January 31, 2019
Everyone hates potholes – except PhD candidate Elijah de la Campa. Elijah uses potholes to understand why some citizens interact with local government, and others don’t.Read More
January 24, 2019
One jetlagged night in Manila leads PhD candidate Justin Stern into the world of business process outsourcing.Read More
December 19, 2018
Eight scholars appointed studying topics from glass sea sponges to musical Esperanto.Read More
November 16, 2018
Sophie Calder-Wang, PhD candidate in economics, says that venture capital firms see financial gains when they hire women.Read More
August 7, 2018
The research of Leah Aronowsky, a historian of science, often revolves around one question: “How do scientists obtain knowledge of environmental phenomena that unfold on the scale of the entire planet?” Aronowsky is currently a Mellon... Read More
August 6, 2018
A few years before Freddie Gray’s death, Samantha Hawkins walked past a corner store near a Baltimore neighborhood center where she’d been volunteering. Overnight, in an impromptu memorial to a victim of violence, someone had spray-... Read More
July 20, 2018
PhD graduate in social policy Monica Bell’s interviews with poor youth of color in Baltimore led her to formulate the idea of “legal estrangement.” While the press focuses on a “trust gap” between black... Read More
July 6, 2018
In this episode, PhD student in sociology and social policy Cresa Pugh shares insights from her research on the lives of Rohingya Muslims, a minority group that has been persecuted and displaced within Burma.Read More
February 20, 2018
When Natasha Warikoo, PhD ’05, sociology, moved to the United Kingdom to teach at the University of London, she was surprised by the conversations her students weren’t having. While discussions of race and access to higher education were... Read More
January 25, 2018
The new age of big data was supposed to make decisions easier, and in some ways it has. Data tells you how much you’re going to like a new film on Netflix. Data lets you know when you can stop running on that treadmill. Data helps predict hurricanes... Read More