The Levitt Center has announced the 2012 Levitt Summer Research Fellowship recipients and Levitt Summer Research Group Grant Recipients. Twenty-one students will conduct research with 13 faculty members.
- Julian Aronowitz ’14 with Professor Betsy Jensen - “A Network Analysis of the Inter-connectivity of Financial Firms”
- Beril Esen ’13 with Professor Nesecan Balkan - “Domestic Violence against Women in Istanbul, Turkey”
- Martin Lavallee ’14 with Professor Steve Orvis - “Agrarian Land Reform in Honduras”
- Melissa Mann ’13 with Professor Peter Cannavo - “Brownfields in Brooklyn: How Environmental Injustice is Affecting Latino Communities”
- Jimmy Nguyen ’14 with Professor Doran Larson - “A Comparative Study of Human and Constitutional Rights in Developed and Developing Countries”
- Ashley Perritt ’14 with Professor Vivyan Adair - “Emergency Room Profiling in High and Low Income Neighborhoods”
- Pauline Wafula ’13 with Professor Steve Wu - “Female Education and HIV/AIDS Prevalence in Kenya”
- Joshua Yates ’14 with Professor Shoshana Keller - “Israel's Hidden Crisis: The Rise of Fundamental Judaism in Israeli Politics and Society”
- Nicholas Yepes ’15 with Professor Emily Conover - “A Needs Assessment of Guarani Migrant Entrepreneurs in Asuncion, Paraguay”
Levitt Center-funded research groups, a new initiative of the Levitt Center, are composed of one faculty member and two to three students who work together over the summer on a joint research project focsuing on some aspect of public affairs or public service.
- Professor Andrew Holland with Emily Delbridge ’13 and Katherine Delesalle ’14 - “Bricks: An Intersection of Community and Architecture”
- Professor Carole Bellini-Sharp with Erika Marte ’15 and Victoria Harbour ’14 - “Bricks: Intersection of Architecture and Community”
- Professor Phil Klinkner with Benjamin Anderson ’14 and Peter Adelfio ’13 - “A Field Experiment Approach to Analyzing Voter Behavior”
- Professor Chaise LaDousa with Paige Cross ’13, Robert Trevor Howe ’14 and Kara Vetrano ’13 - “Organizing to Teach Literacy, Reading Cultural Significance”
Professor Chaise LaDousa with Anna Zahm ’13, Grace Parker Zielinski ’14, and Melissa Segura ’14 - “Learning Cultural Lessons while Seeking English in the United States”