Defining your scholarly purpose helps you think through why you want to use social media platforms like Twitter. But, as with everything else, you also need to ask the other elemental questions – who, what, where, when, and how. Twitter, like any other piece of technology, is a tool that can be used strategically. Thinking through these questions helps frame your engagement in an intentional way, ensuring that your actions reflect your purpose.
Although social media enables political food puns to go viral, they are rooted in a long tradition of journalists, activists, and average citizens combining food and humor to poke fun at political opponents. This article examines three such moment: (Im)Peach-Mint Crumb Cake and President Trump, The Watergate Cookbook and President Nixon, and Suffrage Pie For the Doubting Husband from the women's suffrage movement.
Ever get that feeling that you have so many things on your to-do list that you can’t do well at any one of them? Grad school is riddled with these moments and, darn it, they are frustrating! Today alone you are probably juggling a host of demands and to-dos: read a book for seminar, review... Continue Reading →
The Trump administration has been making efforts to redefine human rights. The history of human rights examined through a gendered lens helps explain why those efforts are so controversial - and dangerous.
The current UAW-GM strike has been in the news recently. But the historical roots of the current strike extend back over eighty years to the Flint Sit-Down strike of 1936.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's history of donning brownface and blackface connects to a troubling history of blackface in Canada.
When I googled how to survive a graduate seminar, I found a zillion different websites with a zillion different opinions. I realized that I could spend my entire graduate career reading tips on how to survive graduate seminars and graduate school more broadly. And there would still be more to read out there! But here’s... Continue Reading →
Chicago Manual Style Citation for the Book or Article, for example: Leslie J. Reagan, Dangerous Pregnancies: Mothers, Disabilities, and Abortion in Modern America (Berkley: University of California Press, 2010). Book’s Thesis: (include page number where it is stated) Sources: Research Question: (include page number where it is stated) Methodology: Historiographical Intervention: (include page number where... Continue Reading →
Course Description This course examines what it means to be an American and why the criterion for becoming an American has changed throughout U.S. history. We will consider why immigrants and migrants were (and are currently) perceived as racial and ethnic “others” and think critically about what it means to be a multiracial, multiethnic, and... Continue Reading →
By Sarah King & Tiffany Baugh-Helton As part of our sub-series “Getting along in Grad School,” today we’re looking at how to sustain friendships as a grad student. Look for forthcoming articles in this series, “Getting Involved as a New Grad Student,” and “Creating a Cohort.” Graduate school offers a rare opportunity to forge friendships... Continue Reading →