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Debuting at a campus virtual event, this video tribute to history Professor Clayborne Carson celebrates a life spent studying Martin Luther King Jr. and the movements King inspired. Carson’s introduction to civil rights began by…

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Ziyi Wang, who graduated from Stanford with a bachelor’s degree in history in June 2020, is pursuing a master’s in international policy and will graduate in June 2021. At Oxford, she plans to pursue DPhil in politics. She was awarded a…

Recalled drugs, unsafe products and even environmental chaos are just some of the consequences of research that doesn’t consider sex and gender, says Londa Schiebinger. That’s why Schiebinger, who studies gender and science at Stanford University…

This year, as voters across the United States begin to cast ballots, the very real prospect of a contested election hangs over the presidential race. Unlike his modern predecessors, who have agreed to accept the election results, President Donald…

Among Americans desperate for release from the era of Trump, one particular thought has often proved a consolation. Historians in the future, they prophesy, will look back and judge President Trump an abysmal president. It is a secular hope…

Judge Amy Coney Barrett is a self-avowed originalist and textualist. Like most conservative jurists, she praises these modes of constitutional interpretation as effective constraints on judicial discretion. Adherents of these methods hold that…

Allyson Hobbs is featured  in a PBS Special "Driving While Black: Race, Space and Mobility in America".  The discussion  focuses on how the advent of the automobile brought new mobility and freedom for African Americans but also exposed them to…

Doctoral students who either recently completed or are nearing completion of their dissertations now face an increasingly uncertain academic landscape in the wake of COVID-19. To help mitigate the effects of the pandemic on the academic job…

On Wednesday, Democratic vice-presidential nominee Kamala D. Harris takes center stage as she debates Vice President Pence. While many celebrate Harris’s nomination as a landmark development in the crumbling of racial and gender barriers in…

Growing up in the predominantly white town of Los Alamos, New Mexico, Clayborne Carson learned about the civil rights movement from the news: school desegregation, lunch counter sit-ins, the Freedom Riders. But in 1963, he joined the Student…