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Introduction: The Politics of the Migrant/Refugee Binary

Lamis Abdelaaty, Rebecca Hamlin

This article interrogates the categorization and labeling of border crossers, particularly the categories of migrant and refugee as they are used in distinction with one another.

May 4, 2022

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Scientific Americans: Invention, Technology, and National Identity

Susan Branson

Bringing together scientific research and popular wonder, Branson charts how everything from mechanical clocks to steam engines informed the creation and expansion of the American nation.

April 28, 2022

Police Matters: The Everyday State and Caste Politics in South India, 1900–1975

Radha Kumar
Kumar argues that the colonial police deployed rigid notions of caste in their everyday tasks, refashioning rural identities in a process that has cast long postcolonial shadows.
April 28, 2022

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Tunisia's Modern Woman: Nation-Building and State Feminism in the Global 1960s

Amy Aisen Kallendar
Kallander, professor of history, shows how the notion of modern womanhood was central to a range of issues from economic development (via family planning) to intellectual life and the growth of Tunisian academia.
April 28, 2022

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and the Age Pattern of Adult Mortality

Andrew London, Scott Landes

"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.

April 27, 2022

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Material Hardship and the Living Arrangements of Older Adults

Colleen Heflin, Hannah Patnaik

“Material Hardship and the Living Arrangements of Older Adults,” written by Colleen Heflin and Hannah Patnaik, was published in the Journal of Family and Economic Issues.

April 12, 2022

See related: Aging, Food Security

The Institutional Grammar in Policy Process Research

Saba Siddiki, Christopher K. Frantz
April 12, 2022

Clock and Compass: How John Byron Plato Gave Farmers a Real Address

Mark Monmonier

Monmonier, Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Geography and the Environment, follows John Byron Plato's path from farmer in his mid-30s to inventor of several inventions including the “Clock System,” which assigned addresses to rural residences without house numbers.

April 7, 2022

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Herrold Wins Virginia A. Hodgkinson Research Book Prize

Catherine Herrold, associate professor of public administration and international affairs at the Maxwell School, has been awarded the Virginia A. Hodgkinson Research Book Prize for her book, “Delta Democracy: Pathways to Incremental Civic Revolution in Egypt and Beyond” (Oxford University Press, 2020). The prize was awarded in November 2021 by the Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action (ARNOVA).

March 25, 2022

Herrold’s “Delta Democracy” Reviewed in Ethics & International Affairs, Mediterranean Politics

"Delta Democracy: Pathways to Incremental Civic Revolution in Egypt and Beyond," written by Associate Professor of Public Administration and International Affairs Catherine Herrold, was reviewed in Ethics & International Affairs and in Mediterranean Politics.

March 23, 2022

Ice Ages: Their Social and Natural History

Allan Mazur

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). 

March 14, 2022

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Support from Adult Children and Parental Health in Rural America

Shelley Clark, Elizabeth M. Lawrence, Shannon M. Monnat

"Support from Adult Children and Parental Health in Rural America," co-authored by Associate Professor of Sociology Shannon Monnat, was published in the Journal of Rural Social Sciences.

March 11, 2022

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Origins of the Mass Party: Dispossession and the Party-Form in Mexico and Bolivia in Comparative Perspective

Edwin Ackerman
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).  
March 3, 2022

Help Me Grow Follow Up Texting Intervention

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.
February 28, 2022

Academic Apartheid: Race and the Criminalization of Failure in an American Suburb

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 intellectual and developmental disability in the United States

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

What is Holding the Yuan Back? Xi is.

Daniel McDowell
Daniel McDowell, associate professor of political science, examines why China's currency, the yuan, continues to significantly underperform the dollar as the world's reserve currency.
February 23, 2022

Parenting in Privilege or Peril: How Social Inequality Enables or Derails the American Dream

Amy Lutz
Amy Lutz, associate professor of sociology at the Maxwell School, is the co-author of a new book, "Parenting in Privilege or Peril: How Social Inequality Enables or Derails the American Dream" (Teachers College Press, 2021). The book examines how social contexts and culture affect parenting decisions. 
February 17, 2022

Perceived access to PrEP as a critical step in engagement: A qualitative analysis and discrete choice experiment among young men who have sex with men

Elizabeth A. Asiago-Reddy, John McPeak, Riccardo Scarpa, Amy Braksmajer, Nicola Ruszkowski, James McMahon, Andrew S. London
Andrew London and John McPeak assess preferences for and barriers to PrEP access in the U.S. in a study published in PLoS One.
January 26, 2022

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