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Discussing Rising Tensions Amid the 2020 Election

Michigan Minds Season 3 Episode 40 Discussing Rising Tensions Amid the 2020 Election

In this episode of Michigan Minds, Alexandra Minna Stern, Carroll Smith-Rosenberg Collegiate Professor of History, American Culture and Women’s and Gender Studies and Associate Dean for the Humanities in the College for Literature, Science, and the Arts, discusses rising tensions amid the 2020 election. 

Stern’s research covers the history of eugenics in the United States, and globally. She recently published a book focused on the rise of extremism groups, specifically the alt-right, in the United States over the past several decades focusing extra attention on the period from 2015 to the present. 

In this interview, in addition to outlining her thoughts on how the tensions of this election differ from previous elections, Stern explains how her research applies historical analyses to determine how extremism groups form and grow, and shares her thoughts on possible voter intimidation on Election Day.

Listen to this episode of Michigan Minds.

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