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Greene Talks to PBS NewHour About Reentry Programs for Transgender Women

December 5, 2022

"No trans women that I formally interviewed or met in the course of my field research wanted to or felt safe in men's housing programs," says Joss Greene, assistant professor of sociology. 

Yingyi Ma Weighs in on Lack of AAPI History Taught in Schools in South China Morning Post

May 17, 2021
Yingyi Ma, associate professor of sociology and director of Asian and Asian-American Studies, says it’s "actually very common" for students to complete their primary and secondary education with little, if any, attention paid to AAPI-related topics. 

Ma featured in Chronicle of Higher Education piece on international students, racism in US

April 2, 2021
 "The very fact that six out of eight victims are Asian women definitely makes the violence racialized and gendered," says Yingyi Ma, associate professor of sociology. "And given that 70 percent of all international students in the United States are from Asia, I think that would definitely make them very, very afraid."

Jackson talks about Black women's experiences with COVID-19 in GenForward

March 16, 2021
In their article, "This Women’s History Month, Recognize Black Women’s Efforts To Save Ourselves," published by the GenForward Survey, Assistant Professor of Political Science Jenn Jackson discusses Black women's experiences with COVID-19.

The Truths Behind the Myth of Harriet Tubman

June 23, 2008
Harriet Tubman is an American heroine, but her life story is shrouded in myth and exaggeration. Thanks to the work of Maxwell faculty members and students, the genuine contributions of Tubman’s life are coming to light.

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