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Bradley Koch
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"Social Justice Jam" by Soc of Music Students
As I mentioned yesterday , I've been teaching the Sociology of Music this term. Early in the semester, I challenged the class to tackle a larger group project instead of the stale, old, individual academic research/analysis paper for their final project. I ...
As I mentioned yesterday, I've been teaching the Sociology of Music this term. Early in the semester, I challenged the class to tackle a larger group project instead of the stale, old, individual academic research/analysis pa...
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Tables from Southern's Presentation (9AM 4/16/16)
I'm putting these here in lieu of printing handouts for my session. I will comment more on the research soon. -- "Religious Socialization, Belonging, and Apostasy: Who Becomes a Fan of Heavy Metal Music?"
I'm putting these here in lieu of printing handouts for my session. I will comment more on the research soon. -- "Religious Socialization, Belonging, and Apostasy: Who Becomes a Fan of Heavy Metal Music?"
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Guns Are (Likely) Coming to Georgia Higher Ed (and How Faculty Should Respond)
The stage is set for guns to be allowed on college campuses in Georgia . As I have blogged before , I have a longstanding policy of not allowing guns in my classrooms or office. As far as I am concerned, this policy will not change, regardless of the law. N...
The stage is set for guns to be allowed on college campuses in Georgia. As I have blogged before, I have a longstanding policy of not allowing guns in my classrooms or office. As far as I am concerned, this policy will not ch...
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Positionality in the Scientific Study of Religion
Positionality seems to be an emerging--dare I write "trendy"--topic in sociology as of late. As I understand it, positionality is the acknowledgement that the social location of the researcher has some bearing on her/his study of others, particularly when t...
Positionality seems to be an emerging--dare I write "trendy"--topic in sociology as of late. As I understand it, positionality is the acknowledgement that the social location of the researcher has some bearing on her/his stud...
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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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Song Analysis Assignment for Soc of Music Course
I've been teaching the Sociology of Music  (PDF) this semester. It was a new prep for me and is an area of research into which I've slowly been dipping my toe. Here is the assignment from the syllabus: Song Analysis (12%): I will assign you a random class f...
I've been teaching the Sociology of Music (PDF) this semester. It was a new prep for me and is an area of research into which I've slowly been dipping my toe. Here is the assignment from the syllabus: Song Analysis (12%): I ...
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Would Bourdieu drink Bordeaux?
It used to be rosé and White Zinfandel, but Merlot, it seems, has also been relegated to questionable status among some oenophiles.* Merlot's fall from grace is a consequence of the growing popularity of wine overall and the assumption that Merlot is an eas...
It used to be rosé and White Zinfandel, but Merlot, it seems, has also been relegated to questionable status among some oenophiles.* Merlot's fall from grace is a consequence of the growing popularity of wine overall and the ...
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Why Facebook Is Better than Your Learning Management System
Facebook Groups are better than your institution's learning management system (LMS) (e.g., Blackboard, Moodle, Sakai, D2L, Canvas, etc.). Here are just three reasons why: Your students are already on it. Yes, Facebook is losing cred with the kids, but the k...
Facebook Groups are better than your institution's learning management system (LMS) (e.g., Blackboard, Moodle, Sakai, D2L, Canvas, etc.). Here are just three reasons why: Your students are already on it. Yes, Facebook is los...
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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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  • 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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