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University of Minnesota professor Brenda Child sits for a portrait inside the Kling Public Media Center on Monday, June 4, 2018.

ChangeMakers: Brenda and Benay Child, channeling Ojibwe pride from one generation...

Northrop Professor of the Department of American Studies, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities Brenda Child and daughter, Benay Child, are featured by MPR News as a part of their ChangeMakers series. Throughout November, MPR News is featuring Indigenous Minnesotans making history to celebrate Native American Heritage Month.
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Cancelling COPS

Professor and chair of cultural studies and comparative literature and professor of communication studies Laurie Ouellette places the show COPS within a historical and cultural context of reality media that participates in racialized police violence.
Riv-Ellen Prell

Riv-Ellen Prell, Professor Emerita of American Studies at the University of...

Congratulations to Riv-Ellen Prell, Professor Emerita of American Studies at the University of Minnesota, for winning the 2020 prestigous Lee Max Fiedman medal from The American Jewish Historical Society. Trained as an anthropologist and informed by feminist and historical approaches, Riv-Ellen Prell exemplifies a model of humanities scholarship devoted to sustaining community. Her interdisciplinary work has bridged social science and history, bringing together diverse fields and academic communities.

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