CSSH's newsletter will appear on a less frequent schedule for the remainder of 2022. We will return to weekly distribution in January 2023.


Nicole Aljoe, Professor of English and Africana Studies; Margaret

Burnham, University Distinguished Professor of Law and Affiliate Professor of Africana Studies; and Régine Jean-Charles, Director of Africana Studies, Dean’s Professor of Culture and Social Justice, and Professor of Africana Studies and Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies, all shared recommendations for books to gift this holiday season. News@Northeastern's round-up features books from a variety of genres, including fiction, historical non-fiction, and political and social activism.

Read "Northeastern Holiday Gift Guide 2022: The best reads for the bookworm in your life."

Mass protests may ease COVID restrictions in China but won’t lead to any democratic freedoms, Northeastern experts say


Hua Dong

Senior Academic Specialist in Chinese

Dennis Kwok

Visiting Lecturer, Political Science

What Taiwan can learn from the fall of Hong Kong, according to Dennis Kwok, scholar in exile at Northeastern


Dennis Kwok

Visiting Lecturer, Political Science

Price cap on Russian oil is experimental, but Russia won’t get away unscathed, Northeastern expert says


Mai'a Cross

Associate Dean of Faculty Affairs, Diversity and Inclusion; Director of the Center for International Affairs and World Cultures; Dean’s Professor of Political Science, International Affairs, and Diplomacy

‘Do not be afraid of speaking up.’ Soccer star Lilian Thuram addresses racism, history and the World Cup.


Régine Jean-Charles

Director of Africana Studies, Dean’s Professor of Culture and Social Justice, and Professor of Africana Studies and Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies

Grief and contemplation. At site of Sandy Hook shooting on 10th anniversary, Northeastern experts reflect.


James Alan Fox

Lipman Family Professor of Criminology, Law, and Public Policy

So far, Elon Musk’s Twitter files amount to ‘a tempest in a teapot,’ expert says


Claudia Haupt

Associate Professor of Law and Political Science

Half of U.S. adults say they had COVID-19, but only a fraction were officially diagnosed, new research shows


David Lazer

University Distinguished Professor of Political Science and Computer Sciences

The Department of Homeland Security, ‘not set up for success,’ navigates rocky 20 years. How are things today?


Stephen Flynn

Professor of Political Science; Founding Director, Global Resilience Institute

Northeastern graduate student finds magic and purpose in Mass Poetry co-op


Victor Mendevil (MA English '23)

Biden’s gay marriage win may lead Democrats to retool Supreme Court attacks

The Washington Examiner

Costas Panagopoulos

Distinguished Professor of Political Science; Department Chair

Swift justice: What’s behind Taylor Swift fans’ lawsuit against Ticketmaster?


Daniel Medwed

University Distinguished Professor of Law and Criminal Justice

Students call on U of A Foundation to divest $82M from fossil fuels


Jennie Stephens

Professor of Sustainability Science and Policy

Boston, state must act on home heating changes

Boston Globe

Joan Fitzgerald

Professor of Public Policy and Urban Affairs

Trust From Previous Employers Key To Ex-Prisoners’ Getting Jobs

National Criminal Justice Association

Megan Denver

Assistant Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice

A war zone with a gift shop? My visit to the Korean DMZ

Experience Magazine

Seulah Choi

Visiting Assistant Professor, Political Science

How science changes the way we think, according to 10 leading scientists

Big Think

Jorge Morales

Assistant Professor of Psychology and Philosophy

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Qianqian Zhang-Wu, Assistant Professor of English and Director of Multilingual Writing, with Cherice Jones (English PhD student), co-authored "Anti-racist Translingualism: Investigating Race in Translingual Scholarship in US Writing and Rhetoric Studies Over the Past Decade" in the International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism.

Read more about Professor Cord and his legacy

In Celebration of Professor of Political Science Robert L. Cord

Remembering his Impact and Legacy at Northeastern

Robert L. Cord passed away on August 30, 2022. As the Matthews Distinguished Professor of Political Science at Northeastern University for over 30 years, Cord was a pioneering scholar in constitutional law who had a transformative impact on the lives and the careers of many of his students. A leading national authority on the Establishment Clause, Professor Cord’s research and writing elevated and enriched the learning experiences of his students.

Holiday Break Viewing: 2022 CSSH Event Recordings

During the holiday break downtime, catch up on events you may have missed on CSSH's YouTube channel:


Improving Serious Injury Tracking and Reporting in New York City Jails

Thursday, January 19

5:30 PM

RP 909

Register to attend

The Center on Crime, Race, and Justice presents "Improving Serious Injury Tracking and Reporting in New York City Jails," featuring keynote speaker Bart Baily, Director of Violence Prevention with the New York City Board of Correction.

This presentation will examine current injury reporting oversight work by the New York City Board of Correction, a civilian oversight agency. Using the New York City jail system as a case study, attendees can better understand the compound variables that contribute to injuries in a correctional setting, including violence, self-harm, excessive force, neglect, structural disrepair, and over-incarceration.

Black Feminism, Black Freedom Symposium

Friday, February 3

10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

East Village 17

Registration TBA

This event is co-sponsored by the Women's Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program, the John D. O'Bryant African American Institute, and the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. Additional information to come.

Women Take the Reel Film Festival: Short Films on Feminists on the Politics of Crisis

Thursday, March 16

5:00 - 7:00 PM

Online registration TBA

An evening of three short, feminist films on the politics of crisis. This event is both 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) and a precursor to the Women's Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program's annual Women's History Month Symposium, "Feminists on the Politics of Crisis."

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