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Provides the critical perspectives and research skills needed to understand the complex causes and appropriate solutions for the most pressing challenges of our time, such as:

  • global inequality 
  • climate change
  • racism and racial justice
  • health disparities
  • precarious employment
  • social change & political resistance

Some examples of faculty projects involving undergraduate research include:

  • Dr. Hilary Robinson and Dr. Steven Vallas: work and inequality in the digital platform economy
  • Dr. Kathrin Zippel and Dr. Laura Nelson: network analysis to study the diffusion of ideas on gender equity interventions among U.S. Universities. 
  • Dr. Tiffany Joseph: Immigrants’ Healthcare Access under Shifting Public Policies – Qualitative research project that examines immigrants’ healthcare access under shifting public policies

Want Undergraduate Research Experience in Sociology or Anthropology?
If you are interested in doing independent or faculty supported research, please contact our Undergraduate Director, Dr. Steve Vallas for more information.

Opportunities for undergraduate research can be found here

Learn about the CSSH Undergraduate Research Initiative

Research co-ops with a faculty member, paid or unpaid, full- or part-time
Fulfill your CO-OP experience by conducting research for a faculty member at Northeastern or elsewhere either domestically or abroad. For more information contact Lisa Worsh.