Questions over transparency in the bail system re-emerge from a different side of the political spectrum. Associate Professor Josh Page was interviewed for a Star Tribune article on the former MPD officer who was able to be released on $1,000,000 bail.
Health Policy Research Scholars is a national leadership development program for second-year, full-time doctoral students who want to develop leadership skills and connect their research to policy to build a Culture of Health.
Sociology Professor Elizabeth Heger Boyle has received funding from the The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the NICHD, and UNICEF to research and improve women and children's health in low- and middle-income countries.
This week on Dialogue Minnesota, a look at how sports became a platform for expressing ideological views and how today’s athletes are using their celebrity to promote racial equity. Joining us is Douglass Hartmann, a professor and chair of the Sociology Department at the University of Minnesota. He is an expert on the sociology of sport.
In America, how long you live depends on the color of your skin. Assistant professor of sociology Elizabeth Wrigley-Field helps reveal that if Black people were immune to the coronavirus, their mortality rate in 2020 would still likely surpass white people's.
University of Minnesota sociology Prof. Michelle Phelps says that other cities experienced unrest after a controversial police killing, not because police were being less proactive, but because a lack of community confidence created an atmosphere of lawlessness. Slower response times only further chipped away at public trust, she says, creating a “self-fulfilling cycle.”