Social Studies
MN

The Color of Quality of Life in Nursing Homes

Research from UMN public health highlights racial disparities in nursing home care.

The Political Divide Between Immigrants and Refugees

UMN history professor Patrick J. McNamara takes a close look at what counts as political persecution when people flee their homeland.

Heading Home After Hurricanes

Research from UMN Sociologist Jack DeWaard shows how people head home after massive storms.

The History of U.S. Citizenship for Immigrants' Children

UMN History Professor Erika Lee talks to The Washington Post’s Constitutional Podcast about the history of immigration and citizenship.

Designing Smarter Ways to Quit Smoking

UMN Psychologist Alexander Rothman looks at how long-term treatment can help more people quit smoking.

Are "Hybrid" Activities Like Volunteering or just Light Volunteering?

UMN Psychology Professor Mark Snyder looks at new kinds of community service to understand why people volunteer.

Sanity and Responsibility in American Law

UMN Law professor Susanna Blumenthal looks at how the history of insanity pleas helps us understand legal inequality today.