Welcome to the official webpage of the blog “Unsettled Feeling & Critical Insight”!

We are a group of graduate students studying at Fordham University who have come together to analyze and provide insight into complex issues of both race and gender.

Within each of our blog posts, one of our member will tackle one or both of these topics through the incorporation of both secondary and primary sources. Each blog post will be a unique representation of a particular topic pertaining to race and/or gender. It is our mission to use the knowledge obtained through spending a semester studying these social constructions in great detail to provide valuable insight into each discussion.


Throughout the course of the semester, Fordham University graduate students have explored issues of race and gender in the history of the United States. In doing so, they have analyzed the intense complexities that these subjects inherently possess. In each blog post for this website, students selected a particular topic that resonated with them and offered their research and insights based on knowledge they have accumulated over the course of the semester.

Students of all levels of higher education, professors, and history enthusiasts are welcome to interact with the information presented within each post. They are invited to consider questions that arise in handling these topics, and consider how their own insights could expand upon these ideas.


The Crucible of Chamblee: Buford Highway, the International Village, and the Neoliberal Racial Imaginary at the End of the Twentieth Century (part II)

by Owen Griffis Clow Part II In my previous essay, I offered a brief local history of Chamblee, Georgia, and highlighted two events of the 1990s: a 1992 Chamblee City Council meeting and the city’s subsequent adoption (and the ultimate failure) of a “revitalization” project known as the International Village. These events, I argued, reflected …

Women in Government

by Megan Stevens Context This lesson focuses on gender within the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. In crafting this lesson, there is an attempt to provide students with a provocative question that both represents the current political landscape while also asking them to tap into their historical knowledge of women’s rights and path to full citizenship. …


William Hogue


Benjamin Van Dyne


Katie Shine


Grace Campagna


David Marchionni


Megan Stevens


Owen Clow