Humanities Center News
Please join us in congratulating the Northeastern University graduate fellows, and giving a warm welcome to our visiting scholar for the fifth annual Northeastern University Humanities Center Resident Fellowship Program. This fellowship provides a focused period of time for our graduate and faculty fellows to pursue research, to collaborate around a common theme, and to share…
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On Monday, March 27, dozens of students and faculty found their way to West Village F to listen to an engaging and topical conversation about modern biotechnology. The lecture, titled “Frankenstein and the Golem: How Ancient Tales Can Inform Modern Biotechnology” was given by professor, sociologist, and bioethicist Dr. Paul Root Wolpe. The Northeastern Jewish…
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Please join us in congratulating the Northeastern University faculty fellows selected for the fifth annual Northeastern University Humanities Center Resident Fellowship Program. This fellowship provides a focused period of time for 9 faculty fellows to pursue research, to collaborate around a common theme, and to share their work with the Northeastern community. The theme for…
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Costas Panagopoulos Professor, Department of Political Science Director, Big Data, Quantitative Methods and Network Initiatives
Shalanda Baker Professor, School of Law, Public Policy and Urban Affairs
I am currently working on two research projects. The first is writing up my dissertation, which was based on ethnographic research in the City of God, a poor neighborhood in Rio de Janeiro that has experienced extremely high rates of violence by drug traffickers and the state’s military police. Although most of the literature suggests that armed conflict is destructive of civil society, I argue that residents’ collective experiences of violence motivate new political subjectivities and emergent practices of civic engagement and social change...
I’m currently working on my dissertation, titled “Setting the Record Straight: Women Literary Journalists Writing Against the Mainstream,” which aims to restore forgotten or underrepresented women literary journalists from the nineteenth century, and to illustrate how their sentimental style and political voice has been carried on by women writers throughout the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. In so doing, I emphasize the great capacity of these writers, past and present, to bring to life stories of women who are often ignored or reduced to two-dimensional caricatures in mainstream journalism and literature...