Lisa Beringer

Lisa Beringer

Lisa Beringer is an associate professor of sociology at Ivy Tech Community College , an adjunct lecturer of Women’s Studies at Purdue University, Fort Wayne, and a regular contributor to The Progressive. 

Alabama abortion


In a state with just four female senators, advocates are pushing against some of the steepest barriers to access in the nation. Read more


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Marc Nozell

Mayor Pete has written of his faith in “data-driven management.” But is that what it takes to be a good mayor, let alone a good President? Read more


I braced for the stock situations common in inner city dramas: crooked cops, infighting amongst gangs, murders, and revenge. I found something else. Read more


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Cenac’s show is a look at policing, firmly rooted in the cultural landscape of America. Read more




Sometimes women in positions of power are just as capable of abuse as powerful men. Read more

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Staying quiet and hiding will not save us from gun violence. Neither will arming teachers. But the NRA would have us believe otherwise. Read more

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Wendy Quinn

Ten years ago I would never have imagined 500 women and men marching in Fort Wayne, Indiana for women’s rights. Could this signal a tipping point, even in one of the reddest states in the nation? Read more


I first read Margaret Atwood’s novel as an undergraduate in the 1990s. Searching for perspective on our current social and political climate regarding women, I decided to revisit the novel with my students. Read more




Remembering that with each rebirth the Doctor obtains knowledge from his previous form, why not be reborn as a woman? Read more


Two Netflix series featuring strong women shine a light on current issues of gender and race through a historical lens. Read more

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White supremacist posters on campuses play on ignorance and fear within the very institutions that should be our first defense against both. Read more

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