Mark Blyth, Professor of Political Economy, discusses the political and economical present and future of Europe in an article recently published in the European Journal of Economics and Economic Policies.
A team of researchers from three universities around the nation recently received grant funding to study the impact of the Common Core State Standards Initiative (CCSS). Susan Moffitt, Associate Professor of Political Science and International and Public Affairs, is among those researchers and discusses the goals of the three-year study.
In two essays recently published in the American Sociological Association's Comparative and Historical Sociology blog, Michael Kennedy, Professor of Sociology and International and Public Affairs, and co-author Linda Gusia (University of Prishtina), explain how context shapes the dialogue between sociology and policy making.
The Choices Program, a nationally recognized education initiative and non-profit organization affiliated with the Watson Institute, recently released their newest curricula that provides students and their teachers with the tools they need to learn about Brazil in their social studies classes.
Associate Professor of Anthropology and Watson Faculty Fellow Sherine Hamdy, along with Soha Bayoumi (Harvard University), discuss their new article "Egypt's Popular Uprising and the Stakes of Medical Neutrality," which appears in the journal Culture, Medicine and Psychiatry.
A new book by Associate Director of Middle East Studies Sarah Tobin provides a first-hand look into the lives of middle-class Muslims living in Amman, Jordan, surveying the intersection of globalization and Islamic religious life.
In a graphic novel to be released next year, Associate Professor of Anthropology and Watson Faculty Fellow Sherine Hamdy reimagines her research on kidney failure and organ transplants in Cairo, Egypt.
Associate Professor of Anthropology Jessaca B. Leinaweaver, with co-authors Susan E. Frekko (Goucher College) and Diana Marre (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona), recently published an article about the difficulties of speaking about adoption in Spain for parents, professionals, and researchers.
In a new working paper, “Renewable Futures and Industrial Legacies: Wind and Solar Sectors in China, Germany, and the US,” postdoctoral fellow Jonas Nahm offers a new explanation for patterns of industrial specialization in highly globalized industries.
A new book edited by Patrick Heller, sociologist and Watson faculty, and Vijayendra Rao, a lead economist at The World Bank, offers the first interdisciplinary exploration of the role of deliberation in development.