Discovery & Inspiration

Discovery & Inspiration

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Janny Leung, “Language, Law, and the Limits of Digital Autonomy”
June 14, 2021

As more of our lives shift online, the question o…

Rachel Watson, “Evidence and Racial Discourse in Segregation-Era Literature”
May 31, 2021

When we read most novels, we assume that characte…

Ryan Emanuel, “Water in the Lumbee World: Indigenous Rights and the Transformation of Home”
May 24, 2021

Ryan E. Emanuel is a professor in the Department …

Molly Worthen, “From St. Paul to Populist Politics: The Evolution of Charismatic Leadership”
May 17, 2021

Charisma is a concept we typically use to refer t…

Katherine Mellen Charron, “Women, Rural Communities, and the Struggle for Black Freedom”
July 06, 2020

When mapping the struggle for Black freedom and r…

Jennifer D. Williams, “Black Women Writers and the Legacy of Segregated Urban Spaces”
June 26, 2020

Between the 1930s and the 1970s, racialized legis…

Dennis Trout, “Embedded Epigrams: Poetic Inscriptions of Ancient Rome”
June 18, 2020

After the ancient Roman Empire embraced Christian…

Angela Stuesse, “Making the Story of American Immigration Come Alive”
June 12, 2020

For the millions of undocumented immigrants livin…

Marsha Gordon, “Narrating Modern Women’s Experiences: The Complex Legacy of Ursula Parrott”
June 05, 2020

In the 1930s, the writer Ursula Parrott used her …