Dr. Elwood Watson - Higher Education

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Dr. Elwood Watson
Dr. Elwood Watson is a professor of history, African American Studies, and Gender Studies at East Tennessee State University. He is the author of several books and articles. His latest work Performing American Masculinities: The 21st Century Man in Popular Culture published by Indiana University Press.


Future Financial Concerns Grip Generation X

by | September 17, 2014
As the older Gen Xers turn 50 next year, there is a certain level of apprehension about the fut [...] Read more

Ferguson Crisis Exposes Larger Injustices

by | September 11, 2014
Today, more than 50 years later, James Baldwin’s prophetic narrative rings chillingly true. [...] Read more

Some Helicopter Parents Have Evolved Into Snow Plow Parents

by | August 26, 2014
From college campuses to workplaces, a number of parents have deeply imposed themselves into th [...] Read more

Many Still Feeling Effects of Current Economy

by | August 13, 2014
People in all regions of the nation still are struggling. [...] Read more

‘Authentic’ Blackness Debate Continues

by | August 7, 2014
The fact is that most of us who are Black, regardless of socioeconomic status or educational le [...] Read more

Millennials Even More Left of Center Than in 2012

by | July 30, 2014
Even political pollsters have joined in the ongoing critique of this age demographic. [...] Read more

Men and Suicide: An Alarming Epidemic

by | July 16, 2014
Finally, the walls of silence that have largely kept the topic under wraps are tumbling down. [...] Read more

Black Women Increasingly Becoming Victims of Brutal Violence

by | July 10, 2014
While many people have expressed their outrage at such injustices, there have been those who ha [...] Read more

Sex Addiction and Its Societal Effects

by | July 2, 2014
It is estimated that between 3 percent and 6 percent of Americans suffer from some form of sex [...] Read more

Generation X: The Distinguished Generation

by | June 22, 2014
A recent study conducted by the Pew Research Center earlier this spring focused on Generation X [...] Read more

Reflections on the O.J. Simpson Trial

by | June 11, 2014
It has been 20 years since the trial of O.J. Simpson captivated the nation. [...] Read more

Elliot Rodger at the Sometimes Troubling Intersection of Race and Gender

by | June 4, 2014
Many have now heard of Elliot Rodger, the self-hating, misogynistic 22-year-old man who shot mo [...] Read more

The Downside of Trigger Warnings

by | May 27, 2014
Though designed to protect, trigger warnings can suppress academic freedom. [...] Read more

Sterling and Bundy: And the Racist Beat Goes On

by | May 14, 2014
It was just a year ago when millions of Americans were reacting to the crass, old-style racism [...] Read more

Studying the Humanities Always Will Be Important

by | May 6, 2014
For the better part of the last two decades, we have heard from various quarters that studying [...] Read more