Entries by Ginny Gaylor

Take a look at NSA and privacy for your next research paper

A new Edward Snowden documentary by Laura Poitra offers a study of the man and his whistleblowing. Electronic surveillance of ordinary citizens has become systemic, and the NSA wiretapping has exposed how few privacy rights we have. Will this latest look at the former NSA employee do anything to turn back the tide of government […]

Discuss the Nobel Peace Prize recipients in your next research paper

The latest recipients of the Nobel Peace Prize not only shine attention on the plight of their main causes—girls’ right to education and children’s rights—but the two winners also draw attention to other important topics. Malala Yousafzai is from Pakistan while Kailash Satyarthi is from India, two countries that have long been hostile to one […]

Research topic: Supreme Court decision on gay marriage

With the latest decision, or rather lack of a decision, on gay marriage by the U.S. Supreme Court, the balance of states where gays and lesbians will soon be able to legally wed, is tipping. Five states—Indiana, Oklahoma, Utah, Virginia and Wisconsin—had appeals before the high court to overrule lower courts’ decisions to strike down […]

Research topics on “The Roosevelts” documentary

Theodore Roosevelt. Franklin Delano Roosevelt. Eleanor Roosevelt. It may be hard to believe that so much influence and social good came from one family in the first half of the 20th century. But as Ken Burns’ documentary, The Roosevelts, spells out, these three individuals uniquely shaped the path the U.S. took during their lifetimes, as […]

Learn more about Rosh Hashanah for your next research paper

Ready to party like it’s 5775? Rosh Hashanah is here. So what is Rosh Hashanah? The Jewish New Year is the beginning of the Jewish high holidays. College students studying religion, sociology or cultures can find a wealth of research paper topics on any of the Jewish holidays to explore in more depth.

Write about Jack the Ripper in your criminology research paper

For more than 125 years the world has speculated about the identity of Jack the Ripper. Armchair detective Russell Edwards, in his book Naming Jack the Ripper, claims the mystery has been solved thanks to forensic and DNA evidence. With this new research, the Jack the Ripper victims can rest in peace and the other […]

Explore History Channel’s “Harry Houdini” in your next research paper

The History Channel mini series on magician Harry Houdini starring Adrien Brody demonstrates how we just can’t get enough of this master of magic and illusion. But does the TV mini series do justice to Houdini’s legacy? Could there be more behind his great escapes? What was true and what was myth about the man […]

Examining death penalty from Executed in your research paper

The death penalty is a highly controversial subject today. Close to 100 countries have abolished the practice while others still have capital punishment on the books, but have not used execution in years. The practice is frequently debated in the United States—whether it is constitutional, humane, or racist—with even more criticism of late due to […]