Teri Kanefield

Liberals and conservatives have different brain types. Let’s think about that.

Current Biology is a peer-reviewed journal “widely valued among life scientist for its unique blend of important research papers and informed, lively commentary,” According to this Current Biology article, research via MRI scans revealed that self-described conservative students had a Read more…


Are you a liberal (or moderate) who was blindsided by Trump’s win in 2016?

So many people–myself included–felt blindsided by Trump’s win in 2016. Let’s face it: Many (maybe most!) educators, mainstream book reviewers, publishers!) are liberal or moderate. Liberals assume everyone who watches All the President’s Men agrees that Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward were Read more…


Q & A about GUILTY? CRIME PUNISHMENT AND THE CHANGING FACE OF JUSTICE

Q:  Why did you write this book? I believe the law—as taught in law school— can be presented to young readers in all its complexity and ambiguity. Personally, I was never much interested in government or civics classes—until I went Read more…


Why Barbara Johns was Forgotten for so long, and why people are interested now

In 2000, when I first became interested in Barbara Johns and knew I wanted to write a book about her, it seemed like nobody had heard of her. Taylor Branch, Pulitzer prize-winning author of Parting the Waters: America in the Read more…