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WBUR Features Stephens-Dougan on the Connection between Civilian Militias and the Police
Sept. 3, 2020

LaFleur Stephens-Dougan was one of three panelists for WBUR On Point program's discussion of vigilante militants' overlap with law enforcement, and how race factors into this relationship. Stephens-Dougan addresses how law and order rhetoric is being used as a…

Frymer Interviewed on NPR About Disputes Over Statehood, Politics And Race
Sept. 2, 2020

NPR's discussion of the historical path to statehood and the roots of the controversy over DC statehood features an interview with Paul Frymer, professor of politics and CSDP faculty associate. In Simmering…

McConnaughy in Washington Post: It’s Women’s Equality Day. Here’s how woman suffrage activists cleared the hurdles.
Sept. 2, 2020

What politics delivered the 19th amendment? In her article in The Washington Post, Corrine McConnaughy explores the history and applies her research to shed light on lessons learned for the…

Wright in TIME on Trump's use of office for political purposes
Aug. 30, 2020

Lauren Wright was interviewed by TIME for a piece on Trump's political use of office, Past Presidents Tried to Hide It. Now Trump’s Political Use of Office is Part of the Show

We are very distrustful and skeptical in this…

Stephens-Dougan Interviewed by WHYY on Kamala Harris VP Pick
Aug. 13, 2020

WHYY interviewed LaFleur Stephens-Dougan about the political implications of Biden's VP pick of Kamala Harris: Democrats celebrate Kamala Harris as historic VP pick. Stephens-Dougan, who studies the ways racial appeals work in American politics,  said…

CNN Quotes Wasow in How 'good White people' derail racial progress
Aug. 3, 2020

In a piece discussing how white people can advocate for real racial justice as opposed to symbolic efforts, CNN interviewed Omar Wasow, who focused on how housing policy is "ground zero" for racial equality. Professor Wasow's comments included…

Wasow on VOA News as federal agents are being dispatched to two additional American cities
July 24, 2020

VOA (Voice of America) News interviewed Omar Wasow for an examination of the controversial use of federal agents from the Department of Homeland Security in Portland, just as Trump's federal action sends more federal agents into other cities: Trump…

Knox and Mummolo in Washington Post: A widely touted study found no evidence of racism in police shootings. It’s full of errors.
July 15, 2020

Writing in The Washington Post, Dean Knox and Jonathan Mummolo address the dangers of using faulty science to support bad policy about policing and racial bias, especially when retraction of bad science is falsely characterized as being politically…

Wright Op-Ed in The Hill: Sexism affects voting and puts Joe Biden in bind for his vice president
July 15, 2020

Lauren Wright discusses and issues some warnings about Biden's choice of running mate in the "profoundly gendered" political landscape in her op-ed in The Hill: Sexism affects voting and puts Joe Biden in bind for his…