Anti-trans legislation: ‘Game pieces in the culture wars’
With 117 bills proposed across 33 U.S. states, 2021 is a record-breaking year for anti-trans legislation.
Sex, taboo, and family conversation
Simran Chand's thesis, “Familial Sexual Education for South Asian American Undergraduates and its Implications on Sexual Wellbeing,” used qualitative and quantitative analysis to determine the experiences of parental sexual communications among second-generation South Asian American Penn students.
How child tax credits will affect American families
Social scientists Amy Castro Baker and Pilar Gonalons-Pons weigh in on how expanded child tax credits beginning July 15 as part of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 will impact poverty, gender relations, and future policy
India’s COVID crisis
Political scientist Tariq Thachil of the School of Arts & Sciences and economist and public health expert Harsha Thirumurthy of the Perelman School of Medicine take a look at what’s happening in India with the pandemic's second wave and what can be done to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.
Gwendolyn DuBois Shaw on the future of Cuban politics, economy, and art
On April 19, Raúl Castro stepped down from his role as the head of Cuba’s communist party. Penn Today talked with Gwendolyn DuBois Shaw of the School of Arts & Sciences about the future of Cuban politics, the economy, and art after the close of the Castro era.