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Posted on April 12th, 2021 in Book, Publication, Research by Aaron Dusso

Dr. Paul Mullins recently published his new book, Revolting Things: An Archeology of Shameful Histories and Repulsive Realities with the University Press of Florida. Overview In this book, Paul Mullins examines a wide variety of material objects and landscapes that induce anxiety, provoke unpleasantness, or simply revolt us. Bringing archaeological insight to subjects that are …

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Posted on April 7th, 2021 in Article, Award, Publication, Research by Aaron Dusso

Dr. Vijay O. Lulla and Dr. Owen J. Dwyer’s article “Racial Segregation in Indianapolis, 1990-2010: A Spatial Perspective,” won the George C. Roberts Award for best paper published in the Midwest Social Science Journal. Abstract The index of dissimilarity is the most widely used method for measuring racial segregation. When applied to Indianapolis, this index …

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Posted on March 31st, 2021 in Article, Publication, Research by Aaron Dusso

Dr. Herbert J. Brant has a new article in the Latin American Literary Review titled, “Ricardo Piglia’s Plata quemada: The Queer Pietà” Abstract:This study explores Ricardo Piglia’s fictionalization of the 1965 true-crime story that inspired his 1997 novel, Plata quemada (Burned Money) and in particular, the author’s creative choice to invent a homoerotic relationship between …

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Posted on March 29th, 2021 in Community Engagement, Media, Research by Aaron Dusso

Dr. Katharine Head was recently asked to serve as an expert contributor to the National Communication Association podcast “Communication Matters: The NCA Podcast.”  The episode is called “Public Health Communication, Vaccine Rollouts, and More.”  In this episode, we reflect on how public health communication about COVID-19 has changed one year into the pandemic, and we …

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Posted on March 26th, 2021 in Book, Publication, Research by Aaron Dusso

Dr. Obioma G. Nnaemeka is the co-editor of a new book titled, Gendered Violence and Human Rights in Black World Literature and Film.   Book Description: This book investigates how the intersection between gendered violence and human rights is depicted and engaged with in Africana literature and films. The rich and multifarious range of film …

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Posted on March 24th, 2021 in Book, Publication, Research by Aaron Dusso

One of the earliest sources of humanity’s religious impulse was severe weather, which ancient peoples attributed to the wrath of storm gods. Enlightenment thinkers derided such beliefs as superstition and predicted they would pass away as humans became more scientifically and theologically sophisticated. But in America, scientific and theological hubris came face-to-face with the tornado, …

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Posted on March 22nd, 2021 in Article, Publication, Research by Aaron Dusso

“The Effects of Selective and Indiscriminate Repression on the 2013 Gezi Park Nonviolent Resistance Campaign” in the journal Sociological Perspectives.   Abstract We investigate the differential effects of selective and indiscriminate repression on the rate of protest actions during the nonviolent resistance campaign in Gezi Park, Turkey, in 2013. After deriving theoretical expectations about how …

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Posted on March 19th, 2021 in Book Chapter, Publication, Research by Aaron Dusso

Dr. Chris Lamb’s chapter in the new book, 42 Today: Jackie Robinson and His Legacy is on the differences in how the story of Jackie Robinson and the integration of baseball was covered by Black and white sportswriters.  The signing of Robinson was perhaps the most important story about civil rights in the years immediately …

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Posted on March 17th, 2021 in Article, Award, Publication, Research by Aaron Dusso

Dr. Rachel Wheeler, along with her co-authors, recently won the Lester Cappon award for best article published in the William and Mary Quarterly in 2019 and the Robert F. Heizer award for best article published in the field of ethnohistory in 2019. The award-winning article is titled, “Singing Box 331: Re-Sounding Eighteenth-Century Mohican Hymns from …

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Posted on March 15th, 2021 in Book, Publication, Research by Aaron Dusso

Why do so many conservative Christians continue to support Donald Trump despite his many overt moral failings? Why do many Americans advocate so vehemently for xenophobic policies, such as a border wall with Mexico? Why do many Americans seem so unwilling to acknowledge the injustices that ethnic and racial minorities experience in the United States? …

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