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Reducing the fear of deportation and its consequences

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Ariela Schachter and Margot Moinester, both assistant professors of sociology, recently won a $174,500 grant from the Russell Sage Foundation (RSF) for a national study on fear of deportation. Schachter and Moinester’s project tackles the question, “can fear of deportation and its consequences be reduced?” with the aim of understanding how the immigration enforcement system contributes to inequality in the United States.

"In Service to a Greater Good:" An Interview with Truman Scholar Ranen Miao

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Truman Scholar, Ranen Miao, discusses his journey to Sociology, advice for others applying to the Truman Scholarship, and what self-care looks like to him.

Carrying the banner: Meet the 2022 student marshals

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At the university-wide Commencement ceremony on May 20, a handful of students will represent Arts & Sciences by carrying banners for the College and the Office of Graduate Studies. It’s an honor to be selected; each student marshal was chosen for their exemplary student career. Ahead of the big day, the ArtSci student marshals reflect on their journeys and share their favorite memories.

Rules Are Overrated: My Son Is a Disruptor, So Am I

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Weidenbaum Center Grant Recipient Caitlyn Collins quoted in Psychology Today

Research, revise, repeat: Training the academy’s next scholars

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What does it take to join the professoriate – and would you want to? Those questions ground Arts and Sciences’ two undergraduate honors fellowships in the humanities, the Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship and the Merle Kling Undergraduate Honors Fellowship. Faculty directors Jonathan Fenderson and Jean Allman discuss the push-and-pull of teaching the research process, the students’ “fingerprints” on one another’s work and the moments of self-discovery they make along the way.

Video of Americanist Dinner Forum: Equity and Inclusion Beyond the Multicultural Academy

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Asim to read from "Boyz n the Void" May 10

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Reeves looks forward to Weidenbaum Center’s next chapter

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As incoming director of the Weidenbaum Center, Andrew Reeves plans to further support researchers and build collaborations with campus and community partners.

Working While Black

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Weidenbaum Center Grant Recipient Adia Wingfield interviewed for Slate podcast

Real estate and the hidden history of the U.S. AIDS epidemic

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Residential segregation based on racial and economic inequality is a pre-existing condition that exacerbates any transmissible health threat – from tuberculosis to COVID-19 to AIDS. René Esparza, assistant professor in the Department of Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies, takes up the latter in a case study of the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul in his new book-in-progress, “From Vice to Nice: Race, Sex, and the Gentrification of AIDS.”

Bernstein and Kolk interviewed on KTRS Radio to discuss "Material World of Modern Segregation" chapter

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Walke and Ward receive Feldman Family Education Institute grant for Studiolab course

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