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Posted on November 14th, 2023 by Carrie E. Foote

IU Indianapolis Journalism Professor Jonas Bjork recent insightful article published in Swedish-American Historical Quarterly discussing how SE, a Swedish magazine with a primarily working-class audience, covered race relations in the U.S. during the civil-rights era. Coming from an ethnically homogeneous country, the magazine’s reporters struggled at times with conveying the issues facing African-Americans to their …

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Posted on August 15th, 2023 by Andrew L. Whitehead

Associate Professor Andrew Whitehead’s second book on Christian nationalism titled, “American Idolatry: How Christian Nationalism Betrays the Gospel and Threatens the Church,” releases August 15 from Brazos Press. The Library Journal’s review stated the book is “Heartfelt, incisive, and worthy of thoughtful consideration.” In this book, he shares his journey and reveals how Christian nationalism threatens …

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Posted on June 22nd, 2023 by Carrie E. Foote

Congratulations! Edward Curtis, William M. and Gail M. Plater Chair of the Liberal Arts and Professor of Religious Studies, received two Emmy awards at the annual awards banquet of the Central Great Lakes Chapter of the National Association of Television Arts & Sciences. Curtis received both Emmys for his work as on “Arab Indianapolis: A …

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Posted on October 10th, 2022 by Carrie E. Foote

On Oct 4, The Indiana General Assembly interim legislative study committee declared unanimous support for modernizing Indiana’s HIV criminal Laws. Dr. Carrie Foote, a national expert on HIV stigma and criminal law reform, from the IUPUI  Sociology Department and chair of the HIV Modernization Movement-Indiana was among key experts testifying in favor of reform. The …

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Posted on September 7th, 2022 by Carrie E. Foote

Dr Carrie Foote, IUPUI Sociology, was among a group of lawmakers and other stakeholders who discussed possible changes to Indiana laws concerning HIV-specific criminal penalties and sentence enhancements during an Indiana General Assembly Legislative Study session on August 30. Doctors, Public Health and Public Defender leaders argued that reforming HIV criminal laws will destigmatize the …

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Posted on July 14th, 2022 by Carrie E. Foote

Dr Carrie Foote in Sociology was interviewed for this article about the first ever Indiana General Assembly summer study session on the state’s criminal laws concerning HIV.  “Current scientific knowledge has resulted in existing laws being outdated, Human immunodeficiency virus, or HIV, was first officially reported in the United States in the early 1980s. The …

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Posted on May 9th, 2022 by Aaron Dusso

  Dr. Marilee Brooks-Gillies, Assistant Professor of English and University Writing Center Director, and three former students, Varshini Balaji (BA Anthropology ’20), KC Chan-Brose (MA English ’19), and Kelin Hull (Visiting Lecturer, English MA ’19), published the peer-reviewed article, “Listening Across: A Cultural Rhetorics Approach to Understanding Power Dynamics within a University Writing Center,” in …

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