Faculty Archive

  • The work—and lives—of a little-known group of female philosophers who wrote and disseminated their ideas in Europe during the 17th and 18th centuries are being rediscovered by a new generation, including Karen Detlefsen, associate professor of philosophy and education.

  • Peter Struck, the Evan C Thompson Professor of Excellence in Teaching in classical studies, makes the case for a link between the ancient practice of divination and what seem today to be intuitive leaps in his book "Divination and Human Nature: A Cognitive History of Intuition in Classical Antiquity."

  • 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."

  • Arts and Sciences faculty on the fact, fiction, and future of artificial intelligence.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

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