Cornel West: Neoliberalism Has Failed Us
West speaks on Obama’s legacy, the failures of American empire, and the role of race in Trump’s election.
Barack Obama and the Nommo Tradition of Afrocentric Orality
A scholar analyzes two of Barack Obama's commencement speeches, using West African nommo oratory as a guide.
Viral Videos and the Presidential Campaign
How do viral videos shape a presidential campaign? How do voters learn to “read” the art and advertisements they are seeing? Learn more from our scholars.
Publishing the Presidents
President Obama made news for being the first President to publish a scholarly article while in office. Many past Presidents can be found in JSTOR.
A Fight About Taxing the Wealthy, a Century-Old Debate
The debate about how much of the government's money should come from the rich is a conversation that goes back more than 100 years.
The Italian-American Immigration Experience
As President Obama prepares to move forward on immigration reform, the debate over the role of immigrants in US society is ramping up.
The Surprisingly Long History of School Lunch as Teaching Tool
Research behind the history of school lunch.