The Conversation

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‘Misery Index’ Reveals COVID-19 Impact on American Lives

To better understand the breadth and depth of the pandemic’s impact on American lives, Kyla Thomas and her peers worked with colleagues at the USC Dornsife Center for Economic and Social Research to develop an index of “pandemic misery.”

4 months ago
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After the Chauvin Verdict, Changes to Policing are a Must

The guilty verdict in the trial of Derek Chauvin for the killing of George Floyd signposts a defining moment beyond policing. Finding Chauvin guilty on all counts should have consequences for policing in the United States, the trial-by-jury system and, crucially, race and justice.

5 months ago
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Study: Black Students’ Trust in Their Colleges is Lower

Black undergraduates consistently said they trusted the people who run the colleges they attend – and society overall – substantially less than their white peers did. We have termed this difference the racial trust gap, and it was not a trivial difference.

6 months ago
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GameStop: A Story Without Heroes (or Villains)

In the battle between the army of renegade Reddit retail traders and Wall Street’s hedge funds over unloved stocks like the Texan computer games retail chain GameStop, there has been a serious case of mistaken accusations on both sides. They are both being wrongly accused of manipulating the markets, but they are not.

8 months ago
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‘Bukavu Series’ Addresses Power Dynamics in Fieldwork

Research has long highlighted the importance of research associates and assistants in the production of knowledge, and the importance of locally embedded expertise – though often without giving them a voice. An online project seeks to address that.

9 months ago
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