Patricia Illingworth, Professor of Philosophy and Business and Lecturer in Law and Public Policy, was interviewed by Northeastern Global News on the ways we can help survivors of the recent earthquakes in Syria and Turkey, which have taken thousands of lives and left even more homeless.

Read "How to help the people of Turkey and Syria in the aftermath of life-shattering earthquakes"

How a Northeastern graduate is using his brewing company, Rupee Beer, for cultural diplomacy, not just good times

Northeastern Global News

Vanit Sharma

BA, Political Science '11; MA, Global Studies and International Relations '13

China’s spy balloon ‘unlikely a mistake.’ What does it mean for U.S.-China relations?

Northeastern Global News

Mai'a Cross

Associate Dean of Faculty Affairs, Diversity and Inclusion; Dean’s Professor of Political Science, International Affairs, and Diplomacy

‘I’m tired of the cycle of outrage.’ Northeastern community reflects on the deadly beating of Tyre Nichols

Northeastern Global News

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

First-gen low-income Northeastern students experience unseen struggles

Huntintgon News

Laura Green

Associate Dean of Teaching, Learning, and Experiential Education; Professor of English and Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

Peter Simon

Teaching Professor of Economics

Gun Violence Puts Young Americans at Risk

Voices of America

Jack McDevitt

Professor of the Practice Emeritus in Criminology and Criminal Justice

State of the Union 2023: Can President Biden rebound with a second term?

Northeastern Global News

Joan Fitzgerald

Professor of Public Policy and Urban Affairs

Costas Panagopoulos

Distinguished Professor of Political Science; Department Chair

A Troubled Mother Faces Murder Charges in Her Young Children’s Deaths

New York Times

Daniel Medwed

University Distinguished Professor of Law and Criminal Justice

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The Digital Integration Teaching Initiative (DITI) is now accepting new faculty partnerships 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 Call for Partnerships Form by March 27.

Now accepting proposals 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


Douglass Day 2023

Tuesday, February 14

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Digital Media Commons

Snell Library, Snell 211

RSVP required for virtual attendance

Join the Digital Scholarship Group, the Women Writers Project, and the NULab for Texts, Maps, and Networks in celebration of Douglass Day, an event honoring the life and birthday of Frederick Douglass. At this event, we will transcribe the papers of Mary Ann Shadd Cary, one of the earliest Black women to edit a newspaper, serve as a Civil War recruiter, attend law school, and more.

This event connects with the national Douglass Day, an annual celebration organized, in part, by The Colored Conventions Project, with local events happening across the country on February 14. 

After Area Studies Lecture Series: Nitasha Tamar Sharma

Thursday, February 16

4:00 - 6:00 PM

Renaissance Park 909

This session of the After Area  Studies series features Nitasha Tamar Sharma, author of Hawai'i Is My Haven: Race and Indigeneity in the Black Pacific.

After Area Studies brings distinguished scholars of transpacific history, media, race, critical refugee studies and visual culture to present their work and share their perspectives on how to study the contemporary global moment beyond the disciplinary confines of traditional area  studies. This series explores the work of centering Asia, its peoples, its diasporas, and its historical legacies and ongoing contributions.

Ethics Institute Speaker | Eric Bayruns García

Friday, February 17

12:00 - 1:30 PM

Renaissance Park 426

Eric Bayruns García, Assistant Professor of Philosophy at McMaster University, will give a speech titled "Injustice and Understanding Transmission: Diminishment in a Speaker’s Capacity to Transmit Understanding."

He will describe how a social-political feature of society, such as racial injustice, can depress the likelihood that a speaker successfully transmits understanding to their audience.

If, Then: Tommy Martinez on Sounding Things Out with Machines

Friday, February 17

1:00 - 2:15 PM

Register to attend online

Artist Tommy Martinez will lead a session on his generative sound pieces. His projects often begin with computational research exploring physical sound models and psychoacoustic phenomena. He is interested in algorithmic approaches to music making, simulation, and manifestations of identity, tradition and history in electronic culture.

This event is part of If, Then: Technology and Poetics, a collaborative, public, and interdisciplinary virtual working group and workshop series promoting inclusivity and skills-building in creative computation. 

AmeriCorps Mass Promise Fellowship Information Session

Wednesday, February 22

12:00 - 1:30 PM

Renaissance Park 909

Join the Human Services Program for an informational meeting to learn more about the AmeriCorps Mass Promise Fellowship program and opportunities to engage with education equity and social justice.

Teaching With and Around ChatGPT

Thursday, February 23

3:00 - 4:30 PM

Renaissance Park 909

Register to attend

*Open to instructors only

This panel brings together colleagues from a variety of disciplines in CSSH to share how they are approaching and adapting to challenges from emerging large language models such as ChatGPT.

This is a hybrid event and will be recorded. Light refreshments will be available for in-person attendees.

Ethics Institute Speaker | Jorge Morales

Friday, February 24

12:00 - 1:30 PM

Renaissance Park 426

Jorge Morales, Assistant Professor of Psychology and Philosophy, will present his research on the subjectivity of the mind and how we perceive the world, how the brain creates conscious experiences, and how introspection opens a window into our own minds.

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.

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