The pandemic highlighted a fundamental contradiction of our economic system today: The caring labor that’s assigned the lowest value, and is often performed by women, is also essential. Feminist economist Professor Suzanne Bergeron says people in power have taken note.
Access to post-secondary education has been listed as a government priority. Is this the answer to reducing the country's wealth gap? Economics Professor Patricia Smith shares what the research says.
Assistant Professor Maya Barak shares her “crimmigration” research to give a better understanding of why deviant behavior and immigration are connected in political rhetoric, media messages and the American consciousness — and what the evidence says about this connection.
Two UM-Dearborn experts explain why equity and vaccine hesitancy are proving to be such persistent challenges.
Looking at this and what academic research says about the economic impact of paying workers more per hour, Economics Professor Bruce Pietrykowski provides insight into the federal minimum wage debate.
No matter which side you are on, walls are divisive. Looking throughout history, CASL faculty member Kristin Poling says it’s important to understand that walls don’t hold power; it’s the people who do.
Two UM-Dearborn experts say undoing gerrymandering is a crucial step for maximizing representation. But it's not a magic bullet.
People are still extremely skeptical of letting machines do the driving. Here’s how we might get past that.
UM-Dearborn political science experts Nancy Kursman and Julio Borquez break down what partisan-split power in the Senate means for our country and how we can begin to repair political polarization.
With nearly 50 years at UM-Dearborn and 12 U.S. presidential elections during his time on campus, Political Science Professor Ronald Stockton heads into retirement after witnessing a milestone year for student political involvement.
The next phase of the pandemic could be a test of how much we’ve learned about inequity in America.
Dale and Anne Thomson’s Detroit home recently played host to actors Ray Liotta and Benicio Del Toro.
Looking at data to see how the pandemic changed the community mental health landscape, one CASL faculty member says people have adjusted to the new virtual environment and telemental health has promise to be an effective delivery service.
In a year full of surprises, the 2020 presidential election results might be just as the polls report. Here’s why.
At only 18 years old, freshman Alexcia Starks is working to make her Detroit neighborhood a more attractive, sustainable, socially just place to live.
A UM-Dearborn political science professor breaks down why this election won’t be like any other and our prospects for surviving it.
Learn about the democratic process — and explore ways to improve it — through U-M’s Democracy & Debate themed semester’s online resources, prominent speakers and moderated discussions.
Sociology Professor Pamela Aronson — using research findings as a guide — breaks down the challenges hitting today’s emerging adults the hardest and gives actions to take and changes to make.
Four UM-Dearborn faculty share their secrets for excelling in online classes.
A UM-Dearborn professor and historian reflects on the promise of the current wave of activism, why America is more reformist than revolutionary, and how to stoke the fire of anti-racism.
Political Science Professor Mitchel Sollenberger, who’s a political source for USA Today, C-SPAN, The Hill, Washington Post and others, talks about how the COVID-19 crisis may impact what happens on November 3.
Psychology Associate Professor Brenda Whitehead, a gerontologist whose research focuses on stress in later life, developed a survey for people ages 60+ to hear about their stressors and joys during this historic pandemic.
Assistant Professor Joshua Akers' working paper outlines the housing policies and other factors that have allowed speculative buyers to contribute to neighborhood instability and blight in Detroit.
Managing a community: Political Science faculty Rusi Sun’s research explores the city manager v. city council struggle.
Conflict is in every job and it’s not always a bad thing. But at the public level — for a community to thrive — it needs to be managed effectively.
Three UM-Dearborn professors talk about revamping their approaches to face-to-face and online courses.