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Professor Mikael Wolfe and PhD Student Christian Robles-Baez discussed Colombia's 2022 Elections with the Jacobin Magazine's Jen Pan. The full interview video is available at this link.

Professor Jonathan Gienapp discussed in a Stanford News interview the historical origins of the Electoral College and its significance in the last U.S. Presidential election. The interview tackled the following questions in the context of the…

Professor Jonathan Gienapp discussed the relationship between history and constitutional originalism in an interview with Siobhan M. M. Barco on Talking Legal History Podcast.  The episode is available at this link. 

Colombian presidential candidate Gustavo Petro and vice presidential candidate Francia Márquez offer a press conference in Bogotá, May 31, 2022. (Juan Pablo...

Left-wing candidate Gustavo Petro faces a runoff against a far-right populist, Rodolfo Hernández, for Colombia’s presidency. Predictably, the traditional establishment is lining up to support his self-styled “antiestablishment” opponent.

An academic conference to discuss the life, work and context of the statistician and geneticist Sir Ronald Aylmer Fisher was held at Gonville & Caius College on Thursday 21 April and Friday 22 April 2022.

The conference was held in a hybrid…

Left-wing Colombian presidential candidate Gustavo Petro gives a thumbs up during a campaign rally on May 11, 2022, in Fusagasugá, Colombia. (Guillermo Legaria...

Left-wing candidate Gustavo Petro is still leading the polls ahead of this month’s Colombian presidential election. If he succeeds, Petro will have to overcome the dark legacy of Colombia’s hard-right oligarchy and a shameful history of US…

Our faculty and alums reflect on the current war in Ukraine with contributions to major public outlets. We will edit this page as more items are published, so please check back regularly to see the most up-to-date information.
 

Stephen W. Sawyer joins the Stanford History Department in Spring 2022 as Kratter Visiting Professor in European History. An expert in of history and theory of democracy, Professor Sawyer has  published and taught extensively on modernity,…

Dr. Mikael Wolfe, associate professor of history at Stanford University, is with Pat Thurston to share the true history and discuss US-Mexico relations in the context of Cinco de Mayo.

Pat Thurston: Cinco de Mayo: No, it's not Mexico's…

According to a leaked draft opinion published by Politico, the Supreme Court’s five constitutional originalists have joined Justice Alito in overturning Roe v. Wade. Many evangelicals are unsurprisingly elated. 

Legal scholars have found …