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for academic year 2021-22

Interview – Chitralekha Zutshi

Chitralekha Zutshi is Class of 1962 Professor of History at William & Mary. She has written widely on nationalism, religious identities, and historical traditions in South Asia, primarily in the context of Kashmir. Her books include, Languages of Belonging: Islam, Regional Identity, and the Making of Kashmir; Kashmir’s Contested Pasts: Narratives, Sacred Geographies, and the Historical Imagination; Kashmir: Oxford India Short Introductions, and the edited volume, Kashmir: History, Politics, Representation.

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Romantic passion, social justice and the Brontës

For years, Professor Deborah Denenholz Morse’s classes on Victorian fiction and the Brontës have been popular with W&M students from a variety of majors. Now, anyone can experience Morse’s fascinating lectures through her new course on Audible.

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An epidemiologist’s guide for back-to-school planning

As elementary and high school students head back into classrooms, W&M News spoke with Carrie Dolan, an epidemiologist, an assistant professor in health sciences, member of William & Mary’s Public Health Advisory Board and director of the interdisciplinary Ignite global health research lab. She is currently advising the local school district and preparing her own family for going back to school.

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A trip down the garden path leads a historian to...cryptozoology?

Holly Gruntner, a Ph.D. candidate in William & Mary’s Harrison Ruffin Tyler Department of History, recently completed a short-term fellowship at the American Antiquarian Society, delving into the society’s vast collection of original documents for material to complete her dissertation on kitchen gardens in early America.

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U.S. troop withdrawal from Afghanistan: A Q&A with Rani Mullen

Rani D. Mullen is an associate professor of government at William & Mary. Her research and teaching focus is on democratization and development in South Asia, and democracy and state building in India and Afghanistan in particular.

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Interview with Dr. Kelebogile Zvobgo

The Department of Government welcomes Dr. Kelebogile Zvobgo as its newest Assistant Professor and thanks Dr. Zvobgo for taking the time to speak with us.

Dr. Jaime Settle Offers Insight on "Outrage Politics" in NPR Interview

Dr. Jaime Settle, Associate Professor of the Department of Government, spoke with NPR's All Things Considered on outrage politics as a business model. More specifically, the story focused on Ben Shapiro, a conservative podcast host, and the success and popularity his website, The Daily Wire, has found on Facebook.

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W&M names Rachel Bardon as 2021-22 Beales Scholar

Rachel Bardon, a 2021 graduate of Buckingham County High School, is the 2021-2022 recipient of the Harriett Pittard Beales Scholarship at William & Mary.

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New online tool helps better serve environmental justice

The Elizabeth River Project (ERP) has teamed with researchers from the Virginia Institute of Marine Science and William & Mary to build an online mapping tool that can help the non-profit and other community partners better incorporate environmental justice issues into planning and restoration efforts.

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W&M alumnae draw on Chi Omega sisterhood to excel in public policy roles

If you walked inside the Chi Omega sorority house on a typical afternoon in the early 2000s, you probably would have seen sorority sisters gathered in pajamas on the couch with hot drinks and snacks, watching C-SPAN or White House press conferences.