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Professor Gabrielle Hecht met with Edward Jones-Imhotep, director of the University of Toronto's Institute for the History and Philosophy of Science and Technology (IHPST), and a group of colleagues from universities across the country to…

Brazilian president-elect Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva greets supporters after winning the presidential runoff election, São Paulo, Brazil, October 30. (CAIO...

Lula defeated Brazil’s far-right president Jair Bolsonaro in yesterday’s election. The left-wing veteran will face some huge challenges on taking office, but his triumph over Bolsonaro has given Brazilian politics a fresh chance after a…

French sociologist, anthropologist, and philosopher Bruno Latour died on October 9, 2022. (Joel Saget / Getty)

Among the most creative and influential scholars of the past 50 years, the protean Bruno Latour was variously described as a sociologist, a philosopher, and an anthropologist. But just as his work questioned the making of categories, he himself…

DESTIN JENKINS
The Bonds of Inequality: Debt and the Making of the American City
(University of Chicago Press, 2021)

Jenkins relocates the heart of the urban crisis by focusing on the lifeblood of cities: money. Through a deep and…

Former president of Brazil and Workers' Party candidate Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva speaks during a press conference at the end the first round of national...

Lula won the first round of Brazil’s presidential election yesterday and should beat Jair Bolsonaro in the runoff later this month. But Bolsonaro and his allies outperformed expectations — and Brazil’s far right remains a potent threat to…

Gender norms shape technologies, and technologies, in turn, shape gender and other social norms. Technology often reinforces vicious cycles where existing inequalities are amplified and perpetuated into the future. It is possible to break these…

National research agencies are responsible for promoting excellent research that benefits all of society (1). Integrating sex, gender, and diversity analysis (SG&DA) into the design of research, where relevant, can improve research…

Professor JP Daughton's In the Forest of No Joy: The Congo-Ocean Railrod and the Tragedy of French Colonialism (W.W. Norton 2021) is one of the eight books that are short-listed for the 2022 Cundill History Prize.   

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Professor Jonathan Gienapp was recently featured on All Things Considered to discuss how Americans largely agree, at least on some basic ideas, when it comes to some of our most controversial issues. He goes on to explore why solutions have been…

Thanks to the Wirth Grant, I was able to complete a research trip to Brazil at the end of my 3rd year in the Ph.D. program. From late July 2022 to late September 2022, when I traveled to Brazil, I made a significant progress with my dissertation…