Faculty Voices

Can Corporate Hotlines be the Answer to the #MeToo Movement?

By Chelsea Binns – In the last five months, according to a New York Times report, 71 high-profile men have been accused of sexual harassment in the workplace. Many of these incidents actually occurred years…

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When will the Trump transition end?

Heath Brown in The Hill – “Figuring out the end of the transition period for a new administration has always been a puzzle to political scientists. Since 1937 and the ratification of the 20th amendment…

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The Botch of the Human Body

Nathan H. Lents in the Wall Street Journal: “Over the past decade, geneticists and biologists have learned more about our evolution than we ever thought possible. Not all of it is pretty. For example, the…

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The Girl on the Velvet Swing

The following is from Simon Baatz’s The Girl on the Velvet Swing. In 1901, Evelyn Nesbit, sixteen, a chorus girl in the musical Florodora, met the architect, Stanford White, after moving to New York.  They spent many evenings together,…

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March Round Up: The Best of John Jay on the Internet

“I wanted to show them that they are also superheroes.” – Alumna Tamykah Anthony-Marston launches science workshops for kids inspired by the hit film Black Panther. Read more in Brooklyn Reader. Blanche Wiesen Cook discusses Eleanor Roosevelt’s love…

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What does the future of gun policy look like? JJC faculty weigh in

Christopher Herrmann, David Kennedy, Sung-suk Violet Yu, Doug Evans – The Office for Advancement of Research recently spoke to faculty members at John Jay College about their thoughts on the Parkland shootings and what it…

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Podcast Spotlight: New Books in Political Science

An interview with Heath Brown in Political Science Now: “The podcast, a part of the New Books Network, is a weekly podcast featuring interviews with authors who have, as the podcast’s title suggest, published new books…

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The Dominican-Haitian Border Has Always Been a Revolutionary Space

Edward Paulino in Remezcla: “¿Tú estás loco!?” shouted my relatives when I first began my doctoral dissertation research in the late 1990s. Uncles, aunts, cousins, and friends in the Dominican Republic were reacting to and…

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Together We Can Figure Out How to Better Address Sexual Crime

By Bettina Muenster and Barbara Cassidy – For too long women and men have been reluctant to come forward when they have been raped or otherwise sexually assaulted. Sexual violence affects millions of Americans. Every…

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You can’t be what you can’t see: On Increasing the Visibility of Professors of Color

By Kevin Nadal – As a child of poor immigrants from rural Philippines, I often heard about how my parents grew up without running water and limited electricity. They told my brothers and me stories…

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