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December 2, 2016

According to the "Washington Post," one of the “smartest book of 2016”  is “We Gon’ Be Alright: Notes on Race and Resegregation” by Jeff Chang, executive director of the Institute for Diversity in the Arts at Stanford.

November 19, 2016

Robert Proctor, Stanford historian and 2016-17 fellow at the Stanford Humanities Center, comments in the New York Times on the potential impact that the Trump administration can have on climate change policy. 

November 16, 2016

Stanford historian Jennifer Burns investigates the intellectual roots of American conservatism.

November 7, 2016

Allyson Hobbs, associate professor of history, reviews the book, "Same Family, Different Colors: Confronting Colorism in America's Diverse Families."

November 4, 2016

With animus toward presidents growing since 1992 and peaking with the current candidates, says Jack Rakove, a Stanford University professor of history and political science, a system that comes closer to the ideal of “one person, one vote” might take the edge off of partisan rancor.

October 31, 2016

Classics Professor Adrienne Mayor offers insight into how spooky animals got their nefarious reputations.

October 3, 2016

Jack Rakove, professor of history and American studies and of political science, digs into the history of the electoral college. 

September 26, 2016

The Boston Globe quotes Stanford Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education and professor of humanities, Harry Elam.

September 23, 2016

Former Stanford Humanities Center fellow Matthew Jockers is featured in The New Yorker for his recent book with Jodie Archer about what makes a book a bestseller.

September 19, 2016

Quotes Jeremy Calder, Stanford University graduate student of linguistics, is featured on KSBW for his doctoral research on the mixture of culture and language in the Central Coast city of Salinas, California.

September 16, 2016

Ian Hodder, Stanford professor of anthropology says the seven-inch figurine, recently found at the Catalhoyuk site, is unique because it is carved from stone, unlike most which are made from clay.

September 13, 2016

Matthew L Jockers of Stanford University’s Literary Lab has built an algorithm to find out whether a book will sell well.

September 13, 2016

Solmaz Sharif, lecturer of creative writing at Stanford, is featured in the San Francisco Chronicle for being named to the longest of the National Book Award.

September 12, 2016

Clayborne Carson, Stanford professor of history and director of the Martin Luther King Research and Education Institute discusses the reluctance of the King family to donate to the new Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture.

August 31, 2016

Richard Meyer, Stanford professor of art & art history, is quoted in the New York Times on whether old masterworks can stay relevant in a world in which contemporary art dominates.

August 31, 2016

Jindong Cai, Stanford associate professor, Center for East Asia Studies, is interviewed about his book Beethoven in China and the importance Beethoven had in 20th century China.

August 16, 2016

Stanford alumna Elle Logan, who graduated with a BA in history in 2011, is among the six Stanford athletes to medal in the Rio Olympics so far.

August 16, 2016

Stanford Repertory Theater's production of Clifford Odets' 1935 one-act play "Waiting for Lefty" is the focus of this article from The Mercury News.

August 10, 2016

The work of Franco Moretti, Stanford professor of English and of comparative literature who promotes “distant reading,” is mentioned in The Nation.

August 10, 2016

Jindong Cai, Stanford associate professor at the Center for East Asian Studies, is quoted in the New York Times about the surge of classical music scene in Harbin, China.

August 9, 2016

Jack Rakove, professor of history, and Justin Lediwanger, assistant professor of classics, have received grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities to undertake research projects.

August 5, 2016

Allyson Hobbs, Stanford associate professor of history, writes in The New Yorker about how watching the video of Philando Castile’s death echoed the experience of seeing the gruesome photos from Emmett Till’s funeral.

July 13, 2016

Dan Edelstein, professor of French and Italian and Stanford, is quoted in Time about the meaning of Bastille Day.

July 8, 2016

Solmaz Sharif, lecturer of poetry at Stanford, is mentioned in the Los Angeles Times for her debut book of poetry, Look, a startling sequence of poems built from phrases out of the U.S. Department of Defense Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms.

June 15, 2016

David Rumsey, who donated his extensive map collection to Stanford, and G. Salim Mohammed, head and curator of the David Rumsey Map Center at Stanford University Libraries, are interviewed by Michael Krasny on KQED.

May 27, 2016

Anne Austin, Stanford lecturer in history and Mellon Fellow has her findings of fabulous tattoos on 3,000-year-old remains of Egyptian woman featured in The Washington Post.

May 26, 2016

The Los Angeles Times mentions Li Liu, Stanford professor of Chinese archaeology, and Jiajing Wang, doctoral candidate in the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures.

April 8, 2016

Robert Crews, Stanford associate professor of history and the director of the Abbasi Program in Islamic Studies, writes in The New York Times about the responsibility that the U.S. bears to resettle a significant portion of Afghan migrants.

April 1, 2016

Edith Sheffer, assistant professor of modern European history and German studies at Stanford University, joined radio veteran Angie Coiro and SF State associate professor Charles Postel in an hour of conversation about the Trump/Hitler comparison. 

April 1, 2016

Cécile Alduy, Stanford associate professor of French and Italian, comments on the language of French politician Marine Le Pen.

March 30, 2016

Ian Beacock, a PhD candidate in modern European history at Stanford University, writes on the problems that come with finding historical precedence for Donald Trump’s presidential run.

March 17, 2016

Adrienne Mayor, a Stanford classics and history of science scholar, has won the 2016 Saraswati Award for Nonfiction for her book on reframing knowledge about our female ancestors.

March 8, 2016

Elizabeth Tallent, Stanford professor of English, is listed as 2016 PEN/Faulkner award finalist for her short story collection, Mendocino Fire.

March 8, 2016

Mark Algee-Hewitt, Stanford assistant professor of English, describes his team's research on why we experience suspense while reading.

February 24, 2016

Stanford professor of comparative literature, David Palumbo-Liu, writes in Salon on why the European Union should be able to absorb incoming refugees, and how the human drama gets lost in the numbers

February 17, 2016

Stanford historian Samuel Clowes Huneke writes on the dangers of the gay-suicide trope.

February 11, 2016

Stanford philosopher and political scientist Josiah Ober writes about the importance of understanding the difference between democracy and liberalism, with a look to classical Greece.

January 21, 2016

Ian Beacock, a Stanford doctoral candidate in History, writes in The Atlantic about the bewildering business of timekeeping and how it evolved over centuries.

January 14, 2016

Following her signing of an open letter registering concerns about potential privacy abuses with Digital India, Stanford historian Priya Satia addressses the hate mail and criticism those actions precipitated, ironically enough from defenders of India's Hindus' "particular tolerance."

January 4, 2016

John Rickford, professor of linguistics, discusses how "African American English" is inseparable from black culture.

January 4, 2016

Richard White, professor of history, comments on the takeover of a federal wildlife center in rural Oregon by armed antigovernment protesters.