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

Sean J. Drake

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. 

February 25, 2022

Racial-ethnic inequities in age at death among adults with/without IDD

Scott D.Landes, Janet M.Wilmoth, Katherine E.McDonald, Alyssa N.Smith

Scott Landes and Janet Wilmoth identify differences in racial-ethnic inequities in mortality between adults with/without intellectual and developmental disability in their study published in Preventive Medicine.

February 23, 2022

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

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." 
February 22, 2022

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

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. 
January 18, 2022

For Doctoral Student, Afghanistan Is an Elusive Home

Sohrob Aslamy grew up in a tight-knit Afghan community in Phoenix, Arizona, longing for a home he’d never visited. As an undergraduate at the University of Washington, he studied Near Eastern languages and civilization and interned with Sahar Education International, a nonprofi t that supports girls’ and women’s education in northern Afghanistan.
December 20, 2021

Jackson Reflects on Bell Hooks' Legacy in Washington Post

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."
December 19, 2021

Murphy examines race and borders in the colonial Caribbean in new book

Tessa Murphy
In her new book, "The Creole Archipelago: Race and Borders in the Colonial Caribbean" (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2021), Tessa Murphy, assistant professor of history, traces how generations of Indigenous Kalinagos, free and enslaved Africans and settlers from a variety of European nations used maritime routes to forge connections that spanned the eastern Caribbean.
December 18, 2021

Flores-Lagunes to Lead the American Society of Hispanic Economists

Flores-Lagunes’ three-year term will begin Jan. 1, 2022. He will serve as president-elect for the first year, president for the second year and past-president for the third and final year.
December 6, 2021

Jackson Discusses Police Use of Tasers in Asbury Park Press

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."
November 10, 2021

Garcia discusses structural racism, COVID-19 outcomes in Public Health Post blog

"The Devastating Toll of Structural Racism," written by Assistant Professor of Sociology Marc Garcia and Ph.D. student Claire Pendergrast, was published in Public Health Post.
September 20, 2021

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