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Cultural Anthropology Studies of Conflict

Fethi Keles, Christos Kyrou, Robert Rubinstein

The chapter, "Cultural Anthropology Studies of Conflict," was co-authored by Maxwell alum Fethi Keles '08 M.A. (Anth)/'14 Ph.D. (Anth). 

January 20, 2022

Conceptualising Policy Design in the Policy Process

Saba Siddiki, Cali Curley

In this article, Saba Siddiki, associate professor of public administration and international affairs, and her co-author discuss how scholars guided by different orientations to studying policy design are addressing and measuring common policy design concepts and themes, and offer future research opportunities.

January 10, 2022

The impact of heat on kidney stone presentations in South Carolina under two climate change scenarios

Jason Kaufman, Ana M. Vicedo-Cabrera, Vicky Tam, Lihai Song, Ethan Coffel, Gregory Tasian
In his paper published in Nature, Ethan Coffel, assistant professor of geography and the environment, looks at the impact of heat on kidney stone presentations under two climate change scenarios. 
January 10, 2022

The Creole Archipelago: Race and Borders in the Colonial Caribbean

Tessa Murphy
In her new book, "The Creole Archipelago: Race and Borders in the Colonial Caribbean" (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2021), Tessa Murphy, assistant professor of history, traces how generations of Indigenous Kalinagos, free and enslaved Africans and settlers from a variety of European nations used maritime routes to forge connections that spanned the eastern Caribbean.
December 18, 2021

The impact of pork-barrel capital funding in schools: Evidence from participatory budgeting in NYC

Michah W. Rothbart, David J. Schwegman, Iuliia Shybalkina
Michah Rothbart examines the impact of pork-barrel capital funding in New York City schools in a study published in Public Budgeting & Finance.
December 16, 2021

See related: Economic Policy

‘It’s history in the making all around us’: examining COVID-19 through the lenses of HIV and epidemic history

Amy Braksmajer, Andrew London
"'It’s history in the making all around us': examining COVID-19 through the lenses of HIV and epidemic history," co-authored by Professor Andrew London, was published in Culture, Health & Sexuality. The study aims to determine how men living in the USA make sense of COVID-19 in the light of their collective knowledge and/or memories of the HIV pandemic, and provides evidence regarding the social organization of a contemporary pandemic and how individuals perceive and guard against risk, assign responsibility for virus transmission and acquisition, and navigate the threat of a potentially deadly infection.
December 2, 2021

See related: COVID-19, Health Policy

Impacts of Property Tax Levy on Housing Price and Rent: Theoretical Models and Simulation with Insights on the Timing of China Adopting the Property Tax

Ping Zhang, Yilin Hou and Bo Li
Professor Yilin Hou examines the  impact of property tax levy (RPT) on China’s housing price in article published in China Finance and Economic Review.
December 2, 2021

See related: China

The Effect of EITC Exposure in Childhood on Marriage and Early Childbearing

Katherine Michelmore, Leonard M. Lopoo
Katherine Michelmore and Len Lopoo examine the effect of Earned Income Tax Credit exposure in childhood on marriage and early childbearing.
December 1, 2021

See related: Parenting & Family

Limited contracts, limited quality? effects of adjunct instructors on student outcomes

Maria Zhu
In an article published in Economics of Education Review, Assistant Professor of Economics Maria Zhu examines the effects of adjunct professors on student outcomes.
December 1, 2021

The Platform Economy and the Smart City: Technology and the Transformation of Urban Policy

Austin Zwick
In his new book, “The Platform Economy and the Smart City: Technology and the Transformation of Urban Policy” (McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2021), Maxwell School faculty member Austin Zwick explores the intersection between urban planning and technological change.
November 29, 2021

See related: Infrastructure

The Pursuit of Salvation. Community, Space, and Discipline in Early Medieval Monasticism

Albrecht Diem
In his new book, “The Pursuit of Salvation. Community, Space, and Discipline in Monasticism” (Brepolis Publishers, 2021), Maxwell School faculty member Albrecht Diem provides a new view on the emergence of monastic life in Late Antiquity and the Early Middle Ages–an institution and form of life that had a deep impact on Western culture.
November 12, 2021

Retrofitting Leninism: Participation without Democracy in China

Dimitar Gueorguiev

Gueorguiev, associate professor of political science, argues that the key to the Communist Party’s longevity is its ability to integrate authoritarian control with social inclusion through modern telecommunications technologies. 

November 9, 2021

Limited Contracts, Limited Quality? Effects of Adjunct Instructors on Student Outcomes in Higher Education

Maria Zhu
Zhu paper on the effects of adjunct instructors on student outcomes published in Econ of Edu Review
October 22, 2021

Balancing the Halo Data Surveillance Disclosure and Algorithmic Opacity in Smart Hearing Aids

Krista Kennedy, Noah Wilson, Charlotte Tschider

This study explores algorithmic opacity in smart hearing aids, examines data surveillance disclosures and positions findings within relevant legal contexts.

October 19, 2021

Measuring Correlation-to-Causation Exaggeration in Press Releases

Bei Yu, Jun Wang, Lu Guo, Yingya Li
The result of an NSF-funded project, the authors propose a Natural Language Processing approach to identify when press releases overstate causal claims for research that was originally observational and designed to establish correlational findings.
October 19, 2021

Critical climate justice

Farhana Sultana
October 6, 2021

See related: Climate Change

Risk Factors Explaining Military Deaths From Suicide, 2008–2017: A Latent Class Analysis

Scott D. Landes, Janet M. Wilmoth, Andrew S. London
Sociologists Scott Landes, Andrew London and Janet Wilmoth examine the risk factors in military deaths by suicide.
September 25, 2021

See related: Mental Health

Forced Moves and Home Maintenance: The Amplifying Effects of Mortgage Payment Burden on Underwater Homeowners

John P. Harding, Jing Li, Stuart S. Rosenthal & Xirui Zhang
August 28, 2021

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