Religion, Race & Democracy Lab: Sacred & Profane Podcast

Season 2 available now.

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Democracy in Danger Special Episode: Insurrection

Siva and Will — together with their University of Virginia students — reflect on what happened. Much as the nation was stunned, these

acts were not unprecedented or unpredictable.

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Using the F-Word: Fascist Drift in America

Join the director of the Memory Project, Prof. Jalane Schmidt, in conversation with author Nicole Hemmer, HuffPost journalist
Christopher Mathias, and data scientist Emily Gorcenski on the rise of facism within the United States.

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In a Civil War, Accountability Must Precede Healing

Co-Director Melody Barnes and history professor Caroline Janney on what cautionary signs from the Civil War can tell us about recent events.

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  • Season 2 available now.

    Listen Here

     

  • Siva and Will — together with their University of Virginia students — reflect on what happened. Much as the nation was stunned, these

    acts were not unprecedented or unpredictable.

    Listen Here

     

  • Join the director of the Memory Project, Prof. Jalane Schmidt, in conversation with author Nicole Hemmer, HuffPost journalist
    Christopher Mathias, and data scientist Emily Gorcenski on the rise of facism within the United States.

    Watch the recording of this event:

    Watch Here

     

  • Co-Director Melody Barnes and history professor Caroline Janney on what cautionary signs from the Civil War can tell us about recent events.

    Read Here

     

In the News

Deliberative Media Lab Director Siva Vaidhyanathan dicusses the role of the Zello app in the Jan. 6th DC riot.

Co-Director Melody Barnes discusses calls for impeachment on CBC.

 

Memory Project Director Jalane Schmidt featured in the Huffpost piece.

 

The CLEAR Lab's Deborah Hellman helps explain the 25th Amendment and its relevance to the current moment.

Can the largest media platform in the world ever be made safe for democracy? Deliberative Medial Lab Director Siva Vaidhyanathan in The New Republic.

 

A new podcast and curriculum resource from the Trinity Long Room Hub, featuring co-director Melody C. Barnes.

A Global Contagion and Chronic Threats to Democracy

In recent years, concerns about threats to democracy have often been couched in the form of a metaphor: contagion. Researchers, analysts, and activists have issued dire warnings of the threats posed by fascist, populist, and authoritarian movements spreading, like a disease, throughout the bodies of democratic societies and institutions. Indications of democracy’s vulnerabilities to attack abound.

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