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Elisabeth Anker

Lights, Camera, Action: The Politics of Melodrama

To many observers, 9-11 seemed to have all the elements of a movie script, and according to Elisabeth Anker, assistant professor of American studies and political science, it’s no coincidence. In her new book, Orgies of Feeling: Melodrama and the Politics of Freedom (Duke University Press), Anker suggests that melodrama has become a persistent and influential force in political discourse. Read more.

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Brandon Bartels, associate professor of political science, argues that research can be more directly relevant to broader audiences outside of academia. A significant part of this issue, he states, goes back to a seeming disconnect between empirical and normative scholars of law and courts that has increased in recent years.

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September 10, 2014

Columbian College welcomed 12 new full-time faculty members this year, bringing the total number of full-time scholars to 496—and strengthening disciplines across the sciences, social sciences and humanities.

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