Kristen de Groot
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.
The storm of 1928 and the tempest’s legacies
Brett Robert’s research looks at a hurricane that killed thousands across the Caribbean and into Florida. His work explores how racial relationships shape the way people live and die within their environments.
A look at the history of affirmative action with Mary Frances Berry
The Geraldine R. Segal Professor of American Social Thought and professor of history emerita shares the origins of the term, discusses the practice’s early champions and highlights the ensuing controversies.
The future of conservatism
A one-of-a-kind political science course taught by Deirdre Martinez of the School of Arts & Sciences and Evan McMullin, a Penn alum who was running for the Senate during the class, took students through the past and present conservative movement.
The case for affirmative action with professor Cara McClellan
The Penn Carey Law professor and founding director of the Advocacy for Racial and Civil Justice Clinic shares how affirmative action benefits institutions and how the diversity it brings helps colleges and universities fulfill their educational missions.
What comes next for women and girls in Afghanistan
A panel discussion at Perry World House explored how Afghan women and girls have continued to organize and fight for their own equality despite the Taliban’s resurgence.
Matthew Levendusky and Kathleen Hall Jamieson on democracy amid crises
A new book by a team of scholars—including Matthew Levendusky of the School of Arts & Sciences and the Annenberg Public Policy Center’s Kathleen Hall Jamieson—analyzes the crises surrounding the 2020 election and its aftermath.
Setting students up for success
Microeconomics professor Anne Duchene teaches 900 first-years every fall and spring, helping fresh-out-of-high school students lay the groundwork for tackling the challenges of college coursework.
The ‘thriftification’ of Philadelphia
Anya Miller, a fourth-year sociology major from Lancaster, Pennsylvania, took her hobby of thrift store shopping and looked at it through a socioeconomic lens.
Soviet Union’s centenary
Experts from across Penn share their thoughts on the 100th anniversary of the establishment of the Soviet Union.
‘The Changing Terrain of Religious Freedom’
This timely volume of essays edited by professors Heather J. Sharkey and Jeffrey Green explores theoretical, historical, and legal perspectives on religious freedom, while examining its meaning as an experience, value, and right.