Maxwell School News and Commentary
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Policy Studies Alumna Ashia Aubourg Advocates for Food Justice
After graduating in 2018, Aubourg launched a digital community that unearths underrepresented narratives within food, travel and culture.
See related: Black, Food Security, Nutrition, Social Justice, United States, Urban Issues
Pearson Study on Southern White Migrants and the Political Landscape Featured in The Economist
Between 1900 and 1940, roughly five million southern whites left former Confederate states and neighboring Oklahoma. In a peer-reviewed study to be published later this year, Thomas Pearson, assistant professor of economics, and his co-authors found that this group was not just greater in number, but, as they spread their culture and attitudes, perhaps in political influence, too.
See related: Migration, Political Parties, Race & Ethnicity, United States
The Social and Community Consequences of the Opioid Epidemic
"The Social and Community Consequences of the Opioid Epidemic," co-authored by Colleen Heflin, professor of public administration and international affairs, was published in The ANNALS of the Academy of Political and Social Science.
See related: Addiction, COVID-19, Food Security, Longevity, Opioids, U.S. Health Policy, United States
Art Museum Faculty Fellow Heather Law Pezzarossi Weaves Indigenous Baskets Into Lesson Plan
The assistant professor of anthropology has provided her students with a unique research opportunity.
See related: Archaeology, Awards & Honors, Native American, Student Experience, United States
Hamersma Discusses the Impact of Medicaid Eligibility Reviews on County Residents With Syracuse.com
Sarah Hamersma, associate professor of public administration and international affairs, believes the number of Onondaga County residents who lose coverage will be less than the 9.5% estimated by a federal government study. That’s because New York’s Medicaid and other public health insurance programs are more generous than those offered by many other states, she says.
See related: New York State, U.S. Health Policy
Maxwell-in-Washington Graduate Student Mario Marquez Joins in Call to Repeal War Authority in Iraq
The Iraq War veteran is director of national security for The American Legion and is pursing an executive master’s in international relations degree.
Coffel Speaks to Newsweek About the Effects Climate Change Has on Flying
"There are three primary effects [of climate change on flying]: a reduction in payload capacity for some flights because of rising temperatures, an increase in clear air turbulence on some flight routes, and changes in fuel consumption on some routes due to changes in upper level wind speeds," says Ethan Coffel, assistant professor of geography and the environment.
See related: Climate Change, Infrastructure, United States
Reeher Quoted in Washington Post Article on Historical Advertisements for the AR-15
As public concerns about crime mounted in the 1980s and 1990s, AR-15 marketers started to adjust their depiction of what was on the receiving end of the barrel. “People, rather than animals, were the target,” says Grant Reeher, professor of political science. “That allows it to be sold more as a self-defense weapon, particularly inside the home.”
See related: Crime & Violence, Media & Journalism, United States
White Discusses His Research on History of Racial Inequality in Diverse: Issues in Higher Education
“We sort of show at least some suggestive survey evidence that talking to people very explicitly and straightforwardly about these historical reasons why inequality persists can at least at the margins make people more open to thinking about race in a more structural way [and] taking inequality seriously,” says Steven White, assistant professor of political science.
See related: Race & Ethnicity, United States
Exploring factors shaping transportation electrification in American cities
"Exploring factors shaping transportation electrification in American cities," co-authored by Saba Siddiki, associate professor of public administration and international affairs, was published in Renewable and Sustainable Energy Transition.
See related: Energy, Infrastructure, United States