History in the Headlines

History in the Headlines: Roundtable Discussions and Q&As with History Faculty and Subject Matter Experts

History in the Headlines is an ongoing roundtable discussion series that brings together History faculty, special guests, and students, to discuss important topics in current events from a Historical persepctive. Our first History in the Headlines for the 2022-2023 Academic Year is entitled "From the Senegal to L.A: Global Water Challenges" and will explore the intersecting histories of water management and environmental justice. 

For the 2021-2022 Academic Year, our chosen topics were "Women's Bodies and the State," which explored the history of reproductive rights, and "Violence, Social Media, and the Freee Press," which analyzed in-depth the systemic violence journalists face around the word. 

"Violence, Social Media, and the Free Press," featured History Professors Margarita Ochoa, Amy Woodson-Boulton, and Nigel Raab as well special guests Kate Pickert (LMU Journalism Program) and Chaya Crowder (Political Science & International Relations). 

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History in the Headlines: Women's Bodies and the State, 2021-2022

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