Kabria Baumgartner, Dean’s Associate Professor of History and Africana Studies and Associate Director of Public History, and Ashley Adams, Assistant Adjunct Professor at Mills College at Northeastern University and Affiliate Faculty in CSSH, spoke with Northeastern Global News on the ongoing battle between Florida Governor Ron DeSantis and the College Board over aggressive efforts to erase large swaths of educational curriculum on American history, slavery, and racism.

Read "During Black History Month, Black history is under attack, Northeastern experts say."

The toxic train derailment in Ohio was only a matter of time, Northeastern experts say. But what happens now?

Northeastern Global News

Phil Brown

University Distinguished Professor of Sociology and Health Sciences; Director, Social Science Environmental Health Research Institute

Kimberly Garrett

Postdoctoral Research Associate, Department of Sociology and Anthropology

Fact checking Don Lemon: Women reach their ‘prime’ later in life, Northeastern experts say

Northeastern Global News

Martha Johnson

Associate Professor of Government at Mills College at Northeastern University; Affiliate Faculty in the College of Social Sciences and Humanities

Alicia Sasser Modestino

Associate Professor of Public Policy and Urban Affairs and Economics; Research Director, Dukakis Center

People with long COVID-19 are less likely to be employed full time, Northeastern study shows

Northeastern Global News

FDA’s own reputation could be restraining its misinfo fight

Associated Press

David Lazer

University Distinguished Professor of Political Science and Computer Sciences

How social media has become an important tool in helping disaster victims in Turkey, Syria and beyond

Northeastern Global News

Daniel Aldrich

Professor, Political Science and Public Policy

‘I had nowhere to go’: Labor traffickers are taking advantage of the Massachusetts housing crisis


Amy Farrell

Director and Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice; Co-Director of the Violence and Justice Research Lab

Mayor Michelle Wu is short on details about planning equity

Boston Globe

Theodore Landsmark

Distinguished Professor of Public Policy and Urban Affairs; Director, Kitty and Michael Dukakis Center for Urban and Regional Policy

The nonprofits accelerating Sam Altman’s AI vision


Patricia Illingworth

Professor of Philosophy and Business; Lecturer, Law and Public Policy

Rosaries as fashion: Why not to wear prayer beads as an accessory

Teen Vogue

Elizabeth Bucar

Professor of Religion; Dean's Leadership Fellow

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Last day to submit the Digital Integration Teaching Initiative (DITI) Partnership Request Form for the Summer and fall 2023 semesters


Northeastern is committed to teaching undergraduates the digital tools, skills, and methods that will enable them to be successful in today’s world. The DITI was established to help CSSH faculty meet this goal. We collaborate with faculty across CSSH disciplines to help integrate digital methods and skills in a wide range of classes. The DITI team can also connect with faculty partners on classes that use digital tools and methods to help support learning focused on citizen science and community engagement. 

Learn more on the DITI website and submit the DITI partnership request form by Monday, March 27.

Tomorrow is the deadline to submit a proposal for the 9th annual CSSH Undergraduate Research Forum

Any undergraduate who has conducted original research in CSSH 

independently or in collaboration with a faculty member is eligible to submit a proposal to present at the Undergraduate Research Forum on March 22. Students may present results of research conducted in collaboration with faculty or independently. Presentations may emerge from class projects, research-based co-ops, thesis projects, honors in the major projects, capstone projects, etc. Projects may be conducted by individuals or groups. Works-in-progress—that is, the sharing of preliminary results—are welcome.

Learn more and submit your proposal by February 28


Michael Gleba, Part-time Lecturer in the School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs, has published “Towards Alienable Zoning” in the Journal of Law, Property, and Society.


Continuing the Conversation: The Death of Tyre Nichols and the Impact of Police Violence on Community Mental Health

Tuesday, February 28

3:30 - 5:00 PM

Virtual Event

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The Center on Crime, Race, and Justice presents the Third Annual Race and Community Dialogue Series.

