For a developing country an IT revolution holds the promise of economic prosperity, but at what cost? Michael Goldman has been examining Bangalore, India over the past decade and whether its revolution has been the boon that people hoped it would be.
Memory could have a stronger hold on our current circumstances than we think. Professor Alejandro Baer of the Department of Sociology and the Center for Holocaust & Genocide Studies explores the human ability to overcome conflict through public remembrance.
What do you do when a loved one mysteriously disappears and your government won’t investigate? What do you do when this happens over 61,000 times? This happened in Mexico, and Barbara Frey of IGS has developed a collaborative research program to raise visibility of this issue.
Deborah Jane, IGS outreach coordinator, is dedicated to closing the US educational achievement gap. She designed a study tour of Finland for US teachers to learn how Finland achieved one of the smallest gaps worldwide.
“Women were strong. They had their own will; they had their own say,” says Dr. Lena Norrman, lecturer of Swedish and Scandinavian studies. In the past year, Norrman has worked with an Icelandic manuscript to uncover a great curiosity: the role of Icelandic women in the Middle Ages.
Joseph Rojas learned abroad in three countries and three languages. He discusses how his experiences in Brazil, Venezuela, and France informed his career path. “Adaptability and flexibility are two of the greatest skills I learned as a result of studying abroad.”
How can the social sciences learn from the humanities? Global studies and anthropology professor, Stuart McLean, bridges the gap between the two in his book Fictionalizing Anthropology. McLean argues that art is entwined with human culture, and because of this, an interdisciplinary approach is necessary.