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.
Inaugural SNF Paideia fellows reflect on an inspiring first year
The fellowship program for undergraduates connects their general education and major requirements to public engagement and community building through dialogue across differences.
Belarus plane ‘hijacking,’ journalist’s arrest brings international condemnation
Penn Today spoke to former U.S. Ambassador to Russia Alexander Vershbow, currently the Wolk Distinguished Visiting Fellow at Perry World House, to get some background, his take on the ordeal, and what should happen next.
Game-changing gift announced at inaugural Penn Africa Research Symposium
The $5 million gift creates the Holman Africa Initiative, expanding financial aid and enhancing opportunities for faculty and students to engage in research and teaching in and on Africa.
Nationalism, American evangelicals, and conservatism
Historians Anthea Butler and Heather J. Sharkey and political scientist Michele Margolis share their thoughts on the history of American evangelicals in politics, Trump’s appeal, and what it means for the future of the GOP.
The ‘hijab penalty’: Feminist backlash to Muslim immigrants in Germany
Research from political scientists Nicholas Sambanis, Danny Choi, and Mathias Poertner finds discrimination against Muslim women is eliminated when they show progressive gender attitudes.
Hope and help for wrongfully incarcerated Pennsylvanians
With Project HOPE, President’s Engagement Prize winners Carson Eckhard, Natalia Rommen, and Sarah Simon will address the lack of support to wrongfully incarcerated people in Philadelphia and across the state.