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From Shock to Engagement: Election Outcome Revisited


 Daniel Chambliss
Daniel Chambliss

In an essay published by Inside Higher Ed, Professor of Sociology Daniel Chambliss observed that on the day after the election and for the rest of the semester his students were “as committed to learning as any students I’ve seen in 40 years of college teaching.”

The outcome of the election put the students in what seemed to be a “collective state of shock,” he wrote. In Let’s Feed the (Educationally) Hungry, Chambliss, the Eugene M. Tobin Distinguished Professor of Sociology, recalled that “they were clearly determined, then and there, to talk about the election results -- how they occurred and what they meant.”

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