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Weidenbaum Center Public Policy Meeting

Tuesday, December 15, 2020 | 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Virtual Event

Once a month, the Weidenbaum Center hosts a meeting that brings together three Washington University faculty to talk about recent research that is in the news.  On Tuesday, December 15, 2020, the speakers will be Caitlyn Collins, assistant professor of Sociology, speaking on the impact of the COVID crisis on families and working mothers; Will Nomikos, assistant professor of Political Science, speaking on UN peacekeeping in Africa; and Abram Van Engen, associate professor of English, speaking on his work on the origins of the City on a Hill as a metaphor for the United States.

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Weidenbaum Center
Event Contact

Melinda Warren | warren@wustl.edu | 314-935-5652

Speaker Information

Caitlyn Collins, Assistant Professor Sociology, conducts cross-national qualitative research on gender inequality in the workplace and family life. She is broadly interested in the relationship between policy, culture, and social inequality.

Will Nomikos, Assistant Professor of Political Science, does research that draws upon a multi-method approach that includes field experiments, surveys, large-N statistical work, and qualitative fieldwork.

Abram Van Engen, Associate Professor of English,  has published widely on religion and literature, focusing especially on seventeenth-century Puritans and the way they have been remembered and remade in American culture.

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