The Yugoslav Wars of the 1990s present but another case where casualty numbers are highly politicized— manipulated and employed by various actors to serve their interests. Twenty years after the wars in the former Yugoslavia ended, debates continue about their naming, framing, and death tolls. These debates are so polarized that the various ethnic groups […]
Deni Mazrekaj, Kristof De Witte, and Sofie Cabus, “School Outcomes of Children Raised by Same-Sex Parents: Evidence from Administrative Panel Data,” American Sociological Review, 2020 While support for gay marriage has grown steadily over the past 15 years, 31% of adult Americans still oppose it. Opponents of same-sex marriage argue that it is harmful to […]
While gun violence in the US has been covered widely in the media in recent years, surprisingly little attention has been paid to the critical role of gender in both its causes and impacts. For example, 88 percent of US homicides are committed by men, who are almost twice as likely to be gun […]
Ran Zwigenberg, Associate Professor of Asian Studies, History and Jewish Studies at Pennsylvania State University, was recently hosted by the Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies and Center for Jewish Studies. He gave a talk entitled: “Survivors: Psychological Trauma and Memory Politics in Hiroshima and Auschwitz.” I sat down with Dr. Zwigenberg for a wide-ranging […]
Nikoleta is a second year graduate student in the Department of Sociology. She is interested in the relationships between gender, feminism, mass violence, and social change.