Faculty Commentary

W&L faculty share their perspectives on topics in the news.

Mark Rush

Monday, January 05, 2015

Who will run for president in 2016?

Mark Rush, Stanley D. and Nikki Waxberg Professor of Politics and Law, writes about potential presidential candidates in the Richmond Times-Dispatch.

Mark Conner, associate provost and Ballengee Professor of English, Washington and Lee University

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

The Hobbit: Heroism for Our Age

Peter Jackson's concluding film in his Hobbit trilogy is a fitting conclusion to the way he has conceived and rendered J.R.R. Tolkien's classic novel.

Michelle Brock

Monday, December 15, 2014

The Culture of Victim Blaming

Michelle Brock, assistant professor of history at Washington and Lee University, examines the culture of victim blaming in a guest blog for the Global Justice Academy website.

Michelle Brock

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

What Halloween Can Learn from History

Michelle Brock, assistant professor of history at Washington and Lee, writes about what today's revelers can learn from Halloween celebrations of the past.

Mark Rush

Wednesday, July 02, 2014

Muddying Waters of Religious Protection

Mark Rush, the Stanley D. and Nikki Waxberg Professor of Politics and Law at W&L's Williams School of Commerce, Economics and Politics, published an op-ed about the U.S. Supreme Court's Hobby...