IRWGS oral history collection (CCOHR), 2014-2015

IRWGS oral history collection (CCOHR), 2014-2015

The IRWGS Oral History Project was guided by a set of research questions, which emphasized the role of IRWGS as an political actor within the broader context of Columbia University, agitating for the inclusion of feminist analysis and practice, and working to do so, in its early years, without much institutional support from the university.

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PLOS-1: Can Sibling Sex Ratios be used as a valid test of the prenatal androgen hypothesis of autism spectrum disorders? by Keely Cheslack-Postava, Ka-Yuet Liu, Alix Winter, and Peter Bearman

In a large, population-based sample we failed to find evidence suggesting an excess of brothers among children with autism while controlling for several threats to validity. This test cannot rule out a role of any given exposure, including prenatal testosterone, in either risk of autism or offspring sex ratio, but suggests against a common cause of both.

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PNAS: Lexical shifts, substantive changes, and continuity in State of the Union discourse, 1790–2014 by Alix Rule, Jean-Phillipe Cointet and Peter Barman

We develop a strategy for identifying meaningful categories in textual corpora that span long historic durées, where terms, concepts, and language use changes. Our approach is able to account for the fluidity of discursive categories over time, and to analyze their continuity by identifying the discursive stream as the object of interest.

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Sociological Science: The Population Level Impacts of Differential Fertility Behavior of Parents of Children with Autism by Kinga Makovi, Alix Winter, Kayuet Liu, and Peter Bearman

This study sheds light on when parents suspect autism. We find that parents’ fertility behavior changes relative to matched controls very early after the birth of a child who will later be diagnosed with autism.

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Human Reproduction: Association of Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) Treatment and Parental Infertility Diagnosis with Autism in ART-Conceived Children by Kissen, et al.

Our study provides additional evidence of the association between some types of Assisted Reproductive Technology procedures with autism diagnosis. Additional research is required to explain the increased risk of autism diagnosis with intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) use, as well as studies on the effectiveness and safety of ICSI.

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The Apollo Theater Oral History Collection (CCOHR), 2008-2011

The Apollo Theater Oral History Collection (CCOHR), 2008-2011

Conducted in conjunction with the Apollo Theater Foundation in anticipation of the theater's 75th anniversary, those interviewed for this collection include performers in music, dance, and comedy; business managers; music industry employees; previous owners; and audience members who recount their relationship with the Apollo and their perceptions of its legacy.

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Social Forces: The Influence of Political Dynamics on Southern Lynch Mob Formation and Lethality by Ryan Hagen, Kinga Makovi, and Peter Bearman

Existing literature focuses on economic competition as the primary causal factor in Southern lynching. Political drivers have been neglected, as findings on their effects have been inconclusive. We show that these consensus views arise from selection on a contingent outcome variable: whether mobs intent on lynching succeed.

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The Rule of Law Oral History Collection, 2008-2012

The Rule of Law Oral History Collection, 2008-2012

In the histories and narratives gathered by the Rule of Law Oral History Project, the intellectual and legal connection between these different arenas of work concerns the degradation of the right of habeas corpus and the fundamental lack of due process rights available to prisoners in United States jails and military prisons.

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After the Fall: New Yorkers Remember September 11 and the Years that Followed edited by Mary Marshall Clark, Peter Bearman and Stephen Drury Smith

After the Fall: New Yorkers Remember September 11 and the Years that Followed edited by Mary Marshall Clark, Peter Bearman and Stephen Drury Smith

Published to mark the tenth anniversary of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, After the Fall is a landmark oral history drawn from the celebrated collection of 9/11 interviews at Columbia University.

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