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Nikole Hannah-Jones, Creator of the 1619 Project, Discusses Her Groundbreaking Work

November 10, 2022

The event, co-sponsored by the Maxwell School, was moderated by  Jessica Lynn Elliott, a fourth-year Ph.D. history student.

Jackson Speaks with TheGrio About the Jan. 6 Insurrection

October 31, 2022

“Jan. 6 was one of the most palpable, visible and clear challenges to organized government that we’ve seen in the past few generations,” Jenn Jackson, assistant professor of political science, tells TheGrio.

At Maxwell, George Washington Finds Company

October 7, 2022

A new exhibit, titled “A Conversation with George Washington” is part of an ongoing, wide-ranging effort to foster inclusion and elicit conversations over a central theme of importance to the Maxwell community: citizenship. 

‘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. 

Bhan Discusses the Himalayan Community of Brogpa in VICE Article

May 5, 2022

Mona Bhan, associate professor of anthropology and Ford-Maxwell Professor of South Asian Studies, was quoted in the VICE article, "This ‘Aryan’ Community’s ‘Exotic’ Clothes and Polyamorous Marriages Mask Other Truths."

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." 

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."

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