Lacy Murphy, a graduate student fellow in the Center for the Humanities in Arts & Sciences, explores why Americans know so little about Algeria and why the country may mistrust Western nations. But, Murphy said, Algeria plays an important role in global politics and is among Africa’s most advanced in counterterrorism and global energy.
In this episode of the “Show Me the Science” podcast, learn more about the Living Well Center, a site for orthopedic issues that focuses on health care rather than sick care.
Tazeen M. Ali, an assistant professor at the university’s John C. Danforth Center on Religion and Politics, is the author of “The Women’s Mosque of America: Authority & Community in US Islam,” about a women-led congregation in Los Angeles. Here, read an excerpt from that work.
Javier García Liendo, an associate professor in Arts & Sciences and a faculty fellow in the Center for the Humanities, explains his book project, which considers teachers’ role as agents of rural progress in the Andean provinces of Peru between 1939 and 1967.
In the push to expand what educators can teach and students can learn, African Americans today and in the past lead the charge for academic freedom and reveal it to be one of academia’s most potent tools for social justice, writes Michelle Purdy in The Washington Post.
Jake Rosenfeld, a professor of sociology in Arts & Sciences, writes an op-ed about how workers’ power grew during the pandemic, but as the economy changes, some gains may be short-lived without labor-friendly policies in place.
Eileen G’Sell, a senior lecturer in Arts & Sciences, reviews “Tár,” starring Cate Blanchett. Set in the world of classical music, this provocative film explores the intersection of genius, power and moral transgression.
Basic national narratives such as the threat of invasion, creating a ‘Russian world’ and protecting pure Christianity are driving Putin’s actions, writes James V. Wertsch.
Felicia Fulks, the Asa F. Seay Business Librarian (writing as Lecia Michelle), has created and published a book providing a vital four-week program for becoming an ally, supporting Black women and making a real difference in the racial justice fight.
No one in this affluent country should be working full-time yet find themselves falling further and further behind. A substantial raise for the workers of this country is long overdue, writes Mark Rank in The Hill.
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