Humanities

Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

On the centennial of the Tomb of the Unknown Solider, Stanford scholar Laura Wittman reflects on how the historic monument came to be a widespread symbol for public grief and mourning.

Secret to K-pop, K-drama success

Korean media has reached the pinnacle of global success by providing easy access to content, approachable and likable characters, and high-quality production. The Korean pop culture fanbase is all fired up, and for good reason, says scholar Dafna Zur.

Meet the fall 2021 visiting artists

Leading visual and performing artists engage deeply with students and faculty, and share their work with the broader Stanford community. Among the fall 2021 cohort are several artists who were invited to extend their original terms due to the pandemic.

Center for Comparative Studies in Race & Ethnicity —

Paula Moya named CCSRE director

As institutions of higher learning across the country address this moment of racial reckoning, Moya shares her determination for Stanford and CCSRE to remain leaders in race studies.

Stanford Graduate School of Education —

The story behind the modern university

Stanford GSE Professor Emily J. Levine explores the history of the research university and the lessons it offers for academic leaders today.

Lerone A. Martin appointed new MLK Institute director

Lerone A. Martin is the second faculty director appointed in the history of Stanford’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Research and Education Institute, following Clayborne Carson’s retirement in 2020.

Steinbeck’s experimentalism explored

English Professor Gavin Jones’ new book examines John Steinbeck’s experimentalism, contending that the author’s portrayals of climate change and wealth inequality make him an important literary voice for today.