Professor Manijeh Moradian, author of a new book on Iranian revolutionaries in the U.S., examines the current feminist uprising in Iran.
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Beyond Barnard’s A-J Aronstein explains ‘Why We Need Humanities in Business’ in a recently published book chapter.
In a Q&A, Research Scholar Nancy Woloch discusses her new biography of the leading figure of women’s higher education. #BarnardCelebratesWomensHistoryMonth
Economist and Brookings Institution Rubenstein Fellow Belinda Archibong breaks down her research on how negative news reports on vaccines can lead to a public decline in vaccine confidence.
Erika Kitzmiller, who teaches education at Barnard, shares insights from her newly published book, which examines the rise and fall of a once-successful public school in Philadelphia.
Renowned climate scientist and environmental science professor Martin Stute discusses his game-changing new paper in Nature and what scientists have been getting wrong about the Earth’s changing climate.
For this Friday the 13th, assistant professor of psychology Michael G. Wheaton analyzed the symbolism and science behind fear and superstition.
Financial security expert Joanna Smith-Ramani ’98 explains how social policies that prioritize equity and justice can close the racial wealth gap and improve women of color’s mental well-being.
Chemist and professor Andrew Crowther contributed to a new discovery on the properties and potential of chemically combined solids.
Professor Kaiama L. Glover offers a new way of reading female “troublemaker” protagonists who refuse to conform.
Smith College professor Erin Pineda ’06 discusses the politics of civil disobedience and the global research on resistance movements central to her new book, Seeing Like an Activist.
Professor Janet Jakobsen discusses how her latest book, The Sex Obsession, offers an expansive approach to reimagining the discourses of American politics through gender, sexuality, and religion.
Medical student Christina LaGamma ’16 discusses systemic racism in the healthcare industry and how she helped get a medical magazine to dedicate an entire issue to Black Lives Matter.
Lecturer Rob Brotherton discusses the psychology of fake news and why we fall for it.
Anja Benshaul-Tolonen, assistant professor of economics, discusses the results behind her new quantitative study on attitudes toward menstruation and how Barnard students are engaging with the data.
W. B. Worthen, chair of the Department of Theatre, talks about his newest book and the theatre as technology.
Professor Angela Simms discusses the consequences racial inequities have on access to resources.
Lena Harris ’22, Eve Kausch ’18, and Denise Mantey ’21 talk through their research on how to reenvision campus safety.
Belinda Archibong, assistant professor of economics, discusses the findings of her new paper, which reviewed 65 years’ worth of data.
Professor Sandra Goldmark discusses her new book “Fixation” and the importance of building a new model of consumption.
Professor Matthew Lacombe delves into his research on how the NRA builds power.
Dr. Mia Minen ’03 and mentees — Sarah Jinich ’19, Talia Boyers ’20, Jana Jaran ’22 — discuss research and women in STEM.
Professor María de la Paz Fernández’s latest research findings offer a new way for science to better understand the body’s master clock.
Professor Celia E. Naylor explains the history behind Juneteenth (June 19) and how it fits into our current climate.
Professor Daniel Hamermesh shares his newest research on the positive economic impacts of legal marriage.
Professor Xiaobo Lü considers how citizens view the two governments and suggests what leaders can do to improve global connections.
Professor Rajiv Sethi discusses the roadmap to resuming "normal" life and developing pandemic resilience.
Provost Linda Bell and professors Belinda Archibong, Martina Jasova, and Rajiv Sethi explain how stay-at-home orders will impact the economy in the long term.
To help everyone cope with COVID-19 anxiety, assistant professor of psychology Michael G. Wheaton offers some much-needed advice.
Technology promises to help those looking for romance find their match. Adjunct lecturer Skye Cleary explains why the opposite may be true.
Alexis Pauline Gumbs ’04 — scholar, poet, and activist — addresses queer blackness in her work and the concept and inspiration behind her new book.
2020 Wellcome Medal recipient and anthropology chair Lesley A. Sharp discusses her research in the field of medical anthropology in this “Break This Down” interview.
