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Lasch-Quinn Cited in CNN Piece on Social Emotional Learning in Schools

May 24, 2022

Professor Elisabeth Lasch-Quinn was cited in the CNN article, "Opinion: SEL doesn't have to be a classroom culture war."

Heflin Discusses Teen Food Insecurity, Education on This Week in Sociological Perspective Podcast

March 7, 2022

Professor Colleen Heflin was interviewed on the This Week in Sociological Perspective podcast about her upcoming paper, "Exposure to Food Insecurity during Adolescence and Educational Attainment."

Drake Addresses Long-Standing Problems of Educational Inequality in New Book

February 25, 2022

In his new book, "Academic Apartheid: Race and the Criminalization of Failure in an American Suburb" (University of California Press, 2022), Sean J. Drake looks at how race and class intersect, contributing to educational inequality and modern school segregation. 

Lasch-Quinn Discusses History of DC Settlement Houses in Washington Post Article

February 22, 2022
Professor Elisabeth Lasch-Quinn was quoted in the Washington Post article, "In 1902, a remarkable and charitable house opened in a part of Southwest D.C. known as Bloodfield." 

Lutz Examines How Social Contexts and Culture Affect Parenting Decisions in New Book

February 17, 2022
Amy Lutz, associate professor of sociology at the Maxwell School, is the co-author of a new book, "Parenting in Privilege or Peril: How Social Inequality Enables or Derails the American Dream" (Teachers College Press, 2021). The book examines how social contexts and culture affect parenting decisions. 

In Memoriam: Charles Willie G’57, H’92, A Champion for Social Justice

January 18, 2022
The legacy of alumnus Charles Vert Willie G’57, H’92 will forever be tied to that of his friend Martin Luther King Jr., making Willie’s passing a week before MLK Day 2022 especially poignant. 

Jackson Reflects on Bell Hooks' Legacy in Washington Post

December 19, 2021
Jenn Jackson, assistant professor of political science, reflects on bell hooks’ legacy in the Washington Post's The Lily article, "Black women share what bell hooks taught them about feminism."

Anger, Despair and Seeds of Hope

December 17, 2021

Maxwell alumni wonder whether the changes they worked for in Afghanistan will endure after the ‘heartbreaking’ U.S. withdrawal.

Jackson Discusses Police Use of Tasers in Asbury Park Press

November 10, 2021
Jenn M. Jackson, assistant professor of political science, talks about the use of Tasers by law enforcement in the Asbury Park Press article, "Tasers, hailed as a way to avoid deadly police shootings, are seldom used in NJ."

Sultana Quoted in BBC Article on International Climate Justice

November 9, 2021
Farhana Sultana, associate professor of geography and the environment, is quoted in the BBC article, "The world's fight for 'climate justice'."

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