PhD Candidate in Political Science
Garrett Morrow is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Political Science at Northeastern University, specializing in International Relations and Comparative Politics. He has a strong background and interest in resiliency and security studies. Garrett Morrow has served as a Teaching Assistant and Research Assistant for Amy Kittelstrom (Sonoma State University) and Michael Stevens (Sonoma State University). Garrett is a Research Fellow at MetroLab Network and a PhD Candidate at Northeastern University in Boston. At the MetroLab Network, Garrett assists with the virtual summit, contributed to the development of the MetroLab’s Civic Research Agenda partnership, and engaged with civic experts throughout the United States. His research looks at the intersection of technology with the governance issues of misinformation moderation, public policy implementation, and resilience strategies. Garrett’s practitioner-focused dissertation analyzes how cities are developing and implementing algorithmic governance systems into various government policies, and how automated decision making is changing traditional urban governance regimes. Prior to attending Northeastern, Garrett achieved his B.A. and M.A. in history from Sonoma State University in California and did historical research for a San Francisco Bay Area law firm.
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Garrett is interested in nuclear policy, security studies, and resiliency. He is particularly focused on long-term, post-war/disaster reconstruction policies and nuclear non-proliferation.
While working on a history master’s thesis, Garrett extensively researched postwar Japanese politics and American involvement in Japan’s reconstruction. The years of reconstruction policy convinced him to transition disciplines from history to political science. After graduating with a master’s degree in history, Garrett worked as an Investigative Researcher at a San Francisco bay area law firm for two years before joining Northeastern University.
Garrett was born and raised in the wine country of California. He studied history at Sonoma State University and graduated with a BA in 2009. He returned to Sonoma State University and graduated with a MA in 2014. The topic of Garrett’s master’s thesis was postwar Japanese reconstruction through the lens of architecture.
“Metabolism: The Regeneration of Postwar Japan,” MA thesis, Sonoma State University (2014)
“Reconstructing Tradition,” Sonoma State University History Journal (2012)
“Free at Last,” Sonoma State University History Journal (2011)
Degrees earned and institutions:
BA, Sonoma State University
MA, Sonoma State University
Research Interests: Nuclear policy, Security studies, and Resiliency
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- Motivated by the struggles of her upbringing, Urbashee pursued economics as her field of study as an undergraduate at Boston University.
- Before coming to Northeastern, Urbashee worked at a public policy think tank in Washington, D.C., and obtained a master’s degree in economics at the George Washington University.
- With the guidance of Prof. Alicia Modestino, Urbashee is analyzing the impact of private and public summer jobs programs on students’ academic and future employment outcomes.
- Specifically, Urbashee is investigating whether students placed in private, as opposed to public, sector summer jobs are likely to have better employment outcomes.
- Urbashee was recently awarded a grant from the William T. Grant Foundation, enabling her to participate in research training and purchase datasets for her dissertation.
- Urbashee's goal is to become an economist who studies and finds viable solutions to the deepening issues of poverty and inequality plaguing the youth in America.
- In July, Urbashee's first co-authored economics working paper "Politicians Avoid Tax Increases Around Elections", was posted on SSRN...
- Explored fields and methods of study he had not previously encountered through classroom experiences, engagement with faculty mentors, and research across the university.
- Had an “a-ha!” moment for his dissertation topic after writing about graffiti writing and neoliberal space for Prof. Gallagher’s Globalization & the Geopolitics of Writing class.
- Supported students and engaged in professional development as a Writing Center consultant and First-Year Writing instructor.
- Served as a graduate fellow for the Center of Advancing Teaching and Learning Through Research (CATLR), where he conducted a university-wide assessment of the co-op program.
- With the help of Prof. Neal Lerner, Charles conducted assessment studies across the entire Writing Program while serving as the program’s Assistant Director.
- Developed the term “GeoEthnography” for his dissertation to look at the way Boston graffiti writers make, and remake, social and public space through their rhetorical work.
- Conferenced with Prof. Poe and Prof. Gallagher to develop a seminar paper into an article for publication in a flagship journal of Rhetoric and Composition...