic in that it causes hardship for ...
A quick followup to yesterday's post. Benton Harbor's economy does seem to be improving as of late. The improvements, however, appear largely to be the result of gentrification. Gentrification itself is arguably problematic i...
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A Return to Ancient Religion as an Elite Practice
When we think about the ancient religions of places like Greece and Roman, what we're actually remembering is the religion of the elites. More accurately, all of the temples, festivals, and sacrifices of these ancient religions were the elites doing religio...
When we think about the ancient religions of places like Greece and Roman, what we're actually remembering is the religion of the elites. More accurately, all of the temples, festivals, and sacrifices of these ancient religio...
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  • Indiana University
    Sociology/Religious Studies, 2002 - 2012
  • Piper Preschool
    1983 - 1985
  • Lincoln Elementary School
    1985 - 1991
  • Upton Middle School
    1991 - 1994
  • Saint Joseph Senior High School
    1994 - 1998
  • Belmont University
    Sociology/Music Business, 1998 - 2002
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    Associate Professor of Sociology, 2009 - present
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Milledgeville, GA - Indianapolis, IN - Bloomington, IN - Nashville, TN - Saint Joseph, MI
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Georgia College Department of Government and Sociology CBX 018 231 W Hancock St Milledgeville, GA 31061
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