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Silvia Sebastiani joins Stanford History Department in Winter  2024 as Kratter Visiting Professor in European History. An expert in Scottish Enlightenment, Professor Sebastiani studies the entangled networks of animals, slaves and material…

Sabelo Mlangeni, a South African photographer, was Stanford’s Denning Visiting Artist in the fall of 2023. He and history professor Joel Cabrita collaborated on...

A fall quarter collaboration between Stanford historian Joel Cabrita and photographer Sabelo Mlangeni explores religion, identity, and community.

The paths of South African photographer Sabelo Mlangeni and Stanford historian Joel Cabrita…

When the highest stakes water negotiations in a century opened this fall, the largest, most powerful state — California — was represented by the youngest person at the table, a 27-year-old named John Brooks Hamby, who graduated from college…

A Javier Milei banner on November 30, 2023, in Buenos Aires, Argentina. (Tomas Cuesta / Getty Images)

Javier Milei, who takes office today, prioritized economic over cultural issues in his campaign, unlike his Brazilian kindred spirit Jair Bolsonaro. But the two far-right leaders both reflect the destructive spirit of neoliberalism in its…

April 26, 2022: Sen. Bob Menendez, then chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, looks on during a committee budget hearing. Credit: (Bonnie Cash/Pool...

[Editor’s note: This article has been updated with comments from U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez sent after publication.]

In 1954, a year into the Cuban Revolution, Bob Menendez was born in New York City to Cuban émigrés — a seamstress and…

John F. Kennedy took George Plimpton by surprise after a dinner party one evening when he pulled his friend aside for a word in the Oval Office. The president had Reconstruction on his mind—really, though, he wanted to discuss Plimpton’s…

Through studying the residues of South Africa’s mining industry – a core infrastructure of the apartheid regime – Stanford historian Gabrielle Hecht shows how its deleterious effects continue.

While apartheid – South Africa’s brutal racial…

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This award recognizes individuals for their exceptional contributions to advancing civil and human rights. 

Clayborne Carson, the Martin Luther King, Jr., Centennial Professor and professor of history, emeritus, at Stanford’s School…

Wallace Teska is a 6th year Ph.D. candidate in African History, studying the development of state and non-state law in a transnational region spanning present-day Côte d’Ivoire, Guinea, and Mali. As a 2023-24 Mellon Foundation Dissertation Fellow…

Research shows that slowing biodiversity loss will require more knowledge of sex-specific responses to climate hazards like heat waves and extreme temperature fluctuations.

Biological sex can be an important factor in predicting how animal…