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Maxwell Students Among Those Named 2023-2025 Lender Center Student Fellows

Two Maxwell students are among the five selected as Lender Center for Social Justice student fellows and will work on a research project that examines American news media coverage and United States policymaking related to the war on terror.

November 20, 2023

Sultana Discusses COP28 Conference, Death of Climate Champion Saleemul Huq in The Guardian, France24

“As the world prepares for COP28, the onus is on global leaders, corporations and individuals to rise to the occasion and champion the cause of climate justice. Wealthy nations must start putting real funding towards loss and damage, while ramping up their mitigation and adaptation efforts, and reining in the influence of the fossil fuel industry in climate policies,” Farhana Sultana, professor of geography and the environment, writes in The Guardian.

November 3, 2023

Maxwell Sociologists Honored and Elected to Leadership Positions at ASA Annual Meeting

Prema Kurien and Janet M. Wilmoth received awards, and several faculty colleagues were elected to roles in the American Sociological Association. 

October 4, 2023

New Handbook Co-Edited by Anthropologist Bhan Provides Comprehensive Perspective on Kashmir Dispute

Mona Bhan, Haley Duschinski and Cabeiri deBergh Robinson

Mona Bhan, professor of anthropology and Ford-Maxwell Professor of South Asian Studies, co-edited and was a contributing author to the “The Palgrave Handbook of New Directions in Kashmir Studies” (Palgrave, 2023).

September 20, 2023

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Hammond Discusses New Book, “Placing Islam,” in UC Press Blog and in Jadaliyya Article

"One initial impetus for the book was my desire to bring geography’s concepts and insights into better conversation with topics in Middle East area studies," says Timur Hammond, assistant professor of geography and the environment. "Although over a decade has passed since I started research on this topic, expanding the disciplinary connections between geography and Middle East area studies continues to be a core goal."

September 15, 2023

Kurien Quoted in Texas Standard Article on Immigrant Churches in Diaspora Network, US Church Growth

Prema Kurien, professor of sociology, says there is a logical reason why immigrant groups exhibit higher rates of religiosity. “Immigration and relocation from a familiar context to something completely unfamiliar is a theologizing experience,” Kurien says. “It raises existential questions—things that people don’t think about when they are in their home country with a familiar community.”

September 14, 2023

Trajectories of Translation

Timur Hammond, Brittany Cook

"Trajectories of Translation," co-authored by Timur Hammond, assistant professor of geography and the environment, was published in Progress in Human Geography.

September 13, 2023

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Sultana Named to First Cohort of American Association of Geographer’s Elevate the Discipline Program

One of 15 geographers from 11 states and the West Indies, Farhana Sultana, professor of geography and the environment, will focus on climate and society. 

August 3, 2023

Maxwell School Announces 2023 Faculty Promotions

Six faculty members were granted tenure and promoted to associate professor and three were promoted to professor.

July 31, 2023

New 2023-25 Lender Faculty Fellow

Nausheen Husain, whose work examines media coverage of Muslim people and communities and the impact of that coverage, is the 2023-25 Lender Center for Social Justice Faculty Fellow.
July 27, 2023

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