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Columbian College of Arts & Sciences: Faculty Getting Press
November 2020

Among the Columbian College faculty getting press during October were the following individuals:

American Studies

Elisabeth Anker spoke with Al Jazeera English about the presidential election
Gayle Wald was mentioned in The New Yorker in the article “When Public Television Had a Little ‘Soul!’


Arts & Design

Douglas Boyce appeared on an episode of Composers, At Home, Maybe Drinking Coffee.

Loren Kajikawa was quoted by Inside Higher Ed in the article “Scholarly Rap.”

Tanya Wetenhall was quoted by The Washingon Post in the article “A woman, 90, watches gym classes from her window all day. When the gym found out, they painted her a mural’’ 

Matthew R. Wilson appeared on the Planet Shakespeare podcast episode “Talking with Matthew R. Wilson about commedia and comedy.




Lou Bayard authored the article “In ‘Cary Grant: A Brilliant Disguise,’ working-class Archie Leach becomes a Hollywood legend” for The Washington Post.

Robert McRuer appeared on Al Jazeera English to discuss voting rights and the disability movement.

Forensic Sciences


Aman Luthra authored the article "To fight pollution, expand Ujjwala to urban, industrial India" for Hindustan Times


Gregg Brazinsky was quoted by Korea Times in the article “Quadrilateral alliance and Korea.

Christopher Brick was interviewed in the CNN series “First Ladies.”

Hope Harrison spoke to Germany’s Deutsche Welle about the 30th anniversary of German unification.

Media and Public Affairs

Sarah Isgur authored the article "What surge of early voters tells us about 2020" for CNN
David Karpf was quoted by CNN in the article “Conservatives push to discredit Facebook, Twitter and Google just days before the election.’’

Peter Loge was featured in the University of Texas at Austin’s Center for Media Engagement research article “Setting the Terms of the Debate." CommonWealth quoted him in “Galvin tones down his name-dropping.” Sinclair Broadcast Group quoted him in the article “Trump points to crowd sizes as evidence he's on a roll, says polls are wrong.’’ WSPA News 7 quoted him in the article "Battling false information: Where to go for facts before Election Day." He also spoke with Sinclair Television Group’s “Full Measure With Sharyl Attkisson” about online campaigning. 

Ethan Porter was quoted by The Washington Post in the article "As QAnon grew, Facebook and Twitter missed years of warning signs about the conspiracy theory’s violent nature,” by USA Today in “Fact check: False claim that Pelosi drunk in 2016 photo with Obama” and by Agence France-Presse in “As false info hits 'boiling point,' ads warn US voters.” He also spoke with PBS’ “The Day” about stopping the spread of misinformation on social media.

Frank Sesno was quoted by The Wall Street Journal in the article “Debate Ratings: First Contest Draws 73.1 Million TV Viewers.” He was also quoted by Variety in the article “How Savannah Guthrie Helped Salvage NBC’s Risky Bet on Town Hall.’’ WHIOTV7 quoted him in the article "Show your work: AP plans to explain vote calling to public."

Janet Steele was quoted by USA Today in the article “The vice presidential debate proves that moderators need the power to cut the mics.

Rebekah Tromble co-signed a letter in TechCrunch titled “We need universal digital ad transparency now.” She was quoted by Fox Business in the article “Facebook seeks shutdown of NYU research into political ad targeting.’’


Political Science

Brandon Bartels co-authored the article “Why Americans are perfectly willing to undermine the integrity and independence of the Supreme Court’’ for The Washington Post

Sarah Binder was quoted by PolitiFact in the article “President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden “left me 128 judges to fill. You just don’t do that,” by USA Today in “Supreme Court: Could COVID-19 infections and Democratic delays torpedo Amy Coney Barrett's confirmation?,” “Senate Judiciary Committee approves Amy Coney Barrett's nomination to the Supreme Court, full Senate vote on Monday,” “Senate Democrats will boycott Amy Coney Barrett's Supreme Court confirmation hearing vote as GOP vows to move forward,’’ by The Boston Globe in “Amid White House coronavirus outbreak, here’s where Trump’s Supreme Court nomination stands” and by The Wall Street Journal in “How the Senate’s Rules Might Play Out in the Amy Coney Barrett Supreme Court Confirmation.” She authored the article “Yes, Senate Republicans could still confirm Barrett before the election” for The Washington Post. The Washington Post cited her in “Chat Transcript: Breaking down the VP debate.” She spoke to CNBC and BBC World Service about the confirmation hearing for Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett. Bloomberg Law quoted her in the article “Mnuchin Says Trump to Lean on McConnell If Stimulus Deal Reached.” She was also quoted by Vox in the article “What’s next for Amy Coney Barrett’s Supreme Court nomination’’ She was quoted by The New York Times in the article “Congratulations, You’ve Won the White House. Now What?Marketplace quoted her in the article “A president and his Fed chair clash. Sound familiar?’’ She was quoted by Spectrum News in the article “Democrats Mull Nixing Filibuster if they Win in November.’’

Richard Chasdi spoke with Al Jazeera about Saudi Arabia’s failure to win a seat on the U.N. Human Rights Council and the normalization of ties between Israel and Sudan.

John Logsdon was quoted by Nature in the article “What a Joe Biden presidency would mean for five key science issues,” by The Atlantic in “Can we still go to Mars?” and by National Geographic in “How the 'right stuff' to be an astronaut has changed over the years.

Christopher Warshaw was quoted by The New York Times in the article “A Corporate Court,"The Philadelphia Inquirer in the article “Easier? Not for all,” and Buzzfeed News in the article, "Trump And Republican Senators Are Losing Votes Due To Coronavirus Deaths, A New Study Says."

Professional Psychology

Lara Sheehi appeared on the Mental Health Workers' Inquiry webinar “Race, Imperialism and the Contradictory Clinic."

Public Policy and Public Administration 

Regulatory Studies Center


University Writing

Paul Hayes spoke to WTTG-Fox5’s “Morning News” about virtual debates. He was interviewed by Brut about the second presidential debate. He also authored the article “Trump-Biden debate will have muted mics. That's bad for the candidates, and voters’’ in the THINK Newsletter for NBC News.

Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

Kavita Daiya authored the article “5 Ways to Financially Survive the Pandemic” for Inside Higher Ed.
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