Sociologist Caitlyn Collins, of Arts & Sciences, writes an article in Slate about American tourists’ reaction to seeing Swedish fathers caring for their children. She explains her yearslong project comparing the lives of working mothers in Sweden, the U.S. and other countries, all of which have vastly different work-family policies.
Sociologist Adia Harvey Wingfield, of Arts & Sciences, writes about her research on the complicated position that black professional men often find themselves in, being part of both the majority and the minority in the workplace, in a Harvard Business Review article.
Income inequality expert Mark Rank, of the Brown School, wrote in an op-ed published in The New York Times about his research on the cost to the nation’s economy of childhood poverty. “The bottom line is that reducing poverty is justified not only from a social justice perspective, but from a cost-benefit perspective as well,” Rank stated.
Anne-Marie McManus and Nancy Y. Reynolds, both of Arts & Sciences, write on the Center for the Humanities website about sorting out the truth regarding news and politics in war-ravaged Syria. Their piece comes ahead of a Mellon Sawyer Seminar lecture Thursday, April 19, focused on Syria.
Lerone Martin, of the John C. Danforth Center on Religion and Politics, writes in the Religion & Politics journal about his research into the relationship between religion and the FBI, especially during the civil rights movement. Martin will be part of a campus event April 17 marking the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s death.
Aaron Bobick, dean of the School of Engineering & Applied Science, has launched a podcast, “Engineering the Future.” The first episode features faculty members Richard Axelbaum and Vijay Ramani discussing energy’s future.
Nancy Berg, of Arts & Sciences, writes on the Center for the Humanities site about Israeli literature ahead of a conference on the topic this week on the Danforth Campus.
Luther Tyus, a social work student at the Brown School, writes a piece published on the CNN Opinion page about his years working as a St. Louis-area police officer, why police shoot suspects and how officer training should improve.
Archaeologist Michael Frachetti, of Arts & Sciences, explains his research into the ancient Silk Road, the social systems that formed around it and the lives of the people who relied on the trade route in a videotaped presentation at the Long Now Foundation in San Francisco.
John M. Doris, professor in philosophy–neuroscience–psychology and in philosophy, both in Arts & Sciences, co-writes in Scientific American that implicit bias is real — and it matters.