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Landes Talks to The Atlantic About People With Disability, COVID

February 11, 2022
“I shared, along with many other people with disability, the hope that this time may increase awareness,” Scott Landes, associate professor of sociology, says. “It seemed like for a while we were in this together.” But that moment has passed. “It has underscored the fact that the system is broken,” says Landes.

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Reeher Quoted in The Hill Article on Stacy Abrams Mask-Free Photo

February 8, 2022
Stacey Abrams, a Democratic icon who is making her second bid to become governor of Georgia, is caught in a deepening storm after a photograph of her without a mask amid a group of masked schoolchildren was posted on Twitter (the tweet has since been deleted).

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Gadarian Discusses Forthcoming Book on Politics, COVID With Raw Story

January 13, 2022
Professor Shana Kushner Gadarian is the co-author of the forthcoming "Pandemic Politics: How COVID-19 Exposed the Depth of American Polarization" (Princeton University Press).

Reeher Weighs in on Gov. Hochul's 2022 Strategy in Spectrum News Piece

January 4, 2022
“What I see her doing right now is pushing restrictions and regulations about as far as they can be pushed given the appetite of the people for them at this point,” says Professor Grant Reeher, director of the Campbell Public Affairs Institute.

Tracking COVID’s Toll

December 21, 2021

Pandemic research by Maxwell faculty and students is shaping policy and perception on everything from aging to opioid addiction.

London study looks at COVID-19 through lenses of HIV, epidemic history

December 2, 2021
"'It’s history in the making all around us': examining COVID-19 through the lenses of HIV and epidemic history," co-authored by Professor Andrew London, was published in Culture, Health & Sexuality. The study aims to determine how men living in the USA make sense of COVID-19 in the light of their collective knowledge and/or memories of the HIV pandemic, and provides evidence regarding the social organization of a contemporary pandemic and how individuals perceive and guard against risk, assign responsibility for virus transmission and acquisition, and navigate the threat of a potentially deadly infection.

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Gadarian Speaks to Christian Science Monitor About Partisan Patterns, COVID Behaviors

December 2, 2021
Professor Shana Gadarian shared her research on pandemic behaviors such as mask-wearing, social distancing and a willingness to be vaccinated.

Monnat Quoted in BBC Article on US Drug Overdose Deaths

November 18, 2021
Shannon Monnat, associate professor of sociology, is quoted in the BBC article, "US annual drug overdose deaths hit record levels."

Wiemers to Study Challenges of Caring for Aging Parents Amid Pandemic

October 21, 2021

Emily Wiemers, associate professor of public administration and international affairs, will serve as principal investigator for a two-year, federally funded study of the challenges to those caring for aging parents amid the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Emily Wiemers to Study challenges of caring for aging parents amid pandemic

October 11, 2021

Emily Wiemers, associate professor of public administration and international affairs, will serve as principal investigator for a two-year, federally funded study of the challenges to those caring for aging parents amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

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