Society and Culture
Nov. 24, 2020—Americans may be much more receptive to refugee settlement in the United States than current government immigration policies suggest, according to a new study by Mariano Sana, associate professor of sociology and a faculty affiliate of Vanderbilt’s influential Latin American Public Opinion Project.
Nov. 20, 2020—Multidisciplinary researcher Robert Barsky has added a new approach to his studies on migration with the launch of "Contours Collaborations." The digital journal is sharing stories about borders and border crossings through the lens of art.
Nov. 20, 2020—Falling between the gender and race gap, men in same-sex couples are 12 percentage points less likely to have a STEM degree, research by Vanderbilt economist Kitt Carpenter confirms.
Nov. 16, 2020—With a statistical network to model civil conflict, political scientist Cassy Dorff applies a data-based lens to understanding war and peace.
Molly Barth and Vanderbilt Blair Community adapt to performance, teaching challenges catalyzed by COVID-19
Nov. 13, 2020—Refusing to allow the COVID-19 pandemic to silence her flute, Vanderbilt Blair School of Music Associate Professor Molly Barth devised creative ways to continue playing, among them a solo recording project.
Vanderbilt-Fisk collaboration profiles careers of highly successful Black women during Depression, Jim Crow era
Oct. 22, 2020—Vanderbilt-Fisk collaboration shares achievements of Black women artists in online ‘Women of Rosenwald’ exhibition, supported by the Mellon Partners for Humanities Education program.
Incarceration of family members negatively impacts mental health outcomes for African American women
Sep. 2, 2020—A new study sheds new light on the challenges facing African American women. More than half of all African American women in the United States report having at least one family member who is incarcerated, causing higher levels of depressive symptoms and psychological distress than previously understood.
Aug. 19, 2020—Research by Vanderbilt history professor Arleen Tuchman on the cultural history of diabetes offers important lessons for other public health challenges, including COVID-19.
Aug. 17, 2020—Vanderbilt graduate student Isaiah Speight co-authors international call to action on improvements to diversity and inclusion in the sciences.
Jun. 24, 2020—A spring 2020 seminar immersed Vanderbilt students in a unique academic experience examining gender stereotypes, masculinity and identity through the lens of dance as part of a special partnership between Nashville Ballet and the university.
Vanderbilt scholars curate new insights about social contexts of health and well-being in recent journals
Jun. 15, 2020—A precision medicine approach to health disparities, the social contexts of caregiving, the global psyche and Indigenous perspectives on science are the topics of recent journal issues edited by Vanderbilt University faculty that touch on health and well-being.
Jun. 12, 2020—Research associate professor of civil and environmental engineering Janey Camp is leading the development of online-friendly teaching materials for secondary school teachers focused on risk education.