Graduate Division

Spotlight

A Home After Death

Osman Balkan, GR’16, studies the clash between immigrants’ traditional burial rites and state policy.

It Takes a Village to Make a Movie (Video)

Ph.D. Candidate Helena de Llanos’ dissertation jumps from the page to the screen.

Listening to Cyborgs (Video)

Doctoral candidates Roksana Filipowska and Maria Murphy create a series of workshops that explore sound technologies and their impact on our daily lives.

When Earthworms Are Earth Savers

Emma Harrison, a doctoral candidate in earth and environmental science, examines the role of these natural excavators in topsoil stability.

Redefining Affirmative Action

A. Rahman Ford examines affirmative action policies on a global scale—while fighting for his health at home.

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News

  • Political Scientist Spotlights the ‘Shadow of Unfairness’ in Democracy

    In his new book The Shadow of Unfairness: A Plebeian Theory of Liberal Democracy, Jeffrey Green, an associate professor of political science, says a person’s socioeconomic status on average determines future opportunities, from education to career advancement.

  • Cooperation Emerges When Groups Are Small and Memories Are Long

    In a new paper published in the journal Scientific Reports, Penn researchers use game theory to demonstrate the complex set of traits that can promote the evolution of cooperation. Their analysis showed that smaller groups in which actors had longer memories of their fellow group members’ actions were more likely to evolve cooperative strategies.

  • Petryna Honored for Contribution to Anthropology

    Adriana Petryna, Edmund J. and Louise W. Kahn Term Professor of Anthropology, has been awarded the biennial Wellcome Medal from the Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland for “a body of published work which makes, as a whole, a significant contribution to research in anthropology as applied to medical problems.”