Faculty Archive

  • Josephine Park, an associate professor of English, looks at how Asian American writers were incorporating themselves into U.S. society in her new book "Cold War Friendships: Korea, Vietnam, and Asian American Literature."

  • If you’re looking to relocate and poring over crime statistics, chances are the number of trees in the potential neighborhood isn’t the first variable that to comes to mind. But a new study co-authored by John MacDonald, professor of criminology, suggests that tree cover may actually play a role in violence prevention.

  • Cullen Blake, an assistant professor of physics and astronomy, on the search for other planets in the "Habitable Zone."

  • Michael Weisberg, professor and chair of the philosophy department, and Deena Weisberg, a senior fellow in the psychology department, are creating a documentary series about the best way to teach evolution.

  • A panel of political scientists discusses the outcome of the election.

  • A thriving Native American language program makes Penn a Quechua hub.

  • Michael Horowitz, associate professor of political science, discusses the role of AI in the armed forces.

  • Daniel Hopkins, associate professor of political science, uses big data to gain insight into the issues facing various segments of the American public.

  • Justin McDaniel, professor and chair of religious studies and the coordinator of the Penn Ghost Project, weighs in on the cultural importance of ghosts.

  • Mary Frances Berry, Geraldine R. Segal Professor of American Social Thought and professor of history and Africana studies, discusses her book, Five Dollars and a Pork Chop Sandwich: Vote Buying and the Corruption of Democracy.

  • Emilio Parrado, professor and the chair of the Department of Sociology, discusses Latin American migration.

  • A conversation with Jamal J. Elias, Walter H. Annenberg Professor in the Humanities and scholar of Islamic thought, culture, and history.

  • John Lapinski, associate professor of political science, director of Penn’s Program on Opinion Research and Election Studies (PORES), and director of the National Elections Unit at NBC, provides a unique perspective on the 2016 presidential election.

  • This past spring, members of the first graduating class in Penn’s Vagelos Integrated Program in Energy Research (VIPER) presented their capstone research and design projects. VIPER was created in 2012 to educate innovators who could lead the search for practical and sustainable ways to produce energy.

  • John MacDonald, professor of criminology, examines the relationship between natural habitat and crime.

  • Karen Detlefsen, associate professor of philosophy and education, works to rekindle interest in 17th- and 18th-century female philosophers.

  • In his new book, Evan C Thompson Professor of Excellence in Teaching Peter Struck looks at divination by way of cognitive science.

  • In her new book, Associate Professor of English Josephine Park traces the Cold War’s influence on Asian American literature.

  • Cultural anthropologist Philippe Bourgois has journeyed far afield to conduct studies documenting the lives of Americans living in poverty, but for his most recent investigation he traveled just 15 minutes by subway from his office.

  • Etienne Benson, assistant professor of history and sociology of science, on the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service.

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