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HumIn Focus: Who Counts: The Complexities of Democracy in America

Penn State humanities scholars explore the ongoing quest to achieve the promise of American democracy despite the many past, present and future obstacles to equality and social justice.

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Humanity Behind Bars: Incarceration in America

Posted on February 6, 2022

We examine the history of the American carceral system and ask what happens to the human being behind bars. We hear from humanities scholars, legal experts and prisoners, focusing on just solutions that might reduce prison populations and restore the humanity of prisoners while preparing them for life after prison.

 

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Making Home: Migration, Mobility, Hospitality

Posted on September 9, 2020

Humanities scholars at Penn State reflect on migration, mobility and the ethics of hospitality so as to better understand the context of the debate on immigration and refugees in the US and around the world.

 

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Rethinking Care: Health Humanities and the Pandemic

Posted on April 18, 2021

The COVID 19 pandemic has provided a stress test for the American healthcare system. In Rethinking Care, we view healthcare through the lens of the humanities, focusing on ways to repair some of the inequities of the system, and provide better care for healthcare workers and patients alike.

 

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