Faculty News

Barnard’s Empirical Reasoning Center has grown exponentially over the decade — from a lab with part-time staff to a thriving resource for faculty, students, staff, and the community beyond the College’s gates.

In celebration of 2022’s Women’s History Month (March), read about the work of 22 Barnard community members who champion feminist and gender issues.

Students in the Histories of the Present seminar turned their remote course into an opportunity to research their local communities for their senior thesis projects.

Two students discuss their Pandemic Tales seminar, led by history professor Premilla Nadasen, which partnered with the Damayan Migrant Workers Association to share stories of those impacted by COVID-19.


"In keeping with the Trump administration’s determination to disincentivize migrants from coming to the United States, U.S. Customs and Border Protection often conveniently exploits asylum seekers who cannot read. Along with an unfamiliarity with our deliberately complex immigration system, the illiteracy of Central American migrants, especially women, facilitates the deportation of parents and separation of families..."

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This special Mother’s Day edition, with Professor Nara Milanich, shines a light on the government’s practice of incarcerating refugee mothers and children and the experiences of the women themselves.