April 22, 2021
Classics scholar James Calvin Taylor, PhD ’20, says that by studying the Ancient Romans—particularly the natural historian Pliny the Elder—we can better understand why it is so difficult to come to terms with our capacity to inflict lasting damage on the natural world.
April 15, 2021
As an Egyptology PhD student in the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, Julia Puglisi uncovers the secrets of one of antiquity's most understudied sites—the quarry turned graveyard known as the Central Field of the Giza Necropolis.
March 15, 2021
Rather than seeking escape from the darkness of the COVID era, GSAS Dean Emma Dench embraces it, choosing programs that feature flawed characters living through stressful situations
February 22, 2021
Marva Barnett, PhD ’80, expounds on classic novel’s lessons of love and forgiveness in a time of crisis.
February 16, 2021
Student Keidrick Roy works to give voice to Black, indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC) through research that reveals their long-overlooked contributions to enlightenment thinking and through his teaching, activism, and art.
November 25, 2020
Recent alumna Grace Edgar studies to scores of films that helped shape American notions of gender.
October 13, 2020
An interview with GSAS alumnus Scott Newstok on his new book, the binaries he says are killing creativity, and about “Giving new validity to old form.”
October 2, 2020
An interview with GSAS student Amanda Figueroa, who studies civic and public art education and works to create new art spaces that are vibrant and inclusive.
September 2, 2020
Julian De Freitas, a PhD student in psychology, wants to help the developers of driverless cars understand the ethical decisions that drivers—machine or human—need to make every day.
February 18, 2020
Sophia Rosenfeld, PhD ’96, is Walter H. Annenberg Professor of History at the University of Pennsylvania, where she teaches European intellectual and cultural history. In her latest book, Democracy and Truth , Rosenfeld explains how lessons from the...

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