Faculty News

January 31, 2023

Professor Elanah Uretsky weighted in on China’s use of lockdowns as a mitigation practice for disease spread from SARs to COVID19 in this VOX article.

December 12, 2022

Professor Elanah Uretsky provided insight into China’s loosened COVID-19 policies after nearly three years of the zero-COVID” policies in this article in The Conversation.

April 1, 2022

Professor Chandler Rosenberger will present a paper on his recent research at the International Studies Association's annual meeting this Spring. Last year, Chandler Rosenberger expanded his study of nationalism in the former Communist world to include Ukraine and its relationship to Russia. Given the recent war, he has had to postpone a planned research trip to Kyiv and is instead studying the rhetoric of nationalist leaders such as Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelenskyy and Russian President Vladimir Putin from afar. He will present a paper on these competing nationalist visions to the International Studies Association's annual meeting, and hopes to continue research through the year and into his upcoming sabbatical.

February 2, 2022

Professor Kristen Lucken published a children’s book this spring titled “Little Stripped Caterpillar”. This beautifully illustrated book tells the story of a caterpillar who longs to be like its friends, unaware of the amazing future ahead.
BBC Interview with Professor Uretsky on China’s COVID containment

January 5, 2022

Professor Elanah Uretsky spoke to BBC World News about the most recent lockdowns in China to contain COVID-19.

November 5, 2021

Why was the US not prepared for the COVID-19 pandemic? How can it be ready for the next? Is free market capitalism and government deregulation to blame? Read Professor Elanah Uretsky's recent take on these questions in this recently published article for  the online journal The Conversation.

July 23, 2021

Professor Kristen Lucken wrote an article in The Conversation where she looked at why rest and contemplation practices are woven into religions around the world, and how these practices can help people improve their well being.

March 11, 2021

KCRW interviewed Professor Elanah Uretsky, whose area of expertise is medical anthropology with a special focus on China. In the article, Professor Uretsky provides context behind the low quantity of COVID-19 transmission in China currently, as compared to one year ago. She also discusses China’s measures to tame the virus compared to the United States, and what the roll out of a vaccine looks like comparatively in each country.

November 23, 2020

Professor Elanah Uretsky reflected on how China managed to flatten the curve of the COVID-19 pandemic through a national prioritization of health and applying lessons learned from SARS.