Category: American Studies

The United States’ long history of criminalizing homelessness

The United States’ long history of criminalizing homelessness

— Kristin O’Brassill-Kulfan
From vagrancy laws to anti-camping statutes, the United States has a long history of proscribing the subsistence activities of impoverished people. Is it finally moving toward the decriminalization of homelessness?

Putting Midterm Gains in a Global Context

Putting Midterm Gains in a Global Context

—Frank Thames and Margaret S. Williams
Authors of Contagious Representation: Women’s Political Representation in Democracies around the World (2015) show us the global context of the historic 2018 US Midterm elections in regards to elected female candidates.