Culture Briefing


What is the Meaning Behind These Categories?

These categories are intended to orient you to the substance of the article and to communicate our framework for understanding the endowments that constitute civic life. This “human ecology” model is at the core of the Thriving Cities Project, a research initiative of the Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture.

Josh Yates on the Civic Endowments

Two People Podcast

Josh Yates of the UVA-based Thriving Cities Project explains the six “civic endowments,” an important framework for leaders interested in pursuing positive social impact.

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Life, Death, And Faith Collide: Prosperity Gospel Scholar Kate Bowler Faces Stage 4 Cancer

WUNC Radio

In a podcast with her local NPR station, Bowler addresses both her own medical treatment and her academic research into the American Prosperity Gospel.

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We Need to Talk About an Injustice


Stevenson eloquently explains the need to address the systemic ways our criminal justice system exploits those it should protect—namely, the weak and vulnerable.

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