The Academic Minute
Douglas Hicks, Emory University – Politicians and Symbols - The Academic Minute
On Oxford College of Emory University Week: Symbols send a powerful message in American society. Today on The Academic Minute: Douglas A. Hicks, professor of religion, examines how politicians use these symbols to convey their own messages.
Ricia Ann Chansky, University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez – Community Responses After Disasters - The Academic Minute
What can communal trauma suffered in Puerto Rico teach us about the response to COVID-19? Ricia Anne Chansky, professor of literature at the University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez, listens to voices to find out.
Brian Harward, Allegheny College – Congressional Responsiveness to Presidential Unilateralism - The Academic Minute
On Allegheny College Week: The executive branch and Congress have different ideas of presidential power. Brian Harward, professor and chair of political science, looks into how Congress responds to executive action.
Kenneth Ruscio, University of Richmond – The Founders Hoped for the Best and Prepared for the Worst - The Academic Minute
On Jepson School of Leadership Studies Week: Did our Founding Fathers plan for the best or the worst? Kenneth Ruscio, senior distinguished lecturer of leadership studies, looks into this question.
Heather Yates, University of Central Arkansas – Political Humor and Gender in American Politics - The Academic Minute
Does political humor look the same when aimed at female candidates? Heather Yates, assistant professor of political science at the University of Central Arkansas, delves into this question.
Mustafa Kirisci, St. Mary’s College of California – Impulsiveness of Leaders and State Repression - The Academic Minute
Repression of citizens can be an impulsive act of a desperate politician. Mustafa Kirisci, visiting assistant professor in the department of politics at Saint Mary’s College of California, explores why this might start in childhood.
Katelyn Knox, University of Central Arkansas – Race and National Identity in Contemporary France - The Academic Minute
How do you fight racism in a supposed post-racial society? Katelyn Knox, associate professor in the department of languages, linguistics, literatures and cultures at the University of Central Arkansas, examines one instance in Europe.
Gary Ackerman, University at Albany – Defining What Drives A Terrorist - The Academic Minute
On University at Albany Week: Is terrorists’ violent behaviors driven by an ideology? Gary Ackerman, associate professor in the college of emergency preparedness, homeland security and cybersecurity, looks into this question.
Stacey Sowards, University of Texas at El Paso – Latina/Chicana Leaders and Today’s Social Movements - The Academic Minute
On University of Texas at El Paso Week: Women of color who are activists face many challenges. Stacey Sowards, professor in the department of communication, details one who is rising above to bring about change.
Aubrey Westfall, Wheaton College – The Politics of the Headscarf - The Academic Minute
The headscarf worn by some Muslim women is becoming a tool of civic engagement. Aubrey Westfall, assistant professor of political science at Wheaton College, explains why wearing a religious symbol freely is an important step in self-expression.
Adam Ramey, NYU Abu Dhabi – Politics of Dust Bowl Settlers - The Academic Minute
The effects of the Dust Bowl are still present in California. Adam Ramey, associate professor of political science at NYU Abu Dhabi, explores how today’s generation is being influenced by the politics of the travelers who settled there
Bradley W. Hart, Fresno State University – Foreign Interference in Elections - The Academic Minute
Election interference is a hot topic, but it isn’t new. Bradley Hart, assistant professor of media, communications and journalism at Fresno State University, looks to history to find a parallel to today.