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An analysis of how two major U.S. newspapers presented the civil unrest in Latin America this year demonstrates how corporate media favors political allies and blames enemies.

The November 15 demonstration calling for the release of…

CBS Sunday spoke with A Chosen Exile author, Allyson Hobbs, about the history of this complex subject.    The full video focused on the new film,  Passing, which centers on the area of self-identity and social acceptance that some Americans have…

PhD student Aliyah Dunn-Salahuddin films in front of the Bayview Opera House. As a professor at city college before coming to Stanford, Dunn-Salahuddin gave...

Stanford historians are illuminating the complex story of environmental damage in San Francisco's Bayview-Hunters Point neighborhood.

Tucked in the southeast corner of San Francisco, Bayview-Hunters Point is like a sidebar to the story of…

A man kayaks down Route 51, which was flooded and impassable to vehicles by Hurricane Ida on Aug. 31 in LaPlace, La. (Michael Robinson Chavez/The Washington...

As Hurricane Ida made landfall in Louisiana on Sunday, knocking power out to the entire city of New Orleans and beyond, many people nervously wondered, “Will Ida be another Katrina?” Katrina, of course, struck the city 16 years ago to the day…

British soldiers in tanks pass an Afghan guard post in 1941. HANNS TSCHIRA/ULLSTEIN BILD VIA GET

Last weekend, as the Taliban advanced across Afghanistan, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi declared Aug. 14, the eve of Indian independence from British rule in 1947, “Partition Horrors Remembrance Day”—a day to remember the violent Partition…

Robert Crews, a historian at Stanford University specializing in Afghanistan and central Asia, tells CNN's John Vause he believes the Trump administration's 2020 deal with the Taliban played a role in the group's takeover of the country.

Stanford’s School of Humanities and Sciences (H&S) announces the first of their faculty cluster hires on the impacts of race in the United States as part of the university’s Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Access in a Learning Environment (…

A school bus painted with a message protesting the U.S. embargo of Cuba. (Velvet, Wikimedia Commons)

Since the mass protests erupted on July 11 in Cuba (J-11), many “middle ground” U.S.-based Cuba experts have written or spoken about the situation in social media, online journals, and news outlets. While diverse in their viewpoints, they…

Telling the story of the Congo-Océan railroad, one of the deadliest construction projects ever undertaken, was a way for historian J. P. Daughton to remember the tens of thousands of Africans who perished between 1921-34 at the hands of French…

Lalita du Perron welcomes new faculty in the Stanford Department of History Partha Shil to talk about his work on labor history and police constables in colonial India, asks about the role of empathy in academic research, and encourages students…