Structural Violence throughout the Queer Community: A Comparative Analysis of International Human Rights Protections for LBTIQ+ People

Structural Violence in the Queer Community: A Comparative Analysis of International Human Rights Protections for LBTIQ+ People This paper discusses the structural violence experienced by lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, intersex, or queer (LGBTIQ+) people and people with disabilities (PWD), and reviews the international human rights protections available to each group…

Understanding the 2016 Republican Primary: Substantive Versus Strategic Voting Behavior

Understanding the 2016 Republican Primary: Substantive Versus Strategic Voting Behavior Was the selection of Donald Trump in the 2016 Republican Primary a strategic or a substantive choice? Donald Trump defied many predictions when he won the GOP’s presidential nomination despite his initial ‘underdog’ standing and controversial record. However, there is…

Federalism and the Value of Institutional Experience During a National Disaster: Identifying Determinants of Rapid Emergency Medicaid Waiver Adoption During the Covid-19 Pandemic

Federalism and the Value of Institutional Experience During a National Disaster: Identifying Determinants of Rapid Emergency Medicaid Waiver Adoption During the Covid-19 Pandemic Section 1135 emergency waivers were designed as tools for policy-makers to rapidly increase health system capacity during a disaster. Granting regulatory, administrative, or payment-model flexibilities during the…

Gothic Romance in “The Haunting of Bly Manor”: The Modern Transformation of the Victorian Gothic

Gothic Romance in “The Haunting of Bly Manor”: The Modern Transformation of the Victorian Gothic This article explores the expression of the Gothic romance genre in the 21st century, by examining Mike Flannagan’s The Haunting of Bly Manor. Very little literature focuses on contemporary expressions of this genre. The Gothic…

Knowledge Production in International Relations: A Poststructural Feminist Critique of Liberal Feminism

Knowledge Production in International Relations: A Poststructural Feminist Critique of Liberal Feminism In popular international relations (IR) theory, knowledge production is often dismissed as an objective process between the researcher and the empirical world. This article rejects this notion and contends that the process of knowledge production is always inherently…

Explaining the Gender Gap throughout the Criminal Justice System: How Family-Based Gender Roles Shape Perceptions of Defendants in Criminal Court

Explaining the Gender Gap within the Criminal Justice System: How Family-Based Gender Roles Shape Perceptions of Defendants in Criminal Court Numerous studies have investigated why women are vastly underrepresented in prisons across the United States. In explaining this “gender gap,” scholars have found that women are treated more leniently than…

Do Textbooks Shape Attitudes Toward War? Narrative ‘Images’ and Implicit Social Cognition

Do Textbooks Shape Attitudes Toward War? Narrative ‘Images’ and Implicit Social Cognition To explore the relationship between history education and attitudes to war, narrative primes about World War II were read by 20 undergraduate students at California State University, Fresno. Afterwards, in the course of experimental interviews, participants responded to…

The Politics of Nation-Building, Ethnicity, and Democratization in Ethiopia

The Politics of Nation-Building, Ethnicity, and Democratization in Ethiopia This article explores the political relationship between nation-building, ethnicity, and democracy in the context of Ethiopia. It traces Ethiopia’s poltical history, explores the consequential role ethnicity has played in the formation of the modern Ethiopian nation-state, and analyzes the manner in…

Look Me within the Eyes: Witkacy’s ‘Portrait Gaze’ as a Critique and Anticipation of Culture Industry

Look Me within the Eyes: Witkacy’s ‘Portrait Gaze’ as a Critique and Anticipation of Culture Industry This paper analyzes the construction of ‘portrait gaze’ as a visual device that orients, manipulates, and challenges the gaze of the viewer of Witkacy’s portraits. Witkacy (1885-1939), often compared to Marcel Duchamp, was one…