Roosevelt House Faculty Journal

The Roosevelt House Faculty Journal provides commentary from Hunter College faculty on policy and human rights issues in the U.S. and across the globe. From political and economic issues to matters of race, immigration, and gender, Hunter College faculty offer their expertise on these important and timely topics.

The Discriminatory Impact of COVID-19: The Pandemic’s Role in Highlighting Entrenched Racial Inequalities in the US

The Discriminatory Impact of COVID-19: The Pandemic’s Role in Highlighting Entrenched Racial Inequalities in the US essay series grows out of an online Roosevelt House program broadcast on May 1, 2020 titled “The Discriminatory Impact of COVID-19: The Pandemic’s Role in Highlighting Entrenched Racial Inequalities in the US” presented by the Roosevelt House Human Rights Program, the Hunter Department of Africana, Puerto Rican, and Latino Studies, and the Hunter Asian American Studies Center and Program.

Faculty Journal: Reconsidering the Supreme Court in Partisan America

The Roosevelt House Faculty Journal’s latest series on the Supreme Court examines critical developments of the judicial branch within the context of the current political landscape. In these pieces, Hunter College experts from the departments of Political Science, Sociology, Urban Studies, and Geography use a critical lens to examine divisive national issues that may come before the Court, as well as suggest countervailing factors that may mitigate the Judiciary’s increased partisanship that might otherwise lead to a potential crisis of legitimacy. Authors frame their discussions of national policy within the larger frameworks of democracy, transparency, and social justice.

Faculty Journal Universal Basic Income

The Roosevelt House Faculty Journal series on Basic Income aims to provide a variety of perspectives on Universal Basic Income (UBI) as a poverty alleviation strategy. Experts in the fields of sociology, philosophy, political science, and social work explore topics including the decommodification of work under a UBI system, mitigating the current precarity of American employment in light of widespread automation, and potential effects of UBI on the United States labor market. Such discussions are useful to inform policymakers and other stakeholders of the potential impacts of a groundbreaking approach to address chronic income inequality.

The Roosevelt House Faculty Journal series on Environmental Justice aims to address the historical, social, political and economic contexts in the United States today by reframing questions concerning identity politics (race, class, and gender) in the environmental justice movement, identifying key stakeholders in the “mainstream environmental movement,” analyzing the relationship between science and society, and placing the 3Ps (people, planet, profit) within a larger narrative of policymaking, and pedagogy.

This Roosevelt House Faculty Journal series, Advancing Policy to Support Workers with Disabilities, edited by Professor Purvi Sevak, aims to objectively synthesize research that can inform policymakers and other stakeholders of the potential impacts of a range of policy changes on employment of individuals with disabilities.

As a follow-up to a May 2016 colloquium titled Intersections of Race and Class in Education Policy, subsequent Colloquium Summary Recommendations, and the Fall 2016 Roosevelt House Faculty Seminar Series, we present a special issue of the Roosevelt House Faculty Journal titled Issues of Equity and Justice in Education Policy. Included in the issue are  contributions from Hunter faculty and students whose scholarship examines racial diversity, equity, poverty, trauma, teacher quality, higher education, and the intersectionality of these themes.

Donald J. Trump’s election as the 45th President of the United States has come at a time of great political polarization – both in the United States and abroad. From issues of globalization and negotiating the role of the U.S. in the world to contentious national debates on the challenges of race, class, and gender in American life, the next president had a packed agenda the moment he took office.

To facilitate better understanding, Roosevelt House asked experts from Hunter College to provide commentaries on what they view as the main issues, challenges, and opportunities Donald Trump will face in his first 100 days in office.

The recent deaths of black men like Freddie Gray and Philando Castile have sparked a national dialogue on the tensions between minority communities and law enforcement in the United States.

To understand the complexities of race, crime, and law enforcement in America, and to explore ideas for systemic change to address racial injustice and inequality, Roosevelt House invited faculty experts from Hunter College to provide commentaries.

The United Kingdom’s decision to leave the European Union – commonly known as ‘Brexit’ – stunned the world. Brought to a referendum by former Prime Minister David Cameron as a political maneuver to counter the anti-E.U. sentiments threatening his leadership in the Conservative Party, political leaders from across the globe expected U.K. voters to choose to remain a part of the European Union.

To understand the complex realities of the ‘Brexit’ vote and the roots of the discontentment that led to a populist campaign demanding that the U.K. delink itself from the political and economic ties to the European Union, Roosevelt House invited experts from Hunter College to provide short commentaries on the referendum and its outcome.

The Roosevelt House Faculty Journal includes contributions from faculty in the Human Rights and Public Policy Programs located at Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute.

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