Washington University partners with Sheldon for Whitaker World Music Series
Afrobeat, Spanish dance, Ukrainian multi-instrumentalists and contemporary Son jarocho and Afro-Mexican music. Next spring, WashU’s Center for the Study of Race, Ethnicity & Equity (CRE2) and Department of Music will partner with The Sheldon to present the fourth annual Whitaker World Music Series.
Washington University Review of Philosophy launches
The Washington University Review of Philosophy, a new annual journal of professional philosophy edited by undergraduate students, has published its inaugural issue.
Israeli parents of 12- to 15-year-olds hesitant to vaccinate their children
While most Israeli adults are vaccinated, 62% of parents are hesitant to vaccinate their 12-15-year-old children, finds a survey from the Social Policy Institute at Washington University.
Zafar edits African American Review special issue
Rafia Zafar, professor of English, has co-edited a special issue of the African American Review dedicated to pioneering writer, historian and activist Arturo Alfonso Schomburg (1874-1938).
Religious Affections and Christian Contact in Early North America
In 1746, Jonathan Edwards described his philosophy on the process of Christian conversion in “A Treatise Concerning Religious Affections.” For Edwards, a strict Congregationalist, true conversion is accompanied by a new heart and yields humility, forgiveness, and love—affections that work a change in the person’s nature. But, how did other early American communities understand religious affections […]
Rebecca Copeland: On learning to wear a kimono
With the publication of her first novel, “The Kimono Tattoo,” Rebecca Copeland moves from translation to fiction writing and brings a literary perspective to the cultural history of kimonos.
Lee selected as HistoryMakers ambassador
The HistoryMakers, the nation’s largest African American video oral-history archive, has selected rising senior Jordan Lee as a 2021-22 Student Brand Ambassador.
University Libraries acquires papers of acclaimed author Charles Johnson
Washington University in St. Louis Libraries has acquired the collection of Charles Johnson, the acclaimed author, cartoonist and essayist who won the 1990 National Book Award for his novel “Middle Passage.”
The Mind of the Holocaust Perpetrator in Fiction and Nonfiction
The Mind of the Holocaust Perpetrator in Fiction and Nonfiction examines texts that portray the inner experience of Holocaust perpetrators and thus transform them from archetypes of evil into complex psychological and moral subjects. Employing relevant methodological tools of narrative theory, Erin McGlothlin analyzes these unsettling depictions, which manifest a certain tension regarding the ethics of […]
Valerio wins career fellowship
Miguel Valerio, assistant professor of Spanish in Arts & Sciences, has won a 2021–22 Career Enhancement Fellowship from the Institute for Citizens & Scholars.