Panelists at this event include Charlene Luma, Suffolk County District Attorney's Office; Eddy Chrispin, Boston Police Department; Sandra McCroom, Children's Services of Roxbury; and Adrianna Crossing, Assistant Professor of Applied Psychology and Health Sciences, Bouvé College of Health Sciences. The discussion will be co-moderated by Sam Willams, Executive Director of Concord Prison Outreach and Co-Director of the CRJ Community Advisory Board, and Carlos Cuevas, Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice and Co-Director of CRJ and the Violence and Justice Research Lab. This forum will build upon earlier discussions surrounding the death of Tyre Nichols and examine the impact on mental health in communities of color.

Russia's Invasion of Ukraine: Implications for Global Politics after a Year of War

Wednesday, March 1

5:15 - 6:30 PM

Renaissance Park 909

A panel of experts will evaluate the significance of Russia's war on Ukraine one year after its start. Speakers include Mai'a Cross, Dean’s Professor of Political Science, International Affairs, and Diplomacy, and Director of the Center for International Affairs and World Cultures; Stephen Flynn, Professor of Political Science and Founding Director of the Global Resilience Institute;

Julie Garey, Associate Teaching Professor of Political Science and Director of the Security, and Resilience Studies Program; and Oleh Kotsyuba, Manager of Publications at the Ukrainian Research Institute, Harvard University. Gretchen Heefner, Associate Professor of History and Associate Director of the Center for International Affairs and World Cultures, will serve as moderator.

PPE Film Screening and Discussion: Flee

Thursday, March 2

5:30 - 7:30 PM

Renaissance Park 909

The Politics, Philosophy, and Economics Program will host a screening of Flee, the Grand Jury Prize winner at this year’s Sundance Festival. Following the film, Serena Parekh, Distinguished Professor of Philosophy and Chair of the Department of Philosophy and Religion, will lead a discussion on asylum seekers.

In Flee, filmmaker Jonas Poher Rasmussen tells a poignant story of belonging and the search for identity. Forced to leave his home country of Afghanistan as a young child with his mother and siblings, Amin grapples with how his past will affect his future in Denmark and the life he is building with his soon-to-be husband.

PPE Film Screening and Discussion: GIRL TALK

Thursday, March 16

11:30 AM - 1:30 PM

Egan 440

The Politics, Philosophy, and Economics Program will host a screening of GIRL TALK, a documentary directed by the late Boston-area filmmaker, Lucia Small. GIRL TALK tells the story of five girls on a diverse, top-ranked MA high school debate team as they strive to become the best debaters in the U.S. on their own terms.

Following the film there will be a Q&A session with Stephanie Sunata, Impact Producer of GIRL TALK; and Gaby Lewis, Tufts undergraduate and one of the film's subjects. The Q&A will be moderated by Katy Shorey, Assistant Teaching Professor of Philosophy; and Meg Heckman, Faculty Affiliate in Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, and Assistant Professor of Journalism.

Women Take the Reel Film Festival: Short Films on Abortion

Thursday, March 16

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

ISEC 102

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Join the Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program for an evening of three short feminist films on abortion access and reproductive justice, spanning three generations.

This event is part of the Women Take the Reel Film Festival (hosted by the Consortium for Graduate Studies in Gender, Culture, Women, and Sexuality and its member institutions). The film shown include:

  • Abortion and Women’s Rights 1970 by Jane Pincus, Catha Maslow, Mary Summers, and Karen Weinstein
  • With A Vengeance: The Fight for Reproductive Freedom by Lori Hiris
  • Abortion Helpline, This is Lisa by Barbara Attie, Janet Goldwater, and Mike Attie


The screening will be followed by a moderated discussion with Margot Abels, Assistant Teaching Professor of Human Services and Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies, and Gloria Sutton, Faculty Affiliate in Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and Associate Professor of Contemporary Art History.

Refreshments will be served. 

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