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Research by Monnat, Sun Cited in New York Times Article on COVID Vaccination Rates

August 5, 2022

A research study on COVID vaccination rates co-authored by Professor Shannon Monnat and Ph.D. student Yue Sun was cited in the New York Times article, "In Rural America, COVID Hits Black and Hispanic People Hardest."

Huber Explores the Climate Change Crisis as a Class Problem in New Book

June 8, 2022

Matt Huber, professor of geography and the environment, has written a new book, “Climate Change as Class War: Building Socialism on a Warming Planet” (Verso, 2022).

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and the Age Pattern of Adult Mortality

April 27, 2022

"Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and the Age Pattern of Adult Mortality," written by sociologists Andrew London and Scott Landes, was published in Biodemography and Social Biology.

Monmonier Traces the Invention of the Clock System in New Book

April 7, 2022

Mark Monmonier, Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Geography and the Environment, has published a new book, “Clock and Compass: How John Byron Plato Gave Farmers a Real Address” (University of Iowa Press, 2022). 

Gueorguiev Explores How Chinese Communist Party Has Maintained Power in New Book

March 22, 2022

Maxwell School faculty member Dimitar Gueorguiev investigates how the Chinese Communist Party has maintained power in the People’s Republic of China throughout reforms and rapid development in his new book, “Retrofitting Leninism: Participation without Democracy in China” (Oxford University Press, 2021). 

Mazur Addresses Causes of Ice Ages and Effects on the Social History of Humanity in New Book

March 14, 2022

Allan Mazur, professor emeritus of policy studies at the Maxwell School, has published a new book, “Ice Ages: Their Social and Natural History” (Cambridge University Press, 2022). 

Ackerman Examines Two Nationalist Insurrections to Explain Origin of the Mass Party in New Book

March 3, 2022
Edwin Ackerman examines two nationalist insurrections that were largely composed of a peasant-base in Mexico in 1921 and Bolivia in 1952 in his new book, "Origins of the Mass Party: Dispossession and the Party-Form in Mexico and Bolivia in Comparative Perspective" (University of Oxford Press, 2021).  

Help Me Grow Follow Up Texting Intervention

February 28, 2022
The Maxwell X Lab partnered with Help Me Grow (HMG) to test if a texting campaign that leverages the importance of timing can better encourage parents to respond to the HMG team more consistently.

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. 

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