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Scholarly Research

Our Fisher community is a student-centered educational environment where we embrace critical inquiry as a means to facilitate learning, problem-solving, and skill-building. Through cutting-edge research, we inspire thought leaders to drive their fields forward.

We are proud to showcase recent scholarly research from faculty, staff, or students of the School of Arts and Sciences. Additional scholarly research may be found at Fisher Digital Publications

Featured Scholarly Work

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American Notions of Criminality

Fri, Feb 24

Dr. Stephen Brauer explores how American ideas of criminality have informed crime narratives—novels, films, comic strips, memoirs, and more—in Criminality and the Modern: Contingency and Agency in Twentieth-Century America, published by Lexington Books, 2022.

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Failure as a Transformative Experience

Fri, Feb 24

Dr. Sara Goodman, in a collaborative work on undergraduate research, argued that failure is perceived negatively but can be a valuable and transformative experience if students take the space to reevaluate it as a growth opportunity. With co-authors Dr. Melissa Goodwin, Dr. Noveera Ahmed, Dr. Kristin Picardo, and Dr. Michelle Erklenz-Watts, she recommends ways mentors can use a mindfulness practice to create the mental space for reframing failure in the chapter "Successful Failure: Leveraging Mindfulness and Growth Oriented Reframing to Build Undergraduate Research Resilience" in Confronting Failure: Approaches to Building Confidence and Resilience in Undergraduate Researchers, 2022.

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Philosophical Thought and Ethical Deliberations

Tue, Mar 15

Barbara J. Lowe focuses on clarifying, correcting, and improving scholarship through her work “Ideas, Principles, and Lateral Progress in Jane Addams's Evolutionary Theorizing,” published in The Pluralist, April 2021.