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April 2023

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Tracking the populist tsunami

Tracking the populist tsunami

By analyzing social media content generated across the globe, political scientists seek to understand the current wave of populist rhetoric flooding the internet and Its threats to democracies.

The elephant in the garden

On the outskirts of Kibale National Park in Uganda, anthropologist Krista Milich supports a community-led effort to keep wild animals at a safe distance from neighboring properties.

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Shining a light on Black women physicians

Shining a light on Black women physicians

From the Civil War to the 21st century, Black women have fought to become physicians. A new book by Jasmine Brown, AB ’18, tells the story of the barriers Black women pursuing a career in medicine have faced throughout ­history.

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Charis Railey

Charis Railey, GR22, runs a small dance company in St. Louis centered around the arts of the African diaspora, specializing in dances of Brazil, the U.S. and the Caribbean. She makes the company’s dancers available for Carnival/Mardi Gras, school shows, bachelorette parties, dance history lectures and other Black dance-focused events.

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