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Jill Richardson

Jill Richardson

Jill Richardson is pursuing a PhD in sociology at UW-Madison, where she studies natural resources and the environment.

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Preventing an American Pinochet

It's possible to convince people to support a coup—and even mass murder—with phony evidence. It's crucial to the survival of our democracy that we prevent that.

Jill Richardson ·


Making Vaccines More Accessible in an Unequal Society

Many essential workers still aren't vaccinated. It’s not because they don't want to be—it's because they can’t get time off work.

Jill Richardson ·


GOP Talking Heads Try to Score Political Points by Stoking Resentment About Accusations of Racism

Biden condemned white supremacy, so why are some Republicans disingenuously describing it as an attack on the entire GOP? I would like to assume that most Americans in both parties oppose hate groups and violence.

Jill Richardson ·


The Coming Battle Over Vaccines

Natural scientists have done their part by creating vaccines. To get people to take them, we need social science.

Jill Richardson ·


Trump’s Lies About Immigrants Should End With His Presidency

New data confirms what’s been true all along: Trump built his brand selling fear-mongering lies about immigrants and crime.

Jill Richardson ·


Failing Students Need Support, Not Blame

Students don't fail because they are lazy. They fail because something is wrong in their lives—and right now, so much is wrong.

Jill Richardson ·


Voter Suppression in a Pandemic Election

Voting is more difficult than it should be in the best of times. In the pandemic, many states are adding barriers, not removing them.

Jill Richardson ·


Colleges are Still in Uncharted Territority

We’ve had the summer to prepare, but there are just no easy answers for teaching during a global pandemic.

Jill Richardson ·

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