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.
During a time when religion and religious identities are changing, Jeanne Kilde, director of religious studies, and Virajita Singh, associate vice provost in the Office for Equity and Diversity, are exploring the role of religion in the workplace and the religious rights of University of Minnesota employees and students.
In this article, Alejandro Baer, an associate professor of sociology and the Stephen C. Feinstein Chair and Director of the Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, discusses the Spanish government's removal of General Francisco Franco's corpse from the Valley of the Fallen.
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.
Sophomore Louisa Botten created an extraordinary research project as part of an internship through the Dean’s First Year Research and Creative Scholars Program, a scholarship experience offered to exceptional CLA first-year and transfer students.
Violence is inherently multifaceted and complex. PhD candidate María José "Majo" Méndez Gutiérrez is deconstructing violence in her research, asking if violence can only be destructive. Majo's work analyzes gangs as "socio-cultural forms, groups that have their own rituals, traditions, and visions of the world."