IUPUI scholar: ‘Divisive, sexist’ rhetoric still part of U.S. political culture

Post by IU Newsroom intern Annie Brackemyre Kristina Horn Sheeler, professor in the Department of Communication Studies and interim associate dean of academic programs in the School of Liberal Arts at IUPUI, has done extensive research on women in politics and the role of feminist and post-feminist culture in American elections. She is the co-author of […]

Author of history of racial passing to speak Thursday at IU Bloomington

Rachel Dolezal sparked outrage and scorn this summer when her parents said the Spokane, Wash., activist had lied about her race. But according to Stanford University historian Allyson Hobbs, the lack of sympathy for Dolezal was both revealing and disheartening. “The harsh criticism of her sounds frighteningly similar to the way African-Americans were treated when […]

IU Bloomington panel to discuss the politics of teaching history

Colorado high school students walk out of class and carry petitions objecting to what they say are attempts to censor the curriculum for Advanced Placement U.S. history courses. Arizona education officials try to shut down Tucson ethnic studies classes for promoting “ethnic solidarity.” And just a few years ago in Indiana, Gov. Mitch Daniels asked […]