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Yinger Featured in Medium Article on Mortgage Discrimination

July 1, 2022

John Yinger, Trustee Professor of Economics and Public Administration and International Affairs, was featured in the Medium article, "Interview with Economics Professor John Yinger on Mortgage Discrimination."

See related: Housing, Inequality

Research Paper Co-Authored by Purser, Hennigan Receives Working Class Studies Association Award

June 22, 2022

“Both Sides of the Paycheck: Recommending Thrift to the Poor in Job Readiness Programs," co-authored by Associate Professor of Sociology Gretchen Purser and Brian Hennigan '13 M.A. (Geog)/'21 Ph.D. (Geog), was awarded the John Russo & Sherry Linkon Award for Published Article or Essay for Academic or General Audiences by the Working-Class Studies Association.

Drake Talks About Academic Apartheid on FreshEd Podcast

June 21, 2022
Sean Drake, assistant professor of sociology, was interviewed on the FreshEd podcast about academic apartheid and race and the criminalization of failure in U.S. schools. 

‘An Incredible Endeavor’

June 15, 2022

In Harriet Tubman’s bicentennial year, alumni and faculty reflect on their role preserving her legacy and take stock of new milestones, including a national park designation, a book and the $20 bill. 

Garcia Research on COVID’s Impact on Latino Mortality Cited in US News & World Report Article

June 13, 2022

A research brief co-authored by Assistant Professor of Sociology Marc Garcia was cited in the U.S. News & World Report article, "Lives Cut Short: COVID-19's Heavy Burden on Older Latinos."

MA (IR) Student Discusses the Need for Queen Elizabeth to Apologize for Racism in Independent UK

June 9, 2022

"As an American, I think Queen Elizabeth II should apologize for racism at her Platinum Jubilee," authored by M.A. (IR) student Maya Amari Smith-Custer, was published in the Independent UK. 

See related: Racial Inequality

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." 

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