Professor of history José Moya explains the history behind the Mexican holiday that honors the dead and traces its connection to Halloween, while considering Barbie’s and Coco’s places in the cultural appropriation debate.
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Women’s, gender, and sexuality studies professor Rebecca Jordan-Young breaks down the misconception of testosterone as the “male sex hormone” in her new book, Testosterone: An Unauthorized Biography.
Artists and transnational collaborators Jeannette Ehlers and La Vaughn Belle open up about the famous monument’s long-term residency in Barnard Hall, the legacy of Mary Thomas, and the importance of filling public art space with black narratives.
Well-Woman’s Jessica Cannon ’03 chats with Jackie Jahn ’12 and Zoe Mendelson ’12 about creating an online reproductive and sexual encyclopedia with your best friend from college.
In this special interview to celebrate National Latinx Heritage Month, the famed writer shares his views on storytelling and his obsession with his native country, Colombia.
Lisa Son, associate professor of psychology, gets in her own head about her new book and the metacognitive hurdles she jumped to learn how to write it in Korean.
In this Q&A, Claire Tow Professor of Religion Jack Hawley — unofficially named an honorary citizen of the Braj region of North India earlier this year — discusses India’s religious and cultural landscape.
In recognition of the 400th anniversary of the American slave trade, officially recognized as August 1619, the complicated history that followed is unpacked.
In this Break This Down, Hutchinson discusses the historical and cultural issues raised in cataloging and exhibiting America’s indigenous cultural treasures.
This year, Being Barnard, the College’s sexual violence education program, in collaboration with Columbia’s Sexual Violence Response (SVR), is hosting several events on campus throughout the month to help raise awareness among the community.
A discussion of discusses indigenous issues, political ecology, and Facebook’s role in Papua New Guinea.
In recognition of Mental Illness Awareness Week (October 7–13) and World Mental Health Day (October 10), a discussion on the meanings of the three ubiquitous letters.
A reflection on the importance of identity, coming out, and the meaning of “lavender culture” — in honor of Pride Month.
To mark the month of Ramadan (May 14–June 15), an explanation of the significance of the holy month and a definition of an Islamic “super-hero.”
This special Mother’s Day edition shines a light on the government’s practice of incarcerating refugee mothers and children and the experiences of the women themselves.
The “toddler whisperer” breaks down the importance of children at work.
The economics of time, gender, and the role economics play in everyday life.
Forty years ago, mothers in the paid labor force were fighting for protections and rights. They still are.
The importance of twentieth-century activist and scholar Pauli Murray.