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Extremism Researcher Pete Simi Awarded $254,147 to Study Threats Targeting Public Officials

August 1, 2022 by Allison Devries | News

Dr. Pete Simi (Sociology) was awarded a $254,147 one-year grant from the University of Nebraska Omaha’s National Counterterrorism Innovation, Technology, and Education Center (NCITE), the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Center of Excellence for terrorism prevention and counterterrorism research. This grant supports opportunities for student researchers to work on this project alongside Dr. Simi. The

Testimony of Chapman Sociologist Pete Simi Leads to Judgment Against Organizers of Charlottesville Rally Professor Simi’s research on white supremacists who planned the Unite the Right rally reflects his commitment to exposing the hidden spaces of hate.

June 15, 2022 by Dennis Arp | News

Two weeks into the high-profile trial of the white nationalists who organized the deadly Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, Va., Chapman University sociologist and hate group researcher Pete Simi finally got his chance to testify as an expert witness. He was more than ready for the moment. “Simi’s testimony was devastating,” the Slate online

After Fleeing Afghanistan, Law School Alumni Find Refuge at Chapman

May 13, 2022 by Dennis Arp | News

Fahima Amini (LLM ’16) heard the front door open and knew immediately something was wrong. Why would her husband, a physician, be home from the hospital in the middle of the day? Then she saw his face and realized their worst fears were now real. “The Taliban are in Kabul,” her husband, Dr. Mohammad Tawab

Peace Studies Professor Appointed to the UN 

May 3, 2022 by | News

  Dr. Claudia Fuentes-Julio (Assistant Professor in Peace Studies) will be assuming a new role as Chilean Ambassador to the United Nations (UN) in Geneva starting June 1, 2022. “[Dr. Fuentes-Julio] Claudia has always been a scholar-practitioner of human rights and it speaks volumes of not only her commitment and ability, but also the acute

Wilkinson Faculty on Desmond M. Tutu and his Legacy

January 26, 2022 by Talisa Flores | News

“If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor” – Desmond M. Tutu Desmond M. Tutu, the archbishop and human rights activist who helped end apartheid in South Africa, died on December 26, 2021. He was 90. “The history of modern South Africa and indeed the global struggle

Faculty Books: Being Somebody and Black Besides

December 9, 2021 by | News

“I promised him that I would somehow get his ‘SOMEBODY,’ published.” So stated Wilkinson College Presidential Fellow in Peace Studies Prexy Nesbitt, who turned co-editing his uncle’s memoir into a labor of love. “Being Somebody and Black Besides: An Untold Memoir of Midcentury Black Life,” by Chicagoan George B. Nesbitt, and co-edited by P. Nesbitt

‘I Didn’t Know that …’ Considering the painful history of race and social justice, there is no end of ways for students to finish such a sentence of discovery.

September 1, 2021 by | News

Nurturing conversations that fill in voids and challenge us as Americans was the driving goal behind “Engaging the World: Leading the Conversation on the Significance of Race.” The semester-long initiative in Chapman’s Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences included a virtual film series, guest speakers, memorial observances, an art exhibition, panel discussions and

Personalized Education in Action: SURF Summer Research

August 19, 2021 by | English

By Talisa Flores and Samantha De La O British radio dramas, protest art in dance choreography, and the gender gap in computer science are just three of the diverse topics explored by the five Wilkinson College students selected to participate in the Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) program this year. “There is something wonderful about

Faculty Book News Four Dead in Ohio: The Global Legacy of Youth Activism

July 20, 2021 by Talisa Flores | News

Recently, the Emerald series Research in Social Movements, Conflicts, and Change (RSMCC) of which Dr. Lisa Leitz (Peace Studies and Sociology) is the editor in chief, released a new book titled Four Dead in Ohio: The Global Legacy of Youth Activism. Although the coronavirus pandemic canceled most of the 50th anniversary events commemorating the National

2021 Wilkinson Student Excellence Award Winners

May 14, 2021 by | News

The past couple of weeks, high-achieving Wilkinson students were recognized with honors in a series of events that constituted this year’s annual Wilkinson College award ceremonies and campus leadership awards. Congratulations to all the winners! Kugelman Awards Dulcie and Lawrence Kugelman have been supporting the Annual Kugelman Arts and Humanities Awards Ceremony for well over

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