Category Archives: Civil Rights Movement

Five Minutes with Alondra Nelson

(cross-posted from Columbia College Today, Summer 2014) Alondra Nelson is a professor of sociology and gender studies, and director of the Institute for Research on Women, Gender, and Sexuality. Raised in San Diego, she earned a B.A. in anthropology from … Continue reading

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Doing Good Works: Ida B. Wells-Barnett and Troy Duster

I had the great honor of interviewing the trailblazing sociologist Troy Duster for Public Culture. Our conversation covers much of Duster’s extraordinary life trajectory, from his childhood on the South Side of Chicago, to his interactions with notable scholars, including … Continue reading

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Healthcare and the 99%

Healthcare and the 99 Percent The Occupy movement has been a mostly peaceful campaign. But it has not been without drama, ranging from the protesters’ riotous parade of signage to their raucous street theater. Prior to the violent turn of … Continue reading

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