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Student Research

Programs

Levitt Summer Research Fellowship

The Levitt Research Fellows Program is open to Hamilton students who wish to spend the summer researching a public affairs question of their own choosing. Summer Research Fellows collaborate closely with a faculty adviser, work on a full-time basis for 10 weeks, submit a 25 page paper, and prepare and present a poster during Parents’ Weekend in the fall.

Summer Research Fellows

Linh Do '18
Linh Do ’18 Examines Vietnam's Economy in Transition

A far-reaching economic policy that impacts countless lives can start with something as small as a grain of rice. Linh Do ’18 is spending her summer working on a research project titled, “Vietnam’s Economy in Transition,” which aims to analyze the effects of the Renovation Policy on Vietnamese rice production. Her project, undertaken with economics professor Erol Balkan, is supported by a Levitt Center Summer Research grant.  More ...

Kateri Boucher '17
Food for Thought

Kateri Boucher ’17 has taken away two things from her internship this summer. One is that urban farms are more than just producers of foods, they’re an integral part of many communities.   And two, it’s possible to combine several interests in one pursuit. Boucher is conducting a Levitt Center-funded summer research project on that topic with advisor Associate Professor of Philosophy Katheryn Doran.  More ...

Gabriela Foster '18
Foster ’18 Goes Deep on Higgins Lake Research

Gabriela Foster ’18 is engaged in a research project that goes beyond mere academics this summer. Foster, who is researching the different political and environmental interest groups that are impacting policy on Higgins Lake in Roscommon, Michigan, has been visiting the lake for her entire life. Her research is being conducted with Associate Professor of Government Peter Cannavo and is sponsored by the Arthur Levitt Public Affairs Center.  More ...

Case Tatro '18
Tatro ’18 Examines Trustees’ Roles in College Administration

Case Tatro ’18 is delving into the workings of  higher education administration in a Levitt Center-sponsored research project titled “The Impact of a College’s Board of Trustees on Student and Faculty Diversity.” His summer research aims to elucidate the decision making exchange between a college’s Board of Trustees and its administrators, and specifically how that affects diversity on campuses.  More ...

Irina Rojas '18
Rojas ’18 Researches Reproductive Experiences

For the past two summers Irina Rojas ’18 has volunteered as a translator in the Labor and Delivery Unit at Tufts Medical Center. This year her interest in the reproductive health experiences of pregnant women with high-risk pregnancies (pregnancies that pose risks to the baby, the mother or both) has now led to her own research project with women’s studies professor Cara Jones. Rojas' research is funded by a Levitt Center grant.  More ...

KT Glusac '17 on a camping trip with members of a community.
Living the Life

This summer KT Glusac ’17, working with Professor of Philosophy Marianne Janack, will travel throughout New York State, living with and researching a variety of communal societies. Her research is funded through a Levitt Center grant.  More ...

Anna Do '18
Anna Do ’18 Examines Sex Trafficking Through Levitt Grant

While Hamilton students seem to scatter across the globe every summer, Anna Do ’18 is staying close to home and delving into the issue of sex trafficking in the United States. Funded through a Levitt Center grant, Do seeks to raise awareness and create a safe space for survivors of sex trafficking in her native Syracuse, N.Y.  More ...

2016 Levitt Summer Research Grants Announced

The Arthur Levitt Public Affairs Center recently announced the 2016 Levitt Summer Research Fellows. To enhance student research around issues of public affairs, the Levitt Center funds student-faculty research through its Levitt Research Fellows Program. The program is open to rising juniors and seniors who wish to spend the summer working in collaboration with a faculty member on an issue related to public affairs.  More ...

Alex Hirsu '17
Alex Hirsu ’17 Explores EU Influence on Romanian Corruption

Now back on campus this fall for his junior year Alexandru Hirsu ’17 spent his summer exploring the impact that cooperation with the European Union has had on corruption in Romania through a Levitt Center Summer Research Fellowship. Hirsu, along with the Henry Platt Bristol Professor of International Affairs Alan Cafruny, will present on their findings during this fall’s Family Weekend.  More ...

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