Smith Lee aims to disrupt dehumanizing narratives of Black men in poverty by elevating their voices. Her new project is a Gates Foundation Grand Challenge winner.
How do you collect data during a pandemic? This year, scholars shifted focus to address the crisis, develop new ways to conduct research, and serve our most vulnerable.
“Good basketball players are not necessarily good coaches,” says DiAnne L. Borders. That’s why the leader in counselor education focuses on clinical supervision.
45 million Americans have student debt. College loans can open doors, but there are tradeoffs. Researchers trace the unexpected impacts of college debt on our lives.
How do we nudge people towards healthier options? Demonizing certain foods doesn’t help, but optimizing our environments – from military bases to VR avatars – can.
Democrats used to do much better among White working-class voters. But that tide has turned.
Black and independent voters are at the fore of major reform movements in the United States, as they have been throughout our nation’s history.
It’s on the cover and in every aspect of our lives: We find ourselves in a very different world in 2020. A world challenged by a pandemic, as well as by stark examples of – and increasing national discourse on – the ways systemic racism ravages our communities. We find ourselves in a state of “liminality.”
First coined by Arnold van Gennep (1873-1957) and further developed by Victor Turner (1920-1983), liminality roughly translates from Latin to “threshold.” It is the in-between spaces – in relationships, social roles, and organizations, in times of transition and change, between an ending and a new beginning, between knowing and unknowing.
We are certainly in a liminal season.
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