Humanities

Do sports police femininity?

When it comes to the topic of transgender athletes competing in sports, people have a lot to say. But it's more than just talk. This debate is expressed through popular culture, policies and politics.

Essentially, it boils down to this question: Do “fairness” and “inclusivity” hold the same weight in sports?

According to the International Olympic Committee, “participation in sport is a human right.” Translation: yes. But not everyone agrees.

ASU's new Center for Public Humanities names scholar Elisa New as director

This fall, the humanities division at Arizona State University will welcome scholar Elisa New as the first-ever director of the Center for Public Humanities in The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. The new center will join the division's 11 existing centers, with the goal of bringing the best of humanities teaching and learning to worldwide public audiences.

A seat at the Round Table

It’s not easy bein' green, a famous frog once said.

In the case of a certain legendary knight, it’s not a spoiler to say that sometimes being green will cost you your head.

“The Green Knight,” a new film from A24 starring Dev Patel, Alicia Vikander, Joel Edgerton and Sarita Choudhury, premieres Friday, July 30 — only in theaters. It’s based on a medieval Arthurian legend, “Sir Gawain and the Green Knight,” that’s written in alliterative verse and details a “beheading game.”

ASU faculty research intersection of Japanese, Indigenous American displacement in US history

Seventy-five years ago, in the summer of 1946, President Harry Truman signed an executive order to officially terminate the War Relocation Authority (WRA). The WRA had been created four years prior in 1942 to move Japanese Americans from the West Coast and into involuntary confinement during World War II. 

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