Big Biomedicine

December 6, 2016 nyupressblog 0

—Joseph E. Davis
The time is ripe for a redirection of biomedical research funding and a larger re-balancing between reductionistic “fixing” and holistic “healing,” requiring a deeper understanding of the “old-fashioned” social and environmental determinants of health and illness and a renewed commitment to addressing them.

The 9/11 Generation: Life in the Surveillance State

December 5, 2016 nyupressblog 0

—Sunaina Marr Maira
Since the attacks of 9/11, the banner of national security has led to intense monitoring of the politics of Muslim and Arab Americans. Young people from these communities have come of age in a time when the question of political engagement is both urgent and fraught.

The glass ceiling and the future of women in office

November 28, 2016 nyupressblog 0

—Frank C. Thames and Margaret S. Williams
While Secretary Clinton didn’t break the glass ceiling for holding office, perhaps she broke the ceiling for women running for the presidency from a major party. The circumstances for women’s participation should be favorable in the U.S., perhaps even more so now that there is an example to follow.

A Cynic Mourns

November 22, 2016 nyupressblog 0

—Barbara Katz Rothman
“I never believed in the American dream. How is it possible to mourn the loss of something you never believed existed?”

Trump and the Scapegoating of Latinos

November 21, 2016 nyupressblog 0

—Hector Amaya
Nativism and anti-Latino fervor among media and political voices in the United States paved the way for Trump’s ascendance by scapegoating Latinos for the economic difficulties of white working class people and the perceived failure of democracy.

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