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On the Geography of U.S. Life Expectancy for Politico

Over at Nationhood Lab — the project I founded at the Pell Center — we recently produced an American Nations-driven analysis of the regional geography of U.S. life expectancy wherein… Read more »

Discussing the authoritarian crisis and the problems of U.S. nationhood with Yascha Mounk on The Good Fight podcast

Nationhood Lab director Colin Woodard was the guest on political scientist Yascha Mounk’s The Good Fight, an influential podcast that seeks out ideas, policies and strategies that can defeat authoritarian… Read more »

Obesity, diabetes, inactivity and the American Nations

July 27 2023 NEWPORT, R.I. – Newly published research reveals stark differences between U.S. regions in the prevalence of diabetes, obesity, and physical inactivity, as well as access to exercise… Read more »

Talking with Die Welt about the challenges to U.S. nationhood

Nationhood Lab Director Colin Woodard, a historian of the U.S. regionalism and nationhood development, recently spoke with Die Welt, one of Germany’s leading national daily newspapers, about the crisis of… Read more »

Republic of Pirates – Now in Romanian

    I spent many, many weeks of my early 20s exploring Romania in the late Ceausescu and early post-totalitarian years, a fascinating country that I never got enough of…. Read more »

How a “freedom-and-fairness” agenda can save the U.S. republic and federation

In the new print edition of Washington Monthly, Nationhood Lab Director Colin Woodard laid out how a “freedom-and-fairness” political agenda can steer the United States out of the dangerous, demagogue-infested… Read more »

Explaining the “pirate king” Henry Avery on Discovery’s Expedition Unknown

This past fall I met up with Josh Gates, host and producer of Discovery Channel’s Expedition Unknown, at London’s oldest pub, The Prospect of Whitby to talk about the legendary… Read more »

Introducing 2023 statewide read on Maine Public radio with Morgan Talty and Meghan Gillis

The Maine Humanities Council hosts an annual statewide summer reading program whereby the have a Maine author select two recent Maine titles that, hopefully, tens of thousands will read and… Read more »

AP: Nationhood Lab director discusses how U.S. national myths reinforce the loneliness epidemic

  Nationhood Lab Director Colin Woodard, a historian of the U.S. regionalism and nationhood development, recently discussed with the Associated Press how some of our most powerful national myths contribute… Read more »

Nationhood Lab Director Addresses AEI Conference On Challenges Of U.S. Nationhood And How To Overcome Them

May 12, 2022 WASHINGTON – The director of Salve Regina University’s Nationhood Lab spoke at the American Enterprise Institute last week about the challenges to maintaining U.S. nationhood and how to… Read more »