Kristen de Groot

News Officer

Kristen de Groot covers several subject areas in the School of Arts & Sciences including Political Science, History, Economics, East Asian Languages, Germanic Languages and Literature, Russian & East European Studies, and International Studies, the Penn in Washington Program, the Andrea Mitchell Center for the Study of Democracy, Think Tanks & Civil Societies, Penn Opinion Research & Election Studies (PORES), the McNeil Center for Early American Studies, Penn Institute for Economic Research, the Center for Study of Contemporary China and Center for East Asian Studies, the Christopher H. Browne Center for International Politics, Fels Institute for Government, and the Center for Ethnicity Race and Immigration. She also covers Penn Global’s Research and Engagement Fund, the SNF Paideia Program, and Perry World House.

‘Bob Dylan, Prophet Without a God’

In his new book, “Bob Dylan, Prophet Without God,” political philosopher Jeffrey Edward Green of the School of Arts & Sciences offers an overarching account of the significance of Dylan’s political, religious, and ethical ideas.

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Redlining and rentals

Historian Brent Cebul in the School of Arts & Sciences is working on a new digital mapping project looking at the impact of Federal Housing Administration policies on the availability of affordable rental housing post-World War II. 

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Public defender shortages

A new report by Paul Heaton, director of the Quattrone Center for the Fair Administration of Justice, shows that nearly every county in Pennsylvania has a shortage of public defenders.

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Positioned for Success

The program, launched by recent College of Arts and Sciences grads Taussia Boadi and Cheryl Nnadi, was a 2023 Projects for Progress winner and provides academic support to middle school students affected by gun violence.

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