Climate Change and Questions of Justice
Climate Change and Questions of Justice explores the causes and effects of global warming and delves into questions of who is most responsible for and vulnerable to the changing climate. Students grapple with how to respond to climate change at local, national, and international levels in ways that are both effective and fair.Learn more
Immigration and the U.S. Policy Debate
Immigration and the U.S. Policy Debate helps students examine the historical and current dimensions of immigration, a topic that has become a key focus of U.S. policy. Through readings and activities, students explore past immigration laws and consider different policy options for the future.
North Korea Nuclear Crisis
In this lesson students will understand the current threats of a nuclear crisis between North Korea and the United States.Learn More
The American Revolution: Experiences of Rebellion
Considering the perspectives of various stakeholders—European colonial men and women, enslaved Africans, and native peoples—students explore the complex factors that led to rebellion, war, and, ultimately, the independence of the United States.
Elizabeth Hoover is Manning Assistant Professor of American Studies, and teaches courses on environmental health and justice in Native communities, indigenous food movements, Native American museum curation, and community engaged research. Elizabeth received her B.A. from Williams College, an M.A. from Brown in Anthropology/Museum Studies, and Ph.D. from Brown in Anthropology, with a focus on environmental and medical Anthropology as it applies to Native American communities responding to environmental contamination.Learn More