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The University of Kansas is home to faculty members who are leaders in their fields and are eager to share their expertise with media outlets around the world. Our public affairs officers can help match reporters with faculty experts, including in the topics listed below.

If a topic of interest does not appear on the list, please contact Erinn Barcomb-Peterson, director of news and media relations, who can assist in identifying the appropriate faculty member(s).

African & African-American Studies

Gerontology

American Studies

Hall Center for the Humanities

Anthropology

History

Architecture, Design and Planning

Honors Program

Art History

Humanities & Western Civilization

Bioinformatics

Indigenous Studies

Biology (Undergraduate & Human)

Journalism

Bioscience and Technology Business Center

Kansas African Studies Center

Business

KPR/Audio-Reader

Center for East Asian Studies

Law

Center for Global & International Studies

Libraries

Center for Latin American & Caribbean Studies

Life Span Institute

Center for Russian, East European & Eurasian Studies

Linguistics

Chemistry

Mathematics

Child psychology

Molecular Biosciences

Classics

Museum Studies

Commercialization

Music

Communication Studies

Pharmacy

Dance

Philosophy

Dole Institute of Politics

Physics & Astronomy

East Asian Languages & Cultures

Political Science

Ecology & Evolutionary Biology

Psychology

Economics

Religious Studies

Education

School of Public Affairs & Administration

Engineering

Slavic Languages & Literature

English

Social Welfare

Environmental Studies

Sociology

Film & Media Studies

Spanish & Portuguese

French & Italian

Spencer Museum

Genetics

Theatre

Geography

Visual Art

Geology

Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies

Germanic Languages & Literature

 


Tears. Smiles. And hugs. That’s what Match Day brought as KU Medical Center’s first Salina class learned where they would go for their residencies — the next step in their medical training. See the Salina Journal’s report and photos: http://bit.ly/1HtAWbW Tags: #KUworks #KUmatch #Match2015 University of Kansas Medical Center Salina Journal KU School of Medicine-Wichita

Play written by #KUprof explores the student perspective of school violence. http://t.co/xPFKz91P5s #KUworks
Lauded race and class historian becomes KU Foundation Professor David Roediger’s award-winning research and writing has already transformed how historians view the growth of social freedoms in America though the intersection of race, class, ethnicity, and labor. Now Roediger, as KU’s first Foundation Distinguished Professor of History (http://bit.ly/1AbAqYw), will continue to break new ground in those fields as he leads KU’s departments of American Studies and History. Roediger likes to study historical flash points — where one particular change brings a cascade of wider cultural changes. His latest book, “Seizing Freedom, Slave Emancipation and Liberty for All,” makes the point that as slaves began freeing themselves across the South during the Civil War, their emancipation inspired and ignited other cultural movements for freedom — such as the women’s movement for suffrage and the labor movement for better working conditions and an eight-hour day. Understanding the individual stories of average people who wanted to make their lives better, including slaves or factory workers, is important to understanding the wider political movements and elections, Roediger said. “It's tempting to think that all the important political questions have been decided,” he said, “but actually people are constantly thinking about what freedom would mean for them.”


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