4th Annual CSSH Undergraduate Research Forum

Thursday, March 22, 2018
2:00 – 5:30 p.m.
909 Renaissance Park


CSSH undergraduate students who have conducted research — independently or with faculty, for class or on co-op, completed or still in progress — will present their projects.


Forum Schedule

Introduction: Laura Green, College of Social Sciences and Humanities


Panel I: Humanitarian Crises and Conflicts

2:05-3:05 p.m.

  • Klara Durkin (Political Science/International Affairs), “Young Serbs and Croats: Mutual Antipathy and Its Political Consequences”
  • Henry Edson (International Affairs), “The Political Economy of Populism”
  • Neiha Lasharie (Political Science/International Affairs), “Differential Perceptions and Treatment of Human Trafficking”

Faculty Respondent: Gordana Rabrenovic, Department of Sociology and Anthropology; Brudnick Center on Violence and Conflict


Panel II: US Politics from National to Local

3:15-4:15 p.m.

  • Ian Donnelly (History), “The Redistricting Visualization Project: Envisioning the Congressional  Redistricting Process in the United States”
  • Meghan Jones (History), “Reddit Responses to the San Bernardino and Las Vegas Shootings”
  • Aja Watkins (Philosophy and Math), “Matching Students to Schools”

Faculty Respondent: Costas Panagopoulos, Department of Political Science


Panel III: Global Approaches to Environment and Sustainability

4:20-5:20 p.m.

  • Ryan Maia (International Affairs and Philosophy), “Green Governance: The Democratization of Singapore’s Sustainable Planning”
  • Noa Dalzell (Political Science/International Affairs), “The Effectiveness of the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative”
  • Ismini Tsakiris (Political Science/Environmental Studies), “How Cultural Norms Influence Environmental Attitudes: The Case of Freiburg, Germany”

Faculty Respondent: Laura Kuhl, School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs and International Affairs Program