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Since 2007, Jared Del Rosso has studied the U.S. debates about detainee abuse, torture and interrogation policy. Based on a qualitative analysis of over 40 transcripts of congressional hearings on these issues, Del Rosso has documented the factors that led Congress to acknowledge torture as an important and consequential political problem.

"My research focuses on the war on terror and the ways that counter terror policies are debated in American politics. My hope is to understand why support for certain practices – such as torture or drones – waxes and wanes among political elites," said Del Rosso, who joined DU in 2012 as an assistant professor in the department of sociology and criminology.

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Archived faculty stories (pdf format)

Jared Del Rosso — August 2014
Professor Studies Torture and Politics
William Philpott — July 2014

Historian Examines Environmental Changes to Colorado High Country
Sarah Morelli June — 2014

Professor Studies and Teaches Music of Cultures from Around the World
Conor McGarrigle — May 2014
Professor Takes Art to the Streets
Elysia Davis — April 2014

Professor Studies Prenatal Environment Effects on Long-term Development
Li Li Peters — March 2014
Chinese Language Classes Help Prepare Students for Careers in Global Economy
Lisa Conant — February 2014

Political Science Professor Examines Human Rights Claims in EU Courts
Elizabeth Escobedo — January 2014

Professor's Work Puts Spotlight on Latino/a History
Gregory Robbins — December 2013
Professor Offers Religious Studies Classes With Unique Twist
Jeanne Abrams — November 2013
Professor's Book Looks at Early American Healthcare
Jennifer Reich — October 2013

Professor Studies Childhood Immunization Issues 
Thomas Nail — September 2013
Activism Leads to Professor's Research on Migration

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