Matthew Desmond was awarded a Pulitzer for his book Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City.
Tressie McMillan Cottom appeared on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah to talk about her book Lower Ed: The Troubling Rise of For-Profit Colleges in the New Economy.
Her book was reviewed in the New York Times.
Sociology is alive and well. Kudos to these and other sociologists who produce work that is accessible to the public.