Gender Stratified Monopoly

In April of this year my first publication went into print in Teaching Sociology – very exciting! Like most people who publish in academic journals, I had to shorten the paper to meet the editor’s expectations, which means that a painful amount of material had to be left out. This included details on how to play, and never mind appendices that provide details on how to set up the game.

A few days ago I received an email from a professor in Kentucky, asking if I had any of those details that I could share. After pillaging old drafts and sending what I could, it dawned on me . . . . most likely, other people would like to have that stuff as well. Teachers are busy people – if someone has already done it, why do it again?

So here are my resources that will make your life a little easier if you decide to use Gender Stratified Monopoly in the classroom: Setting up Gender Stratified Monopoly. If you’re brave and just want to jump to the downloadable version, here it is: Setting up Gender Stratified Monopoly.

Also VERY exciting – a month or so ago I decided to have a look at the ASA job bank, hit the ASA home page, and found this staring back at me:


ASA Screen Shot

So that happened. Of course I posted about it on Facebook, told all my friends, and in between all of that, stared at the computer with my mouth hanging open. Then the department gave me a research award for writing a dissertation and publishing an article in ASA’s flagship teaching journal, all while teaching 4/4 and being a mom and partner. Don’t ask. I don’t know how I did it, either.

The article was live online last fall, and as I write this, it has an “above-average attention score” for an article of it’s “age.”

That’ll do, pig. That’ll do.

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