Dr. Josef Woldense, a professor in African American and African Studies who studies elite politics and authoritarian regimes, talks with Mother Jones on Donald Trump's refusal to concede in the 2020 election.
Many students struggle with remote learning, but class of 2020 alumna Cassidy Drummond found solace in the knowledge that all students are in the same position. Drummond reflects on her final undergraduate semester and highlights how she plans to move forward.
Does a judge’s gender affect the outcome of sexual assault trials? This question guides first-generation graduate and sixth-year PhD candidate Holly Seo-Nyeong Jo’s research. Seo-Nyeong Jo, who’s received multiple awards and grants for her research, studies the #MeToo movement and how the gender composition of judiciary panels affects outcomes in court.
Although Professor John Sullivan retired in 2016, his impact, detailed by former students in a recently-published book, lingers in the department. Professor Christopher Federico explains, “John helped create the institutions here that provided me with a terrific home as an interdisciplinary scholar interested in political psychology.”
Minneapolis had experienced racial unrest during the summers of 1966 and 1967, protests against the Vietnam War were taking place at the University of Minnesota in the late 1960s, crime was on the rise and voters were uneasy. In this episode, part two of our look at the politics of law and order. Professor August Nimtz is interviewed in this episode of Dialogue Minnesota.