The social sciences and humanities are chock-a-block with great and edifying stories about who we are, and why we do what we do, and where we are headed.
Academic research is also filled with language that is not designed for most folks to appreciate.
In a little over a thousand words, we promote and re-tell current and classic research stories from the social sciences and humanities to reach a broader audience.
Inspired by Occam’s razor, we get to the core of academic research in as few steps as possible. We aspire to tell stories that are a pleasure to read and educational, to boot.
Occam’s Press: Because academic research should be for everyone.
Occam’s Press Blogs
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Editors and Writers
Josh Dubrow, Editor-in-Chief of Occam’s Press, and writer.
Born and raised in the Philadelphia area, a PhD from The Ohio State University, and a Professor of Sociology at the Polish Academy of Sciences. I have authored, co-authored, or co-edited seven books, over 30 peer-reviewed articles (including in Social Forces, World Development, Party Politics, Journal of Urban Studies, American Behavioral Scientist, and the International Review for the Sociology of Sport, among others), and a few datasets. The books and articles span politics and power, sport, gender, joblessness, religion, and social science methods. I’ve lived in the US, Romania, and Poland. My favorite books are Gilead by Marilynne Robinson, Siddhartha by Herman Hesse, and The Power Broker by Robert Caro.
I love writing. I love great writing.
Occam’s Press is for everyone. It’s for scholars and other educators who read or write for “the journals” and think its a shame that only the academics can understand (& stand) this stuff; it’s for folks like you with a voracious appetite for any interesting story that is briefly but wonderfully told; it’s folks like us who think the world would be a better place if the jaded power brokers, or the bored students sitting in the back of the Intro to Sociology and Intro to Philosophy classes could know what the social sciences and humanities have discovered, are discovering.
Adrianna Zabrzewska, editor and writer of Occam’s Press.
I’m a translator and writer from Warsaw, Poland. I am a Fulbright scholar (Illinois State University) and I have a PhD in philosophy from the Polish Academy of Sciences, an MA in American Studies and a BA in English from the University of Warsaw.
I published on feminist philosophy and children’s literature, co-edited two sourcebooks on gender and Polish politics (both with Josh Dubrow), and translated two hundred books licensed by Disney, Hasbro, Marvel, and DC.
I like reading and writing stories that combine good research, dark humor, and an ethical commitment to understanding others and the world around us.