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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'."

Students Help Build Food System Rooted in Social Justice, Equity

July 30, 2021
Jonnell Robinson, associate professor of geography and the environment in the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, was selected by the Lender Center as the 2020-22 Lender Center Faculty Fellow.

A Call to be ‘Audacious and Bold’

July 20, 2021
Maxwell's advisory board has a vital role in guiding the School's efforts in diversity, equity and inclusion.

New Book by Armstrong Offers Insights About Harriet Tubman’s Life Following Self-Emancipation

June 21, 2021

Douglas Armstrong, professor of anthropology, has published a new book, “The Archeology of Harriet Tubman’s Life in Freedom” (Syracuse University Press, 2022). 

Elizabeth Cohen quoted in Economist piece on race, class, wasted time

May 6, 2021
Whether it’s about being asked to produce more paperwork for a mortgage or waiting while someone white is bumped to the front of the queue, says Elizabeth Cohen, professor of political science and author of "The Political Value of Time," "waiting is part of the experience of racism in the U.S.”

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