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Summer 2015 Research Assistantship

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American Muslims: History, Culture, and Politics [Research Assistantship]

Department: Religion Professor Irene Oh Koukios The Project: The project involves both research on the topic of American Muslims, and translating that research into a multi-media online format. The research is an extension of a Summer Institute sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities that centers around two important questions: What impact has American culture had […]

Gender, War, and History: Women Fighters and Victims in World War II and the Holocaust [Research Assistantship]

Department of Sociology Professor Daina Eglitis The Project: “Gender, War, and History” is a historical and sociological project that focuses on women volunteers in the Red Army in World War II and women victims of Nazi Germany in the Holocaust. The project highlights the idea that women’s particular motivations and experiences have been obscured by larger, male-centered […]

Gun Control, The Empirical Controversy [Research Assistantship]

Department: Sociology Professor Robert J. Cottrol The Project:  For this I would want an undergraduate familiar with basic social science research techniques including the ability to do basic literature reviews. The student should also have a knowledge of elementary statistics such as might be gained from the undergraduate statistics course in sociology, political science or other social […]

Regulatory Policy: Understanding the White House’s Office for Regulatory Oversight [Research Assistantship]

Department: Trachtenberg School of Public Policy and Public Administration Professor Chris Carrigan   The Project: This research project is aimed at understanding the impact of the White House’s Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) on the regulatory review process. We are analyzing both how OIRA’s preferences shape regulatory outcomes and when the agency is most influential […]

Is Executive Function Associated with Academic Functioning in Autism Spectrum Disorder? [Research Assistantship]

Department: Speech and Hearing Sciences; Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences Professors Greg Wallace, PhD; Lauren Kenworthy, PhD   The Project: Executive function (EF) is an omnibus term describing supramodal, higher-order cognitive abilities including working memory, planning, flexibility, and organization, all in the service of problem-solving and behavioral regulation. It is now well-established that EF skills are […]

African Diaspora Project [Research Assistantship]

Professor Yvonne Captain The Project:  Researching the whereabouts and movement (migration) of African Diaspora communities in the Americas, including those who are descendants of slaves in the United States. Of special interest is the migration of Creoles of Louisiana to other parts of the United States and to other regions of the Americas.   Tasks:  –Mine […]

A Reform to Help Congress Work Better [Research Assistantship]

Trachtenberg School of Public Policy and Public Administration Professor Stuart Kasdin   The Project: This project involves historic research using the Congressional Record. The goal is to produce an academic paper, in which the student could receive shared authorship. The paper would examine the potential impacts of a particular reform to the Congressional budget process: […]

Christian Zionism in American Thought [Research Assistantship]

Department: Political Science Professor Samuel Goldman   The Project: This project is an attempt to understand why American Christians have historically expressed such strong support for the idea of a Jewish state in some portion of the Biblical promised land. Focusing on public arguments in books, pamphlets, and sermons, it traces the discourse of Christian Zionism from the […]