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An uncle’s secret history leads Roy F. and Jeannette P. Nichols Professor of History Kathy Peiss to study what happened to millions of displaced books after WWII.Susan Ahlborn
Associate Professor of Criminology John MacDonald discusses America’s relationship with gunsBlake Cole
The debate over gun control in America reveals a sharply divided public—and while many are passionate in their opposition to guns, the issue is rarely visited on a legislative level. But the recent mass shootings in Aurora, Colo., and Newtown, Conn., have rekindled the debate over the place of guns in the U.S.
Presidential Term Professor of Economics Enrique Mendoza examines the fiscal cliff and its future significanceBlake Cole
The American economy is still recovering from the worst recession in decades. Following a presidential race largely defined by employment statistics and revenue policy, there is one thing nearly everyone agrees on: our current deficit is untenable. What, then, is the solution to America’s mounting debt problem?
Assistant Professor of Political Science Daniel Gillion measures the political effects of protest movements.Susan Ahlborn
No one doubts that peaceful protest helped advance the Civil Rights movement. But what about more recent political protests, from anti-nuclear groups to the Million Man March to the Tea Party to Occupy Wall Street? Do they matter?
Religious Studies graduate student Jonathan Seif looks at changing ideas of charity in medieval Europe.Susan Ahlborn
It’s a time of year when many people are thinking about giving—and, necessarily, about the best ways and places for them to give. But questions like this are not just a modern concern: Religions through the centuries have encouraged charity, and at the same time struggled with how best to care for the poor.
College senior Emily Goshey explores the Philadelphia Muslim culture.Blake Cole
As a double major in Religious Studies and Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, concentrating on Arabic and Islamic Studies, Emily Goshey, C’13, was accustomed to immersing herself in other cultures while in the classroom. But as she was exposed to more and more of the curriculum, she realized something was missing.
Associate Professor of Political Science John Lapinski sheds light on the polling process in the last days before the election.Blake Cole
With Election Day less than a week away, politicians, pundits and citizens alike are scrambling for the latest political polls in hopes of any indication as to who might come out on top.
Doctoral student Mara-Cecilia Ostfeld investigates Latino voter identity.Blake Cole
In an effort to help predict trends among the electorate, pundits and pollsters often characterize large portions of voters as belonging to a certain demographic that by and large votes the same.
Associate Professor of Psychology Sara Jaffee investigates early childhood behavior.Blake Cole
All parents have experienced it—the temper tantrum at the grocery store, the tears on the first day of kindergarten. What if there was a way to predict behavioral issues and anticipate intervention methods?
Assistant Professor of Political Science Marc Meredith dissects the 2012 campaigns.Blake Cole and Brea DeFeo
With less than 40 days until millions of Americans cast their vote for the next president of the United States, the electorate is still brimming with questions.
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