When Kristine Kilanski began her doctoral research on women’s labor in modern day oil boomtowns, she never planned on studying fear. Instead, she began like most researchers, with a set of...
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by Susan Rebecca Fisk
on Tuesday, January 15, 2013 - 8:17am
We are living in a new economy. The core of our economic system has shifted from manufacturing to a focus on service occupations and high-tech, intellectual capital. As part of this...
by Alison Wynn
on Monday, January 7, 2013 - 8:15am
Twenty years ago, President Bill Clinton signed the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) into law, giving employees the right to take unpaid leave for certain family or medical reasons. But over the...
by Anais Berland
on Thursday, January 3, 2013 - 8:00am
Years before Rep. Todd Akin’s “legitimate rape” comments illuminated the ongoing fight over legal definitions, the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY) faced the...
by Shannon Eddy
on Friday, December 21, 2012 - 8:15am
As a communist country, North Korea prides itself on keeping everyone on equal footing. When author and Stanford English professor Adam Johnson took a tour of the country, he noted that women in the...
by Yvon Wang
on Monday, December 10, 2012 - 8:30am
Radiant in silks and housed in luxurious pleasure quarters, urban courtesans inspired innumerable playwrights, artists, and fashion fads in Japan between the 17th and 19th centuries. Until recently,...