Anthropology doctoral student Caroline Doenmez focuses on the role of indigenous birth workers in keeping families together. She is CLA’s inaugural RIGS (Race, Indigeneity, Gender, and Sexuality Studies) Interdisciplinary Doctoral Fellow.
Assistant Professor Chotsani Elaine Dean explores the power art holds in storytelling. Her work with quilts delves into the stories of slavery in American past. Discover how her ceramic quilts correspond to the cotton quilts of the past.
University of Minnesota College of Liberal Arts Assistant Professor of Chicano & Latino Studies Jessica Lopez Lyman discusses the connection of social justice with a “radical imagination” as a profound, responsive pathway toward equity, diversity, and inclusiveness in our communities.
Kathryn Nuernberger discusses the process of unearthing the histories of plants, writing poetry to heal, and mentoring blossoming writers. Read on to discover how Nuernberger found companionship in plants during a time of isolation.
“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.