• Throughout history, art has repeatedly pushed for change by unsettling conventional perspectives on social issues. This summer, a team of Hamilton students hopes to accomplish something similar with their Levitt Center research project by portraying the lived experience of disability through theatre.

  • This summer, 149 Hamilton students received Hamilton funding to engage in research with faculty mentors. Communications/Marketing Office intern Claire Williams ’25 has followed up with a few of them to find out what they learned through their work.

  • Who do people turn to for help? Many turn to family, close friends, or sometimes, they may even seek out state authorities. But what happens when these options are no longer available—when you have left behind your families and friends, and state authorities will sooner detain you than offer you help? This is the reality for thousands of migrants along the U.S.-Mexico border, and the driving question to Nick Cackett’s ’24 and Quinn Jones’ 23 summer research projects.

  • “The home” cannot be defined by one thing. As a place of significance to billions of people, it takes on different meanings in different contexts, transforming walls and floors into a dimensional concept that is ripe for philosophical study.

  • Associate Professor of Government Erica De Bruin recently published a peer-reviewed article on “Militarized Policing in the Middle East and North Africa” in the interdisciplinary Journal of the Middle East and Africa.

  • Associate Professor of Government Erica De Bruin recently published a peer-reviewed article in the journal Small Wars & Insurgencies. “Policing insurgency: are more militarized police more effective?” examines whether militarized policing is an effective way to combat insurgencies.

  • A summer Levitt Center project involving 11 students, three professors, and several other members of the Hamilton community began in what was perhaps an unexpected way.

  • Continuing a project that began last summer, four Hamilton students are working with Visiting Assistant Professor of Sociology Mahala Stewart to study how families have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Shania Kuo ’23, Caroline Freundel ’24, Kaela Dunne ’22, and Steven Campos ’22 are interviewing local parents, mostly mothers, to gain a better understanding of how their lives and households have changed over the course of the past year. The research is being supported by the Arthur Levitt Public Affairs Center.

  • Three Hamilton students — Anokhi Manchanda ’22, Cole Kuczek ’23, and Henry Schwob ’22 — are working on summer research projects concerning police and court reforms and a potential human rights commission in the Utica area.

  • Assistant Professor of Government Erica De Bruin published an essay titled “Police Militarization and its Political Consequences” in the spring issue of the American Political Science Association’s Comparative Politics Newsletter.


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