Being Latinx in the U.S.
This introductory course teaches students about the complex issues of being Latinx in America.
Changing Company Culture
Caroline Karanja ’12 is helping organizations talk about equity—and take action.
Building a Career
The unconventional career path of Tinbete Ermyas ’08 brought him to magazine editing in Addis Ababa by way of NPR.
Preserving Native American Culture
Abaki Beck ’15 works to preserve the traditional medicine of the Blackfeet Nation.
Speculating About the Future
African American Lit professor andré carrington ’03 looks to science fiction, fantasy and related genres for clues to the cultural politics of the future.
Publishing with Professors
From topics as varied as childhood obesity in Mexico to the discovery of new galaxies, Macalester students research with faculty and publish the results.
Why Keeping Up Matters: The Kardashians as a Reflection of Society
For her American studies capstone, Selena Pruitt ’16 watched "Keeping Up with the Kardashians" to uncover insights into “the best and worst” of American culture.
Adopted from China
In her one-woman show, Julia Gay ’16 explores the love and the loss of being born Chinese and growing up in the West.
Slave Trade History
Students in Professor Linda Sturtz’s Transatlantic Slave Trade course read narratives written by former slaves and created annotated maps to tell their stories.
Making College Possible
An internship with College Possible inspired Lillian Hexter ’16 to pursue a career that combines fundraising and social justice.
Mac Alumni Named RISE Fellows
Three Macalester alumni were awarded RISE fellowships to help make social justice projects a reality.
Breaking Down Barriers
As an intern with Harriet Tubman Chrysalis Center, Alexa Peters Posner ’16 supports clients in need of safe shelter, legal services, and counseling.
Front of the Classroom
Lucy Short ’15 teaches 10th grade Honors World Literature as part of the Master of Arts in Teaching program at Brown University.
Global Citizenship Awards
2015 Global Citizenship Student Awards recognize outstanding work with communities near and far.
Hidden Human Computers
Segregated in a remote building, Black women mathematicians known as “computers” provided calculations essential to NASA and the space race.
Who the Enemy Is
The research of Mellon Mays scholar Christine Ohenewah ’15 explores tensions between Africans and African Americans.
Meaning of Mixed Race
Macalester sponsors conference on the identities and culture of mixed race America.
Hunger Games: The Course
An American studies professor bases her popular new class on a successful young adult trilogy.