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.
Professor of Communication Studies, Affiliate Professor of Anthropology, and Fellow at the Institute on the Environment Mark Pedelty and his collaborators created Ecosong.Net to inform the public about chloride pollution — and other environmental stressors — in an entertaining way.
Professor Erika Lee (History, American Studies) will celebrate the publishing of her latest book, "America for Americans: A History of Xenophobia in the United States," on November 26. Professor Lee is one of CLA's most distinguished faculty members, having been named the 2017 Dean's Medalist. She is also a Regents Professor, a Distinguished McKnight University Professor, the Rudolph J. Vecoli Chair in Immigration History, and the Director of the Immigration History Research Center.
Valerie Tiberius has published extensively on well-being and how we value it. She believes everyone has a personal recipe for well-being and recognizing that can help you live a fulfilling life. She discusses her ideas, their influence on her teaching, and how they have been useful to psychologists and psychiatrists.
Joshua Page, associate professor of sociology and law, explains how crime rates are better analyzed over longer periods, with yearly changes often linked to demographic and social trends that when misinterpreted can lead to poor policy choices in this article.
Associate Professor Kim Todd has studied "stunt reporters"—female newspaper writers in the 1880s and 1890s who went undercover to expose societal ills. This Q&A covers Todd's interest in these stunt reporters, how they changed journalism, and Todd's upcoming book which focuses on these reporters.
A recent study published in the journal Criminology raises questions about the policies of colleges. The study is by Robert Stewart, a sociology doctoral candidate and Christopher Uggen, the Martindale Chair in Sociology and Law.
Timothy Johnson, Morse Alumni Distinguished Professor of Political Science and law, co-authors this article for the Washington Post about a new rule that requires Supreme Court Justices to “generally” hold their fire during the first 120 seconds of oral argument.
Many critics worry that the United States’ credibility as an ally is on the line now that President Trump has given a green light to Turkey to move against the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG). But political science professor Ronald Krebs' research exploring the impact of military interventions on alliance credibility suggests these fears are potentially overblown.
"The first and most important step in ensuring that the most painful chapters of our history do not repeat themselves is to honestly acknowledge the past." Sociology Professor and Center for Holocaust & Genocide Director Alejandro Baer elaborates on U.S. Representative Ilhan Omar in this op-ed piece.