Ruochen Chen, a doctoral candidate in the Department of History in Arts & Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis, has won a Gale Non-Residential Fellowship from the Association for Asian Studies (AAS). The fellowship is intended to help scholars expand the fields of Asian studies for research and teaching, and to foster the skills to apply […]
Mark Gregory Pegg’s new book explores love, heresy, and the individual stories of the medieval West. In his new book, “Beatrice’s Last Smile: A New History of the Middle Ages,” Professor of History Mark Gregory Pegg traces humanity’s changing relationship to the divine over 1,200 years of western medieval history. Recently, he sat down with the Ampersand […]
Knittel works with the group Doctors Collaborating to Help Children The teenage twins would be virtually mirror images of each other if not for the gnarled burn scar across one of the girls’ faces. When Justin G. Knittel, MD, met the twins at a hospital in Lviv, Ukraine, he noticed another stark difference: The girl without […]
The McDonnell International Scholars Academy at Washington University, with support from the Office of the Provost, awards seed grants that stimulate high-impact research linking university experts with our partners around the world. These investments help research teams, often representing cross-disciplinary fields, demonstrate the power and potential of their work.
Sociocultural anthropologist Geoff Childs shares photos from his research in Nepal, where he has spent decades studying demographic trends in a highland Buddhist community. Geoff Childs, professor of sociocultural anthropology, has been researching demographic trends in Nubri, a highland Buddhist community in Nepal’s Himalayas. He’s done fieldwork there since the ‘90s when he began studying […]
Dr. Lindsay Stark, associate dean for Global Strategy and Programs, Dr. Ilana Seff, research assistant professor, and Dr. Byron Powell, associate professor, at the Brown Schoool, received a $666,125 grant from the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) to study a humanitarian program implementation for adolescent girls in Colombia who were recently forcibly displaced from Venezuela. They […]
Dr. Nhial Tutlam and the International Center for Child Health and Development (ICHAD) was awarded the prestigious National Institutes of Health Career Development award in the amount of $750,000, which will fund Dr. Tutlam’s research focused on addressing Intergenerational Trauma in Second Generation Refugee Children in the U.S. His initiative, titled “Resettled Refugee Families for Healing,” fuses established […]
It is important to emphasize that no one knows the exact calculations Hamas leaders made leading up to the attack. Even Iranian leaders, who have long been Hamas’ most important patron, appeared surprised by the timing and scope of attack, according to early intelligence reports. However, the attack’s timing followed a similar pattern to previous conflicts, according to David Carter, a professor of political science in Arts & Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis.
Erin McGlothlin, professor of German and Jewish studies and vice dean of undergraduate affairs, won the 2023 Sybil Halpern Milton Book Prize for “The Mind of the Holocaust Perpetrator in Fiction and Nonfiction.” Sponsored by the German Studies Association, the award is given to the best book published in the previous two years on the subject of Nazi Germany and the Holocaust. McGlothlin’s book examines texts — nonfiction accounts and fictionalized portraits — that portray the inner experiences of Holocaust perpetrators.
On Oct. 7, Palestinian militants launched an unprecedented attack on Israel, killing nearly 900 Israelis and taking 150 more hostage. The hostages include civilians, children, elderly and soldiers. The attack, which many have compared to the 9/11 terrorist attack on the United States, took the world and the Israeli military by surprise. Carly Wayne, an […]