In the rapidly changing conflict in Ukraine, Russian national narratives offer insight into President Vladimir Putin’s next move, says James Wertsch, an expert on Russia and international affairs.
The Freedom Suits Memorial in downtown St. Louis honors enslaved men and women who sued for their freedom before the Civil War. Here’s how the WashU community contributed to the decades-long effort.
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.
A rebellious Indian proclaiming noble ancestry and entitlement, a military lieutenant foreshadowing the coming of revolution, a blasphemous Creole embroiderer in possession of a bundle of sketches brimming with pornography. All shared one thing in common. During the late 18th century, they were deemed to be mad and forcefully admitted to the Hospital de San […]
The principals at seven local schools are poised to achieve big goals after participating in the SLPS Principal Redesign Fellowship, a bold new partnership between St. Louis Public Schools and the Institute for School Partnership at Washington University in St. Louis.
Washington University in St. Louis has joined SlaveVoyages, a collaborative digital initiative that compiles records related to the trans-Atlantic slave trade. William Acree, co-director of the Center for the Study of Race, Ethnicity & Equity (CRE²), says membership provides university faculty and students an opportunity to both benefit from and contribute to SlaveVoyages’ critical scholarship.
This book from Alex Sandy Primm, AB ’67, is a collection of stories passed down over time from the distinctive people of the Ozark region. Shared to provide perspective on the landscape and people who inhabit the beautiful, culturally rich area of the Ozarks, Primm has assembled a group of oral histories that show essential […]
Russia’s war in Ukraine has displaced millions of people, most of them women and children. This mounting crisis suggests that conflict-related sexual violence, which has been reported in Ukraine, requires urgent action, say Washington University in St. Louis experts on refugees and displaced populations.
Students in the “Gender and Education” spring course are examining issues surrounding gender and sexuality in education, like representation in curriculum and experiences of LGBTQ students and teachers, which have taken on new urgency given the current political climate.
How did alumna Freid Brown end up the first woman to lead a chartered university in Kenya? According to Brown, it wasn’t by design.