Associate professor of political science and director of the Emerson Prison Initiative Mneesha Gellman writes for the academic news site The Conversation about El Salvador “in crisis” after President Nayib Bukele recently fired five supreme court justices and the attorney general, in a troubling move for democracy.
Writing, Literature, and Publishing MFA student Mitty Mirrer wrote for Boston Globe Magazine about her experience visiting a child in Ukraine who lost their father to war, who she met through the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS), an organization that supports those whose loved ones have been killed or died while serving their country.
Visual and Media Arts professor and author Tom Cooper’s work, Fast Media, Media Fast: How To Clear Your Mind And Invigorate Your Life In An Age Of Media Overload is referenced in a Woman’s World article that shares tips for unplugging from devices and exploring other activities.
Writing, Literature, & Publishing associate professor and graduate program director Kim McLarin was a panelist on GBH’s Basic Black program, discussing what changed or advanced for racial equity in America a year after George Floyd’s murder, and what did not.
Deadline unveiled the trailer for Friends: The Reunion, executive produced by Emerson Trustee Kevin Bright ’76 and premiering Thursday, May 27, on HBO Max.
Visual and Media Arts associate professor Maria San Filippo writes for the academic news site The Conversation about the status of sex scenes on film – and concludes that over the last decade, they changed for the better.
Communications Studies Scholar-in-Residence Sharifa Simon-Roberts weighed in about morning show radio host Matt Siegel’s comments this week regarding singer Demi Lovato’s announcement identifying as non-binary to to Boston 25.
Tim Riley is an associate professor and graduate program director in the Journalism Department.
Publisher’s Weekly reports that Penguin/Paulsen has bought world rights to Jabari Asim’s forthcoming picture book, Wall of Respect.
National, regional, and local media outlets highlighted Emerson’s commencement exercises, which took place at Fenway Park for the classes of 2021 and 2020 on May 2 and virtually May 9.