The 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar has faced unprecedented criticism due to allegations of corruption and wide scale human rights abuses in the country in the lead up to the tournament. Criticism of Qatar must be seen in the wider historical context of corruption and "sportswashing," which reveals that global sporting bodies are inherently political despite claims of being apolitical.
The Red Wave That Wasn’t
History and prior political science research forecast a dismal 2022 midterm for Democrats. However, Donald Trump, the consequences of his presidency, and his chosen candidates dragged the Republicans down.
The History of Your Life: The United States since 2000—Syllabus
This course explores the history of the United States since 2000. It pays particular attention to the historical developments that have shaped students’ lives—the global “war on terror,” widening income and wealth inequality, the explosion of the Internet and social media, and intensifying battles over immigration and national and cultural identity.