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From voting irregularities and political analysis to the latest in biomedical engineering or criminal justice, our experts can provide insight on breaking news, ongoing developments and emerging research in their area of expertise.

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  • William Sturkey

    William Sturkey is an associate professor and historian with expertise in the history of race in the American South. Sturkey can provide historical context to the evolution of racial history in the South and discuss how events in modern American history have paved a way to current protests and social movements.

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  • Shauna Cooper

    Shauna Cooper is an associate professor of psychology and neuroscience with expertise in family processes and youth development, especially for Black children and families. Cooper can discuss how parents facilitate thoughtful, informed conversations with children and teenagers about race. She can explain how families navigate political and social events, including how recent social justice movements impact children and the political engagement – such as voting – of Black young adults.

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  • Ralph Baric

    Ralph Baric, William R. Kenan, Jr. Distinguished Professor in the Department of Epidemiology, is available to discuss coronaviruses. He has most recently been featured in The Wall Street Journal and Scientific American discussing the global spread of COVID-19.

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