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Summer Marion

Doctoral Candidate

Summer Marion is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Political Science at Northeastern University, specializing in International Relations and Public Policy. Her dissertation research examines the changing role of philanthropic foundations in pandemic response. Summer teaches an undergraduate course at Northeastern on Quantitative Techniques for Political Science, and has served as a Teaching Assistant for multiple courses in International Relations and Public Policy. Previously, she was a Teaching Fellow and curriculum designer at Harvard University. Summer holds a Dean’s Graduate Fellowship in the Humanities Center for the 2019-2020 academic year, and was a Visiting Graduate Student at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health Department of Global Health and Population in 2017-2018.

 

Research Interests

Summer’s research interests fall at the intersection of global health and security, with a focus on the shifting role of philanthropies in health emergency response. Her previous work examines topics in global governance, humanitarian response, climate change, and U.S. foreign policy.

Prior Work

Summer began her career in journalism, holding editorial positions at the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting and various academic and policy journals. Prior to her time at Northeastern, she devoted three years to designing, producing, and teaching online courses in her fields of expertise at Harvard University, where she partnered with faculty from the Kennedy School of Government, Department of Government, and T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Additionally, she has worked as a research consultant for Harvard University and West Point’s Combating Terrorism Center.

Biography

Originally from North Carolina, Summer is a proud alumna of the College of William & Mary, where she received a BA in International Relations with a concentration in Economics. She has since lived and worked first in Washington, D.C., then in Boston, where she initially moved to pursue a master’s degree from Tufts’ Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy. In her spare time, she enjoys running, traveling, and exploring the great outdoors.

Selected Publications

High Ground: Disaster, Risk, and Resilience in the Philippines.”Editor. Case study and photo essay by Aubrey P. Graham and Kriszia Enriquez. DisasterNet Program on Resilient Communities, Harvard Humanitarian Initiative. November 28, 2017.

Book Review: The Power Behind Global Health.” Review of Governing Global Health: Who Runs the World and Why? By Chelsea Clinton and Devi Sridhar (Oxford University Press 2017). With Michael R. Snyder. Global Observatory, August 29, 2017.

“International Engagement—and its Discontents?” Op-ed. The Fletcher Forum of World AffairsWeb Edition, May 8, 2012.

“Luis Moreno-Ocampo on Darfur, the LRA”. Interview and analysis for the Pulitzer Center on Crisis ReportingUntold Stories, Co-published by the Woodrow Wilson International Center for ScholarsSeptember 23, 2010.

Journal Editor

Journal of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University (2011-2013)
The Fletcher Forum of World Affairs, Tufts University (2011-2012)

Conference Presentations and Invited talks

“The Power of Issue Framing and Philanthropic Giving in Global Health: A Case Study of the Ebola Response,” paper accepted to American Political Science Association Annual Meeting. Washington, D.C. August 2019.

“Co-opting the Climate? The Power of Issue Framing and Environmental Policy,” with Aeshna Badruzzaman and Sidita Kushi. Paper accepted to Western Political Science Association Annual Conference. San Diego, CA. April 2019.

“What Drives Donors? The Power of Issue Framing and Philanthropic Giving in Global Health,” Eastern Sociological Society Annual Conference. Boston, MA. March 2019.

“Global Governance and You: How to Think Critically About International Cooperation,” United Nations Association of Greater Boston Annual Middle School Model UN Conference Keynote Address. Boston, MA. November 2018.

“Co-opting the Climate? The Power of Issue Framing and Environmental Policy,” with Aeshna Badruzzaman and Sidita Kushi. Paper accepted to Midwest Political Science Association Annual Conference. Chicago, IL. April 2018.

“Purchasing Power? Global Health Crises, Non-State Funding, and WHO Reform,” American Political Science Association Annual Meeting. San Francisco, CA. September 2017.

“Blended Learning” HarvardX Faculty Academy Workshop Series facilitator, July 2014 – January 2015.

“Storyboarding for Instructional Design,” HarvardX Workshop, August 7, 2013.

“Civic Engagement through International Reporting” Developing World Gallery Keynote Address, The College of William & Mary. April 2011.

“From Information to Engagement: Connecting Your Students to Underreported Issues Around the Globe,” National Council for the Social Studies Annual Conference, Denver, CO. November 2010.

“From Information to Engagement: Connecting Your Students to Underreported Issues Around the Globe,” Asia Society Partnership for Global Learning Annual Conference, Bethesda, MD. July 2010.

Degree earned and Institutions

BA, International Relations, Economics concentration, College of William & Mary

MALD, Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University

Research Interests: Global Governance, Private Governance, Civil Society, Health Politics, Environmental Politics, Quantitative and Qualitative Research Methodology.

Contact info:
225L Renaissance Park
j.marion@northeastern.edu
Twitter: @summermarion

Curriculum Vitae