December 16, 2021
How Mrs. Claus Embodied 19th-Century Debates about Women’s Rights
In this piece for The Conversation, the Department of English's Maura Ives discusses "the hardest-working woman in the North Pole."
May 17, 2021
Pregnant Women’s Brains Show Troubling Signs of Stress – But Feeling Strong Social Support Can Break Those Patterns
Feeling strong social support can break those patterns, according to Texas A&M psychological and brain sciences researchers.
February 9, 2021
Strong Political Institutions Can Uphold Democracy, Even If People Can’t Agree on Politics
Joseph Ura from the Department of Political Science talks to The Conversation.
May 20, 2020
Economics professor for The Conversation
Benjamin Priday, a doctoral candidate in the Department of Economics, discusses the generosity of the upper class.
April 16, 2020
How to build community while worshipping online
Churches have moved online. But to be able to properly connect with people, they need to find a way to build community, says a scholar who studies digital religion.
April 2, 2020
Students could be undercounted in the census as coronavirus closes colleges – here’s why that matters
Census data are used to determine federal funding on everything from highway construction to poverty services. With many students heading back to their parents' homes, college towns may take a hit.
January 10, 2020
Children of color already make up the majority of kids in many US states
By 2050, the majority of Americans will not be white. That future is already on its way here – just look at the demographics of kids ages 10 and under.
November 12, 2019
Law-and-order or conspiracy? How political parties frame the impeachment battle will help decide Trump’s fate
Democrats and Republicans are speaking about impeachment with dramatically different language. The winner of this frame war will succeed in shaping how Americans understand the impeachment inquiry.
September 13, 2019
Why won’t Democrats say they want government to solve problems?
Americans want government to serve them, but don't have confidence that it actually can.
September 4, 2019
Can sun umbrellas ever become fashionable again in America?
In Asian countries, many people wield umbrellas to protect them from the sun. American women used to as well – but then stopped.