Black Anthology performance

the ampersand

Stories of Incredible People, Research, Learning, and Leadership in Arts & Sciences

Arts & Sciences in the News:

Featured Podcast:

American Democracy Lab podcast: Episode one

The American Democracy Lab podcast is presented by the Gephardt Institute for Civic and Community Engagement in partnership with WashU Engage and the Department of Psychological & Brain Sciences. Episode 1 focuses on the presidency. 

Natural Gas in the New Bolivia

Revisit this episode with anthropologist Bret Gustafson, who discusses the complicated relationship between energy, politics, the environment, and indigenous rights. Gustafson's book "Bolivia in the Age of Gas" is now available through Duke University Press.

Remembering Baghdad

In the mid-twentieth century, the thriving Jewish community in modern-day Baghdad quickly came to an end. Years later, those who experienced life in Baghdad - and also the children of those exiled - turned to literature to share their memories. Revisit this episode to discover ideas and stories from Nancy Berg's recently published book, "Since 1948: Israeli Literature in the Making."

See All

Faculty Bookshelf

Browse titles from Arts & Sciences faculty. Thoughtful. Diverse. Well researched. These books might just make it to your shelf, nightstand, or coffee table.

See All

news and events from Arts & Sciences / WashU

Highlands hunt for climate answers

It seems impossible that this is the tropics. At 16,000...

Read more

The endless possibilities of poetry

On any given day, the Danforth Campus of Washington...

Read more

Fresher food for all

Through St. Louis–based startup Foodshed.io, Daniel...

Read more

Writing the first draft of history

History major Gabriel Rubin, AB ’15, takes Wall Street Journal readers inside the Beltway as the new author of a storied political column.