“We often think of nuclear weapons as being a relic of the Cold War. I think...that that isn't the case,” says Assistant Professor Mark Bell. He explains his research on nuclear weapons—and how countries behave when they have access to them.
As a researcher, Craddock examines social, political, and environmental factors—including inadequate infrastructure and degraded living conditions—to help determine how and why certain populations of Americans experience particular diseases at a greater rate.
“Local politics...shapes everything about how we live our day-to-day lives,” explains political science assistant professor Jane Sumner. She discusses how she’s used Reddit threads to collect data on local politics and understand its effects on daily life.
An assistant professor in the Department of English, Megan Finch reads James Baldwin “to think rather than to substitute thought.” What follows is extracted from her recent responses to questions regarding her ongoing engagement with the work of James Baldwin.
Last year, the WHO characterized misinformation as an "infodemic," its pervasiveness only second to coronavirus. University of Minnesota experts, like Associate Professor Emily Vraga help inoculate against the spread of common vaccine myths as immunization ramps up.
Should medicine be unquestionably trusted? Kari Campeau (PhD ‘20, rhetoric & scientific & technical communication) discusses reasons behind vaccination hesitancy from a study of the 2017 measles outbreak in Minnesota and how public healthcare institutes can change the public discourse surrounding this issue.
Can writing change a workplace for the better? Collaborative writing offers that power. Senior Lecturer Joe Moses developed a series of workshops in fall 2019 that teach students, faculty, and staff how collaborative writing can unify numerous voices into one cohesive piece.
Meet Maria Nieves Colón, the newest member of our faculty. She is an anthropological geneticist who uses both ancient DNA and modern genomics tools to examine the history and evolution of Caribbean and Latin American populations.
The Silha Center for the Study of Media Ethics and Law has produced a special report and analysis of media law issues arising from the extraordinary assault on the US Capitol in Washington, DC on Jan. 6, 2021.
“One of my aims...is to clarify unwritten history on issues that have received little attention,” explains political science PhD candidate and recipient of the Leadership, Equity, Inclusion, and Diversity Fellowship Farrah Tek. She discusses her thesis and diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives at the U.
“The findings in both papers show how the rules of the game can change behavior,” explains Morse Alumni Distinguished Professor Timothy Johnson about his research on how the switch hearing arguments over the telephone, rather than in court, due to COVID-19 has changed attitudes and actions in the US Supreme Court.