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Reconsidering Police in Schools

A school police vehicle. (Photo by Rescuenav via Flickr, cc). This article originally appeared in a report by The … Read More

The Gender Revolution on Greek Row

Photo by Arièle Bonte on Unsplash We live in a moment of remarkable inconsistency in the gender structure. We … Read More

The Gender Revolution on Greek Row

A photo of the Gamma Phi Beta Sorority house at the University of Georgia. (Image by 1778011 on Pixabay). Read More

Stealing My Opportunity to be a Father

Photo by Glodi Miessi on Unsplash. On April 4, 2015, Walter Scott was shot and killed while running away … Read More

What Do Memes Tell Us about Self and Time during the Pandemic?

  “I want a haircut” has become a rallying sign for people demanding a relaxation of … Read More

The Meanings of Refugee Status

Hamid, 28 years old, was born and raised in a Palestinian refugee camp in Syria. He has a … Read More

How Taiwan’s Precautionary Approach Contained COVID-19

An image of modern society and travel, which in the era of “second modernity” have contributed to the spread … Read More

Why did so many urban working-class Whites support President Trump?

Photo taken at a Nashville, TN MAGA Rally in May, 2018. Photo by Tabitha Kaylee Hawk (Source: Flickr). Read More

Indigenous Identity, Being, and Belonging

In her bid as a 2020 Democratic candidate for President, U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren found herself on the defensive when President Donald J. Trump repeatedly … Read More

Intimacy on the Mats and in the Surf

Matt and Chris The bell rang out, signaling the end of the final round of sparring—an exhausting combination of striking and grappling. Matt and Chris … Read More