S.M. Ellison

About S.M. Ellison

I am currently completing my second Master's at the University of Glasgow, studying Conflict Archaeology & Heritage. Originally from America but currently living in Scotland, when I am not preoccupied with school and work, I enjoy traveling, museums, and baking.

California Takes A Stand For Immigrants

As immigrants come under increased scrutiny and attack from the United States federal government, California’s government is preparing to pass a budget that would help serve as a bulwark against the troubling immigration policies of the Trump Administration. According to Human Rights Watch, the $125 billion-dollar budget has provisions that […]

Engagement And Acknowledgement As Steps Towards Reparation

In an age where traditionally marginalized segments of society are all struggling to gain official recognition and acceptance, the aboriginal peoples of Canada are making large strides towards obtaining mainstream acknowledgement and support.  In recent years, there has been a resurgence of interest in the culture of indigenous Canadians, which […]

In This Together: Humanitarian Assistance in the Age of Populist Politics

Claiming that he was “elected to represent the citizens of Pittsburgh, not Paris” and reaffirming his pledge to put “America First,” Donald Trump announced that his administration was pulling out of the Paris accords.  Such is a typical statement in the modern era of populist politics.  As sea levels rise, […]

Never Again: The Dangers Of Holocaust Denial

During a press conference in April of this year, Sean Spicer, the official spokesperson for the Trump Administration, claimed that Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad was worse than Hitler because at least “Hitler didn’t even sink to the level of using chemical weapons” against his “own people,” but took them instead […]