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  • Renee Shelby Publishes Article in Theoretical Criminology

    January 7, 2019

    Renee Shelby
    Renee Shelby, and HSTS PhD student, recently had her article titled, "Whose rape kit? Stabilizing the Vitullo® Kit through positivist criminology and protocol feminism" published in the journal Theoretical Criminology.
  • McEver Program Turns a Page with Appointment of Steven Usselman

    November 27, 2018

    Steven Usselman

    Steven Usselman, the new H. Bruce McEver Professor of Engineering and the Liberal Arts, is assembling an advisory group from Georgia Tech’s engineering programs and working to expand his engineering in history course to be more accessible to many more students. Eventually he wants to develop a minor in engineering and the liberal arts.

  • Allen Hyde Awarded Climate Change Research Grant

    November 26, 2018

    Climate Resilience
    Allen Hyde and Jenny McGuire (EAS) received a grant from the Climate Change Fellows program at Georgia Tech to research climate resilience from different social-ecological system perspectives.
  • McDonald Receives Service Award from North American Society for the Sociology of Sport

    November 20, 2018

    Mary G. McDonald

    Mary G. McDonald has received the Service Excellence Award from the North American Society for the Sociology of Sport (NASSS).  The award recognizes McDonald for service throughout her career to the association, as well the field of the sociology of sport. It was presented during the association’s annual conference in Vancouver this November.

  • Carla Gerona Examines Disappearances on the Early American Borderlands

    November 28, 2017

    Borderland Narratives

    While many still describe the “shipwreck” and “enslavement” of Cabeza de Vaca as an epic story of an individual who overcame all odds to survive in unknown lands, Carla Gerona, associate professor of history in the School of History and Sociology, offers a new take in “Los Desaparecidos in the Gulf Coast and Early Texas Borderlands.”

  • Schneer Addresses British Academy on Centenary of Balfour Declaration

    November 7, 2017

    Jonathan Schneer

    Jonathan Schneer, professor in the School of History and Sociology, addressed the British Academy on the centenary of the Balfour Declaration, a landmark document which committed Britain to supporting the establishment in Palestine of “a National Home for the Jewish people.”

  • Why the FBI Is on Your Campus

    October 17, 2017

    Gerhard John Krige
    In this article, Dr. John Krige explains why the FBI monitors some activities related to scientific research being conducted on college campuses.
  • Vince Lombardi Would Be Proud

    October 3, 2017

    Slate Article

    In the aftermath of protests by National Football League (NFL) players and the Green Bay Packers call for unity among their home town fans, Shaw Assistant Professor in Sports, Society, and Technology Johnny Smith writes about the legacy of Packers coach Vince Lombardi.

  • Dr. John Krige Organizes Workshop

    August 29, 2017

    Gerhard John Krige

    John Krige, along with Axel Jansen (German Historical Institute, Washington, D.C.) and Jessica Wang (Department of History, University of British Columbia), is organizing a workshop in Vancouver on the theme ‘Empires of Knowledge.’

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