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SESP Magazine explores the latest news and knowledge from the School of Education and Social Policy. Spring and fall issues focus on an important current theme.

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Grad Student Develops New Courses for Gender and Sexuality Studies

School of Education and Social Policy graduate student Addie Shrodes will be teaching two courses she designed for Northwestern University’s Gender and Sexuality Studies (GSS) program, Everyday Resistance and Reimagination and Queer and Trans Technology, Play, and Protest.

Marginalized Students’ Backgrounds a Strength, Researchers Say

Rather than “fixing” students from low socioeconomic backgrounds, colleges and universities should view their experiences as assets and a source of strength, according to two new publications by SESP researchers.

Armed With Faith: Is Gun Ownership a Religion?

Lilah Shapiro received a Provost Grant for Faculty Research in the Humanities, Social Sciences, and Arts to examine the relationship between gun owners and religion.

Six SESP Scholars Ranked Among Nation’s Most Influential

Six Northwestern University School of Education and Social Policy faculty members were named to Education Week’s annual list of 200 influential academics in education policy, highlighting the impact of the School’s research on real-world issues.

SESP in the Media: February 2021

An ongoing, monthly roundup of appearances in the news media by School of Education and Social Policy faculty, researchers, and our community.

When Education Research Benefits Both Sides

Research partnerships between Universities and school districts need to be mutually beneficial, long term, and thoughtfully structured, Northwestern University researchers said during the annual meeting of the Mindset Scholars Network.

Bettina Love: 'Eliminate Oppression From the Root'

Bettina L. Love, author and the Athletic Association Endowed Professor at the University of Georgia, recently spoke to nearly 400 members of the SESP community during a wide-ranging conversation focused on race, racism, justice, joy, love, and equity.

Experts: New Resource Can Fight COVID-19 Misinformation

Professor David Rapp was among more than two dozen expert scientists from around the world who contributed to a new user-friendly handbook designed to help fight the spread of misinformation about the coronavirus vaccines.

We Need International Education More Than Ever. Can It Be Saved?

The concept of “mobility” or moving freely across borders must be dramatically redefined to strengthen global education, School of Education and Social Policy alumna Kara Godwin (MS05) said during a recent Northwestern University webinar.

Alumna Heather Foster: Making the World a Better Place

SESP alumna Heather Foster (BS03), a political strategist and expert on race and public policy issues, was among three alumni honored by the Northwestern University Black Alumni Association during its annual meeting.