Historical And Political Studies

Arcadia University alumna Alex Sims

Mar 31, 2021 Caitlin Burns

Sims ’18 Uses Arcadia Experience to Become First Responder in DC

Alexandria (Alex) Sims ’18, who helps keep residents, tourists, and commuters safe while they are in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area, points to how her International Studies degree influenced her career path as a first responded in the nation’s capital.  “Arcadia taught me a lot...

Arcadia University Dr. Jennifer Riggan

Mar 1, 2021 Caitlin Burns

Dr. Riggan Publishes on “Risky” Eritrean Migration to Europe

Arcadia University Professor of International Studies in Historical and Political Studies Dr. Jennifer Riggan has researched for years on Eritrea’s policies in terms of nationalism, education, and refugee migrations. Her most recent piece on the subject, about why refugees from the East Africa...

Arcadia University alumnus Steven McCreery

Feb 16, 2021 Caitlin Burns

McCreery ’20 Monitors COVID Patients in One-of-a-Kind Virtual Response Center

As hospitals continue to combat COVID-19, Political Science graduate Steven McCreery ’20 has taken on a unique role as a virtual monitoring tech for St. Luke's University Health Network in their virtual response center in Allentown, Pa. With the center’s opening on Dec. 19, McCreery is among the...

Image of protests from over the summer

Nov 11, 2020 Caitlin Burns

McCreery Encourages Students to Understand “Strategic Nonviolence” in First-Year Seminar

By Nikolai Kachuyevski '21 For Allyson McCreery, who has been teaching "Strategic Nonviolence & Civil Disobedience" since 2013, it is important that her students come away with the tools necessary to be able to assess civil resistance movements: how they’re organized and what components...

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Nov 9, 2020 Caitlin Burns

Academic Affairs Awards Innovation Grants

Academic Affairs awarded 13 proposals for initial or continued funding this year through the Innovative Programming Grants.  These awards, which were established in 2018, identify areas for growth and support pioneering opportunities. Faculty and staff members who proposed particularly...

Arcadia University student Alejandro Lopez at March for Our Lives (far right)

Oct 28, 2020 Caitlin Burns

March for Our Lives Speaker, Lopez ’24 Find Passion in Politics

First-year Politics, Government and Law major Alejandro Lopez ‘24 has been following his passion for politics and activism long before he started at Arcadia University.  In March 2018, Lopez was a speaker at March for Our Lives in Philadelphia, sharing the stage with Pennsylvania Senator...

Arcadia University professor Jennifer Riggan with Dr. Alebachew Kemisso

Oct 13, 2020 Caitlin Burns

Through Fellowship, Dr. Riggan to Research Refugee Choices

By Aaron Uscinowicz '22 Through a Regional Faculty Fellowship with the Wolf Humanities Center at the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Jennifer Riggan, professor of Historical and Political Studies at Arcadia University, will study how refugee choices are made across the contexts of time and...

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Sep 30, 2020 Caitlin Burns

Arcadia Community Reflects on Legacy of Justice Ginsburg

“[Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg] was one of the best advocates of all time,” said Dr. Alison LaLond Wyant, director of the Office of Social Impact and Innovation (SI2) and director of Arcadia’s Civic Scholars program. “I think her legacy will be her ability to connect liberty and equality as...

Race, Justice, and Policing: An Outline for Reform

Keynote Speaker and Panelist Bios
Saturday, August 31, 2019 - 15:00

Arcadia University, in partnership with the Montgomery County Racial Justice Improvement Task Force and the Cheltenham Branch of the NAACP, will host a virtual symposium on Saturday, Sept. 12. The symposium’s purpose is to further the current dialogue about race and the criminal justice system. But, the organizing committee’s primary goal is more than talk; rather, the symposium is  intended... Read More

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Headshot of Dr. Siskind

May 25, 2020 Caitlin Burns

Remembering Veterans on Memorial Day

Dr. Peter Siskind Associate Provost for Finance and Planning Years at Arcadia: 16 Expertise: post-World War II American political and urban/suburban history Advice to students: “I'm a big fan of complexity. It's a trait of a lot of historians, to try to not reduce things to single causes or...

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Mar 5, 2020 Caitlin Burns

Visiting Professor Kemisso Explores Education Equality for Refugees

“Education is not only a right, but it’s also an enabling right,” said Dr. Alebachew Kemisso, a visiting professor at Arcadia and director of the Centre for Comparative Education and Policy Studies at Addis Ababa University in Ethiopia. “For refugees, if we keep them out of education, we...

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Feb 21, 2020 Caitlin Burns

Fulbright Helps Long ’17 Find Career Path

Cliff Long ’17 Bachelor of Arts in Political Science 2017 English Teaching Assistant Fulbright Award Recipient 2015 Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Recipient If you had asked Cliff Long '17 in 2013 what he imagined doing after graduation, the answer wouldn’t have been...