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Gang ties don’t always bind

April 9, 2024

Research from CU Boulder sociology professor shows that for many prisoners, gang affiliation tends to drop off once they are released back into their communities .

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Understanding crime through both victims and offenders

April 3, 2024

The new edition of CU Boulder Professor Jill Turanovic’s book explains how and why victimization happens, as well as what can be done about it.

Paul Nolte and Thomas Kaplan

Democracy is bound to get ‘rough,’ scholar says

Feb. 14, 2024

German historian Paul Nolte discusses what populist movements in the United States and Europe mean for liberal democracies during CU Boulder colloquium.

German historian Paul Nolte

Research colloquium addresses ongoing crisis of liberal democracy

Feb. 12, 2024

Eminent German historian Paul Nolte will discuss whether the golden age of democracy is over or whether it can escape collapse and recover.

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Legal rights and legal reality diverge for single women in Nepal

Dec. 13, 2023

CU Boulder PhD candidate Tracy Fehr’s research examines the intersecting identities limiting Nepali women’s access to disaster relief funds following the devastating 2015 earthquakes

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Alone in the woods … but not screaming for help

Nov. 15, 2023

CU Boulder sociology instructor Laura Patterson details how feminism is influencing female roles in horror films, expanding them far beyond the ‘damsel in distress’ trope.


Scholar turns righteous anger into climate action

June 8, 2023

How PhD student Brigid Mark joined the fight for environmental justice after spending four years battling a pipeline that she says taints clean water, worsens climate change and erodes native treaty rights.

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Sociologist explores the spiritual side of nurses’ care

May 16, 2023

Don Grant’s new book takes readers inside a hospital where nurses and others tending to patients are also navigating between science and spirituality.

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Study: High crime raises diabetes risk

March 6, 2023

Genes matter, says CU Boulder’s Jason Boardman, but so does the environment.

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Undergrad uncovers evidence suggesting that CU pioneer favored eugenics

Dec. 7, 2022

CU Boulder undergraduate finds documents indicating eugenics sympathy by museum founder T.D.A. Cockerell.