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Sex, Politics, and Putin: Clark University professor’s new book explores political legitimacy in Russia

Clark University Professor Valerie Sperling's new book, "Sex, Politics, and Putin: Political Legitimacy in Russia."

In her new book, “Sex, Politics, and Putin: Political Legitimacy in Russia,” Clark University Political Science Professor Valerie Sperling explores the ways in which “politicians and political activists in Russia use masculinity, femininity, and homophobia to bolster their legitimacy and to undermine their opponents.” While researching the Russian president as both a man and a…

Poet Laureate, Pulitzer Prize-winner Natasha Tretheway tells her story

Natasha Tretheway’s newest collection of poems, titled “Thrall,” enthralled an audience in Clark University’s Atwood Hall on Nov. 4, as she delved into matters of race, family, history, and the moving target that is our evolving perceptions of all three. Tretheway’s appearance was part of the African American Intellectual Culture Series and the Higgins School…

Expert on American education achievement gap to speak at Clark University Nov. 18

Eric Schwarz

Eric Schwarz, author of “The Opportunity Equation: How Citizen Teachers are Combating the Achievement Gap in America’s Schools,” will speak at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 18, in Tilton Hall, 2nd floor of the Higgins University Center at Clark University. Schwarz’s lecture, “The Opportunity Equation: How a shadow education system outside of school is growing America’s achievement…

‘Manufacturing Denial’ conference delves into multi-disciplinary genocide scholarship

The closing panel of the conference “Manufacturing Denial: the Assault on Scholarship and Truth,” in Dana Commons at Clark University (Oct. 25): From left, Massimo Pigliucci, biologist and philosopher at the City University of New York; Johanna Vollhardt, assistant professor of psychology, Clark University; Richard Hovannisian, professor of Armenian and Near Eastern History at the University of California, Los Angeles; and Khatchig Mouradian, editor of the Armenian Weekly and the coordinator of the Armenian Genocide Program at the Center for the Study of Genocide and Human Rights at Rutgers University. Mouradian is a Ph.D. Candidate at the Strassler Center at Clark

Historians, social scientists, philosophers, and natural scientists gathered recently at Clark University to discuss the phenomena of genocide denial and the denial of scientific truth—from evolution to climate change—during an academic conference held at both Clark and Worcester State University. “Manufacturing Denial: the Assault on Scholarship and Truth” (Oct. 24-25) was co-sponsored and organized by…

Clark U. geographer receives prestigious residency from The Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Center

Clark U. Professor Yuko Aoyama

  Yuko Aoyama, professor in Clark University’s Graduate School of Geography, was awarded a prestigious four-week academic writing residency from The Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Center, in Bellagio, Italy. The residency will provide Professor Aoyama with an unparalleled opportunity to network with fellow residents at the Center next summer, and a serene setting in which to…

Clark geographer Bebbington inducted into American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Anthony J. Bebbington, Clark University geography professor and Higgins Professor of Environment and Society, signs the American Academy of Arts and Sciences’ Book of Members, a tradition that dates back to 1780.

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. –Clark University  Professor of Geography Anthony J. Bebbington was among 164 influential artists, scientists, scholars, authors, and institutional leaders who were inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences at a ceremony in Cambridge on October 11. The ceremony included talks by five new inductees: Yale physicist Ramamurti Shankar; Diana Wall, ecologist…