Social Studies
MN

Political Science

Preparing students to confront vital issues, raise critical perspectives, and explore new methodologies in the study of the fundamental concepts of power and change.

Thinking about Trayvon: Privileged Response and Media Discourse

A classic roundtable discussion from The Society Pages features U of M professors Zenzele Isoke and Enid Logan. Isoke issues a damning critique of media constructions of balance: “When the media panders to both sides or both ‘storylines’ … it makes a mockery of the political community. The media operates on the fiction that both sides are ‘equally valid,’ when clearly they are not.”

To Ensure Governments Uphold Justice and Human Dignity

Director of the U of M’s Human Rights Program, Barbara Frey discusses what drives her research.