“Sovereign Joy” explores the performance of festive black kings and queens among Afro-Mexicans between 1539 and 1640. This fascinating study illustrates how the first African and Afro-creole people in colonial Mexico transformed their ancestral culture into a shared identity among Afro-Mexicans, with particular focus on how public festival participation expressed their culture and subjectivities, as […]
Washington University in St. Louis political scientists Christopher Lucas (right), Jacob Montgomery, and Margit Tavits won a $571,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to study the rise of populist rhetoric on social media and its effects on democracies.
People who lived in neighborhoods with ready access to civic and social organizations displayed higher cognitive scores than those who lived in neighborhoods with no immediate access to such organizations, finds a new study by researchers at Washington University in St. Louis and University of Michigan.
Sociocultural anthropologist Pascal Boyer, in Arts & Sciences, received a $2 million grant from the Templeton Religion Trust to examine historical and modern religious customs that fall outside of institutionalized religion.
Most presidents have 100 years until they fade from Americans’ memory. Henry L. “Roddy” Roediger in Arts & Sciences will discuss his research into this and the broader national collective memory on Sept. 29.
In a study conducted by Dan Butler, professor of political science in Arts & Sciences, voters were more likely to contact their female representatives and asked them to do more on a variety of issues including education, health, immigration, the economy and more.
While water pressure has been restored in Jackson, Miss., the water is still not safe to drink and a boil order remains in effect. The ongoing issues are a result of years of neglect and of environmental racism, says Tara Rocque at the School of Law.
Staggeringly disproportionate startup funding available to founders who are women or underrepresented minorities has inspired the next project of the Olin Brookings Commission.
Arts & Sciences’ John Baugh has been named to the advisory board of the first edition of the Oxford Dictionary of African American English.
From one of the sharpest political voices of our time, “They Knew” is New York Times bestselling author Sarah Kendzior’s deep dive into the conspiracies that have shaped, and will continue to shape, our increasingly polarized democracy. In an age of QAnon and widespread misinformation, conspiracy theories cannot be dismissed as one-off or fringe belief systems. In “They Knew,” best-selling […]