Professor of history José Moya explains the history behind the Mexican holiday that honors the dead and traces its connection to Halloween, while considering Barbie’s and Coco’s places in the cultural appropriation debate.
Women’s, gender, and sexuality studies professor Rebecca Jordan-Young breaks down the misconception of testosterone as the “male sex hormone” in her new book, Testosterone: An Unauthorized Biography.
Artists and transnational collaborators Jeannette Ehlers and La Vaughn Belle open up about the famous monument’s long-term residency in Barnard Hall, the legacy of Mary Thomas, and the importance of filling public art space with black narratives.
Well-Woman’s Jessica Cannon ’03 chats with Jackie Jahn ’12 and Zoe Mendelson ’12 about creating an online reproductive and sexual encyclopedia with your best friend from college.
In this special interview to celebrate National Latinx Heritage Month, the famed writer shares his views on storytelling and his obsession with his native country, Colombia.
Lisa Son, associate professor of psychology, gets in her own head about her new book and the metacognitive hurdles she jumped to learn how to write it in Korean.
In this Q&A, Claire Tow Professor of Religion Jack Hawley — unofficially named an honorary citizen of the Braj region of North India earlier this year — discusses his interests in India’s religious and cultural landscape.
In this Break This Down interview, Professor Elizabeth Hutchinson discusses the historical and cultural issues raised in cataloging and exhibiting America’s indigenous cultural treasures.
For this Father’s Day edition of “Break This Down,” history professor Nara Milanich shares some fascinating stories about parentage from her new book, Paternity: The Elusive Quest for the Father (June 10), which explores the social and political constructs that have been built around the idea of fatherhood.
This year, Being Barnard, the College’s sexual violence education program, in collaboration with Columbia’s Sexual Violence Response (SVR), is hosting several events on campus throughout the month to help raise awareness among the community. Being Barnard’s Cristen Kennedy breaks it all down.
A discussion of indigenous issues, political ecology, and Facebook’s role in Papua New Guinea with Professor Paige West.
In recognition of Mental Illness Awareness Week (October 7–13) and World Mental Health Day (October 10), Professor Michael G. Wheaton discusses the meanings of the three ubiquitous letters.
Lesbian Scholar Karla Jay ’68 reflects on the importance of identity, coming out, and the meaning of “lavender culture” — in honor of Pride Month.
To mark the month of Ramadan (May 14–June 15), Hussein Rashid explains the significance of the holy month and offers a definition of an Islamic “super-hero.”
This special Mother’s Day edition, with Professor Nara Milanich, shines a light on the government’s practice of incarcerating refugee mothers and children and the experiences of the women themselves.
The “toddler whisperer,” Prof. Tovah Klein, breaks down the importance of children at work.
The economics of time, gender, and the role economics play in everyday life, with Prof. Daniel Hamermesh.
Forty years ago, mothers in the paid labor force were fighting for protections and rights. Working Mother Media founder Carol Evans says they still are.
Professor Rosalind Rosenberg on the importance of twentieth-century activist and scholar Pauli Murray.
Professor Ron Briggs discusses the power and influence of the literary salons of Lima in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, to mark National Latinx/ Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15-October 15).
An exploration of racialized images in a genre of photography called “identification photography,” with Professor Tina Campt.
To mark the August 1791 anniversary of the start of the Haitian Revolution, Professor Kaiama Glover explores dystopian Haiti, zombies, and how pop culture perpetuates and reinforces incorrect narratives about Haiti and the wider "black" world.
Grammy-nominated concert organist Professor Gail Archer discusses her amazing career.
The prolific author discusses her latest novel and explains what the past can teach us about the present.
Celebrating Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month with a peek into ancient and modern-day Eastern culture and politics.
Prof. John Glendinning discusses the importance of taste cells and how they impact insulin release.
Investigating pay equality in women-led firms with Provost Linda A Bell.
Prof. Daniela De Silva explains what pi really means.
Professor Peter Balsam explains the complex job our brains have when negotiating daylight and time, and that the best to survive the switch is to simplify.
Prof. Jonathan Rieder shares his opinion on the correct way to remember King.