“Solidarity is evoked as a crucial resource for social movements to mobilize effectively,” says Anuja Bose, who recently joined the faculty. Her research on recovering an anti-colonial conception of solidarity is something that Bose argues is pertinent to solving pressing global problems.
Professor Timothy Johnson wanted to shine a light on a rich primary source for researchers in political science and law--the handwritten notes of past Supreme Court justices. But first, he needed help from a few hundred citizen scientists.
In the wee hours of Friday, November 15, 2019, Chile reached a historic milestone: Congressional representatives from nearly all political parties, across the political spectrum, signed an agreement to open the path to a new constitution. Professor Lisa Hilbink shares her observations of this development in the country's governance.
"When Rihanna shaved Towley’s head in the opening scene of N.E.R.D and Rihanna’s 2017 hit video “Lemon,” Towley officially arrived. She was the standout star, delivering a viral performance that dripped with expression, strength, and swagger."
Assistant Professor Anurag Sinha is a historian of political thought. His research considers where ideas come from and how these ideas change over time. Recently, he has been analyzing the conventional narrative of modernity, pushing back on what this story omits.
History provides invaluable insight into the modern world. Professor Nancy Luxon is using letters from the 18th century to gain new perspectives on how ideas of political power and family crystalize into social relationships and power regimes. "The letters help us think about the ways power and justice touch on the lives of ordinary people," Luxon says.