Social Studies


Profiles of scholars within CLA.

Gendered Partisanship in the US House

Women ran for and won public office in record numbers during the 2018 midterm elections. Statistically, the representation of women in the U.S. House increased 4 percent—from approximately 19 to 23 percent, the largest jump in history.

Dr. Kathryn Pearson is an expert on women…

Dialogue Across Difference

Professor Larry Jacobs has made it his mission to find new ways to talk about things people aren’t talking about and to look into places he doesn’t see people looking. This has led him to publish 16 books, over 100 scholarly articles, and numerous mainstream media…

The Gender Policy Report: Discover the Gender Equity Implications of Policymaking

Mandatory reporting, reproductive health, and even climate change are all areas with policies that have broader gender implications. Scholars at the University of Minnesota have created The Gender Policy Report, a nonpartisan project dedicated to curating and sharing information about the gender equity implications of various United States policies from…

Migration and Migrants in Terrifying Times: Confronting Challenges, Centering Solutions

In our “Research with Minnesota” column, we profile research endeavors at the University of Minnesota. We cover different interdisciplinary projects where scholars from a variety of fields collaborate to address contemporary issues and topics.

*In this issue, we spoke with members of the “Migration and Migrants in Terrifying Times Project” about contemporary immigraton, migrants’ lived…

Studying Better Business Behavior at the Minnesota State Fair

Dr. Amy O’Connor is studying what people expect from corporations at the great Minnesota get-together!

Politics, Public Discourse and the Press

Dr. Sid Bedingfield shares his recent work on the history of journalism in political struggles for racial justice.

Who Puts Politics on TV?

Dr. Christopher Terry talks research on media regulation in our contentious political climate.

Chatbots, Mobile Apps, and the Future of Journalism

Dr. Valerie Belair-Gagnon uses social science to examine how the norms and practices of journalism are changing through emerging technology.