Conflict-related sexual violence needs urgent action
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.
What banned books can teach us about power in education
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.
Karibu nyumbani, welcome home
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.
Reynolds named Luce/ACLS Early Career Fellow
Elizabeth Reynolds, a postdoctoral fellow in history in Arts & Sciences, has been awarded a Luce/ACLS Early Career Fellowship in China studies.
Unpacking the crisis in Ukraine
The Russian invasion of Ukraine took much of the world by surprise. On March 9, a group of WashU faculty will attempt to sort through the roots of the conflict, as well as the latest developments, in the virtual panel discussion “Crisis in Ukraine.”
Walke speaks at World War II conference
Historian Anika Walke, the Georgie W. Lewis Career Development Professor in Arts & Sciences, participated Nov. 15 in the Blavatnik Archive Foundation’s international virtual conference “Jewish Soldiers & Fighters in WWII.”
George Washington’s Hair
How Early Americans Remembered the Founders
hidden from public view, like an embarrassing family secret, scores of putative locks of George Washington’s hair are held, more than two centuries after his death, in the collections of America’s historical societies, public and academic archives, and museums. Excavating the origins of these bodily artifacts, Keith Beutler, PhD ’05 uncovers a forgotten strand of early American memory practices and emerging patriotic identity.
Van Engen wins the Peter J. Gomes Memorial Book Prize
Abram Van Engen, professor of English in Arts & Sciences, has won the Peter J. Gomes Memorial Book Prize for “City on a Hill: A History of American Exceptionalism.”
Ethics in Higher Education
Promoting Equity and Inclusion Through Case-Based Inquiry
Rebecca M. Taylor, AB ’06, and Ashley Floyd Kuntz, look at seven normative cases that happen on college campuses and discuss collaborative and multidisciplinary ways to tackle these deeply complex issues.
Flowe wins Littleton-Griswold Prize for ‘Uncontrollable Blackness’
Douglas Flowe, assistant professor of history in Arts & Sciences, has won the 2021 Littleton-Griswold Prize for his book “Uncontrollable Blackness: African American Men and Criminality in Jim Crow New York.”