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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." 

Monnat's Research Cited in NY Times Article on Trump, Canadian Truckers' Protests

February 22, 2022
A study co-authored by Associate Professor of Sociology Shannon Monnat was cited in the New York Times article, "There’s a Reason Trump Loves the Truckers." 

Taylor Talks to Washington Post, Radio Free Europe, WSYR About Putin, Russia-Ukraine Crisis

February 21, 2022
Professor Brian Taylor discusses Putin and the Russia-Ukraine crisis with Radio Free Europe, the Washington Post and WSYR.

Gueorguiev Quoted in Morning Consult Article on Consumer Confidence in China

February 21, 2022
Associate Professor of Political Science Dimitar Gueorguiev was quoted in the Morning Consult article "China Threads the Needle of a Financial Crisis, but Evergrande Woes Are Not in the Rearview Mirror Yet."

Landes Talks to The Atlantic About People With Disability, COVID

February 11, 2022
“I shared, along with many other people with disability, the hope that this time may increase awareness,” Scott Landes, associate professor of sociology, says. “It seemed like for a while we were in this together.” But that moment has passed. “It has underscored the fact that the system is broken,” says Landes.

Allport Quoted in Atlantic Piece on Role of History in Ukraine Crisis

February 10, 2022
Alan Allport, professor of history, was quoted in The Atlantic article, "Vladimir Putin Is a Product of Modernity." 

Flores-Lagunes Speaks to Marketplace About Jobs Numbers

February 9, 2022
Alfonso Flores-Lagunes, professor of economics, says it’s difficult to pinpoint the exact factors causing job numbers to rise. Read more in the Marketplace article, "How much credit can you give presidents for creating jobs?"

Reeher Quoted in The Hill Article on Stacy Abrams Mask-Free Photo

February 8, 2022
Stacey Abrams, a Democratic icon who is making her second bid to become governor of Georgia, is caught in a deepening storm after a photograph of her without a mask amid a group of masked schoolchildren was posted on Twitter (the tweet has since been deleted).

See related: COVID-19 , American Politics

Griffiths Comments on Secession Movements in the US in CSM Article

February 3, 2022
Rarely has there been a time in American history without some kind of active secession movement, but calls for separation today are often more fragmented. Ryan Griffiths, associate professor of political science, says many of these groups are too small even for his database.

Gadarian Discusses FL 15-Week Abortion Ban, Elections in TB Times

February 2, 2022
A bill that would ban most abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy is sailing through the GOP-controlled Legislature in Florida. Professor Shana Kushner Gadarian says she doesn’t expect the restriction will affect Florida Republicans’ support this election cycle.

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