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Ruth Schwartz Cowan’s new book explores the case for genetic screening.Staff
The mapping of the human genome is said to herald a brighter future for
Sociologist Randall Collins argues that violent confrontations go against human hardwiring.Priya Ratneshwar
From genocidal politics half a world away to school shootings in our back
Anthropology major Abby Seldin curates groundbreaking exhibit on Lenape Nation in Pennsylvania.Staff
Anthropology junior Abby Seldin never dreamed that the independent project she began during her sophomore year would end up defining her Penn experience.
Classics professor Thomas Tartaron explores a Bronze Age harbor to understand the mechanisms of expansion and trade in ancient Greece.Loraine Terrell
Some 3,500 years ago on the mainland of Greece, the Mycenaeans began building one of the most powerful state-level societies in the Aegean region. With their rich warrior aristocracy and wide-ranging trade routes, their impact was such that several hundred years after their decline, they became the subjects of Homer’s great epic poems.
Sociologist Frank Furstenberg’s new book explores why the topic of teen pregnancy has become so politically powerful — and so misunderstood.G.W. Miller III, CGS’03
David Grazian takes readers on a “sociological tour” of Philadelphia’s nightlife.Loraine Terrell
As a graduate student trained in the Chicago School tradition of urban ethnography, David Grazian cut his sociologist’s teeth in the blues clubs of Chicago.
Two Societies, Separate and UnequalLoraine Terrell
Forty years ago, in an attempt to deal with a country rocked by racial unrest, President Lyndon B. Johnson appointed the National Advisory Commission on Civil Disorders, also known as the Kerner Commission.
Graduate student Claire Lim explores differences between the decisions of elected and appointed judges.Loraine Terrell
“I just have a lot of passion for doing economic analysis of political matters,” says Claire Lim.
Tom Sugrue talks about his upcoming book, Sweet Land of Liberty.Loraine Terrell
Graduate student Aubrey Baadsgaard studies the role of fashion in ancient Mesopotamia.Loraine Terrell
The frenzy caused by New York Fashion Week and red-carpet style at the Oscars may give the impression that contemporary society is particularly clothes-obsessed, but the research of Aubrey Baadsgaard, an anthropology doctoral student at Penn, shows that the concept of fashion is as old as human history itself.
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