Liberal Arts

Professor studies anti-human trafficking efforts

New research released on effectiveness of anti-human trafficking efforts in the United States After more than two years of data collection and analysis, a team of researchers from Colorado College, Northeastern University and Texas Christian University have published the first-ever report on the effectiveness of anti-human trafficking efforts in the United States. This National Institute… Read more »

The 5 lessons we can all learn from dumpster diving

For as long as he can remember, Jeff Ferrell has had a hunter-gatherer approach to life, exploring the path not taken to see what he could find. Riding around on a scrounged mountain bicycle, Ferrell investigates people’s trash, finding an endless array of discarded items, from scrap metal and new clothes to unopened presents. “I grew… Read more »

New ‘Think Global’ series addresses the Syrian refugee crisis

  THINK GLOBAL: The Syrian Refugee Crisis Now Nov. 2, 5-7 pm, Brown-Lupton University Union Ballroom FREE, open to the public Watch the livestream. Conflict, persecution and poverty are creating more refugees than the world has seen in decades. With millions on the move, what does the future hold? Join scholars, innovators and activists for the… Read more »

Civil rights oral history project receives NEH grant

The National Endowment for the Humanities on Tuesday announced that the Civil Rights in Black and Brown Oral History Project, a collaborative research initiative led by Assistant Professor of History Max Krochmal, has received a $200,000 grant from the agency. The grant to TCU, which includes $100,000 in outright funding and $100,000 in federal matching… Read more »

Pulitzer Prize-winning historian to speak about “Colonial transformations”

Two-time Pulitzer Prize-winner Dr. Alan Taylor will present “Colonial Transformations” on Monday, June 15, at 6 p.m. in the Dee J. Kelly Alumni Center. The event is free and open to the public, and parking will be available at the Visitors Center. Presented by The Center for Texas Studies at TCU and Humanities Texas, “Colonial Transformations” will… Read more »

Ologwagdi and the Art of Protest, Mar. 20-28

Panamanian artist to visit TCU for lecture and weeklong residency Armando Díaz Rivera (Ologwagdi) is one of Panama’s leading indigenous artists and a longtime veteran of the country’s labor and social protest movements.  From March 20-28, the artist will be at TCU on a visit made possible by Discovering Global Citizenship, the University’s Quality Enhancement Plan to… Read more »

Professor studies how technology is used in human trafficking cases

Vanessa Bouché, assistant professor of political science, in partnership with THORN: Digital Defenders of Children, a non-profit organization dedicated to driving technology innovation to fight child sexual exploitation, recently released a significant report. Based on a yearlong study, the document reveals the ways in which traffickers leverage various technology platforms to recruit, groom and sell domestic… Read more »