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Felicia L. Carr honored with distinguished alumni award

Felicia L. Carr honored with distinguished alumni award

The College of Humanities and Social Sciences is proud to honor Felicia L. Carr, MA English '92, PhD Cultural Studies '03, with the 2022 Distinguished Alumni Award in Cultural Studies. Carr turned an early love of storytelling into a career in communications and marketing with a focus on non-profits, advocacy organizations, and higher education.

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IIR Releases New Research on the Future of Education for Undocumented Students

IIR Releases New Research on the Future of Education for Undocumented Students

In 1982,  in Plyler v. Doe, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a Texas  law denying school enrollment to undocumented immigrant  school children, thereby ensuring a free K-12 public education for all students regardless of immigration status. Today, some Americans want to overturn Plyler, and some scholars believe that the official opinion overturning Roe v. Wade, Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, laid a foundation for an impending Plyler challenge. The Institute for Immigration Research (IIR) just released a new paper that reviews the Plyler decision, focuses on continuing barriers to education faced by undocumented students, and examines the potential impact of overturning Plyler. 

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Alumni Spotlight: Robert W. Gehl publishes new book

Alumni Spotlight: Robert W. Gehl publishes new book

We are pleased to announce the publication of Cultural Studies alumnus Robert W. Gehl's new book Social Engineering: How Crowdmasters, Phreaks, Hackers, and Trolls Created a New Form of Manipulative Communication. Co-authored with Sean T. Lawson, the book explores the history of public misinformation and its stakeholders in the US.

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