Allegations against R. Kelly have finally exploded into the #MeToo era with Lifetime’s “Surviving R. Kelly.” But the singer’s troubling behavior can be traced back decades. “There was a lot of sexual energy around Kelly that we as young people felt was a little bit dark and a little bit inappropriate and a little bit taboo,” says Jeffrey Q. McCune Jr., who studies race, gender and popular culture at Washington University in St. Louis. In the early 1990s, McCune was a student at Kenwood Academy, the Chicago magnet school Kelly had attended just a few years before — and a classmate to one of Kelly’s earliest accusers.
The people who hold the most extreme views opposing genetically modified foods think they know most about GMO food science, but actually know the least, according to new research involving a Washington University in St. Louis faculty member in Olin Business School.
The overabundance of fast fashion — readily available, inexpensively made clothing – has created an environmental and social justice crisis, claims a new paper from an expert on environmental health at the Brown School.
The legality, let alone the wisdom, of closing the southern border amid a partial government shutdown is called into question by Stephen Legomsky, an immigration-law expert at Washington University in St. Louis.
There is no secret to happiness, but there is a science to it, says Tim Bono, a psychology lecturer in Arts & Sciences who teaches courses on happiness at Washington University in St. Louis.
While many historians have explored the bitter court-ordered desegregation of public schools following the Supreme Court’s Brown v. Board of Education decision, the equally dramatic story of the voluntary desegregation of prestigious, traditionally white, private schools remains largely untold. A new book, “Transforming The Elite,” sets out to fill that void by telling the firsthand stories of the young black students who broke the color barrier at the South’s most prestigious private schools in the fall of 1967.
Leopoldo J. Cabassa, associate professor at the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis, is part of a team that has received a five-year $2.9 million grant from the National Institute of Mental Health to study interventions for people suffering from mental health issues in Chile.
Bills passed by Republican-controlled legislatures in Wisconsin and two years ago in North Carolina to limit the power in incoming Democratic governors may be the new normal, says a constitutional law expert at Washington University in St. Louis.
Fifty years after the passage of the Fair Housing and Civil Rights Acts, a new book, “Facing Segregation: Housing Policy Solutions for a Stronger Society,” brings together influential scholars, practitioners and policy analysts to reflect on how to use public policy to reduce segregation.
Drastic climate changes shaped the timeline for rich deposits of early human ancestor fossils found in a network of South African caves known as the “Cradle of Humankind,” suggests a new study co-authored by paleoanthropologists at Washington University in St. Louis.