New to the department, Assistant Professor Madelaine Cahuas brings a breadth of knowledge and lived experience to her research and teaching of human geography. Honing in on the resilience of Latinx women and youth, Cahuas dives into the impact that space, place, and identity have in social organizing.
Our ability to understand speech has always been subject to how well we hear. But can cultural, social, and behavioral linguistic differences (within a language) impact how well we hear and understand? Professor Benjamin Munson and Dr. Alayo Tripp are studying the impact of race-based biases on how easily older people understand the speech of younger people.
Department of Gender, Women & Sexuality studies graduate student and self-titled scholar-activist Moriah Shumpert discusses her interdisciplinary studies and what drew her to the University of Minnesota.
When legislators need to draft policy, it helps to have the facts. Associate Professor Matthew Weber aims to help policy makers make solid decisions on an emotional issue: supporting mental health screenings for adolescents.
“We look forward to working with researchers from any discipline where our contribution may add to the state of knowledge,” says Ansu Chatterjee, director of the Institute for Research in Statistics and its Applications. IRSA helps learners across fields engage with the value of statistics.
Oil, feminism, minorities, and genies. All of these are the focus of classes taught by new Asian and Middle Eastern Studies Professor Shir Alon. Her classes are rooted in her comparative literature background. “I feel that literature provides us with tools and metaphors to think about our social and political life in ways that are more powerful than anything else that I’ve encountered,” she says.
Kristofer Coffman is a graduate fellow studying Religions in Antiquity through the Department of Classical and Near Eastern Studies. He hopes to increase cross-cultural understanding of language and culture as well as pay homage to his family’s heritage.
“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.
Sound economic research is the foundation of a robust economic policy. With this thought in mind, the University of Minnesota and the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis entered into a partnership 50 years ago that produced groundbreaking research. In August of 2019, the University celebrated this collaboration with the Four Horsemen of the Economic Revolution event.
Associate Professor Emily Vraga conducts research on the spread of misinformation on social media and how we can combat it. “You can do it, I can do it. We can all work together to correct misinformation.”
Associate Professor Matt Carlson (Journalism) has written "Measurable Journalism: Digital Platforms, News Metrics and the Quantified Audience," which explores ways in which the increasingly ‘measurable’ news audience has had an impact on journalistic practices. This book was originally published as a special issue of "Digital Journalism."
Years of research on a big idea summed up in three minutes and one slide. CLA’s graduate students were put to the test at the College’s debut in the University of Minnesota’s 3-Minute Thesis Competition. This year’s winner for the College discusses her success and what it took to get there.
Alejandro Baer, an associate sociology professor and director of the Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, authors this article about how Vox has managed to become the third-largest political force in Spain.