An America Divided by Region with Colin WoodardJun 05, 2023
Do you ever feel like you're growing up in a different America than your relative, coworker, or even next door neighbor? Joining Sharon today is Colin Woodard, the director of the Nationhood Lab. Colin is an expert on the regional cultures that make up the United States, and while we tend to think of regional differences as disagreements about our political views, the cultural history goes much deeper than that. Colin has studied how these regional divides pertain to gun violence in America, and his conclusions may surprise you.
Special thanks to our guest, Colin Woodard, for joining us today. Learn more about the Nationhood Lab through the Pell Center for International Relations and Public Policy at Salve Regina University.
Hosted by: Sharon McMahon
Guest: Colin Woodard
Executive Producer: Heather Jackson
Audio Producer: Jenny Snyder
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About the Guest:
Colin Woodard is the author of American Nations: A History of the Eleven Rival Regional Cultures of North America and director of Nationhood Lab at Salve Regina University's Pell Center for International Relations and Public Policy.
He is currently Director of Nationhood Lab at the Pell Center for International Relations and Public Policy at Salve Regina University, an interdisciplinary research, writing, testing and dissemination project focused on counteracting the authoritarian threat to American democracy and the centrifugal forces threatening the federation’s stability. He is also a POLITICO contributing editor.
- Colin Woodard
- American Nations: A History of the Eleven Rival Regional Cultures of North America
- Nationhood Lab
- The Geography of U.S. Gun Violence